having to carry your rucksack everywhere and you need to make it as light as possible. It’s very easy to over pack and you end up repeatedly asking yourself “but what if...” which results in a whole load of stuff in your rucksack that you will most likely never ever use! For 5 weeks in Peru I only packed 2 main outfits (one for the day and one to sleep in) and a couple of extra t-shirts for travelling home in. Clothes are not important in the jungle and there’s no point packing loads because it leaves less room for the more important things - like a medical kit and a mosquito net! So remember - if you’re unsure whether or not you’ll need something, the answer is usually no, leave it at home!