Belize and Tikal - camping equipment

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Belize and Tikal - camping equipment

Postby katurner22 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi,

I have a few questions about the Checklist for the trip.

Sleeping bag - is it really necessary, or do you think a sleeping bag liner would be good enough considering the tropical climate?

Termarest - the checklist notes that these are provided but the quality may vary. Can you expand on what this means?
Pocketknife - what will this be used for?

Waterbottle - should we not be buying bottled water? I know it's not as eco-friendly, but I wonder if we can take the chance with bottling tap water..

Thanks very much! :D

Kim
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Re: Belize and Tikal - camping equipment

Postby mochilera » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:36 pm

Hi Kim!
In response to your questions, the packing list provides a basic idea of what to take, often it really depends on personal preferences. You're right about the tropical climate and a liner would do just fine depending on your camping style. Personally, I like to have a sleeping bag for the coziness factor (no matter what the temperature!) and temperatures can drop at night.
The thermarests are the foamy sort, not too thick, but comfortable enough for a camping excursion.
Bottled water is definitely suggested in that area of the world but a water bottle may come in handy and help to cut down on plastic use. I like to buy the larger bottles of water, stash it in my backpack and dispense it into my own water bottle along the way.
Hope that helps, happy travels!
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