I’ve learned which hiking, camping, and general backpacking gear can withstand months of traveling, so I can talk with educated knowledge about what you should – and shouldn’t – invest your money in.
- Don’t overpack. - You can buy most things in shops in South America. - Safety can be an issue in South America.
A good-quality backpack and rain cover are essentials for exploring the continent – particularly if you plan on doing any multi-day hiking.
Pack a Gore-Tex waterproof coat that’ll keep you warm and dry, even on a boat at the very ends of the earth!
- Seven or eight x casual tops - A smart top or shirt - Two or three x comfy linen trousers or similar - Two or three x pairs of leggings
A pair of hiking boots: It’s worth going into a shop to try on boots before you buy them online to make sure you know your size.
- Travel water filter - A water bottle - A dry bag - A compression bag - Emergency cash