Packing List

Here is a packing list built up over many years of travelling in civilised and uncivilised places. You're not meant to take everything but, by crossing things off, you should be able to tailor the list to any trip short of a full expedition.

Packing
[_] [_] rucksack [_] [_] rucksack lining bag [_] [_] daybag
[_] [_] drawstring bags [_] [_] laundry bag [_] [_] assorted poly bags
[_] [_] rucksack [_] [_] rucksack lining bag [_] [_] daybag
[_] [_] drawstring bags [_] [_] laundry bag [_] [_] padlock small
[_] [_] padlock large [_] [_] chain

Camping Gear
[_] [_] tent [_] [_] tentpegs [_] [_] down sleeping bag
[_] [_] carry-mat [_] [_] tabs for carry-mat [_] [_] sheet sleeping bag
[_] [_] mosquito net supports [_] [_] mosquito blanket pins [_] [_] sleeping bag liner
[_] [_] flashlight [_] [_] flashlight batteries [_] [_] hammock
[_] [_] mosquito net [_] [_] spare flashlight bulb

Survival
[_] [_] compass [_] [_] whistle [_] [_] space blanket
[_] [_] big knife [_] [_] swiss army knife [_] [_] exposure bag
[_] [_] spare glasses [_] [_] rope [_] [_] waterproof matches
[_] [_] fish hooks & line [_] [_] snare wire [_] [_] candles
[_] [_] machete [_] [_] flexible saw

Repair
[_] [_] sticky tape [_] [_] araldite [_] [_] patches
[_] [_] strong cord, string [_] [_] screwdrivers [_] [_] buttons
[_] [_] pins [_] [_] wee screwdriver for glasses [_] [_] safety pins
[_] [_] scissors large [_] [_] scissors small [_] [_] elastic
[_] [_] needle & thread [_] [_] blanket pins [_] [_] PritStick
[_] [_] sandpaper [_] [_] cable ties [_] [_] mini Pliers

Other Hardware
[_] [_] pencil & pen [_] [_] alarm clock [_] [_] sleeping mask
[_] [_] goggles [_] [_] snorkel [_] [_] goggle-spanner
[_] [_] calculator [_] [_] lighter [_] [_] umbrella (monsoon only)
[_] [_] sun glasses [_] [_] keys for home [_] [_] cord/string
[_] [_] ear plugs [_] [_] inflatable pillow/neck-pillow [_] [_] shortwave radio
[_] [_] radio batteries [_] [_] door wedge [_] [_] door alarm
[_] [_] sink plug [_] [_] little notebook for top pocket [_] [_] luggage label
[_] [_] torch headband [_] [_] mosquito repeller [_] [_] pack horse

Cooking & eating
[_] [_] petrol stove [_] [_] petrol bottle [_] [_] gaz stove
[_] [_] solid fuel stove [_] [_] solid fuel [_] [_] gaz bottle
[_] [_] meths stove [_] [_] meths bottle [_] [_] paraffin stove
[_] [_] paraffin bottle [_] [_] pans [_] [_] pan handle
[_] [_] big mug [_] [_] matches/lighter [_] [_] re-usable tea bag
[_] [_] knife, fork, spoon, tsp [_] [_] chopsticks [_] [_] can opener (inc sardine)
[_] [_] food bags (2) [_] [_] scouring pad [_] [_] water bottle
[_] [_] pot stand

Photography
[_] [_] camera [_] [_] spare camera battery [_] [_] film ASA200/400
[_] [_] shutter release [_] [_] tripod [_] [_] camera chain/cord
[_] [_] camera flash [_] [_] waterproof box for camera [_] [_] underwater bag
[_] [_] close-up lens [_] [_] lens brush/cloth [_] [_] lead film bag
[_] [_] underwater camera [_] [_] binoculars [_] [_] digital camera charger
[_] [_] blank CDs [_] [_] USB lead [_] [_] memory card/USB convertor
[_] [_] spare memory cards/sticks

Documents
[_] [_] passport [_] [_] p/c passport [_] [_] tickets
[_] [_] driving licences (3) [_] [_] traveller's cheques [_] [_] t/c numbers
[_] [_] money belt (bigger) [_] [_] secret money in bag [_] [_] VISA card
[_] [_] VISA card number [_] [_] photos of self (16) [_] [_] bank telex and phone nos
[_] [_] p/c health insurance [_] [_] p/c birth certificate [_] [_] diving card
[_] [_] diving log, tables [_] [_] maps [_] [_] guides
[_] [_] phrase book [_] [_] YHA books & card [_] [_] diary
[_] [_] photos of home [_] [_] address list [_] [_] t/c receipts
[_] [_] small map of world [_] [_] business cards [_] [_] timetables
[_] [_] foreign dictionary [_] [_] novel [_] [_] E111 form
[_] [_] AmEx phone numbers [_] [_] credit card phone numbers [_] [_] dummy credit cards

Food
[_] [_] tea [_] [_] coffee [_] [_] salt/pepper
[_] [_] dried milk [_] [_] bottle of oil [_] [_] beanfeast
[_] [_] lentils [_] [_] onions [_] [_] instant noodles
[_] [_] instant soup [_] [_] couscous [_] [_] rice
[_] [_] spices [_] [_] soy sauce [_] [_] bread
[_] [_] veg pate [_] [_] crunchy bars [_] [_] muesli
[_] [_] mixed fruit and nut [_] [_] dried fruit [_] [_] anchovy paste
[_] [_] tomato paste

Clothing
[_] [_] cagoul [_] [_] waterproof trousers [_] [_] walking boots
[_] [_] trainers [_] [_] sandals [_] [_] shoes for swimming in
[_] [_] socks (3 pairs) [_] [_] knickers (3 pairs) [_] [_] trousers (2 pairs)
[_] [_] shirts with top pockets (2) [_] [_] thermal legs [_] [_] thermal vest
[_] [_] woolly hat [_] [_] gloves [_] [_] pullover/middle layer
[_] [_] warm jacket/top layer [_] [_] T-shirts (2) [_] [_] T-shirt for swimming
[_] [_] skirt [_] [_] big soft scarf [_] [_] towel /cloth
[_] [_] handkerchief [_] [_] swiming costume [_] [_] swimming legs
[_] [_] shorts [_] [_] sun hat [_] [_] leech boots
[_] [_] swimming shoes [_] [_] leech socks [_] [_] trouser: secret pockets

Toiletries
[_] [_] toilet paper [_] [_] lilets [_] [_] toothbrush
[_] [_] tooth paste [_] [_] soap [_] [_] shampoo
[_] [_] hairbrush [_] [_] mirror [_] [_] dental floss
[_] [_] clothes washing liquid [_] [_] razors [_] [_] skin cream

Medical
[_] [_] sterilising tablets [_] [_] savlon [_] [_] tweezers
[_] [_] suture needles [_] [_] antihistamines [_] [_] steristrips
[_] [_] bandage [_] [_] sticking plaster (assorted) [_] [_] BNF pages
[_] [_] medical instructions [_] [_] hypodermic needles [_] [_] syringes
[_] [_] AIDS-free emergency kit [_] [_] anti-sun (Factor 8) [_] [_] diahorea tablets
[_] [_] anti-fungal powder [_] [_] multivitamins [_] [_] insect repellent
[_] [_] medicines [_] [_] lipsalve [_] [_] malaria tabs - paludrin
[_] [_] malaria tabs - chloroquin [_] [_] malaria tabs - Malarone [_] [_] malaria tabs - Meflaquin
[_] [_] malaria tabs - Doxycyclin [_] [_] malaria tabs - fansidar [_] [_] plastic gloves

Carry-On
[_] [_] pencil/pen [_] [_] paper [_] [_] novel
[_] [_] ear plugs [_] [_] neck pillow [_] [_] toothbrush
[_] [_] sleeping mask [_] [_] notebook - top pocket [_] [_] camera / all films
[_] [_] ceral bars [_] [_] snacks

Before you go
[_] [_] check your vaccination record
[_] [_] collect any prescription medicines
[_] [_] swap traveller's cheque, VISA & passport numbers with travelling companions
[_] [_] email traveller's cheque, VISA & passport numbers to hotmail a/c (encrypted)
[_] [_] scan tckets, insurance, passport etc. to hotmail a/c (encrypted)
[_] [_] ensure there is spare money in the right bank account
[_] [_] check the bank cards work
[_] [_] arrange emergency money transfer procedure with bank
[_] [_] arrange for someone to feed the cat (& leave vet's phone number)
[_] [_] leave spare keys for home with someone nearby
[_] [_] empty the rubbish bins
[_] [_] empty the fridge
[_] [_] turn off the gas
[_] [_] turn off all electric equipment, inc hot water
[_] [_] backup disc drives - leave backup off-site
[_] [_] leave behind with someone at home:
[_] [_] original travel insurance documents
[_] [_] traveller's cheque numbers
[_] [_] VISA card numbers
[_] [_] your passport number
[_] [_] dates and locations where you can be contacted


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