Sunday, September 27, 2009

Packing list

At some point in the last couple days as I've been packing up my apartment, it occurred to me that I should just go ahead and pack my backpack. This way, I won't accidentally box up something I need and I can at least be sure that my pack is good to go.

Here's what I'm taking with me:

Documents

Passport
Certificate of vaccinations
Credit cards
Driver's license
Photocopies of all of the above

Extra visa photos
Reading material
Photo album
Travel journal

Clothing
Three pairs of underwear

Bathing suit
Pair of pants
Skirt
Pair of shorts
T-shirt and sleep pants

Hiking sandals
Flip flops
Scarf
Two bras
Three short sleeve shirts
Two long sleeve shirts
Fleece jacket

Technical Stuff
Cell phone and charger
Digital camera and charger
iPod and charger

Plug adapter
Flash drive
Headset for Skype
SPOT
Spare batteries

Personal Items
Nail clippers and nail file

Moisturizer
Comb
Travel towel
Lip balm
Barrettes

Shampoo and conditioner
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Razor
Antibacterial liquid
Hand wipes
Toothpaste/toothbrush/floss
Deodorant
Talcum powder
Tampons
Eyeglasses

2 kinds of contact lens
Contact lens solution
Q-tips

Earplugs

First Aid Kit
Antihistamines
Immodium
Traveler's diarrhea medicine

Anti-malarial pills
Tylenol

Bandaids
Tweezers
Insect repellant
Copy of eyeglass/contact prescription

Everything Else

Ziplock bags
Garbage bags
Deck of cards

Frisbee
Fork
Universal sink plug
Powdered detergent
Day bag

SteriPEN
Silk sleeping sheet
Flashlight
Toilet paper

Pen and Sharpie
Two combination locks

And now for some pictures. When you look at my clothing alone, it makes a pretty short stack. So short, in fact, that you might just ask yourself, "That's what she's gonna wear for the next year?! That's it?!" When you add all the rest of the stuff, though, and lay it out on the bed, it starts to look like a lot more.

All laid out, it looks like this:

And then, to give you more close up shots of the details:


Finally, when everything was packed up and in the backpack, it looked like this. I have no idea how much it weighs because I don't own a scale, but it actually doesn't feel all that heavy on my back.

So what do you think of my list and packing job?

p.s. sorry about the crazy jumble of pictures - blogger tries to simplify things, but apparently i'm just not good at some aspects of blogging. i'll try to get better, i promise!

3 comments:

  1. How about rain gear of any kind?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Seriously, you've done an amazing pack job. You couldn't squeeze more than three pairs of underwear in there?!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cyndy - I decided to opt for the super cheap rain gear option - garbage bags! :-)

    V - Lol. Sure, I could squeeze more than three pairs of underwear, but regardless, whether I have 3 or 5 or 7 pairs, I'm still gonna be washing them in the sink regularly anyway.

    ReplyDelete