Thanks to you all! You are very much wise and right.
I won't be doing hostel to hostel, as I'll be mostly camping. And I have already read extensively this website: www.travelindependent.info and the Rough Guide to first time Latin America. file:///C:/Users/admin/Downloads/Guide_First-Time_Latin_America.pdf
I'll also probably be hiking, just nothing too planned (or too serious I think, but you never know, I'm opened to anything and to all sorts of life changing experiences!)
I feel I have done tonnes of researches already (at least a few months), but there are so many products and options, that it has become more of a stressfull and confusing process, rather than an enjoyable and nurishing one (reason why I asked you guys; also cause I'm a bit too anal about things I guess). I just have no idea anymore...
Latin America is famous for its extremes of temperatures, from the high Andes to sizzling Carribean beaches. In the Andean highlands or Patagonia in winter, for example, I'll be facing temperatures that can fall well below freezing, without indoor heating systems, but, conversely, in a city like Manaus, in Amazonian Brasil, it'll be too hot to move by 10.30 in the morning...
The things I'm concerned the most on that list are:
-The tent: (I want to be able to sit in it, not to stand!); may be I'll spend 150$ on it. There are soo many options, that it's giving me a headache.
-The Sleeping Bag: (for 4 season, I meant good for winter, summer, autumn and spring! :) ) Here again, too many options. I can spend the 150$ on this one too, just not more.
-Heating element: (cause I just don't have a clue!)
•External Hard Drive (cause I don't know which one is the smallest-most compact on the market and what memeory size I'll need for a year and a half of travelling!)
•Iodine tablets (cause I can't find any with taste remover incorporated). I already own a Vapur Microfilter water bottle (which has a built-in filter, who filters and sterilize water), which goes flat when not in use, but these are just in case!
-Cable lock (cause I can't find any, which is retractile, but also long and has got an alarm and a combination lock!)
-Socks (cause I can't find any silver fibre socks, which are thin and short!) or I don't know which Coolmax Brands to trust also.
-Down jacket (cause I have no idea which one would be a decent, warm down jacket, which is also somewhat packable, but may be I should purchase this only once I hit the Andes...?)
P.S. I'll be probably more living out of my pack, although I'll have to carry it.
I do have a sleeping mat (Klymit Inertia X-Light)