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February 21, 2016 | by  | in Features |
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Backpack Hack

Wellington Cable Car card

If you want to avoid walking up hills and stairs, and drowning in a pool of sweat, get a Cable Car card. The novelty of riding in it doesn’t wear off, the little ‘ding ding’ sounds are always fun—you will not regret this decision.

 

Snapper card

If you plan on not walking everywhere all the time, and you don’t have a car, you need a Snapper card! It’s super easy to use, convenient, and you can buy them at most dairies. You can check your balance online and save yourself the shame of hearing the voice that blurts “please pay the driver” when you’re out of credit.

 

Ear plugs

If you’re living in a hall, or even a student flat, chances are the walls are pretty thin. Rather than enduring muffled sex sounds or telling someone to turn down their music because you’re getting an early night, it’s easier to just shove in some ear plugs and fall asleep.

 

Headphones

Headphones exist for the sole purpose of preserving your sanity. Specifically when walking the same mundane route everyday, or being forced into a confined space with other members of the public.

 

Raincoat

You don’t need an umbrella. Don’t even risk it. You will need a raincoat.

 

Spare deodorant

If you have to walk to Kelburn campus at any point in your day it is advisable to have deodorant on hand to avoid smelling like a dead fish upon arrival.

 

Supportive footwear

You’re going to be walking all the time. You need good shoes.

 

Spare underwear

Sweaty genitals are not a good time. For you, or your genitals.

 

Scrumpy

You never know when an afternoon of class could be rescheduled to a spontaneous booze-fest. It can also be reused as a water bottle when empty—you’ll be sure to impress.

 

A keep-cup

Think about the environment. Instead of buying a new cardboard coffee cup every single day, why not bring your own keep-cup. It’s fun and cute, and mother earth will thank you.

 

Lunch container

It’s very tempting to make use of and rely on the food outlets on campus for lunch every single day. But you should bring your own food sometimes or your financial stability will quickly deteriorate.

 

Fruit & vegetables

Make use of the fruit and vegetable market at the Kelburn campus! Take them home to your hall or your flat, and bring them to snack on during the day.

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