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Packing Essentials

Travel Gear

Taking off on a trip? A 15 days trek, a month long biking trip or a two days weekend visit to a nearby homestay? Here's a quick list of essential items that you should pack for your trip.

 

ESSENTIALS

  1. Backpack
  2. Tent or tarp (test tent before trip
  3. Sleeping bag/blanket/sheets
  4. Air matress/ground pad/foam insulation mat.
  5. Fanny pack/day pack
  6. Money [Cash / Credit Card]

If you are driving:

  1. Check-up vehicle at least 4 days before the trip.
  2. Check info on service points.
  3. Carry tools and puncture kit.
  4. Carry crucial spares like brake fluids, fan belt, coolant.
  5. Check on spare tire.
  6. Carry vehicle documents and driving license.
  7. Depending on location, plan fuel well in advance, carry jerry cans for fuel.

CLOTHING

Tips:

  • Do carry at least 2 of everything – in case it rains, you want a change of clothing!
  • Don't carry more than 4 of one item – you can wash your clothes and rotate them.
  1. Hiking boots / sneakers / sandals.
  2. 2 T-shirts.
  3. Sweatshirt.
  4. Pants and belt.
  5. Shorts with many pockets.
  6. Fleece type jacket.
  7. Underwear.
  8. Socks ( 1 set per day – up to 4 sets ).
  9. Hat/cap
  10. 2 cloth handkerchiefs
  11. Bandana ( many uses: head gear, neck sunblock, first aid )

Extras

  1. Raincoat
  2. Sweat/fleece pants
  3. Long underwear ( for mountains, winter )
  4. Wool socks ( for night time )

TOILETRIES:

  1. Toilet paper.
  2. Small towel.
  3. Toothbrush & toothpaste.
  4. Biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  5. Sunscreen, skin lotion (aloe vera).
  6. Tampons/pads
  7. Condoms

Extra:

  1. Shaving gear, mirror.
  2. Paper towels.
  3. Handy-wipes/rags.
  4. Lip balm.
  5. Solar shower ( black plastic bag )

HANDY STUFF:

  1. Pocket knief / Swiss knife.
  2. Flashlight, torch ( pocket flashlight for hikes, head strap light for night activities).
  3. Matches, lighter, candles.
  4. Electric or gas lantern.
  5. Wood/newspaper/fir started/axe.
  6. Zip lock bags/plastic bags (garbage).
  7. Writing tools (pad, pencil, eraser, pen).
  8. Paper Clips, twisties, rubber bands.
  9. Bungee chords.

Extras

  1. Tent peg hammer.
  2. Shovel.
  3. Compass.
  4. Sewing kit (pins, safety pins, needle).
  5. Radio/cassette player/extra batteries.
  6. Film canisters ( to store stuff ).
  7. Maps, guide books.
  8. Foldable chair(s).
  9. Beach mat/beach towel.
  10. Inflatable pillow.

First-Aid kit with specific medications.