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Packing for Long Term World Travel

Packing for Long Term World Travel

This is what I packed for my five month trip around the Indian Ocean during the summer/fall of 2015. Everything weighed about 30lbs.

Packing List:

-Tortuga V2 backpack (44 liters)
-Sunglasses (Native Eyewear, Spring Polarized C, Asphalt, Brown, Unisex
-Two sunglasses bags, for charging cords and other small items
-Arc’teryx lightweight travel pants
-Oboz Men’s Firebrand II BDRY Multisport Shoe and extra laces
-Sandles (Chacos)
-Bathing suit
-Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen, SPF 30 Protection lotion, travel packets
-Malaria prophylaxis (105 tablets of Malarone/Atovaquone-Proguanil)
-Azithromycin (6 tablets of antibiotics)
-Sleeping sack (lightweight)
-Lightweight metal travel mug
-Three Ziploc sandwich bags (generally useful)
-Headlamp (Princeton Tec Fred Headlmap, Black) plus three spare AAA batteries
-Travel towel (Microfiber sold by Shandali)
-PADI certification card
-Camera and accessories (COOLPIX AW 120) and extra battery
-160GB Ipod and accessories
-Ipad Air 2 and accessories (including power block and StarTech 10ft cord for proper charging and an extra charger cord)
-Bose sound-cancelling earbuds
-Kindle Voyage and accessories
-Writing journal (Flanders Black Leather Journal)
-Two pens
-Universal Adapter (Skross Pro Plus USB World Adapter Duel USB White)
-Waterproof bag (The Friendly Sweded 500D PVC Tarp Dry Bag)
-Backpack rain cover (High Quality Black Nylon Camping Hiking Rucksack Bag Rainproof Cover)
-Repel Sportsman Insect Repellent Stick, 1-Ounce (2Pack)
-Lewis N. Clark Luggage TSA Quart-Size Carry-On Toiletry Pouch, Clear, One Size (for liquids)
-Rubber twist ties (for keeping charging cords organized)
-Kelty Cache Box, Grey, Medium (for smaller items)
-Camping hammock, Eno straps, carabiners, stakes, rainfly, and –Hennessy Hammock SnakeSkins XL
-Kryptonite combo bike lock
-Two combination zipper-locks
-Casio F91W-1 Casual Sport Watch
-Back up USD (0 in crisp bills)
-Valid passport with valid Madagascar visa
-Back up passport photos
-Passport, visas, passport copy (notarized and laminated)
-USB with copies of passport and visas
-prAna Stretch Zion Shorts Men’s Medium (Brick color)
-Empty out wallet except for necessities: debit card, ID, etc. (use Sapphire whenever possible)
-Travel speaker (JBL Flip) and accessories
-Steripen and accessories (charge only with solar panel)
-Bugs Away Exofficio Men’s Ba Baja Sur Long Sleeve, Canyon, Medium
-Three additional shirts (nice, light travel shirts)
-Three pair of Smartwool socks
-One pair of Darn Tough Endurance socks
-Laminated map of itinerary (to show those who ask about the route)
-Thin, sturdy binder with transparent, hole-punched plastic sheets to hold documents
-Four pair of boxers (Uniqlo Airism & Exofficio)
-Resolve Laundry Stain Remover Pre Treat, Stain Stick 3oz
-Sub Sports COLD Men’s Thermal Compression Base Layer Long Sleeve Top – Black – L
-Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Sac Medium (for compressing clothes)
-Small role of gorilla tape for repairs of rips and tears
-Small daypack (Victorinox Tear Drop Monosling)
-Aloksak Bags MD Multi Pak (4PK) (rainproof bags for electronics)
-First Aid kit (Medique 40038 Pocket First Aid Kit)
-Seki Edge Stainless Steel small nailclipper
-Solar Panel/batter and charging cords (Creative Edge ™ Solar-5 Solar Panel 5000mAh Portable Backup Power Bank Pack Water/Shock/Dust Restistant Dual USB Charger for iPhone)

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  1. SoloTravelBlog

    Awesome video man, thanks so much for making it

  2. SJ B

    i have a very light weight day bag from sea to summit. first i didnt think it would be so comfortable and useful…but it really is and has a lot of space.

  3. georgecarra

    From my inner most spirit
    THANK YOU !!

  4. spicecrop

    Pretty cool stuff but one pair of pants is on the homeless bum side of things in my opinion. there are a lot of light pants out there where you can carry more than just one pair. But a lot of good stuff and ideas besides that. I would shoot for a better way of packing the clothes. Wrinkly clothes put of a bad impression to people.

  5. Artie VanDelayo

    Best backpack packing video I've seen! Nice detailed notes too, thanks 😉 Good ideas that I haven't seen anyone cover.