What I Packed for Central America

 

Short answer: Way too much. It’ll be fun to update this in a few months after I get sick of hauling around 70 pounds of crap and trash a bunch of it…

Detailed answer:

In my beloved Osprey 65 liter pack:

• Hammock + bug net
• Rainfly, tent footprint, and stakes
• Sleeping bag liner
• Travel yoga mat
• Hydro bladder
• Pack towels – 1 big, 1 small
• Raincoat
• Down jacket
• Hiking boots
• Chaco sandals
• Camp cups and spork
• Duct tape
• Work gloves


Clothes (stored in a dry bag)
• 2 sports bras
• 12 undies
• 6 tank tops
• 2 T-shirts (Merino wool)
• 1 long sleeve wool shirt
• 1 lightweight collared long sleeve
• 1 pair zip-off convertible pants (zip to shorts)
• 1 pair lightweight long shorts
• 3 pairs leggings, various lengths and weights
• 1 pair lounge/beach pants
• 2 dresses – 1 city/1 beach
• 1 lightweight hoody
• 1 scarf
• 3 pairs hiking socks
• 2 swimsuits

Toiletries (Probably went overboard on this section, but I really didn’t want to spend money on things that I already had sitting at home…)

• Travel sized shampoo/conditioner/body wash
• Bar soap
• Dr. Bronners multi-purpose soap
• Tissue packs
• Tampons
• Baby wipes
• Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
• Glasses/contacts/solution/eye drops
• Shaving razor/blades
• Vaseline
• Vitamins and medications
• Face moisturizer +SPF
• Witch hazel
• Tea tree oil
• Deodorant
• Coconut oil
• Sunscreen
• Bug spray
• Diarrhea rescue
• Hand sanitizer
• First Aid Kit


Miscellaneous
• Batteries
• Headlamp
• Lightweight mini daypack
• Assorted bandanas/buffs
• Security belt
• Playing cards
• Can Koozies
• Rain fly for pack
• Lock and cable

In my computer bag/carry on:

• Important documents (second copies in pack)
• Laptop/charger/external hard drive
• Wallet
• Passport
• Kindle reader
• Headphones
• Phone charger
• Notebooks
• Coloring books + pencils
• Water bottle
• Snacks
• Kleenex
• Gum
• Hand lotion
• Contacts and eye drops
• Tums/ibuprofen/medications
• Toothbrush/toothpaste/deodorant/refresher wipes

Holy crap. It all fit. May have even added a few jars of peanut butter to the top of that pack 😉

 

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