SharePinTweetUpdate 6/19/2013: The Marmot rain jacket, which I had for about 2 years and whose rain protection I had updated with a spray-on treatment just before the trip, failed me in the first Boston thunderstorm. I found an REI and sprung for an Arcteryx Beta AR Gore-Tex jacket, minutes before the second storm hit.# # #Once I considered the basics of packing for the round-the-world (RTW) trip, it was time to decide what to pack and what to leave behind. Here’s the full list of items I’m packing for the RTW trip. I’ve owned some of the gear for a while, other items I bought just for the trip (you can tell where I do my travel gear shopping). The total weight of all this: 31 pounds, or 14 kilograms.LuggageKelty Redwing 2650: a 2,650-cubic-inch/44-liter backpack that fits the dimensions for carry-on luggage.1 Timberland shoulder bag1 REI Duck’s backpack coverTechThe necessities for my contract work, writing, and blogging here at Where Is Your Toothbrush?1 Apple Macbook Air 11in + charger1 Apple Magic Mouse1 Level 8 laptop sleeve1 Imak computer glove1 iPhone 4s + charger1 Sony earbud headphones with case1 Lexar 16GB USB flash drive1 Canon PowerShot SX260 HS camera (not pictured) + cord + charger1 travel plug adapterShoes and clothes1 pair Keen Boston II shoes: I had a pair that served me well in Portland’s weather for years, with zero break-in time, extreme comfort for my wide feet, all-weather proof-ness, and a touch of style. Keen is discontinuing this model, so I’m glad I got them in time for the trip.1 pair Keen Kanyon sandals1 pair hiking boots + 2 pairs hiking socks: For trekking in the High Tatras. I will leave these behind at my parent’s place.1 Marmot rain jacket1 pair REI Adventures pants1 pair REI Sahara convertible (zipoff) pants1 REI leather belt1 merino-wool/acrylic blend sweater: Light and warm!1 Mountain Hardware Canyon long-sleeve convertible shirt1 Columbia Silver Ridge long-sleeve convertible shirt1 Mountain Hardware Justo Trek long sleeve t-shirt3 T-shirts (2 REI brand, 1 cotton)3 pairs low-cut socks3 pairs Ex Officio boxers1 REI travel towel1 military-style fitted cap1 REI Outrigger bucket hat3 stuffing sacks (different sizes) to keep it all organizedToiletries1 Timberland toiletry bag: I bought this bag on my trip to the U.S. in 2000.1 travel toothbrush + 1 ‘local’ toothbrush (I plan on buying a domestic-made toothbrush in every country we visit.)1 travel toothpaste1 floss1 bottle Listerine mouthwash3 plastic travel bottles (body lotion, sunscreen, hand cream)2 small hand cream tubes1 bar of soap + case1 backpacking mirror1 pair earplugs1 deodorant (the other one in the picture is almost empty)2 head wipes: Lindsay got me these as a fun item—she loves my bald head.1 Braun 320S-4 shaver + cordFirst-aid kitSome of the following came as part of an International Travel Kit product, others through prescriptions via my former employer’s insurance.Anti-diarrheal medications: 1 package Loperamide Hydrochloride, 1 prescription Azithromycin/Zithromax, 7 packets Diamode, 8 packets DiotameAnti-malarial medications: 1 prescription Atovaquone/Proguanil/MalaroneAltitude sickness medications: 1 prescription AcetazolamidePain/fever medications, all but the last one acetaminophen-based: 4 packets CCP, 6 packets Decorel, 4 packets APAP, 3 packets I-PrinAntacid: 4 packets Alcalak6 packets antiseptic wipes2 packets insect bite/sting relief towelettes2 packets hydrocortisone anti-itch cream2 packets triple antibiotic ointment cream10 packs oral rehydration salts1 bottle eyewashBand aids (various sizes)1 small compression gauze1 small gauze2 gauze pads1 packageOther1 pair sunglasses with case1 backup glasses with case1 Moleskine ruled notebook (large)3 pens wrapped with duct tape400 Where Is Your Toothbrush? business cards1 Sawyer Squeeze water filter with pouch containers1 shoulder bag1 day wallet1 head lamp6 safety pins1 Platypus soft water bottle1 passport + paper copies2 passport photos1 money belt + some cash (dollars and euros)…and one carabiner (snap link) with a key ring for the keys to our homes over the next year.What would you drop from this list? What would you add?SharePinTweet2 Responses Jane June 14, 2013 Impressive list!I would bring slippers. It was the single best thing I brought on my last trip to Europe. Cold, hard floors. Nice to slip into something other than the shoes you walked around in all day. Reply Peter Korchnak June 14, 2013 Thanks, Jane. Since the sandals aren’t the best for walking too long, I’m planning on their doubling as slippers. ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.