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Backpacking – “Dont forget your toothbrush”

If you are embarking on a gap year and have decided to go backpacking, below is a check list to help you on your way. Remember this is just a suggested list, depending on your needs you may pack more or less but remember to always pack light! You never need as much as you think.

Suit Case


• Toothbrush

• Toothpaste

• Razor

• Shaving cream

• Soap

• Shampoo

• Suntan lotion

• Any medicines you need

• Toilet Paper (not many places have it)

• Earplugs

• IBroProfin

• Water Tablets

• Any feminine products you need

• 1 pair of long pants

• 2 pairs of Shorts

• Underwear (as many as you want)

• 1 Long sleeve t-shirt

• 5-6 T-shirts

• Flip flops

• Shoes

• 1 Bathing suit

• 1 Light jacket

• Socks (as many as you want)

• Camera

• Extra Batteries

• Ipod and charger

• Plug Converter

• Journal

• Global mobile phone and charger

• Clock
In addition to all the items you need to pack, above all buy backpacking travel insurance

• One month’s cover starts from as little as £9.33, longer durations start from only 19pence a day!

• Over 100 optional sport and activities covered

• Emergency helpline 24 hours a day, every day

• Activity and stop-over extensions available

• Optional winter sport cover available

• 14 day money back guarantee

• Cover includes medical emergencies, repatriation, personal liability, legal expenses, personal belongings and personal accident

• Cover for trips up to 18 months in duration

• Our backpacker and longstay policies are suitable for people studying abroad

• Buying the cover online gets you a 15% discount.
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Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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