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Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 13th, 2006, 08:13
Replies: 31
Views: 32,972
Posted By Sunray
Wouldn't use any of the stuff from that AVI...

Wouldn't use any of the stuff from that AVI industry, sorry. The best sleeping bags are all natural down.

Here is are the very best you can get,
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Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jul 13th, 2006, 07:59
Replies: 7
Views: 14,821
Posted By Sunray
Might be worth buying one in Europe if you can...

Might be worth buying one in Europe if you can afford it? Cost you 300euros for a nice Berghaus one but it will last for many many years.

I would say that 65ltr is about a minimum unless you want...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jul 13th, 2006, 07:51
Replies: 115
Sticky: Mosquito nets
Views: 108,732
Posted By Sunray
What Tim says. I managed with just the one...

What Tim says.

I managed with just the one 5m length of rope and either light fittings, jamming it in the doors, the bottom half of bolt lock are good hoops, curtain rails, bar on the windows...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jul 13th, 2006, 07:39
Replies: 13
Views: 5,620
Posted By Sunray
I think its a total waste of time. As I mentioned...

I think its a total waste of time. As I mentioned in another thread, I always had a few mozzies sitting on my treated net in the morning. Never saw one expire from stitting on the net.
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jul 13th, 2006, 07:36
Replies: 60
Views: 6,350
Posted By Sunray
I was always pondering the avoidance thing, but...

I was always pondering the avoidance thing, but never did go down that route. Got bitten so few times. Always took the chloroquin pauladrin combo.

However hard I tried, i could never really...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Apr 10th, 2006, 04:04
Replies: 31
Views: 32,972
Posted By Sunray
I've seen the Indian Army sleeping bags and they...

I've seen the Indian Army sleeping bags and they are great gear. If you can get one of those for reasonable cost, you can go anywhere cold. 1000 down and very well made indeed. Lots of the porters...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Apr 10th, 2006, 03:59
Replies: 6
Views: 2,207
Posted By Sunray
Does anyone know the brand name of the Norwegen...

Does anyone know the brand name of the Norwegen brand of rucksack that has a logo of an H in a box.

Met a Norwegen traveller who had one and it looked the greatest rucksack I'd ever seen. My...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Apr 2nd, 2006, 17:34
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By Sunray
The two pin converter is best as the three pin...

The two pin converter is best as the three pin one will not fit in a lot of places. They have two sizes and the european connector will often work in the bottom pair but the pins are the wrong size...
Forum: Forum Help Apr 2nd, 2006, 17:25
Replies: 176
Views: 101,779
Posted By Sunray
Thats not what Mike is talking about. Its...

Thats not what Mike is talking about.

Its about the use of his site for purposes that he does not think appropriate. He built up the site in his own time to become what what it is today.
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Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 21st, 2006, 11:17
Replies: 21
Views: 6,979
Posted By Sunray
It entirely depends on how Indian farmers behave...

It entirely depends on how Indian farmers behave with regards to the big chains. If people fall over themselves to provide goods at lower and lower prices to win business, then farmers in India are...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 17th, 2006, 15:40
Replies: 19
Views: 3,110
Posted By Sunray
Tim is wise

Yeah, traveller mozzie nets are difficult to source in India, what is available are chunky nylon things designed for hard wearing. Traveller ones are quite fragile but pack down to nothing.

I...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Mar 14th, 2006, 19:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By Sunray
Well, I've been using my sleeping bag, I've been...

Well, I've been using my sleeping bag, I've been finding the dead of the night in Rajasthan quite cold. A warm blanket I would say is essential right now, but as this month ends might be warm enough...
Forum: Delhi Mar 14th, 2006, 19:23
Replies: 10
Views: 3,687
Posted By Sunray
Hotel Namaskar just off Pahar Ganj will store it...

Hotel Namaskar just off Pahar Ganj will store it for free if you stay there on your return and pay for that up front.
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 9th, 2006, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 4,211
Posted By Sunray
Describing Mumbai

This is the maddest of Indian cities. 'Insane' is often used when describing the madness. That really does not convey what it is like standing on the middle of a traffic island with traffic and...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 6th, 2006, 17:40
Replies: 36
Views: 4,804
Posted By Sunray
If you have been to lots of places, sometimes...

If you have been to lots of places, sometimes I've forgotten just how beautiful they were and the pictures are a real reminder of that. They never do justice to the reality, the heat, smells,...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Mar 6th, 2006, 17:33
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Sunray
Perhaps ask the universities?

Perhaps ask the universities?
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 6th, 2006, 17:31
Replies: 86
Views: 11,088
Posted By Sunray
Nice to see some common sense. I would question...

Nice to see some common sense. I would question the findings. Aquafina and Mckinley as they are owned by the multinationals who do have the investment required to produce clean water. Its not so...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Mar 6th, 2006, 15:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By Sunray
I second this sentiment. I've read and been told...

I second this sentiment. I've read and been told way too often in such a blase fashion, 'oh you can buy everything there' when its not actually true.

Even for normal things like tracyam points...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Mar 6th, 2006, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By Sunray
I just booked one out of the newly published...

I just booked one out of the newly published Footprint guide, first few I called were full.

So glad to get somewhere, I don't actually know how much I am paying. I thinks its 1500rs a night....
Forum: Delhi Mar 5th, 2006, 11:42
Replies: 18
Views: 5,577
Posted By Sunray
I stayed in Phargang and it was great. Hardly...

I stayed in Phargang and it was great. Hardly got stared at at all. Tourist desensitised they are round there.
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Mar 5th, 2006, 11:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By Sunray
I'm going to have to stay somewhere expensive for...

I'm going to have to stay somewhere expensive for a couple of nights I feel. Right pain that but Mumbai is the only direct flight from Sydney I could find.

Will go up to the $25 mark.
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Mar 4th, 2006, 16:38
Replies: 3
Views: 2,322
Posted By Sunray
I went with 'Yeti tours and travel' located in...

I went with 'Yeti tours and travel' located in Gantok at $35 dollars a day for 9 days. I thought it was very well organised. The had some problems at the start but never let it effect us.
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Mar 4th, 2006, 16:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By Sunray
Hotels in Mumbai for late arrival

Gonna get there after a moderately long 14hr flight from Sydney at about 11pm. As we all know thats a bitch of a time to get there without prebooked accomodation.

Whos been recently? Always...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 1st, 2006, 15:27
Replies: 21
Views: 6,979
Posted By Sunray
Double post Well, these are not common and...

Double post

Well, these are not common and when I've seen them, they have been small. One in Pondy comes to mind as one of the few really decent supermarkets I've ever seen in India.

There are...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 1st, 2006, 14:34
Replies: 16
Views: 3,153
Posted By Sunray
Not true, I searched hard in North India until I...

Not true, I searched hard in North India until I came upon a single pharmacy in Calcutta that sold Proguanil.

Its not so easy to find, probably easiest in Mumbai.
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