Month: December 2015
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|
|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|
|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|
|Dental Floss||Hygiene||Free||.25 oz||1|
|Toilet Paper||Hygiene||Free||4 oz||1|
|Microfiber Towel (Med)||Hygiene||?||?||Christmas|
|Nokia Lumia 1020 (Cell)||Misc.||127.05||8 oz||1|
|Solar Powered Charger||Misc.||23.95||?||1|
|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||?|
|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|
|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|
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.
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 =]