Clothes – By far the most cumbersome.
- 5 shirts (one I'm wearing)
- 1 pair of pants – Yes, that's right. One pair.
- Sleeping shorts – I wear these when I'm washing my pants. Also when I sleep.
- Socks/Undies – It's enough to hold me over for about 2 weeks so I have plenty of time to find a place to get them washed.
- One pair of shoes – I found an amazing pair of converse that are leatherbound and have foot support so I can wear them in the city AND take them hiking! They weren't cheap, but they're worth it in order to prevent carrying around 2 pairs of shoes
- Plastic Bag for dirty laundry
- Toothbrush + Toothpaste
- Fingernail Clippers
Did you notice I didn't bring any soap? That's because I'm trying out the soap-less lifestyle. So far it's been great! I've gone about a month so far and I haven't stunk (according to others) and although my hair was rather greasy at first, it's now very soft and looks much better than it did with soap. I also don't have to carry around the extra weight of soap and if I ever have to take a plane I won't have to invoke the wrath of the TSA. I did fail the underarm test, though, so I still carry around a travel stick of deodorant.
- My Netbook + Power Cord
- Cell Phone + Charger
- Portable Flash Light
- Games – I brought a deck of cards, a portable chess set, and dice
- Notepad - For jotting down notes, addresses, names, etc.
- Checkbook - I'm pretty much 100% digital these days but sometimes I need a checkbook
- Utensil Swiss Army Knife – Comes with a spoon, fork, knife, and corkscrew.
- First Aid Kit – Filled with band-aids and alcohol wipes
- Passport – I'm going to Portland but I want to check out Canada sometime and you need one to get in.