What's In The Pack?

Trip Start Jan 03, 2012
Trip End May 02, 2013

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Monday, January 9, 2012

Thank you to everyone who's been keeping up with our blog thus far. We appreciate your interest, well-wishes and comments.  They will undoubtedly help us feel closer to home while travelling in distant lands.

For those of you wondering what to pack for a year on the road, anticipating exposure to a wide variety of weather conditions, see below for a list of what we’re bringing along.  Check back soon for our weigh-in at the airport.  Any guesses on the weights of our packs?


4 pairs of underwear
2 bras
5 pairs of socks
1 t-shirt + 2 tank tops
2 long-sleeved shirts
2 pairs of shorts
2 pairs of pants
sun dress
swim suit
wool long underwear top + bottom
jacket with hood
rain jacket + pants
neck buff
flip flops
hiking sandals
running shoes
toiletries (toothbrush, antiperspirant, soap, shampoo + conditioner, comb, hair elastics, razor, SPF lip balm, nail clipper, Q-tips, ear plugs, toilet paper)
medications (doxycycline, acetazolamide, dimenhydrinate, loperamide)
first aid kit (tensor bandage, tape, moleskin, gauze, bandages, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, thermometer)
insect repellent
hand sanitizer
water treatment tablets
Nalgene bottle
quick dry towel
rubber drain plug + laundry detergent + clothesline
2 collapsible bowls
2 cutlery sets
swiss army knife
pen + paper pad
sleeping bag + liner
travel pillow
cell phone
money belt with travel documents (cash, bank card, 2 credit cards, driver’s licence, OHIP card, passport, extra visa photos, immunization record, travel insurance card) + second copy of travel documents
MEC shoulder bag
Pocket Posh Brain Games book
Chaplin, our Canadian beaver travel buddy


4 pairs of boxers
3 pairs of wool socks
2 t-shirts
2 short-sleeved button/snap-down shirts
long-sleeved shirt
sport shorts
swimming shorts
zipoff pants
long pants
wool long underwear top + bottom
middle layer jacket
waterproof breathable jacket + pants
wool toque
neck buff
flip flops
hiking sandals
hiking shoes
toiletries (antiperspirant, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, gum, SPF lip balm, razor, shaving gel, aftershave)
medications (omeprazole, cetirizine, pseudoephedrine, acetazolamide, azithromycin, ibuprofen, lorazepam, atovaquone + proguanil)
insect repellent
hand sanitizer
water treatment tablets
quick dry towel
duct tape
sleeping bag + liner
inflatable pillow
eye sleep shield
ear plugs
ipod touch + charger
netbook + charger
waterproof camera, case, charger, tripod + floatation device
world plug adapters
head lamp + batteries
water bottle
travel mug
2 luggage locks + keys
collapsible bag
day trip backpack
money belt with travel documents (cash, bank card, 2 credit cards, passport*, visas*, health card*, driver's license*, travel insurance card*, immunization record, extra visa photos, CAA card, copy of birth certificate, copy of SIN card)
*second copy of these documents
first hotel confirmation
The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook
Lonely Planet's Bangkok Encounter guidebook
Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring travel guidebook
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Mike on

41 pounds for yours big boy!

Lauren on

Can't wait to see photos of your travel packs! Good luck cramming everything in!

Ivy on

30lbs for Sylvia, 35lbs for Jason?? I LOVE that you listed the brain games books :D

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