Packing List

Last Updated 12/04/17

All our stuff for 5 months in South America!

The Tech

Tech changes so quickly, it's hard to keep this section up-to-date. Since our trip in 2012, the site Wirecutter launched. I highly recommend and trust their reviews. They have a great resource in:
Tip: Ask yourself -- do you need the best option or would the prior or budget pick be fine?

Here's what we traveled with in 2012 (with 2012 prices), I don't recommend the specific items below, but these are still the right categories. 
Tip: You'll need to decide if you wan a smartphone or a dumb phone + camera.
  • Backpack: REI Grand Tour 85 Travel Pack $199
  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 $150
  • ereader: Nook Simpletouch e-reader $80
  • Computer: Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17 $300
  • Headlamp: REI brand $15
  • Travel Plug Adapter: Generic, $1 on eBay
  • Unlocked Cellphone: Nokia 6030, $0

The Clothes

These are the clothes we traveled with in 2012, and I'd still recommend.

  • shoes: Keen's Newport H2
  • jeans
  • cotton t-shirts
  • Exoficio underwear
  • thermals, at least one long sleeved shirt and at least one pair of pants
  • REI safari shirt
  • REI zipoff pants
  • fleece
  • Smartwool socks, wool is your friend in winter and summer
  • shower flipflops
  • dress
  • hat
  • another long sleeve shirt
  • swim trunks
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