1. Posted by oakesy2002 (Budding Member 5 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!


just wondered what kind of things you need to take backpacking with you and also how much clothes do you need? thanks

2. Posted by Laura173 (Budding Member 18 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hey there. Would you be able to provide a little bit more information about where you will be going and when?

3. Posted by oakesy2002 (Budding Member 5 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

wel i dont actually know yet im hoping to watch the rugby world cup for the first 2 month so wil b in queensland and new south wales..

travel all of the east coast and down to melbourne and ayers rock..i want to see all the sights and i wil b tryin to get any kind of work for the money

4. Posted by lindz24 (Budding Member 16 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

my advice take as little as possible! u get so frustrated with a backpack that u end up just wearing whats on the top of it! remember u have to carry the bag. honestly no one gives a shit what u wear ( just make sure its clean!) but
essential stuff tho- mp3 player
4/5 tops
black trousers for work
sense of humour!

remember u can buy everything there. gd idea if u plan to work scan yr cv, educational qualifications etc beofre u go

good luck u will have an amazing time

5. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

I second the packing light thing!! I'm heading off on my 3rd backpacking trip in a month and each time my pack has been a little less of a burden to carry ;) You'll no doubt buy stuff throughout your trip, so don't worry about having every little thing packed before you leave home. The thing to take the most of would be underwear.....as a backpacker, you can become pretty slack at doing laundry :P Definitely take an i-pod/mp3 player for entertainment on long bus trips/flights etc etc.

Read up on your destinations before you go too....it really helps you to feel more familiar with things when you arrive. But don't carry a guidebook. They're bulky and heavy. The internet is your friend for info while on the road :)

6. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Haha. I think im the opposite of everyone else. I like to take as much clothes as possible. Everything get sweaty so fast in the sun, and its a pain to have to wash you clothes all the time. Normally you dont have to carry your backpack around all that much anyway, and clothes aint that heavy.