My life in a backpack

Pretrip

The prospect of living out of a backpack for an extended period of time is a little daunting.  All the luxuries I’ve grown accustomed to will soon vanish.

I’ll go from living in an upscale 700 sq ft suite with all the amenities to bunking with 5 other people in a small room with a shared bathroom down the hall.

And my life – my entire life – will be contained in a 2ft by 1ft backpack.

That being said, here is my entire life for the next 7 months:

Clothes

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2 pairs of shoes
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4 t-shirts
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2 pairs underwear, 4 socks
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1 pair sweat pants, 1 pair jeans
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2 jackets
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The bundle wrap

Toiletries

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FRONT OF BAG
Electric razor, Hand sanitizer
Toothbrush, Toothpaste
Deodorant, Bar soap, Brush
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BACK OF BAG
Face scrub, Wash cloth
Microfiber towel Shampoo/Conditioner
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CARRY ON BAG
Travel toothbrush/toothpaste
Kleenex, Hand sanitizer
Brush, Tylenol

Stuff in the mesh pockets of my backpack

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ELECTRONICS
Flashlight, Extra batteries
World travel adapter
Extension cord, Wine crank
Different chargers, Ear plugs
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MORE TOILETRIES
Sunscreen, Tide travel packets
Bandaids, Lactaid, Neo Citron
Sudafed, Loperamide
Spork
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ALL IN THE MESH POCKETS
Everything all packed
nice and tidy

Outside pocket of my backpack

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Folding mesh pocket
for document storage

Carry on bag / Day pack

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OUTSIDE POCKET
Passport, Travel Wallet
Digital Camera, Ear plugs
Carry on toiletry bag, TP
Notepad & pen, Cards
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INSIDE POCKET
Netbook with sleeve
Umbrella, Toque
Over the ear headphones

Everything all packed away

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Backpack open
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Backpack zipped up
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Carry on bag / Day pack

And that’s it – my whole life for the next 7 months.  I CAN’T WAIT!

8 days to go…

Euro Trip 2013, Pretrip, Trip Journal
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