C O R E  D U D S
trousers (consider cargo w/handy pockets)
shorts
two lightweight short sleeve shirts/tank tops
two bras: regular, sports (breathable moisture-wicking material)
lightweight long sleeve shirt
four pair underwear
swimsuit
fleece
hat or visor
lightweight rain poncho
socks (take old pairs and throw them away)
walking shoes or boots
sandals
dark (dirt-defying) skirt
T A K I N G  C A R E
eyeglasses/contacts (& prescrip., case, solution) sunglasses
tampons/pads
sun block (15+) and lip balm
prescription drugs in labeled plastic bottles & generic names, copies of your prescriptions
toothbrush/toothpaste
vitamins if needed
aspirin (general pain), ibuprofen (cramps)
toilet paper
biodegradable anti-bacterial soap or wipes
lomotil or other anti-diarrhea drug
contraceptive of choice/ condoms
small tube anti-biotic/analgesic ointment
moleskin, bandages, tweezers
shampoo
deodorant
hairbrush/comb
small washcloth, towel
health insurance info
small bottle detergent/packet of powder
insect repellent
antihistamine
M I S C .  E S S E N T I A L S
combination locks for luggage
small flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries
daypack
Swiss army knife or Leatherman
lots o' small/medium ziplocks
water bottle
watch/tiny alarm clock
address book/Palm Pilot/single sheet of important addresses
passport
airline/other tix
ATM card
drivers license or other ID
calling card
security wallet to wear under clothing
pens, notebook
photocopies of passport, credit & phone cards, plane tix (leave a copy at home too)
S O U L   G O O D S
camera & extra film, batteries
pictures of your homeys (bring copies only)
small charm/toy/talisman
 
N I C E  T O  H A V E
inflatable travel pillow
candles
earplugs
sewing kit
carabiner (great for hanging wet/dirty stuff off your pack)
bandana

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