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What to Take

Postby serb » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:00 pm

I need some people's opinions on what to take on my trip to Peru. We are doing some camping, hiking and alot of walking. I have read about taking toilet paper, wet naps, zip block bags, sanitizer etc. but i am looking for ideas for clothing. How much would I need for 2 weeks. I do plan on doing some laundry and i have read the "What to Take" on the trip dossier. However, i wanted to get some other opinions on the clothes themselves and what are the best materials.

Thanks for all your help!!!
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Postby little_miss_sunshine » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:45 pm

Hi Serb,
I'd suggest having a look on this fabulous little site for some tips:
http://www.onebag.com/ and I also recommend wearing quick-dry clothing for under-layers as much as possible, and fleece / windbreakers for the outer layers. Check out the "travel tips" section of the forum too - there are lots of good suggestions there.
Or, perhaps you'll get lucky and win a bamboo t-shirt! ;)
happy trails,
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Postby Myosotis » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:06 pm

Hey Serb,
When are you going ? Bring some thin gloves, if you go during the winter (their winter) , especially if you make a trek in mountains. Nights will probably be quite cold.
And bring a cap or a hat, because when you are in altitude, the sun hit stongly and you would be very happy to have something to protect your head.
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Postby thetravelingbee » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:38 pm

Hi serb. I hear ya - I had the same problem when I was trying to pack for the Inca Trail in March 2006. After returning, I posted a blog to cover the items from my trip which I was glad I had as well as the ones I wished I had brought.

Here's the link if you'd like to check it out: http://www.travelblog.org/South-America/Peru/blog-52245.html

I'm sure you'll have a blast!
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Re: What to Take

Postby palladea » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Why do they have a backpack cover on the list of things to take? I mean, I thought we were leaving our backpacks at the hotel in Cuzco, so why would we need a cover? Do they just mean that you'll need a cover for your daypack?
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Re: What to Take

Postby IncaTrail50 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:18 pm

Yes, it's a cover for your daypack. The bigger pack does get left in Cuzco.
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Re: What to Take

Postby ballu » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:38 am

The cover is in case it rains so your daypack stuff keeps dry...or you can just buy a cheap rain poncho in Cusco before the trek which will easily go over you and your day pack.

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