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So one of the most common questions I get after people find out how long Breada and I are traveling for is “So what do you pack for a year abroad?”. Packing your life in a couple of backpacks is quite the task, but with enough planning it can be done fairly easily. Some sacrifices will likely need to be made in order to keep your pack light. For me it was jeans. I wear jeans almost every day back home, but unfortunately they’re heavy and take forever to dry. Instead, I have lightweight quick drying hiking pants. Not necessarily my style, but for what we’re doing they’re a better choice.
I’ve broken my things up in five categories : my backpacks, clothing, toiletries, electronics, and other odds and ends. I’m not gonna lie, I packed more than I had planned. Some things will wear down as we travel, like the body wash and the allergy medicine, making the pack lighter. I also packed a couple extra pairs of socks and shirts, and will be chucking things as I go. After a month or two we’ll reevaluate the odds and ends and anything not being used regularly will also get tossed. Now, without further ado, here is my life in a backpack! Continue reading “RTW Packing List – Anthony”