Packing list

2018-05-25 / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-SA 4.0 / life

I’m keeping two packing lists, one for short-term and one for long-term traveling. Both are well-tested and time-proven, and have grown over many years. The first list tries to be complete, the second one tries to be minimalist.

I’m very glad to have them. It gives me a lot of confidence, being able to leave my apartment, knowing that I haven’t forgotten anything important.

Short-term packing list

For travels of up to one or two weeks. Most of the time, this list assumes I won’t be doing laundry, and will be mostly stationary. It does not include the things I usually wear on my body (wallet, jeans, hair ties, …).

Preparations

Assorted things

Electronics

Body

Clothing

Events

In the morning

Long-term packing list

For indefinite traveling/backpacking. This list tries to be as minimalist and lightweight as possible. Weight measurements are in grams.

Backpack

Weight Object
1440 Osprey Farpoint 40
1346 laptop
760 ml of water
628 4 T-shirts (157 g each)
388 small backpack
360 notebook
326 outdoor trousers
291 laptop’s charging cable
205 Kindle
189 electric razor
185 toiletries bag
150 deodorant
150 paper
149 water bottle
136 100 ml sunscreen
131 100 ml shampoo
127 packing cubes
106 toothpaste
100 travel towel
92 swimming trunks
67 1 pair of Merino underpants
68 USB charger
61 painkillers
56 headgear
55 razor charging cable
50 2 packs of Kleenex
48 passport
47 fluffy gloves
44 nail clipper
40 1 pair of Merino socks
31 laundry bag
30 USB cable (type C)
26 USB cable (micro)
26 hair brush
21 fountain pen + 2 ink cartridges
20 toothbrush
20 power adapter
16 pencil
13 headphones
7 1 ziplock bag (1 L)
0 ear plugs
0 plaster
0 interdental brush
0 hair tie
0 small USB stick
8025 total

On the body:

Weight Object
671 rain jacket
600 jeans
303 fleece jacket
218 wallet, incl. keys
162 smartphone
157 1 T-shirt
120 belt
67 1 pair of Merino underpants
40 1 pair of Merino socks
2338 total

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