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Old 03-16-2010, 08:53 PM
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ello my names matt im coming to aus soon and just wanted to no whos travelled before,what things did they take and what size rucksack,ta matt,im also a fully qualified plumber and will be looking for work soon after i land in perth can nyone help?


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ello my names matt im coming to aus soon and just wanted to no whos travelled before,what things did they take and what size rucksack,ta matt
Lay your stuff you're thinking of taking out on a bed and when it looks as though you'll need a pack donkey and a porter that's probably because you've got too much.
Halve it and if still looks like you'll need a porter, you might have to halve it again!
Have a look in a shop at the size of a 60-70 litre backpack, carryall or whatever you're thinking of and you'll know if further halving is required.
Leave the curlers, blow dryer, laptop and any make-up out, Metro sexuals being last decades buzz and you'll be getting close.

A lot of packs you'll see have a zip on daypack of limited use and also moving weight further out from back for extra stress.
I reckon for extra capacity, you're better off looking at a separate larger daypack than a zip on and if need be and they'll be much more useful for day activities and keeping all your valuables under your nose as they can easily be carried on front rather than back and essentials like toiletries and at least one set of gear in case main luggage gets lost by airline.

Seeing as you'll likely find that most larger packs spend a great deal of time in rooms and being slung into luggage racks on transport rather than being carted on your back, you might want to consider a medium size 40-50 L. carryall wheelie along with a reasonable size 30-35 pack for day/airline cabin use.
Larger packs have heaps of straps etc. for getting caught on conveyors and a medium size carryall can even be carried easily enough for shorter distances where wheeling isn't an option.

And if you were thinking of buying stuff like a few new Tshirts etc., just bring a couple of oldies as Tshirts can be bought as you travel, making for something of a memento.
If you can still do it with flights, a stop over in Asia not only breaks a long trip but can also be a great place to buy some cheap clobber, but you can get some reasonably cheap clobber in Oz too, Jeans @$20, Shorts $10 -20, Tshirts $5 - 20 and even cheaper at marlets or Op shops etc.





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Old 04-05-2010, 11:09 AM
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hey matt,

i'm heading over to perth in 2 weeks... you there yet?

how's the jobsearch going? i'v already started from the uk, but am finding it hard as don't have a fixed address/form of contact for when i'm there

heva11


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