"What you carry with you, reflects the way you travel."
International travel rule No7:- Buy your 'kit/stuff' only on sales.
(Buy the way, very expensive kit also gets damaged when on the road.)
In France I found a great outdoor/camping shop called
Decathlon. These prices are from May 2011.
|A 50Liter backpack for 50.95Euro. A 60L for 60.95Euro|
|The ultimate tent: -2 Man, 'one pole only', weight 2kg. Only 90 Euros.|
|A good raincoat/all in one jacket for 14.95Euro|
A tent can help you save on accommodation cost's in expensive countries.