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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)

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


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

unlocked, quad band cellphone
Assorted chargers and adapters

Travel Scrabble
Guide books
Cable lock
Small Maglite torch
Fake wallet
Gaffa tape
Eye mask
Sewing Kit

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