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Indo Adventure - Pre Trip Gear Acquisition

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 6 October 2009 | Views [1650] | Comments [1]

I've been wrapping up my summer as a hotel manager and over the past few weeks I have slowly been acquiring a plethora of survival/backpacking gear.  After reading Neil Strauss's most recent book, Emergency, I have a new perspective on surviving abroad.  One of my goals for this trip is to take no more than my surfboards and a backpack of essentials...for 2 months! ANY Recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

   Thus far, the contents of my backpack include: 

  1. Osprey Kestrel Mountaineering Backpack (38 Medium/Large)
  2. Katadyn Exstream XR Water Purifier Bottle
  3. Travel Hammock Silk Sleep Sack
  4. Kiva Key Chain Duffel (Blue)
  5. Universal World Wide Traveler Adapter Plug
  6. Eagle Creek Travel Lock (3 Dial w/Cable)
  7. Victorinox Swiss Card Lite
  8. Conair Travel Smart Chiropractic Inflatable Pillow
  9. Sweet Dreams Contoured Sleep Mask
  10. Coghlan's 5-In-1 Survival Aid
  11. Leatherman 830850 Skeletool
  12. Coghlan's Mosquito Netting
  13. Adventure Medical Kits - World Travel Edition
  14. Gerber Infinity Ultra Task LED Flashlight
  15. Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 Book Light
  16. Casio Travel Clock
  17. ExOfficio Underwear (2 Pairs)
  18. ExOfficio Insect Shield Long Sleeve Shirt & Pants
  19. Instant Indonesian - 1,000 Phrases
  20. Amazon Kindle (I am a philosopher & a nerd, yes..I love to read)
  21. 2 Pairs of Boardshorts
  22. 1 T-Shirt
  23. 1 Pair of Mesh Shorts
  24. 1 Pair of Under Armour Socks
  25. Extra Small Toiletry Kit (Toothbrush, toothpaste, etc..)

The goal here is to have a backpack that can fit within the carry-on guidelines and weigh in under 15 lbs.  I'm headed out on the 23rd of October so if you have any suggestions on additional supplies please let me know soon! Thanks for reading~

Best Regards,

John Luff

Tags: adventure, backpacking, bali, gear, indonesia, journey, packing, surfing, travel, ultralight



Hi Jon,

Hope you got there safe and sound. Have a great trip and enjoy every minute. Be safe.

  Kathy, Nancy, Aunt Linda Oct 26, 2009 12:21 AM

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