Questions continue, What you would prefer?

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31. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting hennaonthetrek

We will have couple shoulder seasons on our way too. Cold I am somewhat accustomed to, I am more worried about the rains..will have to figure out how to keep our backpacks dry

There are rain ponchos made to fit over a backpack. Most sporting goods stores would have them. We have also used large plastic garbage bags pulled over our backpacks and that worked just fine. If you take care of them, one will last an entire trip and it can also be used for laundry if you need to.

32. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 279 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting berner256

. If I know in advance that I'm going to travel for a sustained period in frigid weather, I bring along base-layer pants and rain pants.

The pants are another thing I will have to take in to consider (what kind are best to bring along..)

I might have to do a bit on testing with the jackets next winter :)

33. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 279 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

There are rain ponchos made to fit over a backpack. Most sporting goods stores would have them .

I have been thinking about buying one of those :) I have already bought couple of waterproof "sacks" to pack clothes in to. You kind of roll them close so they make an vacuum, safes space too :)

34. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Be careful with those vacuum packs. You can get more in, but it also gets heavier because you try to put more into the pack that way. Waterproof is great though!

35. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 279 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

Be careful with those vacuum packs. You can get more in, but it also gets heavier because you try to put more into the pack that way.

I hear you! I have started to make a packing list and my spouse suggested that I add weight of the items in to the list. I haven't dare to start adding the weights yet, I most probably need to adjust my packing still....

36. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

Just keep thinking about carrying it. That helps. There is nothing worse than carrying a lot of things you never use. It's worse than forgetting something because you can usually buy something you forget but it's expensive to mail things home if you don't need them. The alternative is continuing to carry them around.

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