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Down UnderMy backpack

On 18 November 2003 from Reuver, The Netherlands , trackback

All my bags are packed
I’m ready to go

Because I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again

I just finished packing my backpack and daypack. I have not weighted them yet though, I am afraid that if I do that I will not be able to sleep tonight. I have never been good at packing light, although I did make an effort this time. I will let you know how heavy it turned out to be. Here is a list of most of the items in my backpack:

Things to wear
Large backpack (Nomad, 70 litre)
Smaller daypack (32 litre)
Sleeping bag (Nomad, 1 kg)
Lightweight Travelsheet (150 g)
Long trousers (2 zip off and 2 regular)
Wind- and waterproof jacket
Fleece sweater
T-shirts (1 longsleeve, 3 regular or polo)
Button down shirts (2)
Underwear & socks
Decent hiking boots (Mephisto)
Sandals (Caterpillar, too heavy, but I like them too much to leave at home)

Things to use
Towels & washing hands
Hat, sunglasses & suntan cream (Vision, factor 28)
Swimming shorts & goggles
Plate, cup & cutlery
Small medicine bag
Large toiletbag (too heavy, partly because of electrical shaver and toothbrush, but what can I say? I’m a technology addict)

Things invented
Compass (Recta, for worldwide use)
Pocket knife (Wenger, Swiss of course)
Flashlite (Maglite 2xAA & 1xAAA)
Digital camera (Canon Digital IXUS v3)
Mobile phone (Nokia 3310)
MP3 CD-player (Cenix MMP-CD20)
CDs with software & MP3s (Playlist: CD1, CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5, all CDs)

Things written
Passport (in a Russian cover)
International driver’s license
ISIC-card & frequent flyer card
Debit card & credit card (Rabobank)
Lonely Planets (Australia, Thailand & travel photography)
Books & magazines
Resume & copy of diploma
Diary & ballpoint pens



1. Wiel Claessen - 19 November 2003

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