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The Packing List, 8 months later

Posted by on June 6, 2012
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Archana’s Packing List

Backpack: Farpoint 55L small/medium (40L + 15L daypack attached)

Clothes (in 3 Eagle Creek packing cubes – ahh, the wonders of rolling!)

-       4 cotton T-shirts and 1 cotton tank purchased in Colombia (2 of my H&M shirts ripped, so I replaced them with the below tees from The Gap)

-       1 Under Armour T-shirt
-       1 dressy tank top
-       1 cardigan
-       1 zip-up hoodie
-       1 thin rain jacket (not pictured) Gave my mom this to take home in February since it collected dust in my backpack for 6 months
-       2 3 dresses (one more bought in Argentina, seen here)
-       1 skirt
-       2 pairs of jeans, one of which — the more stylish of the two — I will ditch post-Hong Kong (I really should’ve brought a pair of jeans to South America, especially for the cold areas)
-       1 pair of leggings
-       1 pair of cargo shorts Replaced after some wear and tear with a pair from Wal-Mart
-       1 pair of gym shorts
-       1 pair of loose gym-type pants
-       2 sleeping shirts
-       1 sleeping shorts (can also be used in daytime)
-       1 sleeping scrub pants
-       1 scarf Lost in Argentina
-       2 swimsuits – 1 bikini, 1 one-piece Plus 1 extra bikini bottom
-       6 pairs of underwear, including 2 1 pair of ExOfficio Lost one ExOfficio on the road
-       5 socks – 2 hiking, 3 dry-fit
-       2 bras
-       1 sports bra
-       1 baseball hat

Shoes (with handmade shoe bags — a gift from a friend)
-       1 pair of Sanuk flip-flops They’re comfy for long walks but get water-logged in the shower
-       1 pair of Puma flats Ditched these because the fabric began to smell as far back as October; replaced with leather TOMS flats that have been a major pain to break in
-       1 pair of Merrell Siren Sport Gore-Tex hiking shoes
-       1 pair of heels purchased in Buenos Aires that I will probably toss after Hong Kong

-       1 crossbody purse
-       1 small cotton tote (Came with a purchase of Eaman’s T-shirt in Buenos Aires)
-       1 pair of sunglasses with case Gave the case back to my mom and bought a new pair of sunglasses to replace the original ones I lost
-       Jewelry
-       World travel journal (c/o Graphic Image)

Toiletries (in old tri-fold case and Eagle Creek carry on-size clear bag)
-       Skincare products including sunscreen, SPF moisturizer, regular moisturizer, face wash and SPF lip balm
-       Makeup – eyeliner, concealer, mascara and lipstick
-       Deodorant
-       Razor
-       Facial towelettes
-       Hair accessories
-       Shower cap
-       Lady products
-       Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
-       Comb

-       PackTowl travel towel
-       Money belt Useless
-       Sea to Summit silk sleep sheet Super useful
-       REI backpack cover (to prevent rain damage)
-       Water bottle Lost the below bottle in Bogota; replaced with a Nalgene from home
-       Eye mask Worth its weight in gold
-       Passport cover
-       1 snorkel mask and tube
-       1 sarong
-       1 rain poncho purchased in Peru

Eaman’s Packing List

Backpack: Farpoint 55L medium/large (40L + 15L daypack attached)

Clothes (in 1 Eagle Creek packing cube and 2 vacuum bags)
-       6 T-shirts (for daytime and sleeping)
-       1 dry-fit shirt
-       1 2 linen button-down, long-sleeve shirts
-       1 cargo short
-       1 pair of jeans
-       1 pants that can zip down into shorts
-       1 swimming trunks
-       1 belt

-       7 5 underwear – 2 ExOfficio and 5 3 cotton
-       7 socks – 4 SmartWool hiking, 2 DryMax, 1 regular cotton

-       1 Merrell Moab Ventilator hiking shoes
-       1 Keen waterproof hiking hybrid shoe Replaced with Sanuk slip-on loafers
-       1 Old Navy flip-flops Replaced with American Eagle flip-flops

Toiletries (in Eagle Creek carry on-size clear bag)
-       Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
-       Sunscreen and SPF moisturizer
-       Lotion
-       Mouthwash
-       Contacts and solution

-       Packtowl travel towel
-       Sea to Summit silk sleep sheet
-       REI backpack rain cover
-       Velcro wallet Replaced with leather wallet from Buenos Aires
-       Passport cover
-       1 snorkel mask and tube
-       1 rain poncho purchased in Peru

-       Eyeglasses
-       Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses
-       Digital watch
-       Journal I stole this from him


Medicine (all neatly stored in two small toiletry bags!)
-       Prescriptions, including anti-malaria
-       Emergen-C
-       Pepto-Bismol, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, sinus congestion pills, Zyrtec, probiotics and other OTC meds
-       Band-Aids and Neosporin

-       Antibacterial wipes
-       Lush shampoo and conditioner solid bars Annoying; would much rather use small liquids
-       Shave oil Annoying as well; replaced with travel-size shaving cream
-       Sink plug (to wash clothes in hostels) So useful!
-       Ear plugs Ditto!
-       Six in-sink laundry detergent packets We sadly ran out and couldn’t find similar packs in Hawaii, which is a drag because these things were great
-       Bug spray
-       Small Kleenex packs for bathroom needs outside our hostels
-       Body wash

-      6″ Kindle with LED light-equipped case Light never really wants to cooperate
-      iPad with stand-up case and another Built case for extra protection
-      2 1 iPod nanos (3rd generation not pictured) Eaman so rarely used his that he sent his nano home
-      2 international phones (will get a new SIM card in each country)
-      1 HTC Incredible smartphone, which my parents brought to Hawaii in February and I’ll keep for Internet purposes
-      Chargers and adapters (in spare makeup bag)
-      Canon Powershot S95 point-and-shoot camera with case
-      Canon Rebel T2i with Canon 15-85mm lens with case Canon 50mm telephoto lens
-      Extra SD cards—(1) 16GB, (1) 2GB
-      Few jump drives (1-2GBs) for quick photo storage (plan to pick up a larger GB drive on the road)

-       Food: Luna and granola bars, walnuts, Jolly Ranchers
-       Footprints’ South American Handbook 2011 (unfortunately not available in e-reader format but supposed to be the best guide on SA) Rough Guides Vietnam and Lonely Planet’s Vietnamese phrasebook
-       2 folders for important documents
-       Playing cards
-       Farsi notebook to study on the road

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