Tag: Hacks

Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

| August 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

Have a digital backup plan when on the road—a secure flash drive loaded with your most vital documents and details. Here’s how to build your own—via Gizmodo’s Andrew Tarantola

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Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

| December 5, 2011 | 10 Comments

Unless you’re willing to over-pack, or spend valuable time in laundromats, you’ll want to wash some items in your hotel room sink. But, how to dry?

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Hackpacking: Using Poste Restante or General Delivery

Hackpacking: Using Poste Restante or General Delivery

| March 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

Poste Restante (dubbed ‘General Delivery in the US’ and ‘Lista de Correos’ in South America) is a service whereby the post office holds mail until the recipient picks it up.

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Hackpacking: Grapefruit Seed Extract

Hackpacking: Grapefruit Seed Extract

| November 18, 2010 | 15 Comments

Travellers gastro, or diarrhoea, is the most common ailment of backpackers travelling abroad. But in the last few years, a new weapon has been emerged in its prevention and treatment—grapefruit seed extract.

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Hackpacking: Vodka’s many uses

Hackpacking: Vodka’s many uses

| August 17, 2010 | 31 Comments

When faced with a lack of laundry facilities—or a prohibitively expensive laundry service—Kathryn and I have learned to do what many backpackers have before us…

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Hackpacking: Hacks for travellers

Hackpacking: Hacks for travellers

| January 26, 2010 | 17 Comments

Occasionally, Kathryn and I come across some great travel ‘hacks’. Here are a few inexpensive solutions that might be deserving of a place in (or on) your backpack.

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