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Dehydrated Indian food on the trail – Backpacking Menu

How awesome would it be to have sambar rice for lunch on a backpacking trip ?!  And I have figured out a few recipes that work really well for us.  Things needed: A dehydrator : https://smile.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-61WHC-Snackmaster-Express-Dehydrator/dp/B0002WSQHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497980520&sr=8-2&keywords=nesco+dehydrator Home cooked food or left overs Patience White Rice/Pongal/Pulav/Upma: Just cook like you would regularly and layer them up on […]

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Homemade Turmeric soap recipe

I recently posted pictures of the homemade soap I whipped together with the help of few friends, on facebook. Since several of you asked for the recipe, I figured it would make a good blog post. Here is my recipe: One portion of Lye – Amazon link 2 portions of tap water  8 portions of oil 1 […]

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Patagonia Packing List for Trekking and Camping

This list of Patagonia packing list for Trekking and Camping, is from our experience in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. However, the list can also be used for rest of the Patagonia. Don’t take “packing-light” easily. Try to reduce the weight of the backpack as much as possible. 1) Bags: A well fit backpack. […]

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Budget Accommodations !

I didn’t know everything on day-one. I have made all travel mistakes before I figured out the style, budget and type that works well for me. Here are some tips from my experience. ** Stay at hostels or home-stays: Reasons for choosing hostels : – If I travel alone and unsure about the place I […]

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How do I manage job and travel ?

Isn’t life all about choices ?!     I take unpaid time offs: Corporate jobs in the US usually offer a 2-4 weeks of paid vacation per year.  Even though, I had the 4-week vacation for a decade, it was never enough. So, I took many months of unpaid time off.  I wouldn’t be surprised […]

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Altitude Sickness Lessons !!

After having spent nearly a couple of months at higher altitude, we collectively seem to have experienced pretty much every symptom of altitude sickness, only the mild versions thankfully. Here is a summary of the lessons learned: 1) Drink water forcefully: Dehydration is the major cause of headache at higher altitude. People tend to think […]

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Do you snore ?!

Do you snore ? Fine, you won’t admit. Well, I do. But, I guess I am not loud enough  to make a hostel roomie run away. What happen in Toronto hostel: I stayed at one of the well known backpacker hostel in the downtown area. I stayed there for 4-nights in a 4-bed dorm room. […]

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