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How to Pack a Backpack

Considering that I leave on December 19th, I hope to have all my items packed by Dec 18th. Although packing may seem simple and straightforward, it's not always the case. The way you distribute the weight in your backpack will impact your comfort level and posture. Weight Distribution Always put your heaviest items close to your back, centered between your shoulder blades. For on-trail travel, place heavy i ...

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What to Pack in my Backpack for Brazil?!

Now that my visa is ready and my vaccines are over with, I need to focus on packing my backpack. The problem is that I don't even know where to start because I'll be in 3 totally different climates during my trip! But I got to start somewhere so let's do this one step at a time: 1. The Amazon: It's hot, it's humid and it's sticky! There are bugs, insects, birds, fish and reptiles all over the place! I'll be ...

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Preparing for Brazil

For the last two years, I’ve been talking about going on my solo backpacking trip to Brazil. After falling in love with Argentina a few years ago, I am now ready to fall deeply in love with Brazil.  I was initially supposed to pack my backpack and leave last December but then the recession hit North America and I was jobless. One year later and with much excitement, I’m finally getting ready for my solo 3-w ...

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