PACKED AND READY TO GO

I travel “light”.  Lots of people have asked what I take with me for a trip for 4 – 5 months. I am all packed for my next trip, so here is a list of everything I am taking.

 

PACKING                                                                                         img_2030

BACKPACK
weight – 15 lbs.

OUTSIDE COMPARTMENT
* small atlas
* map
* small notebook
* hotel reservations (printed in local language)
* tour information

MEDICAL BAG
hydration pills
immodium for diarrhea (use only in emerg) otherwise just drink lots of water and get the bug through your system
advil
gravol

Medications
Medications

bandaids
polysporin
neocitrin hot lemon drink
eye drops
tiger balm (best insect repellent)

I take things our of their containers and use small zip plastic bags instead.

SHOWER BAG
plastic soap dish (holds soap and one debit card underneath)
plastic toothbrush case (holds unused toothbrush and $200 U.S.D)
toothbrush and small toothpaste
deodorant
shower scrub mitt

shower bag
shower bag

flat drain plug
comb
razor
small sunscreen
small baby shampoo (washes me, my hair and my clothes)

ODDS & SODS BAG
paring knife
zap straps
batteries
carabiner
space blanket

Odds and Soda
Odds and Sods

spare luggage lock
spare headphones
headlamp flashlight

PACKING CUBE # 1
1 sport bra
2 underwear
swimsuit
nightshirt
sarong
1 pair of socks

PACKING CUBE # 2
3 short sleeved merino wool tshirts
1 tshirt short dress
1 short sun dress

PACKING CUBE # 3
1 long athletic shorts
1 short skirt with attached shorts
2 pair light cotton drawstring waist capri pants
1 pair leggings

a fold up tote bag – for one or two night  trips

folding bag opened up
folding bag opened up
folding bag folded up
folding bag folded up

flip flops
sketcher shoes

DAY PURSE for every day use (packed when I travel)
wallet (holds enough $$ for only ONE day)
copy of passport with emergency contact info
business cards

Purse for daily use
Purse for daily use

small camera
digital voice recorder
personal alarm
small pkg kleenex
small pkg hand sanitzer towels
toilet paper for 2 times

SLING BAG – expandable with zipper
* prescription meds
* big camera

Passport, Airline Ticket, Hotel Reservation
Passport, Airline Ticket, Hotel Reservation

computer
reading glasses
* zippered bag with chargers, batteries, adaptors, cords, spare hard drives.
* plastic case with passport and tickets/reservations (printed in local language) needed for today
* plastic case with health cards, medical card, Dive card, passport photos, currency cards, press pass pens, calculator, markers, earphones
* wallet with $$ for the day
copy of passport and emergency contact information   img_2026
plastic silverware
protein bars & coffee tubes
Steripen
Water heater
small flashlight
Plastic cup
* lip balm
* cough candy                img_2027
* kleenex
* sanitary hand wipes

*waterbottle
one set underwear
on travel days it also holds my small camera, and voice recorder

 

MONEYBELT
cash – I have U.S. and Chinese yuan
visa card
debit card
passport on days I do not need it

Sling bag
Sling bag

10 day supply of prescription meds

BECAUSE THIS TRIP STARTS IN COLD PLACES

I am taking a small roller carry on that holds my cold weather clothes. Once I reach Kathmandu I will give everything to staff at the hostel. It holds:

2 pair lined wind proof pants
2 pair heavier leggings
2 long sleeve tshirts
1 thermal vest
5 pair warm socks
3 pair light socks
hat, mitts (Red Canadian Olympic) for a photo at Everest, and a scarf

I always wear my warmest things on the plane as I am usually cold, and its easier to wear them. I will wear, short sleeve tshirt, long sleeve tshirt, leggings under warm pants, hoodie, boots and jacket. (oh yes, and socks and underwear!). I will keep my hoodie as I often need it on A/C busses etc. but everything else, including the suitcase, will have a new home when I leave Kathmandu.

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