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The Art of Packing

Did I ever mention that I am not artistic?

It's Saturday night and I am staying in to try to save money! So, I decided to attempt my packing and see what I can/cannot fit into my new backpack! I will share some pics at the end of the blog so you can comment. I purchased my backpack at REI about a month ago. This trip will be my first attempt at traveling with a backpack and I mostly feel like an old lady attempting to look hip/cool (which I am not...hip/cool that is....or OLD!).

I have read a lot of blogs about packing and what to take/not to take and I think I have my list narrowed down. Please feel free to let me know your opinions.

For packing purposes I have a large backpack (with attachable day-pack), messenger bag (for daily use), Two large and two small packing cubes (love them).

Toiletries (sm cube #1)
Body Wipes
Body/Hair Soap
lg microfiber towel
mouthwash
razor/blades
Powder
Deodorant

First Aid (sm cube #1)
moleskin
bandaid
neosporin
immodium
hand sanitizer
Sunscreen
Lipbalm
Insect Spray
Ambien/Travel Meds
Ibuprofen
Ace Wrap
Hand Wipes
SteriStrips
Etoh Wipe
glucose
re-hydration powder
Ear Plugs
tweezers

Misc (sm cube #2)
Camera charger
extra memory card
compass
drain stopper
clothesline
laundry soap
Sleep Sack
Ipod/Charger
Elec Adapter??
travel alarm
Retractable Cable Lock
Padlock x 4
Headlamp
Extra Batteries
Water Bladder
Umbrella
mosquito net
Assort. ziplock bags
Copies of passport/paperwork

Misc.
Sandles (wearing)
crocks
Comfort Shoe
bandana/hat
Sarong (buy there)
Sleeping bag

Messenger Bag
Camera/battery/card
Eee PC/charger
Journal
Pen
Stickers
Money holder
Passport
Travel Immunizations
Make-up
Toothbrush/paste
Comb

1 Lg Cube:
Skirt
Capri Pant
Br Linen Pant (wearing)
black short
tan short
Bathing suit
bra/panties
Jacket

2 Lg Cube:
4 ss shirts
2 tank tops
1 ls button-up (wearing)
2 pair socks

WOW....when I type it all out, it looks like a LOT!

You will see in the pictures that I have a small daypack that attaches to my large backpack. Currently I don't have anything packed in it and am hoping to keep it empty on my way out so that I can fill it with my purchases while there!! A girl's gotta shop!!

Go here for pictures : http://picasaweb.google.com/khandilee/PackingForSEA

Posted by Khandilee 03:00 Tagged packing

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Wow, your packing photos were most thorough...looks like you've got everything ready to go! Did you buy the 2 lg and 2 sm cubes separately from the backpack, or were they a set? It all seems to fit together very well! I'm sure you've thought of this already, but don't for get to leave a copy of your house keys (if you're bringing yours with you) with someone at home...also leave a copy of all the credit cards and passport etc with someone, too, just incase you need to cancel a card or replace an id!
xoxo
Kim

by kmpossible

Mostly this was because I am bored to DEATH....WAITING to leave!!! ha ha....

Remember, I wont have a 'home' to come back too!!! Nah...I am leaving a copy of everything with my friend here in Seattle and also emailing copies of everything to myself.

The cubes came separate from the backpack but they are wonderful!!!

by Khandilee

Well you just put my packing to shame...2 months in advance!!! Kim was giving me hard time when I still hadn't bought a bag the day before we left.

Stickers & umbrella! two things that didn't make my list ;-)

Look forward to seeing you sunny Vietnam!

by msmitheman

I am a virgo !! Lists and planning are what we are known for and I fit the bill perfectly!!

Stickers (for the kids) and Umbrella (I might melt!) ha ha I am CANDY ya know!

I cant wait to see you both! SO EXCITED!!

by Khandilee

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