Travel Gear And Supplies
is a page to
discuss and share information on travel gear and supplies:
rucksacks, backpacks, boots, coats, rain gear, tents, camping
equipment, clothing, anything that you may (or may
to go a vagabonding.
Travel Gear and Supplies:
- The Great Swiss Army Knife Debate- Enter
here into the great debate between travelers on the Swiss Army Knife.
Is it a backpacking essential, or "just another travel rip-off?" Find
out for yourself by clicking the link above!
Ubertramp, Nath Richards, on the Swiss Army Knife:
"Packing for an extended trip away usually starts
with me chucking everything I think I will need into a large pile.
Invariably this pile ends up about the size of Mt. Kota Kinabalu, and
invariably at around this point I glance over to an undersized empty
backpack propped up against the wall, realize all this stuff will never
fit, and let out a bit of a deflated sigh. I
know it’s time to get ruthless.
Now, 2 of the first items thrown in
pile would usually be a Leatherman tool and a Swiss army knife - and my
first question would always be the same: which one do I take?
I realize now the question should really have been: do I
to take either? And the answer – if you’re simply doing the general
backpackery things that backpackers do - is a hard and fast
Read More by going to The Great Swiss Army Knife Debate!
From the Ubertramp.com article, Swiss
Army Knives: Just Another Travel Rip-Off
My rebuttal to Ubertramp's position on the Swiss
"In all, my Swiss Army knife removes the need of having to clumsily cart
around a dozen separate implements, which will just toss about, and
probably get lost in, the innards of my rucksack. I asked a Swiss girl
the other day how she feels about the knives of her army. She gave me
an astonished look, seemingly taken aback that I would even ask such a
blasphemous question, and responded very seriously and bluntly with,
“They are indispensable.” Read More!
This is a video that I made with Mira from Wanderjahr Jill
in defense of the Swiss Army Knife. It is about a Hobo and a Fairy and Swiss Army Knives and love . . . Just watch the video!
Traveling with a Computer:
Traveling with a computer
is both a liberating experience and a restraining chore. First
of all, having your own computer when traveling means that you can
write whenever you want to, upload pictures from your digital camera,
and access the internet without having to deal with using a public
computer that usually has its language set to one that you can not
really read. Also, if you want to work on a website, a travel blog, or
are a photographer, it is almost essential that you travel with a
The following are articles, tips, and anecdotes about traveling with a
This is an article that appeared in Andy of Hobotraveler.com's travel
newsletter #24 first published on December 24, 2000 in Rio De
How to choose a good traveling camera?
What do you really need?
How do you get it all to fit?
The Rucksack or Backpack:
What to carry your travel gear
How to Choose a Backpack?
The Kelty Redwing 2650, My Backpack- An essay on the backpack that I use for traveling, the Kelty Redwing 2650.
to put a locking mechanism on the Kelty Redwing Backpack- A travel tip
from Craig of Travelvice.com on how to rig up a locking system on a
Kelty Redwing backpack.
Travel Backpacks- 3 Advantages Article- Article about the advantages of using a backpack while traveling.
Should you travel with a water
How water purifiers work?
Boots and Footwear:
Accessories, Odds and Ends, and Little Things:
Flashlights or headlamps
Travel Gear Websites:
This is a website dedicated to making your own travel and hiking gear.
They also sell materials and provide instructions on how to make coats,
jackets, backpacks and more.
Song of the Open Road Thru Hiker.com Review- A review of the Thru Hiker.com website.