What Is Essential Travel Gear?
Ahhh… Christmas. As I mentioned here, Brian and I are paring down our material possessions, a hard thing to do around the holiday season. I’m trying to buy gifts that can be either A) consumed (like beer), B) experienced (like concert tickets), or C) used during our RTW. I’m so overwhelmed with all the gadgets and quick-drying clothing and stuff sack pillows that I just can’t figure out what we really need. Here are some of the things on my shopping list. If you have any experience, please weigh in with your advice! Are these things even necessary on a RTW?
- Silk sleep sack(we have sleeping bags, but I’ve read over and over again that silk sleep sacks are the way to go. And, why silk sleep sacks and not cotton?)
- Rain cover for backpack
- Travel towel (one each? two each?)
- Sleeping mask
- Quick-drying underwear
- Mosquito net
- Clothesline(is this totally ridiculous or the most helpful thing ever)?