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Dry Bags and Gear for 1 Mo.

  • alljokingas-
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    Posts: 18

    Hey all,

    Are dry bags easily accessible and cheap (cost-wise, not quality) in Vietnam? I'm considering getting one here, large enough for a camera and/or laptop, and don't know whether or not I should wait 'til I get there to buy one (everything will be ziplocked until then...well, most. The netbook has a DIY water-resistant sleeve) The local prices here look to be around $20-30 for a decent-sized bag. Also, how much are multi-tools there? How do airlines feel about you bringing along a multi-tool? (I'm American, so my default, knee-jerk reaction when it comes to airports is O GOD THEY WILL CONFISCATE IT)

    Also, the checklist (am I'm forgetting anything?): 60+10L Deuter (with aluminum removed); a day satchel (will possibly supplement with a 30L bag when I get there); toiletries and toilet paper; some roll-on mosq. repellent (DEET-light, but only thing available), head-lamp (how much are AAA batteries there?); a small lock; 2-3 days worth of clothes; a sarang and swim wear; duct tape; medicine/first-aid pouch (would I need a r(x) for doxycycline?); really worn boots (sandals will be bought there); a book; a netbook; camera; mp3...

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 27/12/2011 - 00:08

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  • goonistik

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    Many multi-tools have knives so they cannot be included in your carry-on baggage but can packed be in the checked-in baggage.
    See "Sharp Objects" in the TSA list.
    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#9

    Toilet paper? I prefer to pack baby wipes.

    #2 Posted: 27/12/2011 - 06:52

  • alljokingas-
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    Joined Travelfish
    20th December, 2011
    Posts: 18

    Hey all-

    Ok. About dry bags- what sizes have you found fits your netbook well?

    I've a 11.6 laptop and I'm considering buying either a 13 L or a 20 L Sea to Summit big river dry bag from a website (I'm not exactly confident that I'll be able to find anything good in Hanoi).

    From the advertised measurements, the 13 L will barely fit it due to the width (I think the netbook+"case"'s 2 cm shy of the dry bag width.) I'm also planning on doubling it with a camera and possibly adding a layer of protection (ie cloth), incase of impact. Since the 20L is only $5 more, I'd like to go with that, I'm concerned about it's size (it seems too big, length wise). I've scoured the net, but no one really seems to talk about the size of their dry bags and I've only a rough idea of their size.

    Thanks!

    #3 Posted: 29/12/2011 - 22:54

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