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Our Long Term Travel Packing List

Well after packing and unpacking, and packing and unpacking, and packing and unpacking, Cody and I have finalized our packing list!

We are travelling and living out of our backpacks for at least 16 months, so it was a little bit of a daunting task to figure out what we really needed to pack.
We’re sure there will be a few items that we will discover we don’t need, so luckily we have family and friends meeting us in certain destinations that will happily lighten our load by taking our items back home with them.

 

So here is our list of what we’ll be carrying………..

 

 

GISELLE’S CHECK IN BACK PACK, CARRY ON AND SHOES
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 -MEC 70 litre backpack
 -Camo backpack I got creative with (Thanks Mish!)
 -Merrell barefoots (Thanks Chris!)
 -Toms
 -Flip flops

 

GISELLE’S CLOTHING
Giselle's clothing
-3 pairs of socks
– 2 sports bras
– 1 regular bra (on it’s last legs)
– 1 raincoat
– 1 sweater for evening wear
– 1 hoodie
– 6 pairs of light weight pants
– 7 long sleeve shirts
– 1 pair of tights
– 11 short sleeve/tank tops
– 3 head scarves/hankerchiefs
– 1 sarong/beach towel
– 4 bikini tops
– 2 bikini bottoms
– 5 pairs of underwear
– 3 dresses
– 1 skirt
– 1 belt
– 2 hats

 

GISELLE’S TOILETRIES
Giselle's Toiletries
-Coconut oil
-Oregano oil (anti fungal/anti bacterial)
– Lemon eucalyptus oil (as effective at deet to keep the squito’s away)
– Citronella oil (also very good as a bug repellent)
– Skin salve (Thanks Elena!)
– Sunscreen
– Sun tan lotion
– Tissue/toilet paper
– Cleanser
– Face cream
– Exfoliator
– Bio oil
-Shampoo
– Conditioner
– Peppermint cooling leg gel (Thanks Sarah and Mike!)
– Shaving razors

 

GISELLE’S MISCELLANEOUS
Giselle Miscellaneous
– Money belt
– Back pack rain cover
– Folder with travel documents
– Travel notebook
– Sunglasses
– First aid kit
– Sewing kit
– Head lamp
– Water goggles
– Passport wallet/passport
– Duct tape
– Nausea pills!
– Eye shades (Thanks Cindy!)
– Locks
– Clothes line
– Triple a batteries
– Ear plugs
– Calculator

 

CODY’S CHECK IN BACKPACK, CARRY ON, AND SHOES
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 -High peak 70 litre backpack
 -Lowepro fastpack 250 camera bag
 -Merrell  barefoots (Thanks Chris!)
 -Toms shoes
 -Flip flops

 

CODY’S CLOTHING

Cody's Clothing

-2 tank tops
-1 short sleeve button up shirt
-1 pair board shorts
-2 pairs of linen pants
-4 t-shirts
-4 pairs of shorts
-5 long sleeve shirts
-1 hoodie
-1 sarong/beachtowel
-1 baseball cap
-5 pairs of underwear
-3 pairs of socks

 

CODY’S TOILETRIES
Cody's Toiletries
-Chapstick
 -Toothpaste
 -Deodorant
 -Hand sanitizer
 -Shampoo
 -Conditioner
 -Contact solution
 -Lense cleaner
 -Toothbrush
 -Exfoliator
 -Soap
 -Tissue/toilet paper
 -Sunscreen

 

CODY’S MISCELLANEOUS
Cody's Miscellaneous
-Water goggles
 -Sunglassees
 -Extra pair of glasses
 -Plastic zip ties (great to lock up your bag)
 -Water bottle
 -Passport wallet/passport
 -Eye shades
 -Power converter
 -Rechargeable batteries
 -Multi purpose tool
 -Money belt
 -Head lamp
 -Flash light
 -Duct tape
 -Alarm clock
 -Watch

 

ELECTRONICS AND CAMERA GEAR
Electronics
-GoPro chest harness
 -Joby gorilla tripod
 -Nikon SB900 flash
 -GoPro LCD screen
 -GoPro floaty device
 -GoPro Hero camera
 -Rode videomic
 -Computer speakers
 -Nikon 18-105mm lens
 -Nikon 70-300mm lens
 -Nikon 35mm prime lens
 -Sigma 10-20mm lens
 -Macbook Pro
 -2 external hard drives
-Nikon cool pix point and click
-Nikon D7000
-Wire shutter release
-Extra Nikon battery
-Camera rain cover

 

ITEMS NOT SHOWN

– Contraceptive
– Diva cup
– Large ziplock bags (great for chords and dirty laundry)
– Dryer sheets in small ziplock bag (great for keeping clothing smelling fresh)
– Giselle’s board shorts (in the mail)
– Baseball cap (Giselle decided she was going to take it after the photos were taken)
– Door stop (great to place underneath inside of door in your hostel/hotel room)
– 2 pairs of earings
– 2 necklaces
– 1 credit/debit cards




Comments To This Entry.
  1. Christy January 27, 2012 Reply

    Fascinating. 🙂 One thing I would suggest is taking everything you can out of packaging – I see the clothesline, batteries etc and it would make a little more space when it’s at a premium. Happy Travels!

  2. Lucia Pereira January 30, 2012 Reply

    Hey Guys,

    WOW!!! it’s almost here and you are both on that plane across the universe
    well, not quite the universe….the world!!

    I think once your guys are on your way for awhile, you will decide what else you can do without. As you say, you can give some items to friends, family members who will meet up with you along the way.

    Love you guys and have a most incredible, memorable, extraordinary experience.!!!! AND MAY YOUR WEBSITE TAKE-OFF AND REACH ALL PARTS
    OF THE WORLD!!!

    Mom/Lucia …OXOX

  3. Sarah July 1, 2012 Reply

    Can’t leave that Blue Jay cap behind. 🙂

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