Packing list

I'm flying with a friend to Orlando, Florida tomorrow for the start of a six month trip round America with the aim of visiting all fifty states. Might even be nine months, making it less of a rush; seems it'll depend on how friendly the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer is!

I'm really into minimalism, so rather than take a massive suitcase, I'm going with just a 19L backpack, the Tom Bihn Synapse. No messing about with checking-in, collecting or losing hold luggage too.

In preparing to do this, I've read through several other packing lists which were really helpful so thought it'd be fun to share my list too.

A lot of this has been inspired by Tynan's blog over the years, his Life Nomadic book and his own packing list at the end of last year. The main differences are I'm taking less tech and gadgets, but more clothes - not all of which are Merino!

The List

The Packing

As well organised as the Synapse is, I can't fit all that in there. As it'll be cool when I leave, I'll wear jeans and hoodie, but have test packed with those plus me wearing shorts and t-shirt so know it all fits in when the weather is good.

May upgrade

Could lose


Just under 5kg (or 11lbs)

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