Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Africa gear list

3 more days till I leave...


Been so busy making stuff, that I haven't had time to go through my packing list until tonight.


Some things to take note of - lots of mountain gear, have to dress modestly as there are conservative Islamic areas, especially on Zanibar.


So as of today, here's my packing list for Africa...


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GEAR



- REI Aries women's 35L pack


- 30 inch duffel bag (for the mountain)


- Thermarest ProLite 4 sleeping pad


- Katadyn ExStream XR water bottle with filter


- extra water filter


- Marmot Teton 0 degree sleeping bag (avg)


- Komperdell titanium trail lite compact trekking poles


- gear straps


- binoculars


- pocket knife


- multipurpose tool


- nylon cord


- potable aqua tablets


- homemade day purse


- 2 knee braces


- Moutain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiters


-1 PackTowl


- 1 lightweight waterproof outer shell


- duck tape


- insulated camelbak


- poncho


- a few gear/stuff sacks


CLOTHING



- The North Face Allure Jacket


- REI One jacket


- homemade polartec fleece hoodie


- 3 Patagonia capilene mesh sports bras


- 2 Patagonia capilene mesh tank tops with shelf bra


- 2 Mountain hardwear quick drying tank tops with mesh back


- 2 tee shirts


- 3 long sleeve compression shirts


- 2 quick wicking short sleeve shirts


- 2 button down short sleeve collared shirts (for conservative dress)


- 1 pair lounge/sleep shorts


- 2 lightweight, quickdry travel pants


- 1 pair snowboard/mountain pants w/gaiters


- 1 pair homemade polartec fleece pants


- 2 pairs midweight long underwear


- 1 pair polarmax heavyweight long underwear


-1 long skirt (for conservative dress)


- 4 pairs Wigwam hiking socks


- 4 pairs Fox River liner socks with X-Static


- 2 low profile athletic socks


- 2 pairs capilene boyshorts


- 15 pairs underwear (lucky me, they pack so little)


- 1 wool, fleece lined beanie with ear flaps


- 1 homemade polartec balaclava


- 1 homemade polartec snug beanie


- 2 bandanas


- 1 bucket hat for sun


- 1 earwarmers


- 1 pair homemade polartec mittens


- 1 pair REI kids windproof gloves


- 1 tankini top


- 2 bikini bottoms


- 1 sarong


- 1 short cover up skirt


TOILETRIES



- baby wipes


- face cleansing towlettes


- deodorant


- soap


- toilet paper


- toothpaste


- toothbrush


- tampons


- nail clippers


- dental floss


- small hairbrush


- hair ties


- compact mirror


- Q-tips


- face lotion


- body lotion


- hand sanitizer


- shampoo/conditioner (2 in 1)


- SPF 45 sunblock


- Off with deet


- SPF lip protectant


FIRST AID KIT/HEALTH



- multivitamins


- iron pills


- levaquin (for severe diarrhea)


- immodium


- doxycyclen (anti-malarial)


- acetazolamide (generic diamox - for altitude sickness)


- benadryl


- sudafed


- tylenol


- tums


- glucose tablets


- hydrocortizone cream


- triple antibiotic gel


- assortment of bandaids


- gauze pads


- athletic tape


- alcohol/iodine prep swabs


- blister treatment bandaids


- moleskin


- athletic bandage


- visine


- first aid guide


- needle


-tweezers


FOOTWEAR



- Lowa Renegate Goretex hiking boots


- The North Face Esker Ridge trail shoes


- an old pair of Tevas


MISC



- sewing kit


- earplugs


- alarm clock


- watch


- batteries


- camera


- journal


- pens


- energy bars


- powdered energy drinks


- lots of plastic bags


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Yeah, looks like a lot of stuff, huh?  It is.  Tomorrow will be the true test as to how much I'll really bring.  I tend to have a large list to start out with, then whittle away some things...

1 Comments:

Blogger lys said...

Holy crap, that's a lot of stuff! Lucky for you, you're so tiny so your clothes should pack nice and compactly. ;-)

Sounds like it'll be an amazing trip. I can't wait to hear all about it!

11:35 PM  

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