Packing List

Backpacking Supplies

Coming up with a packing list for this 3-4 month trip was rather difficult. I thought about all of the items of clothing and personal items that I used in my daily life and determined whether or not I would need or want them on my trip.

Clothing. I grouped my clothing into two categories: casual and outdoor/activity. I plan to do a bit of hiking/mountaineering when I can, so It was important that I bring the proper apparel. I also believe it is important to dress well, not only for my own personal comfort but to reinforce the idea that Canadians look good.

Casual Clothing

  • N&F lightweight jeans
  • Khaki shorts
  • 7 pairs of underwear
  • 7 pairs of socks
  • red plaid shirt
  • blue short sleeved shirt
  • 4 assorted v necks / tshirts
  • green members only jacket
  • turquoise sneakers
  • black belt
  • blue hoodie
  • green sandals
  • Spy Aviators

Outdoor / Activity Clothing

  • striped tank top
  • swim trunks
  • performance underwear
  • performance / wool sock
  • MEC blue rainproof windbreaker jacket
  • lululemon cargo shorts
  • black performance shirt
  • la sportiva trail runners


It sounds rather depressing, but I decided to bring every electronic item I had. My laptop, iPhone, Kindle and Camera are all coming with me.

  • camera w/ kit lens and portrait lens
  • camera charger, card reader, memory cards
  • kindle (w/ usb)
  • macbook (w/ ac/dc)
  • iphone (w/ usb)
  • euro/na AC converter


  • 2 throwaway razors
  • Shaving Oil
  • Small toothbrush
  • Small toothpaste
  • Hand lotion / anti bacterial
  • Face exfoliant / cleanser
  • Face moisturizer / basic sunscreen
  • Hair product
  • Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clipper
  • Lip balm
  • Tweezer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Glasses
  • Two boxes of contact lens (6 months)
  • Contact lens solution
  • Contact lens container
  • Eye drops
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Ear plugs


  • Microfiber Towel
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Headlamp
  • Radial combo lock
  • Travel lock

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