Here it is, all my gear for 240 days or 5,760 hours in Southeast Asia.
I love gear, I’ve always been an obsessive packer. I would pack weeks before a big trip when I was younger. I think it goes along with learning survival skills since I was 9, I can start a fire with sticks but its much easier to carry a lighter.
When I was 15 I did a search and rescue course so I could be a part of the search and rescue operations in the county I lived in. I was already into gear but after that I started to pack my bag for every outing and than come home and unpack. I started to get a good idea about what was actually needed and what wasn’t. I like gear but I really don’t like carrying a lot of it. Everything I have in my pack for this trip is useful but it might not all pass the test of being worth their weight to carry.
I divided my pack into four categories, Clothes, Electronics, Utilities and Hygiene/First aid.
I kept in mind that some things can be bought and replenished along the way and some things are harder to find abroad.
1- Synthetic T-shirt
1-Short Sleeve button up
2-Long sleeve button ups
1-Pair of pants (with passport and credit card hidden pockets)
1-Swim shorts (with zipper pocket for safekeeping smaller items on day trips)
1-Pair of long underwear top and bottoms.
3-Pair underwear (synthetic odor resistant, quick drying. lightweight)
1-Pair minimalist shoes (for day trips, water shoes, shower shoes)
1-Pair hiking boots
1-Laptop and charging cable
1- Nikon D3300 and charger
1-Shutter remote (for long exposure pictures)
1-Extra battery for D3300
1-Camera cleaning kit
2-16GB SD cards
1-32GB SD card (good for 2000 pictures without unloading it)
1-Polaroid Xs100 action camera and charging cable (waterproof to 10 meters)
1-DSLR rain cover
1-Universal plug adapter (kikkerland adapter. good for 160 countries)
1-headphone splitter cable (sharing music on long trips)
1-MP3 player and charging cable
1-1TB external hard drive (For pictures)
1-Pocket journal (doubles as wallet)
1-Tactical pen (For self defense)
1-Mosquito head net
1-Sawyer water filter (Filters out everything except viruses)
1- Sweetwater purifier solution (to kill viruses)
5-Extra 1 Quart ziplocs
8- Sandwich ziplocs
1-Sleeping bag liner (55% silk 45%cotton)
1-2 liter water bag
1- 15ft paracord (One use is as a clothes line)
1- Wire roll (Good to keep the mosquito net off face)
1-Small roll duct tape
4-Zipties (For repair)
3-2.5oz mosquito repellent
1-Bottle Excedrin (For headaches )
1-bandages (Butterfly and regular)
1-Imodium (For diarrhea)
1-Bar of soap
1-Tube neosporin (Antiseptic)
Backpack and Daypack:
1-Osprey Stratos 36L
1-12L messenger bag that I fitted with an anti sway strap.
If you have any questions, I’d love to try answering them.
Gear is a passion of mine so I would be excited to share that.
P.S. here is what the hidden pockets I made for my pants look like:
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