I created a really cool interactive packing list using Flickr notes. Please check it out here (opens new window). Below is the photo without the cool mouse-over feature.
My itemized packing list below looks like a lot, however as you can see in the photo, it’s not much!
Packing List (all pictured unless otherwise noted, including the clothing I’ll wear)
** Items marked “new” were bought in 2007 for this RTW trip. Items from previous adventures are noted as such.
Clothes and Packs
- Gregory Chaos backpack (2,800 cubic inches, from Summer ’98 Europe)
- Patagonia daypack (new, not pictured, replaces green Jansport canvas bag)
- Merrell hiking boots (I might regret taking these, from Spring ’05 Costa Rica)
- Saucony running sneakers w/custom molded orthotics
- Brazilian flip flops (from Spring ’05 Costa Rica)
- North Face windbreaker (from Spring ’05 Costa Rica)
- North Face khaki cargo pants (from Summer ’98 Europe)
- North Face khaki cargo shorts (from Summer ’98 Europe)
- Bathing suit
- 2 T-shirts
- 3 pairs of socks (2 new crew Smart Wool, and 1 Ingenius liner hybrid)
- 3 boxers
- 2 bandannas (from Spring ’05 Costa Rica and ’06 Belize)
- Baseball cap – DC Nationals camo (new, not a fan of the team – just like the design)
- Eagle Creek money belt (from Summer ’98 Europe)
- Oakley sunglasses
- Prescription glasses w/case (new, though I have 20/20 vision)
Toiletries and First Aid
- Small paktowel (from Spring ’05 Costa Rica)
- First Aid Kit – homemade w/Tupperware. Includes assorted band aids, gauze, Q-tips, digital thermometer, Sudafed, Imodium, Gas-x, Benadryl, moleskin, healthy travel and first aid booklets.
- Toiletry bag – toothbrush, dental floss, nail clippers, Motrin, Aleve, Gold Bond powder, Centrum vitamins, 2 safety razors, 1 roll toilet paper.
- 1 quart Ziploc bag with <3oz/bottle – Campsuds, suntan lotion, Neosporin, Cortizone, shaving cream, toothpaste, eye drops, bug spray, skin lotion, Prep-H
Electronic Gear (I think I crossed into official flashpacker territory)
- Canon PowerShot Digital Elph SD700IS camera w/soft case (new)
- 2 camera batteries and 2 memory cards (new, 2gb each)
- Canon battery charger (new)
- Petzl Zipka LED headlamp w/2 AAA batteries (new)
- Casio Pathfinder digital watch (new, love it!)
- Creative Zen V Plus 8gb MP3 player w/headphones, cloth pouch (new)
- Universal Adapter/Power Converter (new)
- Universal Charger by Creative (new, specific to mp3 player)
- Card reader (new)
- E*Trade digital security token (new)
- SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1gb Flash Stick (new, loaded w/Skype and Firefox + my personal bookmarks)
- Cheap headset/mic for Skype (new)
Documents and Money (all items to be scanned and e-mailed to self, copies left at home too)
- Passport w/Chinese Visa
- Photocopy of passport info page
- Printout of Australian electronic Visa
- 9 extra photos (for Visas)
- Driver’s License
- Anthem health insurance card
- WHO Immunization card
- 4 flight e-ticket receipts, NYC bus reservation
- Lonely Planet Tahiti, Rough Guides New Zealand
- E*Trade Visa debit card
- Suntrust Visa debit card (back-up, expires 9/08)
- Capital One Visa credit card
- 3 paper E*Trade checks
- $150 in travelers checks
- $300 cash (USD)
- Notebook and pen
- Camera and watch manuals
- ~ 70 Moo/Flickr mini cards w/blog and e-mail address
- Sewing kit (from Summer ’98 Europe – yet to be used!)
Things I might have done differently:
- Picked 1 debit or credit card to be MasterCard instead of all Visa
- Bought Merrell crossover-type trail runners instead of full-fledged boots (thus not needing to bring a separate pair of sneakers)
Am I forgetting anything????
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