Feb 16, 2015

Bag Contents

As we sit at our connection here in Auckland (yes, we are technically in New Zealand, although my family's rule has always been "you can't count that you've been somewhere if you haven't left the airport," so I won't actually be declaring that "we're here" until we leave the Queenstown airport) I will give an inventory if the bags we brought with us. A big thank you to my mother for typing out all these objects I named as I was spreading them out over her table and floor:

On my back:
sports bra
tee shirt
zip off pants
main pair of shoes (Merrell waterproof Azura)

In my pack:
mini toothpaste
dental floss
travel shaving cream & razer
mouthguard (anti grinding)
1.6 oz deodorant
nail clipper
travel comb
sleep mask
13 pairs earplugs
3 oz concentrated biodegradable laundry detergent
1 oz 98% DEET
sewing kit (bandaids for our clothes)
minimal feminine products
tampon alternative (diva cup - google it if you want to know more about me than you ever needed to)
- tested, appears to work well
female stand to urinate device
- have not tested, am terrified of it
emergency whistle
emergency water purification tablets
uti medicine
100 malaria tablets
cranberry pills
doTerra OnGuard beadlets
2 mini sunscreens
NEroute business cards
lucky jade elephant named Isabella
laminated picture of Nick (in case we get separated)
personal/backup debit card
shared debit card
personal credit card
2 shared credit cards
driver’s license
NYC and DC subway passes (don't know where we'll come home to)
emergency US $$
reading light
1 unlined notebook
1 lined notebook
1 dotted line notebook
cell phone
shared charger for cell and kindle
2 large garbage bags
cigarette case
2 pens
1 deck playing cards
1 camera w/ 3 extra batteries w/ batt charger and car adapter
3 SD cards 1.0gb, 256mb, 512mb (for the go pro in Nick's bag)
plug adapter for :
  • GB, Ireland, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • South Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Caribbean
  • Northern Europe
  • Japan, South America, Caribbean
  • Australia, NZ, Fiji, China

waterproof phone case on lanyard
sleep sack
day pack
Documents folder containing:
  • Australian e-visas
  • NEroute campaign info packet
  • proof of bank funds (E)
  • proof of bank funds (N)
  • proof of vaccinations (E)
  • proof of vaccinations (N)
  • International driving permit (E&N)
  • 6 passport photos (N)
  • 1 passport photo (E)
  • 3 copies of each Passport
  • list of countries which honor Intl driving permit
  • doxycycline Rx (malaria tabs)
  • eyeglass Rx (N)
  • copy of American insurance card
1 pair zip off pants
2 pairs black shorts
1 skirt
1 bathing skirt
1 one piece bathing suit
1 bikini
1 pair harem pants
2 regular bras
1 sports bra
8 panties
1 tank top
1 nice shirt
4 tee shirts
7 pairs socks
1 bandana
1 pair flip flops
1 pair nice(er) sandals
1 windbreaker/shell
1 sweater
1 pack hygiene wipes
3 oz shampoo/conditioner
pack rain fly
1 USB drive

On Nick's back:
tee shirt
main pair of shoes (Sperry Top-Sider)

In Nick's pack:
"I finished packing while you were laying out all your things on the floor" - Nick

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