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Bottles that leak


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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  013
DATE:  September 05, 2000
TIP:  Bottles that leak
LOCATION:  Arequipa

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TODAY’S TRAVEL TIP - BOTTLES THAT LEAK

After 15 hours on an all night bus, tired, and frustrated, the
last thing you need is a backpack full of shampoo.
I am a pretty good traveler, but I have to admit, I have had my
backpack full of shampoo a couple of times, and one pesky tube
of toothpaste got me good.

The thing to know when choosing shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
Is the size of the hole, or lid. Small entrances on bottles do not squeeze
easily, and do not leak easily. Wide entrance bottles, or lids,
can squeeze the lid off the bottle and leak. Now of course you can
carry lots of bottles for long times, and nothing happens, than one
day. hmmm... big problem...

I have 5 large pictures to show you the pros and cons of bottles.
I had to borrow the black bottles, from some other travelers to take
the pictures. I explained to them what I was doing. They said, but we never
had any problems. I sort of shook my head, and said, well, that’s good,
Some people NEED to learn the hard way, and some can learn from
bad experiences of other travelers. Listen to the stories, of problems, and
learn, before it happens to you.

PICTURES OF BOTTLES
http://andylthe Hobo.virtualave.net/issue013Arequipa091200.shtml

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am giving guidance,
and there are always other opinions. Please send me your constructive, and helpful
opinions.

Thanks Andy

 

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