Packing List

Per Charlie’s request, here is my finalized packing list, an update of this list:

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  • Three cotton t-shirts
  • Three synthetic fiber t-shirts
  • One “nice” shirt, a polo
  • Two pairs of cotton shorts
  • Three pairs of synthetic underwear
  • Four pair of sythetic socks
  • One lightweight jacket, rainproof
  • One fleece pull-over
  • One longsleeve thermal top
  • One pair of synthetic khaki pants with zippoff legs
  • Swim trunks
  • One baseball cap
  • One hat
  • One pair of walking shoes
  • One pair of sandals
  • One eqyptian cotton sleeping sack (not bag)
  • One memory foam pillow (cut in half from normal size)
  • One set of PJ’s: White cotton undershirt and plad cotton bottoms
  • Nikon D70 with one battery
  • Battery charging station
  • Cleaing cloth/grey card
  • Cleaning stick
  • Three memory cards: 2x 4GB and 1x 1GB
  • 18-70mm
  • 70-300mm
  • 50mm
  • Gorillapod Tripod
  • GPS Unit
  • One USB cable to connect camera/GPS to computer
  • Moleskine notebook
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Lowepro Camera Bag
  • Netbook computer
  • Two North American to European unearthed prong adapters. Note: These just change the physical pin connections and does not convert the electricity in any manner. Almost all electronic devices now accept 100v-250v 50-60Hz, which covers the entire world-wide range of electrical power.
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Pocket translator
  • Headlamp1
  • iPod Nano, 8GB with USB connector cord
  • Earbuds
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Night mouth guard
  • Melatonin tablets
  • Travel soap bar
  • Travel shampoo
  • Aleve
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Anti-fungal
  • Razor, with four blades
  • Shaving cream
  • Super absorbant small towel
  • Super absorbant face cloth
  • Deoderant
  • First Aid Kit
  • Contacts, solution, case
  • Glasses with case
  • Sun glasses
  • Two lip balms
  • Ear plugs
  • Nail clippers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Immune boosters
  • Nalgene
  • Backpack, Osprey Waypoint 80
  • Daypack backpack
  • Moneybelt
  • A couple of combination locks
  • One bag lock (to lock bags to something immovable)
  • Swiss army knife
  • Wrist watch
  • Laundary soap
  • Laundary line
  • Bible
  • Moose

I packed everything into sets of mesh bags, roughly organized by like items. The mesh bags then pack nicely into my backpack. The Osprey backpack does have it’s own built-in day pack, however I made a last minutes change (literally on the way to the airport) to also bring a The North Face day pack and I’m very happy I did. I’m also happy I brought my iPod, as I use that almost every day when I fall asleep at night and on train and bus rides.

Things acquired after leaving home:

  • Eyemask for sleeping

I’m also having sent over with Charlie some addition supplies including a tube for putting poster I buy in, a couple of flat piece of cardboard to pack a matted picture, maybe a heavier duty rain jacket, and maybe a small set of camping dinner ware.


  1. I bought an Energizer 3 LED with red night-time light for less than $15 at Target 

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