Dear God, but one must pack a lot of things for a trip like this.
I realise (no Z, English spelling dammit) this is my first post and none of you know exactly what said trip is, but I’ll elaborate in a later post. Honest.
Anyway, yes. Here is my rough packing list for the stuff I’m gonna be shoving into a relatively moderate backpack and carrying around with me for the next year or three. Have a look through – I keep thinking there are vital things I’ve forgotten that I’ll invariably remember ten minutes after I’ve taken seat on the first coach out of the country. I hate that.
4 pairs of trousers + 1 pair swimming shorts
3/4 T-shirts + 5 shirts (3 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)
5 pairs boxers + five pairs socks + 1 thick pair of warm socks
1 light jacket + 1 coat
SLR camera + 17-70mm macro lens + 50mm f1.7 prime lens
Battery charger & mains plug
Memory cards (3)
Sony mp3 player (it’s tiny, won’t add weight or space)
USB drive (photo storage)
Other phone (longer battery, to be stolen if I get mugged)
Mini USB > USB cable
iPod USB cable
Sony mp3 USB cable
USB mains plug
Tooth brush & paste
Electric shaver + mains plug
Fold up daypack
Deck of cards
Hayfever tablets & nasal spray & eyedrops
Pen knife / multitool
Contact lens solution
Metal cable & combination padlock
Small padlocks for bags
Wallet & chain
Copies of passport & DL
So I think that’s everything. Taking too much? Not enough? Anything I’ve missed or I really won’t need? Lemmie know.