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What Are My Packing Essentials?

Packing is an art form. What to bring, what kind of bag to use,  how much or how little – these are all the things we have to negotiate in the moments before travel. Personally, I believe less is more. Packing light and packing smart can make the difference between an easy trip and a laborious one.

Curious what I don’t leave home without? Read on to learn what’s in my pack. Interested in reading my packing guide? Click here.

Different trips require different gear. Certainly you wouldn’t pack the same thing for two weeks in Paris as you would for two weeks in the woods.  But for many, there are pack essentials – things you don’t leave home without. Here are mine, along with a disclaimer …Paris isn’t really my cup of tea.

  1. Knife

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2. Headlamp

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3. Multi-tool

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4. Storm Proof Matches and Magnesium strip

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5. Mosquito net

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6. First Aid Kit

7. Waterproof shell for pack

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8. Compass

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9. 2 notebooks, 4 pens

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10. Smartphone

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11. 2 cameras, tripod, 50 mm lens, all-purpose zoom lens, polarizer

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12. Laptop

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13. Rope

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14. Collapsible cook stove and pot

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15. Insulation mat and/or yoga mat

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16. Sleeping bag

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17. 2.5 pound Backpacking Tent

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What can’t you leave home without? Share your travel musts below!

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4 Comments
  • Charles McCool
    Posted at 15:20h, 04 December

    A Camelbak filtered water bottle is always with me.

  • Jane Dill
    Posted at 04:27h, 05 December

    Face cream, sunscreen, earplugs . . . and that’s for when I go to Paris!!

  • Adam K.
    Posted at 18:52h, 12 September

    Single-AA-battery LED flash light. Also, you didn’t mention clothing. I’m slowly switching my clothing to fewer wool pieces vs. more cotton pieces..

  • Mittie.Roger
    Posted at 21:26h, 12 September

    Clothes – shmoze … I kid, We travel in far more hot places than cold, so i’m definitiely still on the cotton kick. Also, microfiber. Let me know how the wool life treats you, Adam!

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