Pre-trip: Packing list

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I made it! All in one carry-on backpack! ...with a smaller waist pouch for some extras (:

With a combination of tightly rolling fabric (towel, clothing) and buying small things to start with ("travel-sized" stuff, roll-less duct tape), I made a TON of stuff fit into a very manageable bag. I'm going to wear the big stuff (sneakers, jeans, jacket) on the plane. I hope they aren't too strict with the knives and extra liquids at the airport (they never seem to notice)!


-(1) jeans
-(1) "khakis"
-(1) black stretchy pants
-(3) black REI performance shirts
-(1) white REI performance shirt
-(1) maroon tank top
-(1) teal t-shirt
-(2) button-down shirts
-blue rain jacket
-little black dress
-blazer from moab
-bathing suit
-(10) wonderful, non-quick-dry cotton underwear
-(1) bra
-(1) faux sports bra
-(4) pairs of socks
-(3) sleeping tshirts
-hiking sneakers
-green/brown/black tevas

-roll-less duct tape (200 ft)
-led headlamp w/ 2 AAA batteries
-heavy string
-needle + thread
-safety pins
-rubber bands
-flat sink plug
-bamboo spork
-compressed sponge
-ziplock bags
-4 gal. plastic bags
-(2) swiss army knives (corkscrew, scissors, knife, file...)
-door stop
-collapsible water cantene (48 oz)

Health + Hygiene + Beauty:
-bug repellent
-hand sanitizer
-plexion liquid cleanser
-plexion cloths
-deodorant (+ rock thing!)
-wet naps
-shiny steel (mirror)
-pads / tampons
-diva cup
-band aids
-nail clipper
-hair brush
-eye shadow
-eye liner
-oil absorbing sheets
-canker sore killer
-excedrin (2)
-anti-diarrhea: azithromycin (3), cipro (6)
-anti-malaria: doxycycline (156)
-anti-reflux: pepcid, tums
-anti-bad stomach: pepto
-anti-UTI: azo standard
-water purification tabs (30)
-peroxide pads

-shout! wipes
-liquid for "2" loads

Creative Juice enablers:
-camera + accessories
-mini tripod
-moleskine sketchbook
-big journal
-(2) sharpies
-ball point pen

-passport + visa
-photocopies of everything
-insurance information
-flight info
-info about transport to first host

-jewelry: (3) pendants, (2) pair earrings, leather cord
-Dark Tower VII
-Shadows in the Sun
-Darshan DVD

-hard leather case (jewelry 'box')
-sleep sack
-security waist pouch
-wrist pouch
-shell christiania pouch
-brewhouse cards
-my business cards
-cell phone, charger
-NZ + US money, cards
kb1008 says:
How did your list work out for you?

Trying to make one of my own right now. Would love to get any advice.
Posted on: Jun 09, 2010
pyrrho says:
Most hostels and even some hotels don't provide a plug. So if you want to wash, or do some quick laundry - it's easier with a plug.

Hmm, not sure about the Swiss-army knives in your carry-on - I've seen these taken away at customs many times, despite the owners protesting.
Posted on: Nov 29, 2008
rrrenata says:
Got the sink plug, thanks for the idea! Other people have suggested this too... Why? Laundry?
Posted on: Nov 28, 2008
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