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Packing list - 6 months with carry-on only

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I have been asked on the South America forum to provide details of my packing list. My wife and I are travelling in South America for 6 months and were determined not to lug around the heavy backpacks we did when last we travelled. All of his fits in to a Lowe Alpine TT Carry on 40L. In addition we have both have Skypak daypacks which fold up to almost pocke size and are very strong.

here is the list:


North Face waterproof jacket with integrated lightweight fleece
2 pairs Craghoppers Kiwi Trekking Trousers (as used by Michael Palin no less)
2 Craghoppers Kiwi Travel Shirt
5 pairs underpants
3 tee shirts
1 merino thermal top
1 set M&S long johns
5 pairs socks, 2 warm, 3 cool
1 North Face sun hat
1 woolly hat (knitted by my wife)
1 pair fleece gloves
1 Kramer ( a wide Cambodian cotton scarf that doubles as a sarong and towel)
1 pair Rayban sunglasses (essential at altitude)

MEDICAL KIT
Paracetamol,
Ibuprofen,
Anti-histamine/hydrocortisone cream
Loperamide capsules
1 Malarone malaria treatment pack
Iodine antiseptic,
Plasters
100% Deet mosquito spray ( dilute to 50% along the way)

FOOTWEAR

1 pair of Keens walking boots
1 pair of Merrell trekking trainers,
1 pair of Keens sandals
1 pair swim shorts

ELECTRONICS
iPad,
unlocked, quad band cellphone
Camera
Assorted chargers and adapters

SUNDRY BITS AND PIECES
Travel Scrabble
Guide books
Cable lock
Padlocks
Pens
Notepad
Small Maglite torch
Fake wallet
Gaffa tape
Earplugs
Eye mask
Sewing Kit
Toothbrush

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