Month: December 2015

Backpacking Checklist

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When traveling, short-term or long-term, it is important to have a list of everything you need before you leave. This reduces your anxiety, stress, and money. If you buy things you need in advance, you can find cheaper options.

This here is my Checklist of all the things I think I will need when I am traversing the globe. If you have any suggestions, go ahead and leave me a comment.

Pack: Osprey Talon 44 (Blk) Packing 149.95 2 lb 1
Tent: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Packing 303.95 2 lb, 4 oz 1
Therma Rest Neoair Sleep Pad, (Lg) Packing 179.95 1 lb 1
Sleeping Bag Packing Free 3 lb, 9 oz 1
Guyline Cord 10 feet Packing 4.39 5 oz 1
Compression Stuff Sack (Med.) Packing 30.95 (Free) ? 1
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Adidas Terrex Swift R GTX Hiking Shoes (Blk) Clothes 109.89 2 lb 1
Merino Wool Cushion Hiking Socks (2) Clothes 32.09 4 oz 1
Moosejaw Sahara Quick Drying Pants (Orng) Clothes 89.99 1 lb 1
Money Belt Clothes 11.59 5 oz 1
Moisture Wicking Pocket Polo (Blk) Clothes 21.53 1 lb 1
Longsleeve Synthetic Shirt (Blk) Clothes 3.95 1 lb 1
Down Puffy Coat Clothes 200.95? ? ?
Padagonia Rain Coat and Pants (Blu) Clothes 1.05 1 lb 1
Head Lamp Black Diamond (GRN) Clothes 23.95 ? 1
Sun Glasses Clothes Free 1 oz 1
ExOfficio Boxer Briefs (2) Clothes 42.05 4 oz 1
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Mini-Stove; Wood Fueled Cooking Free 10 oz 1
600ml Titanium Pot Cooking 28.5 3.8 oz 1
Chop Sticks Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Titanium Spoon Cooking 9.05 (Free) .05 oz 1
Bic Lighter Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Small Matches Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Homemade Pot Cozy Cooking 2.05 .5 oz 1
Regular Plastic Water Bottle Cooking Free .5 oz 1
Life Straw Water Filter Cooking 19.95 2 oz 1
Fishing Line and Hooks Cooking Free ? 1
Misc. Carried Food and Water Cooking Varies Varies 1
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Toothbrush Hygiene 4.26 2 oz 1
Sunscreen Hygiene 4.99 2 oz 1
Dental Floss Hygiene Free .25 oz 1
Toothpaste Hygiene Free 1 oz 1
Toilet Paper Hygiene Free 4 oz 1
Microfiber Towel (Med) Hygiene ? ? Christmas
Deodorant Hygiene Free 2 oz 1
Shampoo Hygiene Free 2 oz 1
Hairties Hygiene Free .25 oz 1
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Nokia Lumia 1020 (Cell) Misc. 127.05 8 oz 1
Microsoft Band? Misc. 159.95 ? Online
Solar Powered Charger Misc. 23.95 ? 1
Knife Misc. ? ? ?
Rubber Bands Misc. Free .5 oz 1
Flat, Multi Purpose Compass Misc. Free .5 oz 1
Pocket Monkey Utility Tool Misc. 12 1 oz 1
Sewing Kit Misc. Free .5 oz 1
Journal and Pen Misc. ? ? Christmas
Bear Spray Misc. 34.95 7.5 oz ?
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Band Aids First Aid Free 0.25 oz 1
Neosporin 1 oz First Aid Free 1 oz 1
Pain Relief (10 Tablets) First Aid Free 0.25 oz 1
Diarrhea Medicine (12 Tablets) First Aid 9.99 0.25 oz 1
Bandages First Aid 10.95 1 oz 1
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Estimated Base Weight All Categories NA 17 lb, 8 oz 1
Estimated Bag Weight All Categories NA 13 lb, 7 oz 1
Estimated Food Weight Cooking NA 4 lb 1
Estimated Body Weight Clothes NA 4 lb, 10 oz 1
Estimated Total All Categories $1,170.27 21 lb, 7 oz 1
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Passport: 52 Page Book

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When traveling outside of America, a Passport is required for the majority of countries you will be visiting. It is important to have a Book that not only has a long expiring date, but also many pages.

My Passport is almost out of room because of my travels through Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, not to mention layovers like Vienna. I only have a few years left as I got it back in 2010. I believe that passports usually expire in 10 years.

Before I go, I will apply for a new Book and request the 52 page option. This is free of charge.

An American citizen may have multiple passports, so I plan on utilizing both of them for longer stays and less worries. Sure, it will weigh me down slightly, but it is worth it in the long run.

If you are planning to visit several countries for longer periods, I suggest opting for the multiple pages, and possibly multiple Books.

All Alone

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My travel companion will not be going along with me anymore. He plans to stay and finish college to get his degree- which is fine.

By myself, I may have an even greater adventure and who knows, meet even more people, experience more things. Workaway will be much easier to obtain as it will be only me. I am almost 70% towards my cash goal, hopefully I can make it =]