To avoid making the same packing  mistakes on my next backpacking trip, I made a (warm-weather) list. I’m posting it here so you can benefit from it, too.

My Packing List



Clothes

shirts

1 pair capris

2 skirts

1 pair pants

2 sports bras

bras

underwear

socks

modest bathing suit

1 set running clothes

1 set sleeping clothes

sneakers

sandals

raincoat

fleece

long-sleeve polypro

sun-shielding hat – baseball or floppy

sunglasses

sheet

thin towel

hiker’s knife

lightweight bowl

Electronics

converter

headlamp

camera, memory cards

batteries for: headlamp, camera

Toiletries

soap

shampoo

brush

contact solution – enclosed case

glasses

tampons

bug spray

sunscreen

Cipro

Advil

counter-diarrhea meds

regular medication

Documents

passport

visas

paper plane tickets

copy of itinerary

copy of important information

money, in 20s and 50s.

visa debit card with a four-number pin

travelers’ checks

extra passport photos

money belt

Other

notebook

pens

2 reading books

guidebooks

postcard labels

photos from home to share

business cards

Optional

tent-like mosquito net

portable pillow

portable speakers & batteries

laptop, plug, extra battery, thumb drive

iPod, plug

cell phone, plug

headphones for Skype

water filter

waterproof pack cover

extra stuffable bag

luggage locks

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