So after deciding on a backpack I now had to fill it up.   This was kind of exciting – a shopping spree!

I checked out what other people had packed on their trips and 90% of the stuff was the same.   I also made note of what people took and then never used (I’m looking at you sink stopper).

Here’s what I ended up packing:

Day to day stuff

Electronics

Toiletries

  • Microfiber towel
  • Kleenex
  • Hair brush
  • Face cloth
  • Soap with Travel Dish
  • Electric razor
  • Face wash
  • Travel Toothbrush/Toothpaste combo
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Band aids
  • Neo Citron
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Deodorant
  • Cologne
  • Pills (Loperamide, Tylenol, Lactaid)

Clothes

  • Flat Cap  (see: Slimming down)
  • Toque
  • 2 pairs of ExOfficio underwear (look it up: travellers SWEAR by these)
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • 4 tshirts
  • 2 long sleeve dress shirts  (see: Slimming down)
  • 1 pair swim trunks
  • 1 pair sweat pants
  • 2 pairs pants   (changed to just 1, see: Slimming down)
  • 2 pairs shorts   (changed to just 1, see: Slimming down)
  • 1 belt  (see: Slimming down)
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 2 fleece hoodies  (changed to just 1, see: Slimming down)
  • 1 trek thermal jacket

Edit:   See the final pack and photos here.

Euro Trip 2013, Pretrip, Trip Journal
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