The Pack List

Going for the ultra-light, quick-drying, I’m-going-to-stink-and-I-don’t-care method. It seems like a long list and by all means, it’s been one helluva work in progress, but it will all fit with ease into the first item listed. Here’s the pack list broken down into categories:




  • Sunglasses
  • Motorola Walkie Talkie (Erin has the other, just in case)
  • Nokia Cell Phone with charger (for emergency calls)
  • Candle and lighter
  • Sleeping Mask and Earplugs (planes, trains, and buses all have crying kids)
  • Lewis and Clark neck pillow
  • Lewis and Clark flex-lock
  • Masterlock
  • 1/2 of racquetball to stop drains so I can wash clothes
  • Lewis and Clark Clothesline
  • Nalgene
  • Sporknife
  • Head Lamp
  • Hi-Lo Electricity Converter
  • Sleeping Mask and Earplugs (planes, trains, and buses all have crying kids)
  • Jack-knife
  • Dirty Laundry Mesh Sack
  • 5 Ditty Sacks to keep everything separated
  • Watch with Compass


  • Book (can book-swap once finished, 1st one is Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card)
  • Journal and Pen
  • Digital Camera
  • Mini lightweight flex tripod
  • Johnson Travel Guitar (Thanks Rick and Deb!)
  • Blue Danube Harmonica (key of C)
  • Guitar Strings
  • Guitar Tuner
  • Deck of Cards

Hygiene and First Aid

  • Floss
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Dr. Bronner’s Soap (body, face, shampoo, and shaving cream all-in-one miracle soap!)
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick with SPF
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Nail Clippers
  • Comb (I’m not cutting my hair the entire trip)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Roll of Athletic Tape
  • Small first aid kit
  • Potable Water Iodine Tablets and Neutralizing tablets
  • Duct tape (3 feet)


  • Malaria Pills
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antibiotics
  • Pepto Bismol chewable tablets
  • Cold Medicine (a few tablets)


      • Passport
      • Immunization Records
      • Wallet
      • Clif Bars (bringing 6 to start)
      • $200 US (the almighty Dollar comes in handy)

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