Packed & Ready – The Peru Checklist

I’ve been packing my bag for a while now…almost three weeks actually.  This is a habit of mine, so I’m sure I don’t forget anything – and this is the first trip I’ve taken where I needed to buy a number of items that I didn’t have (to prepare for the Inca Trail trek).  Now, four days prior to departure, I’m checking items off the list.

Packed Packed (1) Packed (2)

backpack – Osprey Farpoint 55 (with detachable daypack)
sleeping bag
cameras – plus extra batteries and extra memory cards
camera strap converted to attach to osprey pack
travel tripod
IPod
laptop
water bottle with filter
first aid kit
toiletries
makeup
shit shovel
wipees & tissues
pajamas & blankie
2 pair hiking pants
7 short sleeve shirts
5 long sleeve shirts & sweater
1 skirt
warm jacket
rain shell
peaked cap
hiking sneakers
shower flip flops
bathing suit
scarf
socks & underwear
flashlight & batteries
snack packs (dried fruit, nuts, chocolate)
Spanish-English dictionary
Peru section of lonely planet book
sketchbook & pens
I Love Brooklyn pins (gifts to give out along the way)
and of course, the most important part…

…my passport!

I’m pretty sure I’ve got everything covered…but if you know of something else I should have for this trip, please feel free to let me know!

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Alayna August 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Plastic Bags to keep things dry, hand sanitizer, soap, toilet paper without the roll in the middle, a little bag of coffee, matches, bug spray, sun block…I will let you know if I think of anything else! I soooo wish I was going with you!!!! Have a blast!!!!

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katrinamauro August 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Alayna!! Plastic bags!! That’s something I would’ve forgotten for sure! The rest of those items I called “toiletries”. I probably won’t bring coffee with me, I’m going to just hope they have better coffee available in Peru than was in Guatemala…no coffee tea for me thanks. 😉

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Kelly P August 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Whenever I’m going to be hiking I always bring a Sharpie with Duct tape wrapped around it…just in case a backpack strap breaks or a boot comes apart. Also good if you get blisters and BandAids won’t stay put – duct tape those suckers in place! Safety pins sometimes in handy too for all sorts of things.

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