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Bag sounds like Sci Fi Killer Robot

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 29/3/2010 at 09:32

I want to do SE Asia over 6 months and was checking out bags at an Aussie shop called Kathmandu yesterday, specifically the menacing sounding; Interloper X-Pac v3 It's 70L, has some special wire mesh sewn in to prevent 'slash and grabs' and is water "resistent." I checked the 'before you go' advice on backpacks and it said to never buy a bag unless it is water "proof", although the store guy was adamant no bag with zips would be technically water proof. The bag sells normally for $600au ...

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Advice on packing

Posted by emma066 on 25/1/2010 at 20:52

Hi there, Anyone think this bag is any good for a 3-4 month SE Asia trip? http://www.blacks.co.uk/product/103421.html Will be roughing it up in the jungle for a bit but mostly sticking to the beaten path... Staying in mostly flashpackers places. But on the move frequently. It's stretching the budget as it is so a Berghaus is out of the question! Thanks ...

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Is this backpack going to be overkill??

Posted by verbwhore on 30/3/2010 at 05:03

This summer I'll be travelling in SE Asia for 6 weeks, primarily through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This is my first trip and I'll be going alone, having never, ever backpacked before. However, I'm not entirely clueless and if there is one thing I'm good at it's knowing how to travel light! Anyway, the point is my parents have very generously bought me a pack for the occasion (thankfully it fell in with my birthday!) It's a Lowe Alpine 60L with a 20L daypack. Very, very comfortabl ...

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Viewed 4,967 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by verbwhore on 31/3/2010 at 18:01

back packs!!

Posted by owenbooy84 on 21/2/2009 at 14:28

You didn't post anything mate? ...

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Women's backpacks

Posted by luce_uk on 8/1/2010 at 03:51

Hi, I am looking for some advice on women's backpacks i've done quite a lot of research on backpacks so far but cannot seem to find anything suitable for my needs. I am looking for a backack around the 55-65L range with a daypack (65L max inc the day pack) but not top loading, i want one that opens right out. I also need one with zippers so it can be locked, not a drawstring, and preferably it needs to be waterproof material (or at least have a rain cover) I also would like it if it was speci ...

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Headphones

Posted by Langley on 2/3/2010 at 07:30

About to embark on my first long trek. Just looking for some suggestions on some headphones. Sound quality is important for when i need to get lost in my head. Also minimal noise leakage. Look and comfort really aren't important. I prefer over the ear headphones over ear buds. Cheers. ...

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Good Map of S.E Asia?

Posted by christay2009 on 22/2/2010 at 00:03

i'm not sure i need add much to the topic title... Can anyone recommend a good/reliable brand of map for SE Asia?? ...

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Keeping your bags close to you

Posted by wombatfuz on 18/2/2010 at 16:11

I have not seen this question begin addressed to directly so really hope to get some answers. I plan to travel with only a carry-on backpack for my trip in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. When travelling on bus or boats, am I allowed to keep my backpack with me or do I have to surrender it for storage (on the top of the bus, baggage compartment, backpacks corners on the boats, etc). I will not leave any valuables in the backpack. They will either be stuff somewhere in my clothes o ...

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Viewed 2,759 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by wombatfuz on 19/2/2010 at 09:27

What's the best video cam to bring when traveling?

Posted by nicerhotel on 17/2/2010 at 18:43

Hello everyone - My family will have a long vacation in France and I don't want to miss a moment. So I'm looking for the best video camera to bring. Any suggestions? Are Cisco Flip camcorders good enough? Please help! Thanks for your input. :-) ...

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Hiking boots or Sandals?

Posted by jack2408 on 15/2/2010 at 02:57

I am travelling to SE Asia in March covering Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore then onto Australia hopefully. I was thinking 3 pairs of shoes. Plimsolls, flip flops and maybe sandals(the sporty kind). What do you guys recommend and if it is sandals do you know of any cheap places I can get some cos I wasnt looking to spend much. Thanks Jack ...

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What I'm packing

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/2/2010 at 08:58

Off for a three week trip through northern Laos today and I've done a quick blog post outlining what I'm packing -- thought others may find of use. You can read it here: What I'm packing.. http://blog.travelfish.org/2010/02/10/what-im-packing ...

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non-leather sandals

Posted by shaydan_01 on 8/2/2010 at 09:03

Hey guys, I am looking for some sandals for 8-12 month trip through SEA later this year. I am wondering if anybody knows of any brands that make good non-leather sandals and if there are any preferable materials or materials that I should avoid for comfort/climate reasons. They will be for everyday wear and light trekking. Thanks a lot! ...

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Viewed 2,175 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by shaydan_01 on 10/2/2010 at 04:32

EX3 anti bed bugs

Posted by emma066 on 25/1/2010 at 21:07

Hi, Does anyone think getting a travel sleeping sheet with EX3 (anti bed bugs, anti mossie and anti bacterial) is worth it? I've only seen one's for about £35 minimum so far. Has anyone used one or would a normal one which hasn't been treated be fine? Will generally be staying in backpacker places. Thanks, Emma ...

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Based on our itinerary - What to pack? Packing list?

Posted by smash on 8/1/2010 at 05:59

Hi all Just wondering if someone can please give me some tips/direction re what we should be packing in our packs for our trip. Basically our itinerary is: 23FEB Singapore 26FEB Beijing 03MAR Xian 05MAR Nanjing 07MAR Suzhou 08MAR Hangzhou 10MAR Shanghai 13MAR Longsheng 15MAR Yangshuo 18MAR Hong Kong 21MAR Hanoi 24MAR Halong Bay 26MAR Sapa 28MAR Ho Chi Minh City 30MAR Mekong Delta 31MAR Phnom Penh 02APR Siem Reap 05APR Thai Beaches 22APR Dubai 01MAY London First iss ...

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SE A

Posted by teepot on 30/1/2010 at 07:41

hi Sorry pressed a wrong button somewhere... my questions was? i'm looking for a good guide book to get me across SouthEast Asia. but wasn't sure in which one to get.. so far i've seen Southeast Asia: On a Shoestring by Lonely Planet.. would really appreciate some help cheers Tee ...

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Aquapac and other essentials

Posted by Tris on 23/1/2010 at 16:40

Hey guys, Im new to the site so just thought I would say well done the sites brilliant! Anyways, me and my girlfriend are planning a six month trip to SEA going to Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Was thinking of getting an aquapac for keeping passports,cards,money in etc whilst swimming at the beech etc, has anybody ever done this?used one? what are your thoughts ideas? Also any other essentials you can think of apart from the obvious? Thanks ...

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Are padlocks and chains essential?

Posted by Indoluso on 21/1/2010 at 07:15

Hello, Planning a trip to Indochina, we´d like to know how many of you used padlocks and chains to secure your bags in hotels, boats, trains, buses, to lock hotel rooms, hotel windows, etc, as for us it feels strange to get to a place/transport and show our absence of trust in people. Is the use of padlocks a basic rule, is it really safer for belongings, don´t people look at you as the arrogant westner? Thanks for your replies! ...

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Laos - sandals/boots for trekking

Posted by indiansummer on 22/1/2010 at 04:12

Hi, I know this subject comes up quite a bit but I just wanted to make sure that I could get advice specific to the area and time of year I'm travelling so apologies for any repetition. I'm going to be in Northern Laos for a month from the end of Feb and am planning on doing a fair bit of trekking while I'm there, including the Gibbon experience. I just have no idea what to wear on my feet - should I take boots? Also, do I need to worry about leeches at this time of year? Thanks! ...

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Picture flashcards?

Posted by plearmond on 3/1/2010 at 04:20

Just wondering what people thought about taking a small flipbook of picture cards to help with any language barrier. (Mostly food, transport items). Would it be useful? Any ideas for other pictures? Cheers! ...

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Proof of Vaccines at Borders

Posted by Drapes1 on 13/1/2010 at 04:47

Hi Folks I'm planning a trip through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Bali next month and I've already got all the appropriate vaccines (Hep A, typhoid, dyptheria, tetanus and malaria tabs). Somebody told me that you may need to provide proof of these vaccines at some border crossings. Does anyone know if there's any truth in that at all? Thanks ...

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