Being used to travel with a number of large, bulky bags (think up to 12 large suitcases between the six of us), getting what we thought we needed into 30l backpacks was going to be a challenge. Add in the electronics for schooling and the all-weather clothes we require for Patagonia, and the 30l packs became a very tight squeeze.

Each of us is carrying the following items:

  • water bottle
  • microfiber travel towel
  • eating utensils and plastic containers
  • headlamp
  • insect repellent
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • 1 x long hiking pants
  • 2 x shorts
  • 3 x t-shirts
  • socks and underwear for a week
  • running shoes
  • thongs
  • lightweight jumper
  • weatherproof jacket
  • general toiletries
  • medication
  • earphones
  • swimmers
  • hat / cap
  • sarong

And between us we are also carrying:

  • 18 passports!
  • other travel documents and copies of documents
  • 2 x ipads
  • laptop
  • 2 x kobo/kidles
  • 2 x mobile phones
  • chargers, adaptor plugs and cables
  • 2 x poncho’s
  • padlock and cable
  • inflatable pillow
  • inflatable foot rest
  • mutlitool
  • first aid kit
  • speaker

Total weight = 48kg (not evenly distributed!)

Let’s see what we have in our packs when we get back….


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