Inside Our Packs 背包內

What’s in our pack?

Having a backpack that would fail on us midway through our journey was the last thing we wanted to happen (especially being stuck a thousand kilometers from the nearest city). We needed something that would endure all the long rough rides, whether strapped on the open top or shoved somewhere down below, and our Deuter Traveller (霏 Hers: 55+10L / 山 His: 70+10L) served the operation. Mission accomplished and they don’t even look like they’ve taken a beating. Trust us, they have.

A look inside his pack...

Here’s a list of the gear we’ve carried from start to finish.

Backpack Weight: 18-20kg (霏 Hers) / 20-25kg (山 His)

CLOTHES
6x T-shirts
1x pair of jeans
2x pairs of shorts (1 for swimming at the beach)
1x lightweight windbreaker w/ hood
1x warm pullover
1x travel size down vest
1x light scarf
1x thermal underwear
1x flip flops
Socks & Underwear
1x Belt with hidden inner pouch to conceal cash (Eagle Creek)

MISC
Thermal water bottle
Backpack raincover
Lightweight sleeping bag
Laundry bag
Sunglasses
Swiss Army knife
Guidebooks
Ziplock bags (for wrapping leakable items e.g. shower gel or packing foodstuff eg. rice or oatmeal)
Combination padlock
Extendable cable-wire combination padlock

MONEY BELT (worn around waist, beneath clothing)
Cash
Debit & credit cards
Passport
Travel Tickets
Proof of Vaccinations (some countries reportedly require this to grant entry)

DOCUMENTS
Copies of passports & visas
Passport size photos
Travel insurance policy

ELECTRONICS
iPod, earphones & USB charger
Crap mobile phone & charger
13” Macbook Pro laptop
Set of travel adaptors
Torch / Flashlight
USB Flash Drive

WASHBAG
Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Floss
Shower Gel & Shampoo
Moisturizer
Dry-fast Travel Towel
Shaver
Nail clippers
Lip balm
Eye covers & earplugs

MEDIKIT
Vitamins
Medicine for cold, flu, fever, headaches,
Medicine for stomach aches, indigestion & diarrhea
Medicine for altitude sickness
Anti-Malaria pills
Antibiotics
Sore throat lozenges
Hand sanitizer
Antiseptic wipes & Band-aid
Insect repellent

COOKING KIT (put together in Bolivia)
Oil
Soy Sauce
Fish Sauce
Sea Salt
Sugar
Black Pepper
Curry paste
Plastic Spoons & Fork (taken from a fast food chain in El Salvador and stuck with us for the next 8 months)

CAMERA KIT
Click here to see what I shoot with!