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1. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member, 144 posts) 4 Apr '11 02:08

I packed my bag yesterday and is is 14kg for a 1 year gap year in Thailand and Oz. Is this pretty average?

2. Posted by navensr (Budding Member, 55 posts) 4 Apr '11 06:07

what are you taking?? im doing the same trip in 5 weeks x

3. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member, 144 posts) 4 Apr '11 07:50

I'd be here all afternoon writing my list! Clothes has been a bit of a sticking point cause oz isnt going to be that hot when I get there, so taking mostly summer stuff but some jeans and jumpers too. My bag is 60L and is pretty much full!

4. Posted by Laurenh1983 (Budding Member, 19 posts) 4 Apr '11 09:28

my bag was about 23kg last airport i checked into!!definitely not worth packing too much, there's nothing u can't buy anywhere in the world these days. as soon as i came travelling i wanted to buy new things so dont stress too much

torch is a must - make sure u have one!

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5579 posts) 5 Apr '11 00:32

14 is good; no worries!! You'll add to it as you go along as well probably, so good to stick under the limit of 20 which count on most flights these days :)

6. Posted by theozed (Budding Member, 22 posts) 5 Apr '11 02:14

14 is a pretty average weight for my pack. Keep it light I say. If it gets over 20 I find it can become a hassle on trains and buses or if you have to carry it a long way.

7. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member, 144 posts) 5 Apr '11 02:30

Thanks guys, made me a feel a bit better :)

I've been calm up till now! Less than 3 weeks to go now and i'm starting to get super sressed!! Eeek!! Excited though

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Apr-2011, at 02:30 by shorty100 ]

8. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member, 144 posts) 21 Apr '11 14:59

Thats the bag packed, but it so full!!! :( xx

9. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member, 226 posts) 21 Apr '11 18:56

If you could limit your pack to half full or 2/3rd you might be better off .. but agreed. My pack usually weighs about 15-20kg.

10. Posted by shorty100 (Full Member, 144 posts) 22 Apr '11 08:57

I could fit a couple more things in, but not much. Hopefully after a few days i'll use things, or leave them if i decide i dont need them xx