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1. Posted by ThatsLife (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y

Just as it says on the tin - What is required? I obviously want to take as little as possible with me so just wondering what the general protocol is? Am I expected to bring a sleeping bag for example, or a sheet?

Might seem obvious but I guess we all have to start somewhere :) x

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 6y

I usually have a sleeping bag with me 'just in case', but in reality you get sheets pretty much everywhere now. Sometimes even if you do have a sleeping bag with you you aren't allowed to use it in order to minimize the risk of bed bugs being left behind. A lighter compromise could be one of those sheet bags, for lack of a better word. Basically same as a sleeping bag, but much lighter to carry along. Unless you are planning to camp, that usually will be sufficiently warm.

3. Posted by ThatsLife (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y

That's brilliant, thank you for your response :) I will start googling! x

4. Posted by Eddcollict (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

if you wanna travel lite, u dont need a sleeping bag unless camping.

5. Posted by sepilokfui (Budding Member 75 posts) 6y

In South America, even you want to camp or some places you travel is cold, you can always "rent a sleeping bag" with a minimum cost. I had tried twice, it is pretty clean. I found it is too heavy to have one carry around.

6. Posted by Bobby1 (Budding Member 18 posts) 6y

Whilist on the subject of sleeping, do people take PJ's with them? This is a bit random i know x