Not really a frivolous question!
But I am planning my first tour this year and want to get the balance right between travelling light and having appropriately sturdy shoes and backpack.
Normally on holiday I alternate between little slip on trainers (for dusty/sandy walking) and birkenstocks (as a cooler alternative) but as I hope to be climbing Mount Sinai, I wonder if I need more sturdy trainers/walking shoes?
Also, I don't own a backpack and would need to buy or borrow one for the trip. What sort of size is average to use (eg 65l/90l)? Is it best with or without a frame? Am I right in guessing that the backpack is recommended for convenience over a suitcase, but that there won't be a need to carry it for a long period - so I won't need a top of the range bag??
And for July, I'm assuming that I'll only need a really thin sleeping bag, with a sleep sheet?
I'd be really grateful for your help!!