Trip Day! And I Overpacked....Shocking!
Trip Start Aug 23, 2006
27Trip End Dec 23, 2006
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Pants (4) - REI Convertibles, casual pants from AF and 2 pair of jeans
Long Sleeved Collared Shirts (2)
Short Sleeved Collared Shirt (1)
SS Tshirts (6)
LS Tshirts (4)
Light Jacket from Northface
Light Weight Collapsable Down Jacket
Ex Officio Boxer Briefs (6)
Shoes (2) - Black Laceups and Low rise hikers
Sandals (1) - Covertibles from Merrill
Sarong - Doubles as a blanket, beach towel, etc.
Tolietries (lot's of little travel size things)
Small Travel Towel and wash cloth
Small First Aid Kit
Laundry Kit and Clothesline
Locks - Padlocks and Cable Locks
Knife/Multi Purpose Tool
Guide Books for Bolivia and Argentina
Two blank CD's
Spanish Language Tapes (there are 10 of these and I'll give these away in Quito)
Big Camera (includes memory cards, extra battery, battery charger, etc.)
Small Camera (ditto)
GSM Mobile Phone
Plane Kit (ear buds, eye mask, inflatable pillow, ambien)
Book to read on plane
Guide book to Ecuador
Copies of important docs
I've found some similar overpackers on the web when I was searching for guidance on the optimal amount of gear to take on trip like this...and they've given me some great advice. For instance...this gem: "Excess gear means excess weight which translates into extra work. If backpacking builds character and is fun, the adding to backpacking with extra weight must increase the amount of character built and the level of fun. And it makes you buff. Yea. Weight good...feel the burn!". And this one too: "It's not heavy enough until you can feel every muscle in your leg protest as you step".
For the last time...I'm not an overpacker...I need all this stuff!!