What is in our backpack?


Many eyes were following our backs as we walked past by people; some expressions may vary from “that looks so heavy!” to “tsk, you’re going to hurt your back.” We are pretty short, and our backpacks look really big on us. It looked like we packed a person inside instead, haha.

So, what’s in our backpack?!

This is what we packed for two months trip in Asia during a hot humid summer. Although Lilo and I don’t share the exact packing list, we’re sharing what we both packed instead:

CLOTHING:

1 hat

1 cardigan

5 thin shirts

1 lightweight jeans

2 shorts

1 thin dress

2 bras

4 underwear

4 socks

1 pair of hiking shoes

1 pair of converse shoes

1 pair of flats (for special occasions)

TOILETRIES & MEDICAL:

travel sized (TS) shampoo

TS toothpaste & toothbrush

floss

TS deodorant

3 shaving razors

sanitary pads 

TS sunscreen lotion

TS  First Aid Kit

prescription medication

over the counter medication

contact lenses case

TS contact lenses solution

hearing aid batteries

few makeup products

OTHER NECESSITIES:

Packing cubes

daypack

TS flashlight

water bottle filter

3 padlocks

whistle

waterproof cover  for backpack

poncho

TS bug repellent spray

TS pillow & blanket

fast-drying towel

powered detergent

ELECTRONICS:

universal plug

cell phone & charger

ipad & keyboard & charger

memory hard & usb converter for ipad (to upload photos & videos)

CAMERA EQUIPMENT:

a DSLR

2  batteries

1 charger

2 memory cards

a poncho

TS lightweight tripod

DOCUMENTS:

copies of passport, ID, travel insurance, bank, vaccination and other important information

disable/handicap card (in case if you can get discount at tourist attractions)

a small notebook & pen

screenshots of maps, certain words in different languages, etc.

 

Note that our packing list are not perfect, and we are still learning. We are aware that some things may be unnecessary.

When you’re preparing for your backpacking trip, there will be a lot of sacrifices. You may have to sacrifice bringing your curl iron and other unnecessary things. Additionally, you’ll have to pack small amount of clothes! We will all go through the process of realizing that some things we had packed was unnecessary and learn from it. If you realized that during your trip, you have an option to mail it back home!

Keep in mind that your packing list may change depending on the season. If you’re traveling during winter, you may carry a couple of jackets and scarfs – absolutely not necessary for the hot weather in particular seasons in different countries. Always research! 🙂

tips:

  • Lock your phone and put “if lost and found, please contact me at (your email)”
  • GET  TRAVEL INSURANCE! We cannot emphasize how important this is!

 

We will post soon about what things you will need to bring as Deaf travelers! 🙂

Is there anything you suggest to add to our list, or even comment on what we had packed? If you have any question about our packing list, please feel free!


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