Gear

This page is an inventory of all of the things that we’ve brought with us on our trip. We have put a lot of thought into choosing just the right things — when you are only bringing one pair of pants, they’d better be good ones! We hope that this list will help future wanderers in their preparations. We will be reviewing our gear, writing about it, and likely trading or discarding things as we go. As we do, this list will change. We will also be adding detail to some of the items through blog postings; for example, what’s in our first aid kit, anyways?

As much as we would like to be minimalist travelers, we have brought a few extra gadgets along with us. Some are to help us keep this website updated as often as possible. Some are for tracking our journey through photos. Some are for health and security. And some are just for fun.

our packs

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Mark’s pack

    Bags and Cases

  • 85L Osprey Crescent backpack
  • Osprey day pack
  • Small dry bag
  • Cloth shopping bag

    • The Basics

    • Pack rain cover
    • Silk sleeping bag liner
    • Headlamp
    • Leatherman multitool
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries bag
    • Travel towel
    • Watch
    • Water bottle

    • Clothing

    • Bandana
    • Belt
    • Buff
    • Clothing stuff sack
    • 2 pairs of fisherman’s pants
    • Long underwear
    • Long-sleeve pull-over
    • 3 long-sleeve shirts
    • Shorts
    • 4 pairs of socks
    • Swimsuit
    • 4 t-shirts
    • 2 pairs of travel pants
    • 5 pairs of underwear

    • Outerwear

    • 2 pairs of flip flops
    • Gators
    • Gloves
    • Rain jacket
    • Rain pants
    • Shoes
    • Softshell jacket
    • Toque

    • Miscellaneous

    • 3 mm rope
    • Backpack security mesh
    • 2 carabiners
    • Deck of cards
    • Cribbage board
    • Ear plugs
    • Extra shoelaces
    • Hammock
    • Inflatable neck pillow
    • 3 Moleskine journals
    • Money belt
    • Sewing kit
    • Sketchbook
    • Steripen
    • Travel power adapter
    • Wallet
    • Passport wallet

    • Electronics

    • 18-200mm lens
    • 50mm lens
    • DSLR camera
    • Lens hood
    • Camera bag
    • Apple laptop
    • External HD
    • Handheld GPS
    • Headphones
    • Speaker
    • iPhone 3G
    • Laptop sleeve
    • Point and shoot camera
    • Solar charger

    • Personal documents

    • Passport
    • Driver’s license
    • Health card
    • IAMAT card
    • Travel insurance card
    • Visa (chip and pin)
    • Mastercard
    • Debit card (chip and pin)
    • Immunization record
    • Birth certificate
    • Extra copies of all the above
    • Extra passport photos

Meg’s pack

    Bags and Cases

  • 65L Osprey backpack
  • Osprey day pack
  • Purse

    • The Basics

    • Pack rain cover
    • Silk sleeping bag liner
    • Headlamp
    • Leatherman multitool
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries bag
    • Travel towel
    • Water bottle
    • Watch

    • Clothing

    • Buff
    • Dress, convertible
    • 2 other dresses
    • Longsleeve t-shirt
    • 2 pairs of pants
    • Scarf
    • 2 pairs of shorts
    • Swim suit
    • 4 t-shirts
    • 4 tanktops
    • Tights
    • 5 pairs of socks
    • 2 bras
    • 9 pairs of undies
    • Clothing drybag
    • Big clothing bag
    • Small clothing bag

    • Outerwear

    • Gators
    • Gloves
    • Hat
    • Rain jacket
    • Sandals
    • Shoes
    • Softshell jacket
    • Toque

    • Miscellaneous

    • Documents case
    • Ear plugs
    • Eye cover
    • First Aid kit
    • Inflatable neck pillow
    • 2 journals
    • Passport Wallet
    • Shopping bag
    • Sketchbook
    • 2 sporks
    • Tool kit
    • Wallet

    • First aid kit

    • Malaria prescription (141 days each)
    • Syringe and lancet kit
    • Immodium
    • Cipro prescription (for severe traveller’s diarrhea)
    • Malrex prescription (for jungle skin ulcers)
    • Gravol
    • Ibuprofen
    • Band-aids and medical tape
    • Tensor bandage

    • Personal documents

    • Passport
    • Driver’s license
    • Health card
    • IAMAT card
    • Travel insurance card
    • Visa (chip and pin)
    • Mastercard
    • Debit card (chip and pin)
    • Immunization record
    • Birth certificate
    • Extra copies of all the above
    • Extra passport photos