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2005 – Clothing Pack List: Per First Time Around the World

July 13, 2010
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 1 Long sleeve polypropolene shirt
  • 1 micro fleece (can also be worn as a stylish pullover in a nice setting)
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair trousers (not black, but a good dark dirt-hiding color is ideal)
  • 1 thin beach towl or sarong
  • 1 plastic poncho
  • 1 wrinkle free travel shirt (long sleeved or short is fine)
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 2-4 sets of underwear
  • 1 pair of sport sandals
  • 1 collapsible hat
  • 1 bandana
  • 1 wrinkle free skirt
  • 1 pair of shorts

 

Toiletries

  • bring a foot file to shed calluses
  • tampons
  • condoms
  • miniature travel containers and restock as you go
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • dental floss
  • perfume in a plastic bottle
  • lip balm
  • brush
  • lotion
  • razor
  • sunscreen
  • mosquito repellant
  • mirror
  • all purpose soap
  • conditioner
  • deodorant

 

Misc. Gear

  • ear plugs
  • permanent marker
  • super glue (keep it in its own bag)
  • duct tape (wrap it around the marker to save space)
  • guitar string/wire
  • sewing kit
  • candle
  • lighter
  • power adapters (www.kropla.com)
  • pocket knife
  • spoon
  • clothes line (about 10m of nylon chord)
  • mosquito coils
  • sleep sheet (silk is the best as it keeps out the bed bugs)
  • sleeping pad

 

Optional Extras

  • small travel games
    • backgammon, chess, cards
  • Frisbee (can double as plate and soup bowl)

 

First Aid

  • Band aids (take a box worth, but put them in a plastic baggie)
  • Compeed – wonder blister cure
  • Elastic wrap bandage
  • Lidocian cream – works well on bites
  • Hydrocortisone cream – cures rashes and burns
  • Antihistamines
  • Laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • Iodine
  • Water purification tablets
  • Rehydration sachets (about 4 is enough)
    • 1 litre water
    • 1 t salt
    • 8T sugar
    • dash of juice if available
  • motion sickness pills
  • malaria pills
  • thermometer (electronic)
  • tweezers
  • Vaseline
  • Sports tape
  • Nasal spray
  • Antiseptic wet wipes
  • Tiger balm

 

Day pack

  • Water bottle
  • Guidebook
  • Sunglasses
  • Journal/address book/pen
  • Reading material
  • Pocket knife
  • Flashlight (little LCD key chain ones work well)
  • Pocket camera
  • Cell phone and charger
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