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USA | Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Views [339]

the gnome is set to return home After circling 98% of the globe thus far, and a marvelous adventure it has been. 

So if you wished to travel what equipment and clothes have worked? 

Haglofs GoreTex, Chacos sandals as a secondary and for warm weather, Dockers Pacific On the Go pants in navy because the net pockets dry overnight in the hotel or ten minutes in a dryer (much faster and much less expensive and much more European looking than fancy adventure fabrics which I have at home, Nikon 30x zoom Coolpix 9700'with WiFi has been in my pocket for 5 months with excellent framing zoom and decent telephoto for something that fits in a pocket and WiFi let us share all around the world- best travel camera ever after having fluctuated between SLRs and changing lenses and small cameras for 40 years, iPad mini for reading Dumas and Kawhead and Rick Steves guidebooks and keeping track of banking, iPhone to change SIM in Europe, Adidas cool max socks in dark grey that provide padding for hikes in Cascades and dry in 24 to 30 hours in a humid hotel in Istanbul unlike 3 days for light wool, silk liner socks for cold weather, super light French Eider rain shell, Patagonia  pack able down-alternative for cold with minimal weight and doubles as a pillow  if hotel offering is a rock if you just add a $2 travel size pillowcase from WalMart, Jack Wolfskin light vest and  soft shell for modest water repellence and extra layers of warmth for minimal weight. light to mid weight cotton shirts dry faster than many synthetics. 

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