Packing list

Here is a basic packing list which can be tailored based on season, type, and length of the trip.  Hopefully this will be helpful for both those who plan ahead, and fellow procrastipackers :)  Let me know if there’s something I’m forgetting or should add.

This list has 3 columns where you can make checkmarks or notes to make sure everything ends up packed.  When I pack, usually I’ll grab the items I know I need and set them near my bag.  Those items can be checked off on the “have” column.  I almost always end up needing to go shopping to get a few items, so those can be marked in the “need” column.  Finally, when you’re ready to fill your bag, check off the items in the “packed” column so nothing is left behind!

Lately I’ve been winging it with packing with the thoughts that if I forgot something it probably wasn’t something I needed that bad… and if it was, there’s usually a store nearby to pick another up.  Though this works most of the time, some instances require more involved packing and you don’t have access to stores.  Also… you can end up wasting a lot of money buying things you already have which is always frustrating.

 

Need Have PACKED! Item
Clothing (Pack mostly for expected weather, but always include some warmer & cooler options) bring clothing that can be layered!
T-shirts
Tank tops
Long sleeved shirt(s)
Sweatshirt(s)
Shorts
Long pants
Socks
Underwear/bras
Long underwear?
Belt
Pajamas
Shower sandals
Hiking shoes
Rain jacket & regular jacket
Swimming suit
Toiletries
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Floss
Mouthwash
Contact case & solution
Glasses
Tissue packet
Toilet paper
Wet wipes
Hairbrush/comb
Hair ties/products
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body wash
Body lotion
Deodorant
Makeup & remover
Feminine products
First aid kit & medications
Accessories
Sunglasses
Baseball cap
Daypack type backpack
Winter cap, gloves, scarf
Other
Suntan lotion
Bug spray
Waterproof matches
Can opener
Plastic grocery bags
Cooler bag
Water bottles
Sewing kit
Safety pins
Extra ziplock bags
Camera (including battery, memory card, & charger)
Cell phone (& charger)
Battery charging pack & electrical outlet adapter if needed
Deck of cards, book, other entertainment

 

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