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Pack(s) question for Mexico Ancient Civilizations

Postby flungmuk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:06 pm

Hi All,

So I'm doing the MMC trip in April and am wondering about packs.
The summery says this...
"We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential."

How much packing around of daypack and backpack will there be?
Reason I'm asking is I plan on taking my dslr and I do have a dual compartment pack for my camera.
But, it would be rather awkward to carry that pack and full sized backpack at the same time. Well with any regularity anyway.

I'm hoping to go to as many of ruins as I can on this trip, so would like to be as efficient as I can be.

Thanks in advance for any direction you guys can add.
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Re: Pack(s) question for Mexico Ancient Civilizations

Postby voidczech » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:35 pm

Hey Flungmuk ....

The summery says this...
"We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential."

How much packing around of daypack and backpack will there be?
Reason I'm asking is I plan on taking my dslr and I do have a dual compartment pack for my camera.
But, it would be rather awkward to carry that pack and full sized backpack at the same time. Well with any regularity anyway.


I'm not certain about this trip in particular, however, in general GAP suggests a duffle bag or backpack to use in lieu of a suitcase, and a daypack for everyday usage. What I found on past trips, you leave your travelbag behind (either in the hotel storage or truck) and just take the essentials with you.

In my experience with GAP, I have never had to carry both travelbag and daypack for sightseeing....

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Re: Pack(s) question for Mexico Ancient Civilizations

Postby flungmuk » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Thanks Simone,
I was hoping that was the case.
Means I can get away with a bit more camera gear. :D

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Re: Pack(s) question for Mexico Ancient Civilizations

Postby ballu » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:50 pm

Basically, you travel from point A to B, check into the hotel, ditch your main pack there, then go out and explore. As long as you can carry everything from the hotel to the van, from the van to the bus etc you should be fine. There usually aren't many situations where you have to haul around your big pack for long periods of time.
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