Deciding what gear, equipment and accessories to take on your gap year can be a daunting task at first. Head to any outdoor and adventure shop and you are presenting with entire walls full of survival gear, camping gear and kit that the sales assistant will tell you is essential for any round the world adventure. But hold on, it is easy to get carried away here and pack your bag with a ton of survival gear that would be more suited to a Bear Grylls style expedition through the harshest terrain instead of a relatively comfy gap year.
This section is here to give you an idea of what you need and what you don’t to help you sort through the bad, the good and the absolutely essential pieces of kit that you will need on your very own round the world adventure.
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