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Rambo's World Adventure

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Rambo, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^Perfect!
     
  2. hoozah

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    anyone know places to steer clear of when traveling the world? i heard sihanoukville in cambodia was bad.
     
  3. whiteslashasian

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    Will there be a new thread when you are out of the planning and into the implementing/doing phase?
     
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    Didn't he leave already???
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    I'm retarded...
     
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    Nah, you're just beautiful.

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    Here's my packlist for EBC, for what it's worth. About 7 kg in your pack, 2 kg on your body. The magic is the wool. It doesn't stink up when you wear it, so you can pack fewer clothes. Carry no blades, The ULA pack is under the size limit for carry-on, so it comes with you on the plane, no need for baggage check. Have fun. PM if you have questions.

    ULA CDT 35- liter Backpack
    Peter Hutchinson Designs Minum 400 down sleeping bag (-5 C) or Hispar 500 (-15 C)
    Jag Bag silk sleeping bag liner
    Mountain Hardware Phantom down jacket
    RAB Photon lightweight insulated windproof
    Marmot Precip raincoat
    Icebreaker BodyFit Techtop 260 long sleeve wool top
    Patagonia Cap 3 long sleeve synthetic top
    Icebreaker BodyFit 150 wool leggings
    Mountain Hardware Powerstretch synthetic leggings
    2 pairs Icebreaker merino underwear
    3 pairs wool walking socks
    2 pairs liner socks
    Inov-8 Terroc 345 GORE-TEX lightweight trainers
    Superfeet (blue) insoles for trainers
    Fjallraven lightweight trekking trousers
    REI windproof mountaineering trousers
    wool hat
    Tilley wide brimmed sun hat
    Lowe fleece gloves
    Outdoor Research glove liners
    trekking pole
    Platypus 1 litre water bottle
    iodine and neutralizer for water sterilization
    sunblock
    hand alcohol/sanitizing gel
    toilet roll
    ear plugs
    doc bag
    toothbrush
    toothpaste
    floss
    shampoo
    hair gel
    lotion
    bandages and moleskin
    sunglasses
    acetazolamide (for AMS)
    ciprofloxacin (for gut infections)
    tinidazole (for giardias)
    amoxicillin (for upper respiratory infections)
    ibuprofen
    antacids
    lozenges with anesthetic
    Petzl Zipka2 headtorch w/lithium batteries
    small Exped folding drybag
    small journal/pen
    alarm clock
    Eagle Creek travel wallet
    passport
    money
    credit cards
    lip balm
    camera
    MSR microfiber travel towel

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  8. imatlas

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    Even as I write this he is squatting under his neighbor's porch eating the last Oreo and debating how long it will take before his parents notice that he's gone.
     
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    Impressively light. What's EBC?
     
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  10. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Sorry for the acronym. Everest Base Camp (EBC)
     
  11. Teger

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    johnapril that is fucking awesome. did you climb everest?
     
  12. johnapril

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    No way. I just stick to the trekking trails. Climbers weren't even in the region while I was up there this year. They hang back until mid-April or so. I did see plenty of yak-trains toting the Chilean Everest Expedition supplies up this year, however!
     
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    do you use a trekking company or just go yourself?
     
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    Rambo I know I'm late but... I'm a pretty experienced traveler. I'm planning a vacation that I hope will last 10-14 days in Japan. I've been doing some serious research for a few months off and on. In that time I've realized I need to put it further down the line (granted I'll be trying to import some agricultural products but still....) anyway, my point is, you need to SERIOUSLY consider postponing a major world trip. I would if I were you plan a short hop away, get your feet wet, come back, digest what happened and then go on your adventure.

    I mean with this with <3 but you're ill-prepared for what could lie ahead... Just MHO.
     
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    Very impressive!
     
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    Nah, there's no real way to prepare for a trip like this. You just have to do it, and be ready to take whatever comes your way.
     
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    Sure but... I think there's a proper way to maximize enjoyment and stretch your dollar on a trip like this, and buying everything you think you need and planning a trip in six weeks when you have no real idea where you want to go is a guaranteed way to run out of money in a month and no place to go. And especially if you're selling all your stuff, a little more planning and thought is kind of imperative.
     
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    Eh? Been there twice and the only problem I had was due to my over drinking. What bad things have you heard of?

    Near Iranian border, Syria, NW Pakistan, any area w/ major flooding (dysentery, cholera, hep), Parisian suburbs (les banlieues), US urban projects.
     
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    +1

    if memory serves this guy was asking basic questions about plane journeys a few months back. best of luck to him but i am waiting for imminent threadfailure.
     
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