Osprey Aether 65L Hiking Backpack
Full frame 65 liter hiking backpack for everything I have got. Thirty-eight pounds all packed.
20L compressible daypack
Carharrt fanny pack
Dry bags (3)
Simple dry bags are one of the most useful items for organization.
Roll-able, hang-able, durable. The toiletry pack contains any small items I will need on a daily basis- including toiletries but also clothespins & paracord (for drying laundry) and other little tools.
First aid bag
This thing is jampacked with all of the wide-reaching precautions of my weeks of obsessing over it. Check out my “first-aid” post for more details.
Asolo Agent Evo Men’s Hiking Shoes. Waterproof low-tops. I hate the lack of breathability in waterproof shoes… but considering I will be in Nepal during monsoon season this seems nice. At least the Asolos are light, with a wide toe-box and will dry quickly.
Merino shirts (4)
Two lightweight short sleeves and two midweight long sleeves- all Icebreaker brand. I’ll layer the long sleeves for the coldest alpine conditions. This merino fabric is actually incredible- it basically absorbs no moisture and what it does evaporates very quickly. Hanging it in the air for a half day often gets rid of the smell entirely.
Light mid-layer north face jacket
Light and packs down to the size of a tennis ball. Picked this over a rain jacket for it’s lightness.
Climbing pants (2)
Two pairs of the same Prana climbing pants.
Just kidding- I cut all my camping gear to save weight. Nixed the hammock, pad, & sleeping bag. Maybe I’ll pick up a blanket in the markets of Rajasthan.
Surprisingly effective medical tool for forming a hard barrier on tape & even closing wounds.
Antiseptic wipes & alcohol
Sterile gauze (4×4)
For blisters on feet
For mild acute mountain sickness, I guess
Been practicing on a clementine… hopefully this doesn’t come into play
Novocain & needles
For numbing during suturing
Amoxicillin & Bactrim Antibiotics
Preventative medication for high altitude pulmonary or cerebral edema. Other preventative measures include good hydration, good cardio, and a diet high in carbohydrates.
Debated this one because it probably won’t be actually needed and it is quite heavy. Ended up with a 900 joule surge protector in what is probably over-cautiousness for my computer… but you never know with those Indian electrical grids
4 Liter Platypus water filter with a two micron pass
Journal & pens
Clothespins & line
I expect most of my clothes-washing to be done in the shower and my clothes-drying on a line of paracord.
Cheap caribers (3)
Two small combination-locks for my bag, and two big brass padlocks for hostel lockers.
Passport, vaccine records, immigration forms, etc.
Razor & shaving cream
All of the following to be picked up on the subcontinent:
Climbing equipment to be brought by Natalie…