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What to Bring for a Backpacking Trip to Asia: Budget Travel Tips

I’m flying to Thailand! This is everything I’m bringing with me in my backpack. And see below for a full list of all the items:

-large backpack
-small daypack
-laptop computer, case, cord, computer mouse, earphones
-camera, tripod, camera case, extra battery, memory cards, charger
-moneybelt (optional, I no longer bring one. I always put my essential items in my daypack and keep it with me when traveling between destinations)
-books (including a guidebook for your destination, such as Lonely Planet or Rough Guide)
-travel chess set
-passport and necessary visas
-baseball cap, other hats
-handkerchief
-socket adapter, voltage converter
-bike lock (cable lock)
-warm fleece jacket
-2 blankets (or a sleeping bag)
-toiletry bag
-toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
-shampoo, bar soap
-razors, small unbreakable mirror, shaving gel
-mosquito repellent
-band-aids
-metal cup
-socks and underwear
-sandals
-shoes
-rain jacket
-hiking shorts
-2 pairs swimming trunks
-6 t-shirts
-3 tank tops
-1 pair pants, belt
-swim goggles
-chopsticks
-dirty laundry bag
-wallet, checkbook
-copies of passport and credit cards
-water purification tablets
-cell phone and charger
-extra batteries
-super glue, pens
-padlocks
-small handy bags
-metal water bottle
-beard trimmer
-towel
-sarong
-toilet paper
-sunglasses
-photocopies of passport, I.D., credit cards
-warm hat, gloves, neck warmer
-rain jacket
-journal
-chapstick
-watch
-needles, thread, collapsible scissors
-headlamp/flashlight
-lighters
-Leatherman tool (pocketknife)
-small spoon
-fingernail clippers
-ear plugs
-eyeshade (sleeping mask)
-aloe vera gel

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What to Bring for a Backpacking Trip to Asia: Budget Travel Tips
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  1. Pentru Barbati Reply

    How about having just a carry on backpack ?

  2. Lucas Reply

    should I bring a mosquito net to India?

  3. Henderson Kirton Reply

    The information you give was great but can you tell me if the airport security will allow a swiss knife on your carry on

  4. Adam Cornejo Reply

    i have a question I'll be going to manila march 8.. flying out of manila to hanoi march 12 and backpacking down to Laos Cambodia Thailand Malaysia Singapore and bali I'm taking about $5 thousand dollars for 3 months will that be enough if i stay in a budget? and how could i protect my money and passport while traveling?

  5. W Li Reply

    Great tips. How heavy is the things put together?

  6. OnePercentBetter Reply

    The breakfast water is Genius

  7. Antonio Nathan Pargas Reply

    do you check your leatherman or can you carry a small enough blade on the plane?

  8. RadioMilo Reply

    what size your backpack?

  9. AHMED HELWA Reply

    I Wish I meet you when you in egypt Bro, keep move in this Crazy life , & Keep Save

  10. sean riordan Reply

    I like your breakfast tip. Thanks.

  11. Evan Kew Reply

    I usually go to Thailand with almost empty check in beg besides a few clothes and toiletries so that I can shop more for local things and sales products! I think it is no need to bring a blanket to tropical countries.Sarong or scarf is good enough. It is good to have insect repellent spay or electronic one if staying with fan only room. Also get a pair of shorts with 3/4 length or at least covered your elbows and a t-shirt whenever visit Thailand. That's the requirements for a proper dressing code when visiting temples as you have encountered in your clips. Thanks for sharing your vlogs.

  12. SorianoOntheGo Reply

    Check my channel out! Will be travelling next month to SE Asia first stop is Thailand!

  13. RiadsWorld Reply

    You're clearly excited, you made a video about what you put in your bag. lol

  14. Dave Foster Reply

    I like merino wool socks – warm when it's cold, cool when it's hot, not itchy (I am sensitive to regular wool), natural anti-odor properties, and keep you warm even if wet.

  15. Conscious Cuts Reply

    What size backpack is that?

  16. Mikael Mårtensson Reply

    Most of your videos are pretty good, keep ém coming! 🙂
    This one really was an odd one. If I hadn´t seen your earlier great work I would believe you to be a noob.

    If the aim is budget travel…-Would it not be cheaper to buy most of the stuff in Thailand?
    Also…you did seriously bring a bag of dry-grain to a tropical country ! ? …to last you several weeks! Didn´t it mold up?
    Excellent fresh cheap food is aboundant in Thailand. Now you know.

    I really liked that you took the time to list all the things in your pack, thank you! 🙂

    One thing that all American vloggers always bring is nailclippers. Sometimes one for the toes and one for the fingers. -Why?
    There are several other ways to do nails and others can do them for you, very cheap.

    Will you do an "after" video where you go throu what you actually used and what you possibly added? It would be interesting.

    I hope that you didn´t take offense by my words. I am seriously suprised over your choices and would like to know why? !

  17. Adam Cornejo Reply

    I'm planning a trip to southeast Asia and what kind of backpack do i need because I'm planning on doing a 22 countries for about 9 months… which one do you have?

  18. azaz z Reply

    can you fly with a "knife"?

  19. Rahad Jackson Reply

    Hey man, Ive got a question concerning pack size. I will only be traveling thailand and my buddies who went said to not pack heavy, buy lots there. However I got a deal on a deauter 30l pack for $45(I like the idea of carry on as well). ive packed it already with my clothes/shoes and toiletries/first aid in the hood, and seem to have approximately half the bag left in room. However seeing what you brought im definitely worrying now that its too small? Also, ill only be going for 1-2 months

  20. ChainedCrows Reply

    that shirt is savage as fuck

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