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top tips for things i shouldnt leave at home
13 years ago, January 11th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #59674  
I'm making my way out to peru early march for 3 months and pulling together my itinery, planning to go all over - jungle, mountains, coastline, I was hoping for any advice on what I shouldnt leave home without.
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13 years ago, January 11th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #59678  
Hello Polly 😊

Here is a thread which may interest you.

Rate my pack list

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13 years ago, January 11th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #59679  
This one may also interest you, since you are going to the jungle.

How to camp in the jungle
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13 years ago, January 11th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #59731  
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spare battery for your camera

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13 years ago, January 12th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #59895  
Thanks guys,

I think I pretty much had all that down, was trying to think more outside the box, like things you wouldn't even think of till your out there, give me a shout if you think of anything...

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13 years ago, January 15th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #60338  
Here's one people don't think of too often, but if you've got the time...

Scan your passport into your database, then email yourself the attachment. That way you will be able to access it at any internet cafe if the need arises. Another backup plan to consider.

Just a thought,

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13 years ago, January 16th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #60450  
I like to bring small gifts. There always seems to be someone who goes above and beyond. Or if you end up staying with a family at some point along the way.

Also, it is nice to have small business type cards printed with basic contact info to give to people you meet that you want to stay in contact with. It can be as simple as your name and email address or you can get creative. Try moo cards. Reply to this

13 years ago, January 22nd 2009 No: 8 Msg: #60998  
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i have a laminated color copy of my passport that i carry around everywhere.
it has come in handy many many times.

but something else i wish i had was a small laminated pocket size world map to show locals where im from.

english speaking locals may have an idea where each english speaking country is, but spanish-only speaking locals generally dont seem too familiar.

of course if you come from huge country like USA than maybe its not such an issue but i have met countless people across south america who hadnt a clue where a little dot like ireland is, and saying its beside england didnt seem to help them.

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13 years ago, March 6th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #65137  
I try to carry a mini bottle of fabric detergent with me. You will realise in Peru that it might be handy to carry tissues with you, I won't explain why! Reply to this

13 years ago, March 7th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #65174  
The jungle in Peru is great, but bring:

old shoes
long sleeve cotton shirt
long pants or slacks
mosquito repellant
battery operated reading light
snack bars
pocket knife or Swiss Army knife
rain poncho
small toys or gifts for the children
tape recorder for jungle sounds and rain storms Reply to this

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