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Backpacking gadgets

Roughing it out on a holiday? We get the tech-savvy CEO of Backpackers Co., Yogen Shah, to tell you what to carry when you’re headed off to the wild.

Dhiman Chattopadhyay | Print Edition: September 7, 2008

Roughing it out on a holiday? We get the tech-savvy CEO of Backpackers Co., Yogen Shah, to tell you what to carry when you’re headed off to the wild.

The global bag tag (www.globalbagtag.com):
“This is a secure tag that you should put on your luggage. In case your luggage is lost, you can locate it within 24 hours. Each globalbagtag has a unique serial number that enables it to be traced to the owner via the website, which stores details of each owner in its database.”

IPod 80GB
IPod 80GB:
“This can store all the music, data and pictures you need and is also the best way to tune out the bore next to you when travelling.”

Canon Powershot SD 1000: “I use this for the high resolution pictures I need to put up on my blog.”

Universal adaptor: A universal adaptor is a must, especially when you are on a backpacking trip.”

Nintendo ds lite: “This is an ideal toy for keeping boredom at bay and for keeping the adrenaline pumping.”

Canon Powershot SD 1000
Nokia N95:
“This has everything (and God knows how they fit it all in): an integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 5-megapixel camera. God bless the Finns!”

Compact binoculars
Power monkey explorer:
“A nifty gadget that works on solar energy and can help charge your mobile or iPod whenever you are stuck with your batteries running out in the middle of nowhere.”

Compact binoculars: “Carry a pair that doesn’t weight a tonne and make your neck ache.”

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