People come to Peru from all over the world to explore the country’s sacred places and grand landscapes. For those who come here unprepared for their adventures, it can oftentimes be difficult to find the right gear for setting out on your own. Here’s what you’ll need.
Just like other parts of the Americas, it can sometimes be difficult to find clean drinking water. Without questioning the habit, many travelers resort to endlessly buying bottled water. If this is how you choose to get your drinking water, there is no way to get around the enormous waste of using plastic bottles and throwing them away in the trash.
A great way to avoid this is to bring your own water purifier, which can do a great job of cleaning tap water into drinking water. This is a great option if you are traveling from city to city and hostel to hostel. It is also a great tool for adventurers who set out into the mountains.
Recommended: Sawyer Mini Filtration System
When you are out in the mountains and you want to have access to your electronics, there is no way to understate the value of having a solar powered charger. They are continually getting less expensive, more powerful, and more compact.
Recommended: SunJack 20W Solar charger
Anybody who has spent the night in the middle of a Peruvian city center will surely be able to attest to the fact that there is no ending hour to the noise of vehicles, partying neighbors, and barking dogs. If you stay in a hostel, you’ll probably be kept up by the coming and going of other guests. Despite the constant noise pollution, you’ll encounter in many parts of Peru, for some reason, it is very difficult to find earplugs. That’s why we recommend that you stock up before you come here. During those noisy nights when you’ve got to get up early, you’ll thank yourself later.
If you try to get a headlamp in Peru, you might find that they are more expensive than you’d like them to be. But if you are an adventurer, this is a necessary item to have. You also will probably find that any headlamp you find will be battery powered, meaning that you’ll have to produce needless waste by endlessly changing your batteries. That’s why we recommend you get ahold of a USB powered headlamp before you come to Peru. This is handy as well when you need to charge if you also have a solar charger. If you find yourself out in the middle of nowhere, as long as there is sunlight, you can charge your headlamp for the night to come.
Recommendation: Foxelli Rechargeable headlamp
This a great thing to have for those who want to travel light. It is a perfect option if you are in the jungle. And there even models that you can find which have a built in mosquito net.
Recommendation: Honest outfitters camping hammock
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