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Old 03-08-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
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yeah, so i'm packing my backpack for my first "european backpacking" experience that we leave for the day after tomorrow. i've made this finite checklist for everything i think i need to bring to accommadate all the places we are going and things we are doing. well, i'm done packing and i still have loads of room in my bag. weird . when i pack for backcountry excursions i pack the bare essential and still end up with a full and heavy pack. it's quite different when you don't have to pack to save your life. ie: tent, sleeping bag, food, clothing for being outside 24/7. it a good thing though...not only do i have a light pack, but i'll be able to take things home as well.
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it a good thing though...not only do i have* a light pack, but i'll be able to take things home as well.
Woohoo, lots of shopping ahead !

Beth I'm so excited for you two, you have no idea ! Especially you, because you're finally doing it, travelling overseas.
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YEAH IM REALLY EXCITED AS WELL...even so i was writing in caps lock ha ha!

I hope you have lots of spendies if there is shopping involved ha ha!
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I'm so proud of both of you!! Way to go...and you will be off on the adventure of a lifetime!! Be nice to each other ya hear??
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what have you packed?


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There's so much you're going to want to bring back, so it's a good thing you have the extra space!
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GOOD LUCK GUYS AND CONGRATS!!! *oh and I say you pay a short visit to the isle of mann and force that eamon kid to suck it up and meet some Tpunks!*
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thanks guys. yeah, i am so stoked! i still can't believe it. i don't think it'll hit me until i get off the plane in london. i feel like i'm going to be timetraveling in a another world while my life here just stops. very exciting. i glad that i'm finally adding 'international' to my list of travels.

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-raincoat
-fleece jacket
-hiking boots
-tevas
-2 pairs regual socks, 2 pairs wicking socks
-undies
-5 shirts
-2 pants
-first aide kit
-toiletries bag (basics including extra contact lenses)
-couple bags of cous-cous (for when we're broke & we wanna eat @ hostel)
-bed liner thingy
-pasport, credit cards, moola, moneybelt
-camera and 6 rolls of film

that's it...that's all i really think i need. i might add a couple long sleeved thermas though...in case my one fleece somehow gets wet.
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Since you have the space, it might be worth adding a thermal - last time we were in UK in March it snowed the first day. Hopefully you'll have a better "spring" than we're having currently, I am so sick of snow. At least it poured with rain yesterday so some of the streets are finally clear. Gack!

Have a great time in UK, glad you finally get to make the "big one"! First of many, I'm guessing...

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i might add a couple long sleeved thermas though...in case my one fleece somehow gets wet.
yeah it wont stop raining here after the week of snow we have just had...i think they still have snow in scotland??
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I second the thermal! We went to Irleand in JUNE and it was so cold and rainy!! I was dressed for summer and it was not.
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