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Packing List

With the help of onebag.com, and people who have done this kind of thing before, we’ve come up with a packing list for our three month trek. This is my list; Rachel’s obviously varies slightly, though not as much as you might think (she’s taking only three pairs of underwear, minimal makeup and no hairdryer!)

Are we missing anything?


  • 3 white short-sleeve t-shirts (undershirts)
  • 2 long-sleeve base layer (synthetic, wicking)
  • 1 long-sleeve white thermal shirt (cotton)
  • 1 button-down semi-formal dress shirt
  • 1 sweater
  • 1 pair jeans (We’ve been advised numerous times not to do this. Jeans are heavy, take forever to dry, and don’t compress well. But I wear my jeans every day… they’re just kind of a part of me.)
  • 1 pair Prana Zion yoga / climbing pants (light weight, water resistant, quick dry, but don’t scream “Workout Pants!!”)
  • 1 pair sweat pants (Mostly for sleeping)
  • 1 pair running shorts (doubles for swim suit)
  • 1 pair long thermal underwear (synthetic, quick dry)
  • Hiking boots
  • Lightweight, thin sole, slip on shoes (doubles for running shoes)
  • Patagonia Nano Puff and Torrent Shell (Best purchase of the trip. Perfect travel winter coat solution)
  • Gloves
  • Beanie
  • 3 pairs socks (wicking)

Misc Gear


  • 13” MacBook Air + charger (I’ll be doing contract web work, so this is not optional)
  • Cannon S95 Powershot (Thanks for the reco, Smith and Erik! And thank you Emilia, for dropping photographic knowledge on us.)
  • 2 SDHD memory cards
  • 2 Camera batteries + charger
  • Gorillapod flexible tripod
  • Iphone + charger (using as an iPod touch - we won’t be getting international mobile plans, but will instead purchase inexpensive prepaid phones when we get there.)
  • Kindle + charger
  • Headphones
  • Compact Portable Speaker
  • WD Passport 500 GB external drive ($47 on cyber monday - thanks Jon!)

Toiletries (stored in those mesh bags)

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Body Wash (Acquire On Site)
  • Shampoo (A.O.S.)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Razor + extra blades
  • Shaving cream
  • Toilet paper (just in case)
  • Medications
  • Bandaids
  • Neosporin
  • Ibuprofen