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Gear prep

What to bring, and what to leave?

We've been building our list of must-take stuff for the trip. This does NOT currently include the "basics" - lightweight and quick-dry clothes and socks, good shoes, layers, underwear, etc. This is the "weird" stuff - the stuff that I might never have thought of packing.

We have found most of this during research on other peoples travel blogs, etc. (Wandermom has had some good insights, and we've found some excellent info from the case studies that Vagablogging does).

  1. Sewing Kit (fix stuff, plus needle for splinters, etc.)
  2. Dental Floss (impromptu clothesline, etc.)
  3. Compression Sacks (for packing, recommended "heavy duty")
  4. First Aid / Medicine Kit (bandaids, neosporin, tylenol, etc.)
  5. Sleep sacks (recommended silk)
  6. Silicone ear plugs
  7. Eye mask for sleeping
  8. Small waterproof backpack
  9. Universal drain plug

I just got the sleep sacks on clearance from REI Outlet (they have a great coupon right now - although I had to use the coupon 4 individual times to get the discount on each item :)

I'm sure we'll continue to add to the list - any suggestions? We're also looking forward to the Seattle Meet, Plan, Go! meetup next week, where we'll get a chance to talk with folks who have already done trips like this (I have another full list of questions to ask those guys...)

Posted by noahv 16:06 Archived in USA Tagged gear

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Bacitracin antibiotic ointment!

by Nikola Harnisch

Be sure to pack (or purchase early on) a sarong. Super useful to sit on in dirty train stations, sit on at the beach, use as an impromptu blanket/scarf when its cold, cover head and/or shoulders in temples and so on.....a must have! :) Getting so excited for you guys!!!!

by Helen Houseman

Nice list there :) We have a really comprehensive packing list on Travellerspoint here -- http://www.travellerspoint.com/packing-list.cfm

You've got a couple of suggestions here that we don't have. Mind if we add them ? ;)

by Peter

Great list Peter - thanks! Yes, please add anything that you think will help!

by noahv

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