What’s in the bags?

Detailed packing lists for Nick and Sarah.

So while we’ll be gone for 6 months, and we obviously have to be somewhat selective in what we decide to bring, I would not consider thisone of those standard blog posts titled “How We Packed All Of Our Possessions In One Backpack To Last Us 6 Months” kind of thing.

The way we looked at it, is that our flights to Chile allow us to bring the following bags without any additional fees:

  • 1 Carry-on Bag
  • 1 Personal Item
  • 2 Checked Bags

Therefore, we are each bringing our WMP-branded backpacks as our Personal items, and our personal roller-bags as our Carry-on Bags. We are also each checking our approximate 35-38L hiking backpacks, and two duffelbags. All in all, we have 8 bags.

As for contents to these bags, we detail below. Our goal was to bring what we hoped/wanted to enjoy the experience, but without overpacking and not having room for anything else. That being said, we did receive packing cubes and plastic compression bags to help maximize space. All in all, we probably overpacked, but we’re cool with it.

Nick’s Packing List:

Clothes:

  • 1x Hiking Boots, 1x Casual Shoes, 1x Running Shoes
  • 1x Down Jacket, 1x Down Vest
  • 1x Fleece Pullover
  • 1x Travel Blazer
  • 1x Long Underwear Top & Bottom
  • 5x Long-Sleeve Shirts
  • 2x Long-Sleeve Button-ups
  • 5x Polos
  • 1x Short-Sleeve Button-up
  • 6x Short-Sleeve T-Shirts
  • 2x Pants
  • 3x Hiking/Lounge Pants
  • 3x Shorts
  • 1x Lounge Shorts
  • 1x Running Shorts
  • 1x Swim Trunks
  • 1x Rain Jacket, 1x Rain pants
  • 1x Hat
  • 1x light pair of gloves
  • 1x stocking cap
  • Lots of Underwear
  • Lots of Socks

Electronics:

  • Yoga 260 Lenovo Laptop
  • Apple Trifecta: iPhone, Watch, Airpods
  • Kindle
  • GoPro 5, including stabilizer, and various accessories; GoPro 3+ (back-up)
  • Electric Razor (hoping to use sparingly)
  • All corresponding chargers/cables

Toiletries:

  • Glasses & Contacts
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Floss (ambitious, I know)
  • Deodorant
  • Prescriptions / Medication

Outdoor Activities:

  • Ski Equipment (Ski Jacket, Ski Pants, SkiGloves, Ski Goggles, Ski Socks, Gaiter)
  • Hiking/Camping Equipment (Headlamp, Dome Light, Hiking Poles, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Quick Drying Towel, Camelbak, Small Hiking Day Pack)

Other:

  • Water Bottle
  • Prescription & Non-Prescription Sunglasses
  • Small pebble portable charger
  • Oh yah, and all that necessary Passport, credit cards, immunization info, and many copies of them!
  • A lot of G2 pens

Sarah’s PackingList:

Clothes:

  • Hiking boots, tennis shoes, running shoes, flip flops, and sandals
  • 1x hoodie
  • 1x pullover sweater
  • 1x Long Underwear Top & Bottom
  • 2x Long-Sleeve Shirts
  • 1x Chambray button up
  • 2x Jeans
  • 1x Short-Sleeve Button-up
  • 6x Short-Sleeve T-Shirts
  • 2x Pants
  • 1x Hiking Pants
  • 2x Shorts
  • 1x Dress
  • 2x Tank tops
  • 1x Lounge Shorts
  • 1x Running Shorts
  • 1x Swimsuit
  • 1x Rain Jacket, 1x Rain pants
  • 2x Hat
  • 1x Light pair of gloves
  • 1x Baseball hat
  • Lots of Underwear
  • Lots of Socks

Electronics:

  • Apple Superfecta: iPhone, Watch, Airpods, iPad, MacBook Pro
  • Kindle
  • Sony a6000 Mirrorless camera, 3x lenses
  • All corresponding chargers/cables

Toiletries:

  • Makeup/perfume
  • Hair ties/brush
  • Curling iron/straightener
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss
  • Deodorant
  • Medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Contacts, glasses, & solution
  • Many tiny travel body washes and lotions; I couldn’t resist and I love Lush

Outdoor Activities:

  • Ski Equipment (Ski Jacket, Ski Pants, Ski Gloves, Ski Goggles, Ski Socks)
  • Hiking/Camping Equipment (Headlamp, Dome Light, Hiking Poles, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Quick Drying Towel, Camelbak)

Other:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Small pebble portable charger
  • Passport, credit cards, immunization info, and many copies of them too!
  • Bose portable speaker

Shared Items:

  • Title, Registration, & License Plates for the PT Cruiser (Lemmy), and a screwdriver to swap the plates
  • Anker 20,000 portable charger
  • TRX Workout Equipment & Muscle Roller (both take up very little space)
  • Camping Equipment (Backpacking Tent & Footprint, Stove, Cooking Supplies, Nalgene Canteen, Cutlery)
  • We splurged and brought our bedsheets from home, we love them
  • Some zip ties (who knows when you might need them)
  • Some OTC drugs – Advil, Imodium, EmergenC, etc.
  • 2x playing cards
  • South American electric adapters & one converter

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