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Travel Packing List - Do You Carry These Things?

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See my full travel packing list and all details here: http://migrationology.com/2013/03/travel-packing-list/

After years of backpacking, I think I've found a travel packing list that I'm quite comfortable with. Now, this is my personal list, the things that I bring with me. I understand that you may have different needs, and travel somewhat differently than I, so I would encourage you to take this travel packing list and adapt it to your personal style.

Though eating is my biggest passion in life, it goes together with my passion to travel. I love to travel, and ever since I was a child I grew up in a family that lived overseas. After graduating from University, I decided to travel the world on my own and experience as much as I could. When I first began solo backpacking I lugged around a pretty good size backpack - I think it was a 36 liter or something like that. I formerly carried about 6 sets of clothing, a few pairs of shoes, 5 books, all sorts of gadgets I never really needed or used, and a bunch of other unnecessary list of things.

I also noticed that other backpackers had other humongous backpacks that they carried with them everywhere they went (and it looked painful). Too many clothes and too many toiletries, were a few of the things I noticed very commonly as I backpacked around Southeast Asia.

But the more I traveled, the more I realized the benefits of being able to travel light - that is carrying only the necessary things and being mindful that nearly everything you could need is available at your destination. Not only is much more convenient and easier to get around, it also saves your back! For this travel packing list, it wouldn't really matter if I'm going on a trip for 1 week or 3 months, the list would be the same.

So here is my travel packing list (following the video):

2 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of underwear, 1 pair of lightweight shorts, 1 cargo shorts, 2 extra t-shirts, towel, light fleece jacket (depending on where you're going of course), wind pants, flip flops, scarf (for warmth or sun), leatherman tool, sunglasses, lock, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, floss, sunscreen, toenail clippers, tylenol, 1 book, Bible, external hard drive, battery charges, small cell phone, universal adapter, laptop (I would only recommend if you need it), pens, notebook, wallet, credit cards, passport, passport photos, Canon DSLR camera, lens, Rode video mic, tripod.

Also the clothes I'm wearing: 1 t-shirt, 1 pair of jeans, underwear, pair of shoes, socks

Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag - I really love this camera bag!
The North Face Big Shot Daypack - Great backpack, perfect size. Alternatively I use an Osprey Talon 44.

Get all my travel packing list details here:

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