(BACK)PACKING FOR A WORLD TRIP

An unusual post from my part but I think it can be helpful for anyone planning to have an adventure like mine. While preparing for my world trip, starting on the 23rd February 2018 with my partner, I did many budget and cost planning charts, country-searching, to-do lists and I used the most brilliant pack-scheme as a basis (credited to Weltreise-Info.de):

This can be of course edited accordingly to the type of travel, personal choices and/or travel duration.

DOCUMENTS & OTHERS
- Passport
- Vaccination pass
- International driver's license
- Diving pass and logbook (in case you have)
- International insurance proof
- Credit cards (Maestro + Visa)
- Cash (a few hundred US$ or Euros)
- 4x Passport pictures (waterproof packed)
- Waterproof copies of all documents
- Small notepad and a pen
- Travel diary (if not online)
- Information for emergencies (copy in each piece of luggage, in English):
• Name, address, nationality
• Blood type, allergies, diseases (not mandatory)
• Contact person at home
• Information about blocking credit cards and insurance policy (emergency phone numbers)

CLOTHES
- 1x Headgear (for ex. baseball cap)
- 1x Mosquito trousers + 1x long arm shirt (I recommend the new Nosilife from Craghoppers)
- 2x Lightweight trekking shirts
- 1x Lightweight fleece pullover
- 1x Fleece or soft shell jacket with zipper
- 1x Light rainjacket (nylon / GoreTex) as a windbreaker
- 10x T-shirts / blouses
- 2x Trekking pants, with or without zip-off
- 1x Light summer pants
- 2x Shorts
- 2x Underpants or leggings
- 10x Underwear
- 2x Sports bra (for women)
- 1x Swimsuit / Bikini
- 3x Pair of trekking socks
- 7x Pair of normal socks
- 1x Belt

SHOES
- 1x Lightweight hiking boots (GoreTex)
- 1x Trekking sneakers
- 1x Flip-flops

TOILETRIES
- 2x Travel towels (small and middle size)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
- Shower gel + shampoo
- Deodorant
- Comb or hairbrush
- Nail scissors or clippers + nail-file
- Paper tissues and/or refreshing wipes
- Cotton swabs
- Pocket mirror
- Sun protector with high LF
- Mosquito repellent
- Labello sun lipstick
- Foot powder
- Travel pharmacy (pills for stomach pain, diarrhea, headaches, muscle pain, fever...)
- For men: shaver, replacement blades, shaving cream, bleeding suppressant, after shave,  condoms
- For women: tampons, bandages, anti-baby pill (if wished)

NIGHT
- Sleeping bag inlay made of silk, cotton or fleece (depending where you go)
- Hammock with mosquito net
- Ear plugs
- Small pillow case (mostly for airplanes or other means of transportation)

ENTERTAINMENT
- Paperback book (exchange after reading)
- MP3 player or use of phone
- Card games and/or dices

KITCHEN
- Camping cutlery or just a spoon-fork-knife set
- Small container for pepper + salt

TOOLS 
- Swiss army knive
- Safety pins

TECHNOLOGY
- Laptop with neoprene protective cover
- Camera with bag (I recommend a GoPro or similar)
- Mini tripod with flexibility
- Battery replacement
- Chargers + plug adapters
- Camera cleaning set (brush, alcohol spray, lens paper)
- Memory cards
- External hard drive for image capture

OTHERS
- Travel guide (mostly not necessary)
- Mascot
- Sunglasses
- LED flashlight
- Lighter (careful, many airports don't allow it in any kind of baggage)
- Mini compass with thermometer (sometimes incl. in phone)
- Wallet dummy with:
• Few bills in local currency
• US$ 10-20
• Expired credit cards

CONTAINER
- Drinking bag for water
- Backpack with stable rain cover
- Daypack bag
- Money belt
- Toiletry bag
- Dirty laundry bag (cotton)
- Plastic bags for packing clothes or packing cubes
- 10x Zip freezer bags

The complete template, as well as many other travel tips, can be found in this website (in German):
https://weltreise-info.de/packen/packliste.html 

Have a safe journey!!!

Visited Countries + World Trip