Aside from these 7 questions one of the other ones I get the most is “So what all are you taking with you?”. Here you have it, a complete list of EVERYTHING I am taking with me.
6 t-shirts – I had to make sure everything matched with everything so I can make about a million outfits with the little clothes I will have (2 blue 2 purple & 2 green).
1 pair of Jeans – About every packing list I’ve read says not to bring jeans. I’m bringing them anyway.
2 pair of cargo shorts – I will probably be using these the most.
2 quick dry shirts – Will use these for the many days I will spend at beaches.
2 pair of swim trunks – Covering all bases and bringing two.
1 pair of sleeping shorts – These are supposed to be to work out in, but I normally use them to sleep.
6 pair of underwear – Russell Performance Trunk (4-Way Stretch Micro-Fiber, Dri Power Moisture Management, Anti-Microbial).
6 pair of socks – The only type of socks I like are no-show socks all the rest bother me. I know I should bring special types of socks but these are cheap and won’t mind throwing them out if they get ugly and buying some new ones.
1 pair of shoes – I love my Pumas; they are very comfortable and great for walking.
1 pair of sandals – For showers & for when I go to the beach.
Laptop – 13” MacBook PRO
External Hard Drive – 500GB Western Digital My Passport External Hard Drive.
Digital Camera – 800 Stylus Tough Olympus Waterproof Camera.
Memory Cards – 4GB Memory Cards x 3
Portable Speaker – X-Mini II (this thing is so tiny and is amazing).
Universal Adapter – So tiny & works for the entire world. I love it!!!
Electric Razor – I know a lot of people are going to tell me to not take this, but I am. I hate shaving and plus it is really small and doesn’t take up much space.
Power cords – All the power cords to my electronics.
Cases – I have purchased a case for each of my electronics, too help protect them.
Deodorant – Even before the hilarious commercial I have always been an OLD SPICE MAN.
Shaving Cream – Even though I hate shaving I am sure I will need it.
Cue tips – Umm dirty ears are NOT cute.
Neosporin – You have to have this it heals EVERYTHING.
Sunscreen – Ummm I wanna tan not get super dark.
Cologne – In case I can’t shower for 25 days this will make me smell SEXY!!!
Toothbrush – In case I have to clean bathrooms I have something to use.
Earplugs – I have never in my life worn them, but am sure I will start too.
Comb – Too keep my hair did.
Nail Clippers – Nothing says vomit like long dirty nails. Clip them people.
Mini Screw Driver – The screw on my cute glasses gets loose every few weeks.
Nail File – After you clip your nails please file them to make them smooth.
Floss – Keep your breath fresh longer.
Chap Stick – I am addict too chap stick and use it 24/7.
Mini Sewing Kit – Jenny said I need one and she gave me one.
Lotion – If it gets cold I don’t want dry skin.
Hand Sanitizer – Some times I have to kill germs.
Hair Gel – Too keep my hair did too.
Shampoo – Too keep my hair clean.
Toothpaste – Love my COLGATE paste.
Condoms – Not shown. I am single and yeah if I am going to have any sex it will be safe.
Razors – Not shown. I forgot all about them until right now.
Drawstring Bag – Used to be my gym bag, but will now be used as a small day/beach bag.
Money Belt – Wasn’t sure if I should get one or not, but for $10 why not.
Dry Sacks – A pack of 3 different size dry sacks. I am sure they will come to good use.
Wash towels – 2 small wash towels; I am sure they will come to good use too.
Deck of cards – I have had these forever. Yes they are pink, but it’s for breast cancer.
Wrap – I had this laying around & thought hell why not bring it.
1st Aid Kit – It’s a small kit that holds tons of band-aids and other things.
Mini Flash Light – For when I explore the bat cave.
Travel Towel – I don’t think I am going to like the material of it, but oh well it is a small towel.
Locks – I think I will only need 2 but bringing 3 with me just in case.
Glue Stick – I forgot where I read this, but someone brought a glue stick with them so they can glue ticket stubs & small things in the personal journal they are keeping. Well I think that is a GENIOUS idea and am bringing one too.
Pen & Pencil – Too make fire.
Moleskin Journal – Thanks to my friend Laura I now have 3 of them with my name engraved on them.
Notepad – Will be used to track my budget and also blog ideas.
Guidebook – Central America on a Shoestring by Lonely Planet
Book – “Lies My Teacher Told Me” was a gift and never read it so will do so on the road.
Packing Cubes – 3 packing cubes one for shirts, one for underwear/socks and one for swim/night wear.
Toiletry Bag – I love my Coach toiletry bag. We have built quite an extensive relationship and am glad it can not talk.
Small Bag – Red little bag is being used for my small electronics and all the wires.
LA besace Messenger Bag for Mac Book 13 – I bought it on a whim by reading the reviews. This bag turned out to be just what I was looking for.
Deuter ACT Lite 40L +10L Pack – I love it 1) because it is RED 2) because it is small and expands 10L if needed. 3) because everything fits with it at 40L!!!
So there you have it everything I am bringing with me on my backpacking trip around the world. I will be prepared for the many hikes up volcanoes, days out on the beach, my holidays in Greece, and exploring the world. Now that it is listed it seems like a lot, but really it isn’t. So what do you think? If you are planning a trip I hope this helps you see what fits in a 40L backpack. If you are or have gone on a backpacking trip am I missing anything? I appreciate any and all help.