It’s the thing that kept us awake before we left – what to pack?
We wanted to go as light as possible and bought two Osprey Farpoint 40 backpacks that have the advantage of opening like a case and being carry-on. In addition we have two day packs and two money belts. Then it was a question of cut, cut cut…..
Roger’s kit list
Clothes – hiking jacket / hiking boots / fleece / 4 tops / 2 trousers / shorts / 4 pants / 3 socks / slippers (!) / swimming shorts / gloves / 2 hats (sun and wind) / pyjama trousers
Tech – iPad / iPhone / Go Pro / lightweight camera / electric toothbush / earphones
Day to day – guide book / disposable razors / door wedge / diary / 2 specs / plate / cutlery / sharp knife / string / sheet sleeping bag / book
Health – year’s supply of prescription tablets / head net / hand gel / malaria tablets / toothbrush
Essentials – passport / yellow fever certificate / financial cards
Hilary’s kit list
Clothes – hiking jacket / hiking boots / 2 fleeces / 4 t-shirts / 3 running vests / 4 trousers / shorts / sandals / bobble hat / swimming suit / nightie
Underwear – 10 pants / 2 bras / 6 socks (1 hiking)
Tech – iPhone / Kindle / electric toothbrush / earphones / universal power adapter
Day to day – body lotion / make-up / shampoo / conditioner / washing detergent / marigolds (!) / razors / tweezers / nail scissors / lipsalve / comb / brush / quick dry towel / soap / 3 specs / pens / diary / note book / sheet sleeping bag / nail file / rasp / ear plugs / eye shades
Health – sunscreen / aspirin / antibiotics / malaria tablets / hand gel / toothbrush/ tooth floss / antihistamine / head net
Essentials – passport / yellow fever certificate / financial cards / travel insurance / flight details
Roger’s slippers and Hilary’s marigolds are ridiculous luxuries that really shouldn’t be part of anyone’s serious round-the-world kit list.