prepare for the unexpected
Luggage and bags: the desert is dusty, seal your bag
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: long pants and long shirt sleves, its hot, hat a must, warm jumper nights cool off
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bring all you need
Photo Equipment: lots of but protect your equipment in this often dusty enviroment
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: camp high of the ground, good sleeping bag, watch the jeepers creepers
Miscellaneous: toiletpaper you won't find very often.repellent must be in your bag, and water, lots of. when camping in the open, you can light a fire, but be careful, cover lightly with sand, the smoke will keep the mozzies at bayRelated to:
- Road Trip
Essentials in the Top End
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: hiking boots or sturdy shoes for any walking, sandals alos for those wet trips. Lightweight clothing, long sleeve shirt if your prone to burning and a hat.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen amd mosquito repellent. The UV rating can be as high as 11 and for tourists from colder climates this can become very harsh. Also at dusk especially the mosquito's and sandflies can become horrific in some locations.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: beach towel
Miscellaneous: always have water available, local water is fine to drink
ALWAYS CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELLANT
Luggage and bags: When travelling, and am out and about I ALWAYS carry:
A small backpack that carries my digital camera gear and lenses
All my daily neccesities.
When in the tropics and/or extremely hot parts of Australia ALWAYS carry sufficient fresh bottled water.
Also , carry and use ,
A reliable Mosquito and Insect Repellant. These are important to carry and use as most of the tropics and Northern Australia now has either Malaria and/or Dengue Fever..these are very dangerous infections..
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A good pair of comfortable walking or hiking shoes/boots
A wide brimmed hat for the intensive heat
A pair of sunglasses
A small WET face towel in a ziplock plastic (sandwich) bag
A compact Poncho that covers myself and my pack
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A small tube of sunscreen
A small tube of moisturiser
A small packet of wetones (good for cleaning small injuries)
A small packet of tissues (in case the roll is empty)
A small tube of lipbalm
A couple of Band aid strips..
Photo Equipment: My digital camers and lenses
A spare memory card (just in case)
A digital battery charger with an international powerpoint adaptor
Neccesary plastic ziplock bags to protect my camera and lenses and passport.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I ALWAYS carry a small self charging torch ..
ALL OF THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE SMALL, LIGHT AND EASY TO CARRY OR I AM WEARING.Related to:
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Luggage and bags: You're backpacking, mate. What do you think?
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimming gear is THE essential piece of clothing.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: SUNSCREEN!
Miscellaneous: Don't bother bringing any flies, they have plenty in the Outback.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I recommend strong hiking boots be worn as some areas for hiking can be quite uneven and rocky ............(KataTjuta National Park)Related to:
Desert temperature overnight
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You need to be prepared for very cold temperatures overnight so warm clothing and bedding are a must.
The flies will drive you insane!
Miscellaneous: I strongly recommend buying some repellent and/or hats with mesh as the flies in some places are unbelievable.....Related to:
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