Travel Packing List – Do You Carry These Things?




See my full travel packing list and all details here: http://migrationology.com/2013/03/travel-packing-list/

After years of backpacking, I think I’ve found a travel packing list that I’m quite comfortable with. Now, this is my personal list, the things that I bring with me. I understand that you may have different needs, and travel somewhat differently than I, so I would encourage you to take this travel packing list and adapt it to your personal style.

Though eating is my biggest passion in life, it goes together with my passion to travel. I love to travel, and ever since I was a child I grew up in a family that lived overseas. After graduating from University, I decided to travel the world on my own and experience as much as I could. When I first began solo backpacking I lugged around a pretty good size backpack – I think it was a 36 liter or something like that. I formerly carried about 6 sets of clothing, a few pairs of shoes, 5 books, all sorts of gadgets I never really needed or used, and a bunch of other unnecessary list of things.

I also noticed that other backpackers had other humongous backpacks that they carried with them everywhere they went (and it looked painful). Too many clothes and too many toiletries, were a few of the things I noticed very commonly as I backpacked around Southeast Asia.

But the more I traveled, the more I realized the benefits of being able to travel light – that is carrying only the necessary things and being mindful that nearly everything you could need is available at your destination. Not only is much more convenient and easier to get around, it also saves your back! For this travel packing list, it wouldn’t really matter if I’m going on a trip for 1 week or 3 months, the list would be the same.

So here is my travel packing list (following the video):

2 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of underwear, 1 pair of lightweight shorts, 1 cargo shorts, 2 extra t-shirts, towel, light fleece jacket (depending on where you’re going of course), wind pants, flip flops, scarf (for warmth or sun), leatherman tool, sunglasses, lock, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, floss, sunscreen, toenail clippers, tylenol, 1 book, Bible, external hard drive, battery charges, small cell phone, universal adapter, laptop (I would only recommend if you need it), pens, notebook, wallet, credit cards, passport, passport photos, Canon DSLR camera, lens, Rode video mic, tripod.

Also the clothes I’m wearing: 1 t-shirt, 1 pair of jeans, underwear, pair of shoes, socks

Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag – I really love this camera bag!
The North Face Big Shot Daypack – Great backpack, perfect size. Alternatively I use an Osprey Talon 44.

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  1. very nice useful videos
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  2. So even though I'm about twice his age I carry basically the same stuff while traveling, except for a few prescription medicine containers. I think I could keep up. I work out with weights three or four times a week.

  3. Great video and useful information. I'm in the process of retiring from my long term career and moving on to something else. I've got lots of interests, travel being one of them. I appreciate that you are a smart and articulate, positive person and it makes a big difference to me when watching, reading, or listening to your Vlogs. Good job Mark and thanks.

  4. It's good to know and most people's comments to wear professional style clothes but when I see this video after I changed my mind to wear professional style because this video show makes me to feel very conformable and don't need to do and carry a lot of stuff to Asian trip. Thanks

  5. what about medicine,razors. Hey you are amazing. i cant travel more than 3 days. but you are always traveling. Are u not bored. i think the excitement of eating food not making u bored. Am I right mark…

  6. i saw a lot of comments on laundry.. he is mostly travelling in cities and every city big or small have laundry detergents.. just as he said "people have similar needs as you" maybe in some very remote jungles who still hunt and gather to survive might not have the brands of laundry detergents that we usually use but they too have some ways of cleaning up!! if your clothes are not too soiled a good rinse in plain water also is good enough..I would just add one more thing to the list, a 10 ft nylon rope to hang your washed clothes on.. it really helped me when I travelled ..tying the ropes to the racks or curtain rods in hotel rooms while you sleep helps them dry out by morning pretty well. hardly takes any space.

  7. Put labels or tags on your various cords – as they tend to look a bit alike. If you are not using your electronics, get a ziploc bag, or a sturdy plastic box with latch (like Glad-ware) to put the electronic stuff into, so it stays organized. If you have checked luggage, put a few articles of clothing in your carry-on stuff, just in case. If you are not working, just being a tourist, and you can afford it, an iPad with keyboard case. Why? TSA and other security folks do not make you take your iPad out of your carry-on, but they will your laptop computer. I do not know why and I do not care, but I will take advantage of it. Plan for the worst and hope for the best.

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