Comment: Packing for your safari

Funny how different we are!! :) If I packed that much my husband would kill me. I only ever pack 5-7 pairs undies and wash them out every day or two. I never take jeans (they are cold at night - trackys are warmer, and too hot during the day) and over the years I've definitely found that technical fabric are actually worth it - eg. cargo pants and shorts. And you missed the most important thing ugh boots, you need to take off your boots from the day yet and slip into something comfortable around the campfire that is not thongs (protection). I had to laugh at campsites that will do your washing! That doesn't exist in Australia. I appreciate that your tips are probably more relevant for places overseas such as Africa and I've never been there. But the basic premise of your blog is certainly true - pack light. I usually lay everything out that I think I need the day before I pack the bag, then as I pack it in I remove about half of it. Anyway, thanks for sharing your ideas.
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Reply By: Africa Expedition Support - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:26

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:26
Hi Michelle thanks for your comments. You are right about technical fabrics they are great if you have them but I find they don't live up to the beating against rocks and the rough, albeit very efficient, African hand washing techniques! Actually nothing stands up to that! I personally love my boots and do keep them on while around the campfire simply to protect my feet from the nasty acacia thorns we have over here - can't think of anything similar in Australia that if stepped on can pierce through the soles. We even have thongs over here called 4x4s - extra thick soles! I had to giggle about your hubby ..... mine would agree with yours! Safe Travels Debs
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