Our kit list for the year

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Hilary and Roger arriving at Baraloche bus station 10 days ago

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.

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3 thoughts on “Our kit list for the year

  1. Brand names? Are you happy with your choices? Must have been hard to give up your trainers, Hil? And yes, how come your pack is twice the size of Roger’s?

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  2. Love the list! I had wondered what you decided to pack! I hope you have used everything on your list at least once to justify taking it. Is that the case? I am glad you chose to take our team fleece! Keira

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