VagaBob Travel

Packing List

VagaBob Tested & Recommended Euro Travel Packing Basics

Primary Gear: Travel Backpack or Rolling Suitcase/Backpack (carry on size ideal – approx. 2,500 to 2,750 cu in. / 45 liters max. capacity)

Packing Check List (obviously–some items are seasonably adjustable):

Clothes                                                      Travel Necessities
short sleeved shirts                                   toiletry organizer bag
long sleeved shirts                                     sleep sheet – optional
button-down shirts                                     travel towel
sweat shirt/fleece                                      camera, memory cards/film, recharger
sleep shirt                                                    first aid/sewing kit
jeans                                                             travel itinerary info
trousers                                                       Swiss Army knife (if luggage checked)
shorts                                                           money belt
pajama bottoms                                        day pack/waistpack/tote bag
long underwear                                          luggage locks & locker lock
underwear                                                  clothes line & sink stopper
socks/liners                                               reserve snack bars (Snickers)
bras (if nature requires)                           passport, drivers license, student ID
swimsuit                                                     photocopies of passport/ID
walking shoes/boots                               wristwatch/alarm
sport sandals                                            sunglasses
waterproof jacket/pant                           money/ATM card/credit card(s)…
softshell jacket                                         guide book & phrase book
hat                                                               credit card theft notification ph.#’s
scarf                                                           trash bags/baggies

Toiletries                                                  Optional Items
shampoo/conditioner                                shower shoes/sandals
soap (bar or liquid)                                     inflatable neck pillow
wash cloth or body sponge                      eye shade & ear plugs
toothpaste, toothbrush, & floss small     flashlight or headlamp
safety razor                                                 space emergency blanket
underarm deodorant                                 flat packing umbrella
face/body moisturizer                              thermometer/compass key chain
sunscreen (SPF 15+)                                small amount of duct tape
lip balm (Chap stick, etc.)                         parachute cord – @ 20 ft.
small finger nail clippers                          emergency poncho
tweezers                                                      voltage converter w/plugs
contacts, solution & eye glasses             eating utensil set
make-up (if necessary)                             small foldable drinking cup
pers. hygiene products (as required)     addresses of family & friends
prescription drugs (if required)               phone/calling card
vitamins                                                      cell phone/tablet/acces.(if desired)                                                                                                      journal & pen

Keep in Mind – The ONLY absolutely essential items are;
– Your Passport / Travel Docs / Money (ATM/Crt.Cds.) / Rx’s

– You can easily replenish a lost or depleted (clothing, toiletry, etc..) item—locally…
– Emphasis towards lightweight/tightly-packable/quick & easy to wash n’ dry polypropylene/nylon/wool (best)/silk clothing items (LAYERS)
– Less pack weight & bulk is ALWAYS better! Ideal max total pack weight = low to mid 20 lb range (+/- dependent on climate & traveler’s stature)
– Now, this suggestion is partly philosophical, but mostly practical — For the sake of reducing bulk & weight, and, most importantly, simplifying your journey —- try to minimize the amount of electronics & tech gear you bring along….

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