Clothing for three months

Old Jan 17th, 2011, 04:58 AM
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Clothing for three months

Hi guys,

Just wondering for a three month trip starting in March what/ how many clothes I should take. There will be jungle excursions and hiking along the way, and obviously not looking like a tourist would be great..

I have a rough idea already but just wanted to make sure i'm on the right track....

Thanks, appreciate it..
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 05:27 AM
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Bring warm clothes for the evenings! You will be able to find plenty of Alpaca gear down here.

Good luck with planning!
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when we started out on our year long trip around the world I read somewhere that you should lay out all you want to take with you and leave half behing but take twice the money you think you will need! How true! I just wish my wife had listened!

Carrying too much stuff soon becomes a real pain and, quite honestly you can by stuff that you need in most places.
Items I could not have done without included:
-Craghoppers Kiwi trousers and shorts lightweight and hard wearing with great security pockets - suitable for jungle and mountains
-Keen targee trekking shoes and newport sandals,487
- teeshirts
-longsleeved shirt
-waterproof jacket
-fleece for the moutntains
-thermal underwear top and bottom for cold weather (merino is best).

take a good lockable back pack and money belt.

have a great trip
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 06:45 AM
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Always bring drip dry lots of layers long johns

for chilly mountains long sleeves for jungle

zip on/off cargo pants light GoreTex hikers and

several changes of GoreTex socks nothing dries quickly

You always want dry socks for trekking to avoid blisters. Magellan good options...

Money Belt cheap wise med kit

review consular advisories and I am good to go...

Happy Journey
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Old Jan 18th, 2011, 05:31 PM
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I don't think there's anyway to not look like a tourist. As soon as you strap on the backpack, you'll look like a tourist

I recommend have a few key pieces made out of synthetic fibers that you can quickly wash and drip dry in your hotel rooms. REI has clothings like that. I think you can get by in 3 weeks with about 4 complete changes of clothings. You can always buy some cheap local clothings to hang you over for a little bit while you take everything out for laundry, for example.
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Old Jan 21st, 2011, 03:43 PM
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excellent advice, thank you everyone. Its definitely given me a good idea of exactly what type of clothes i'll need and their qualities. There's just one thing I'd like to clear up totally and that's quantity. Given the length of my trip, how many items of clothing do you think will suffice?
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Old Jan 21st, 2011, 07:21 PM
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How often do you intend to go a laundry?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 12:53 AM
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and how often do you intend changing your clothes? NB Not a facetious comment but if you are hiking or exploring jungle the need or wish to change will be less than if you are staying in a nice hotel! I am about to embark on a 1 month trip to Sri Lanka and will take 4 sets underwear, 4 pairs 1 pair shorts, 1 pair trekking pants, swim shorts, 3 T shirts, 1 short sleeved and 1 long sleeved shirt. Underwear and socks can be washed and dried overnight as and when required and for the rest I anticipate we will go to a laundry once a week. For three months I would simply repeat.
Axel makes a very valid point re buying cheap stuff along the way T shirts can be sourced anywhere. Cusco is good for trekking gear as lot of shops there stock famous brands at reasonable prices.

Two things I never travel without are a Cambodian Kramar a sort of scarf tha doubles as a head covering, pillow or, at a pinch a towel and a pair of Thai fishermans pants, great replacement for shorts and very comfortable for just lounging around and both take up mimimal space.
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