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1. Posted by sebscotland998 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!


I have signed up on this forum to find someone to go backpacking. This is because, i struggle to find people to go hiking/backpacking and travelling at places that are rather far away. Therefore, if you like hiking or backpacking through national parks on this world, you can respond to this topic.

I dont mind the destination but preferably a nationalpark. I am aiming to go between June/July/August.

I am 25 years old and study and live in Aberdeen Sctoland, though my nationality is german haha if that helps.

Looking forward to hear from anyone.

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3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 5392 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!


Your best bet is someone from back home who knows you, or maybe one of your classmates. This way you both know what you are getting for a travel companion.

There may be some volunteer opportunities like Earthwatch that you can sign up for. You do pay for this but you have a group situation doing something for the environment, animal husbandry, archaeology, etc.

You do pay for this but you have a ready made group known to the organization. (Not like someone you do not know who could be an ax murderer!)

  • When I retired early I did 3 expeditions with Earthwatch before heading out on my own. One in Indonesia for "save the environment stuff" and 2 in Thailand on archaeology digs. Where you go depends on the weather.

Up to you.

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5. Posted by BickJack (Inactive 2 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

It's hard to clearly define and prepare an itinerary, we don't know anything about your condition and experience, what you really expect from such a trip. I recently spent a week in the forest, and I'll tell you that the most important thing, however, is to be sensible, to have a map, to have equipment and to define at least a preliminary plan of action.

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