Thursday, December 11, 2014
5 Essential Packing Tips For Backpack Travelers
My younger daughter is a bit of a hippie at heart. She is definitely not materialistic. She toured India for 3 months carrying only what she could get in her backpack. Living in Boston, she didn't need an automobile but decided to buy a used bicycle. A week later, she called me. "This is why "stuff" ties you down. I had to fix the brakes and a few spokes on the bike. Then I had to buy a lock and chain. Now I have to find a safe place to store it when I'm not around. Possessions just tie you down and suck up your time and energy." She has learned to live with her bike and even put it on the tour bus for her performance troupe's last tour. She found ways to make the benefits of owning the bike outweigh the costs. What hold do your possessions have on you? So I set off on my flight to England with a rough itinerary, some train passes and a backpackers full of supplies. Once I landed, I was terrified. I had no phone, no way of talking to anyone back home, no friends in Europe, and no idea what I had to do. I landed in London after a sleepless red-eye flight, wandered around the city before heading off on a night train to a ferry to Ireland. I was sleeping in naps an hour at a time for 2 days. I nearly cried. On my trip, sometimes I felt scared for myself and unbelievably lonely. But every so often I met amazing people who made me feel safe, happy, and gave me a little more faith in humanity. A stroller is something that will save your back, your arms, and your sanity. Vacations usually mean walking to places or through places, and tired little ones can even nap in them. This site allows you to input the country and city of your destination and when you will be there, and subsequently pulls up the hostels with those available dates. Also included is thorough information about the hostel, and booking options. 2) Shelter. Three large garbage bags (preferably 55 gallon contractor bags, 2 or 3 mils thick) can save your life even if you are out in the woods in sub-freezing temperatures. Stuck at your workplace or in your car, they can help you be much more comfortable. First, one can be used as a rain poncho or overcoat and will keep you warm and dry by cutting a hole for your head and two holes for your arms. You won't win any style awards, but you won't get hypothermia! Kids receive most of the dog bites for various reasons. Children lack restraint, they tend to move fast and have a small size. Some dogs consider them competitors while other dogs may view them as prey. Boil time to fuel usage ratio - This ratio is how long does it take to boil 1L of water to how much fuel is used. This is very important when you are determining how much fuel to carry with you. Open Synaptic packages - it will say that it needs to install updates. Tell it OK and wait for them to install. After they do, you are ready to install software and use your machine!