Backpacking list

What to pack for your travel around the world

If you travel for six month, a year or even longer, you definitively want a well packed backpack with everything you need but it shouldn't be too heavy either. Of course our backpack list doesn't fit to everybody, however we are sure it will help you.

Since we started our travel around the world in Central and South America, it is obvious that our backpacks don't contain any long winter clothes or ice axes etc. :) Also, if you are travelling alone, you can't carry everything we have with us, but we are sure you can make priorities. Don't overpack, but always think about how often you are going to carry your bag around. Usually it's not as often as expected. . . just from a bus to another or from the taxi to the hostel. We have almost 23 kg each and if we can make it. . . you definitely can!

Lars backpack

Liane's backpack


General items

- Backpack big including rain cover
- Backpack small (Daypack)

  including rain cover
- Waterproof bag
- Self-inflating air matress
- Travelsheet
- Sleeping bag
- Mosquito net and sticks to fix it on a bed
- Travel towel
- Travel pillow + cover
- Backpack flight cover
- Tent


Clothing and footwear

- 5 T-shirts / Blouses
- 5 pair of socks
- 5 boxer shorts / slips
- 2 Bras + 1 sport bra
- Bathing shorts / Bikini
- Fleece jacket
- Rainjacket and trousers
- 2 trousers (Jeans and Outdoor

  with zip-off legs)
- Secret belt
- Multifunctional cloth
- Hiking shoes
- Sport shoes or sneakers
- Outdoor sandals
- Flip-flops
- Normal plastic bags with clips

  for the different kinds of underwear / dirty

  clothes etc.


Toiletres

- Toiletres bag
- Shampoo/Conditioner    
- Hand Sanitizer
- Deodorant    
- Brush/Comb    
- Razor (with a good number of refill blades)

- Teath brush and tooth paste
- Dental floss
- Enough contact lenses and 1 bottle of

  cleaner
- Q-tips
- Sanitizer
- Tampons
- Pincette
- nail scissors, nail file   
- 1 role of toilet paper   
- Hair bands (for long hair)


First Aid

- Small first aid kit with scissors, tweezers,

  vinyl gloves, whistle, sting relief pads,

  antiseptic towelettes, triangular

  bandage etc.
- Skin desinfection spray
- Nose spray
- Clinical thermometer
- Mosquito repelent
- Sunscreen
- Charcoal tablets
- Malaria tablets
- Ointment
- Personal medication (birth control pill etc.)


Documents

- Passport
- Driving license
- Credit card
- Immunization card
- Copy of all documents
- Flight ticket
- Money (local currency + US Dollars)


Electronic stuff

- Laptop
- Camera big
- Camera small
- Action cam
- Memory sticks and Memory drive

  (1 Terrabite)
- Mp3 player and portable speakers
- Smartphone and an old cell phone
- Travel adapter and current transducer


Other useful items

- Clothing line
- Sunglasses

- Sunhat or cap
- Dictonary
- Sleeping mask
- Ear pluggs
- Knife
- Flashlight (+ batteries)
- Lighter
- Watch
- Duct tape
- 4 straps
- 4 carabines
- 2 locks
- Body wallet
- CS-gas (for wild animals)
- Tripod
- Spork (spoon & fork)


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