Full Up!

Full Up!

I’m practising “blogging” directly from my Flickr account. Unfortunately I have only two pictures on the account right now, but I plan on filling it up as the trip progresses.This picture is of my backpack! I’m really happy with it, and although I wanted to get a 55L pack, I would never have been able to fit a sleeping bag and all the sleeping accoutrements (like the therma-rest and liner) in a smaller pack. Perhaps if I travel in the future without sleeping stuff, I will be able to go with something smaller. But for now, this works for me! It is super comfortable with a unique hip belt that moves independently from the rest of the bag, to make walking much easier. Also, it’s a ND (narrow dimension) pack, which means that it is better suited for women. I tried on many different bags and this definitely worked the best.So what’s in there? My packing list looks long, but I’ve definitely tried to keep things as “light” as possible. 

Medical Kit: Sunscreen, insect repellent, afterbite, aloe vera, antiseptic ointment, antihistamine tablets, pain-killers, eye drops, immodium, sterile syringes and suture kit, band-aids, malaria pills, antibiotics, rehydration tablets, bc pills, cold medicine 


2 x T-shirts
1 x short sleeve shirt
2 x long-sleeve shirt
1 x sweater
1 x convertible pants
1 x shorts
1 x capri
1 x rain jacket
1 x tanktop
5 x underwear
3 x socks
2 x swimsuits
1 x flip flops
1 x tevas
1 x walking shoes

Toilteries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, Lush shampoo bar, concealer, mascara, razors, contact lenses, antibacterial handwash, diva cup, small scissors

Other stuff: Camera, binoculars, photocopies of important documents, the important documents themselves, Ipod, chargers for electrical stuff, alternate plugs, travel journal/pen, travel towel, sleeping bag, silk sleeping bag liner, therma-a-rest, repair kit for therm-a-rest, hat, sunglasses, money belt, really small daypack, torch (flashlight), emergency cellphone

Can’t think of anything else at the moment… I’m sure there’s more stuff in my bag that I can’t remember! The scariest part is thinking about carrying my life for 10 months on my back. But luckily I’ll be able to share clothing with my travel partner Sarah and I’m sure anything I’ve forgotten will be remembered by them.


1 Comment

  1. Maria Felix September 17, 2007 / 12:50 am

    go Diva cup~!

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