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First Round the World trip - Advice for Packing List Needed

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1. Posted by cejones (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Okay guys.. I'm going for a year to the following places: North America, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia... given the times of year in each of the countries I should have a pleasant enough climate in all areas.

You've done a similar journey and have advice of 'must haves' or 'dont bother taking'.. or you're planning a similar trip and are after similar advice.. .. .. Lets go :) x

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

Read all posts of those two threads:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=56673
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=65002

Then pack enough clothes to last you 10 days without doing laundry. It is all you really need. When the stuff gets dirty wash. Two pants and 2-3 shirts aside from the one you are wearing is usually enough. Shoes: Good hiking sandals. Combine them with thick socks when it gets cool and wear them without any socks when it rains. Alternatively bring hiking sneakers and flip-flops. One light rain- and windproof jacket.

Additional useful gadgets:

-small (!!!!) towel
-small plastic containers for soap, shampoo, etc that cannot leak
-silverware
-small plastic container (for fruit and other food that doesn't like getting squeezed)
-small flashlight
-moneybelt, passport, tickets, copies of all important documents, etc
-duct tape (can be a life-saver when the zip of your bag breaks)
-sewing kit
-scissors/swiss army knife

3. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 6y

less is more, don't bother with a sleeping bag.

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 6y

Yeah ditch the sleeping bag. You only need to bring about 4 days of clothes. One pair of pants and if you really need to two bathing suits. I would bring a light long sleeve layer and a rain jacket and you set.. Everything should easily fit in a carryon size luggage.. What you cant take on the plane, buy in your destination.

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 6y

Quoting t_maia

Then pack enough clothes to last you 10 days without doing laundry. It is all you really need. When the stuff gets dirty wash. Two pants and 2-3 shirts aside from the one you are wearing is usually enough. Shoes: Good hiking sandals. Combine them with thick socks when it gets cool and wear them without any socks when it rains. Alternatively bring hiking sneakers and flip-flops. One light rain- and windproof jacket.

Additional useful gadgets:

-small (!!!!) towel
-small plastic containers for soap, shampoo, etc that cannot leak
-silverware
-small plastic container (for fruit and other food that doesn't like getting squeezed)
-small flashlight
-moneybelt, passport, tickets, copies of all important documents, etc
-duct tape (can be a life-saver when the zip of your bag breaks)
-sewing kit
-scissors/swiss army knife

Good advice, t_maia, but I still think you need less. I would take 2 convertible pants which can be used as shorts, and every hotel has soap/shampoo already. In Vietnam the hotel even supplies a toothbrush and comb! Silverware?????

6. Posted by cejones (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Thank you very much for all of your comments guys!! All noted.. :) x