What’s In The Bag?

So the two questions people always ask me when they find out about my trip… 1) what is your itinerary? 2) what are you bringing? (how do you pack for 2 years?!)   Well because I am constantly editing what has been crammed into my backpack, even now weeks into my journey, I wanted to make sure the list was final before I posted it – and now have decided it will never be final. So without further ado… here’s what’s inside my backpack, daypack, and Scott-E-Vest jacket -

Medical Kit:
Wound Care/Burn/Blister
Bandaids
Dressings
Syringe – 25 cc
Polysporin
Benadryl (liquid)
After Bite
Safety pins
Duct tape
First Aid/Manual/Medication/Instruments
Traumeel (antiflamatory)
Benadryl caplets
Forceps (mini)
Autoclave scissors
Bleeding/CPR
Triangle bandage
Face Shields (for CPR)
Sterile Combine Pad
Fracture/Sprain
Tensor bandage
First aid tape (waterproof)
Rx Meds, plus:
Anti-malaria medication
Cipro (anti-diarrhea medication)
Vitamin D, Omega 3
Probiotic sticks
Electrolite tablets
Dental:
Toothbrush (travel size)
Toothpaste (sample size)
Lip conditioner
Dental floss (2)
Gum stimulator & refill
Shaving:
Moisturizer
Deodorant
Hair products
Shaving cream (tube)
Nailclippers
Tweezers
Manicure scissors
Personal Care:
Travel toilet tissue (4)
Water purification drops
Insect repellent with DEET
Cleaning:
Wrinkle Free fabric relaxer
Hand sanitizer (2)
Laundry soap packets (6)
Tide Handwash sink packets (6)
Drain stopper
Shampoo & conditioner (2 trial size)
Campsuds & Packsoap (multipurpose liquid soap)
Pocket soap leaves (hands, laundry, shaving, shampoo, conditioner, body wash)
Miscellaneous Items:
Business cards (150)
Exercise rubber band
Swiss Army knife
Mosquito net (treated)
Travel alarm clock
TSA Lock & keys (2)
Sewing kit (mini)
Carabineers  (various sizes)
Fold up extra bag
Travel power adapters (world)
Travel power converter
Camera chargers
Harddrive backup (250 GB)
Laptop lock
Notebooks (5)
Headlamp
Batteries AA (6)
Camera tripod (mini)
XShot Camera extender
Multi-tool (screwdriver, etc)
Travel Power bar
LAN network cables (important!)
iPod chargers (wall & USB) 2
Camera cable
USB to mini-USB cable
Mobile phone charger
Power cables for laptop
Day Pack:
Laptop computer (15”)
USB Memory stick
Travel books & guides
Water bottle
Umbrella (mini)
Compass
Packsafe lock
Flip camcorder
Mini Flashlight
Pens (5)
Whistle
Wireless mouse
Antibacterial hand sanitizer pens (2)
Antibacterial hand wipes (6)
Toweltabs
Ear plugs
Ear buds (spare)
Business cards
Toothbrush / paste
Tide stick
Toilet paper
Ziplock bags (various sizes)
Documents folder:
Itineraries
e-tickets
medical insurance docs
comprehensive insurance docs
foreign VISA applications
passport photos (15 extra)
Jacket pockets:
Wallet
Digital Camera (spare)
iPod Touch
iPod Nano & armband
Digital camera
Earphones/microphone
Sunglasses
Cycling glasses
Reading glasses (2)
World phone
Passport
Cheque book
Money belt
Foreign currencies
Clothing:
Swim shorts
Zip-off pants
Cargo pants
Belt
Exercise shorts
Cycling shorts
Underwear (4)
Sneakers
Moisture-wicking cycling shirt, long-sleeved
Moisture-wicking cycling shirt, short sleeved
Cotton T-shirts (3)
Cotton Socks (3)
Sport Socks (2)
Silk sleep sheet
Quick dry towel
Cooling towel

I may do my last post on what is in my backpack after 2 years… I’ll bet it will be even lighter.

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6 Responses to “What’s In The Bag?”

  1. Amanda
    December 28, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Wow, that’s a whole lot packed in there!!!!

  2. Brad
    December 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    What, they don’t have folding kitchen sinks?!

    • Darren
      December 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

      Actually… they do Brad. I just refuse to do dishes ;)

  3. Sue
    May 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Just got link to your blog via Johnny Jets. Interesting items. What do you do with things you may purchase along the way? Send them home?

    • Darren
      May 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

      thanks Sue. Johnny is the BEST! I started out not buying anything but then decided I wanted to get souvenirs, things that will remind me of my travels. I started buying some artwork etc and I’m lucky I can ship it all home to my sister in Canada. I’ll pick it all up when I’m done travelling.

      • Sue
        May 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

        Yes it is difficult not to buy any souvenirs. I started to buy Lapel Pins from all the places I visit. They are small, cheap, easy to carry yet represents the places I have been. I mount them onto a Styrofoam board and frame it. I have over 400 pins.
        Enjoy your trip. Looking forward to reading your blog…

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