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Packing List for Europe…

Packing for EU was different and the same. I won’t be coming back to the USA before moving on to Africa, Asia, Oz, NZ, Canada, etc, so I will be encountering every type of weather and temperature. I’ll need every type of electrical outlet adapter

My Clothes:

I decided on what to pack, then packed what I thought I had decided on, and discovered in London that I had missed packing 2 T-shirts. I had laid out 6 t-shirts to pack, but when I got to London and took stock of my bag, I only came away with 4 total. Not a big deal, but not what I had planned. I recently started running every day, so i brought some extra shoes to accommodate this.

  • 1 pair Tru-Spec khakis
  • 2 pairs aeropostale cargo shorts (tan and brown)
  • 1 set top & bottom Under Armour Cold Gear
  • 8 pairs of boxers
  • 1 pair havaianas in Argentine blue and white
  • 1 pair zinetics slippers
  • 1 pair Merrell Moab shoes
  • 1 pair Brooks running shoes
  • 2 pair short PHD smartwool socks
  • 2 pair long Nike dri-fit socks
  • 3 pair normal short cotton socks
  • 6 3 cotton t-shirts
  • 1 EVS Tactical undershirt
  • 4 bandanas
  • 1 long sleeve Fox jersey
  • 1 Quicksilver rash guard
  • 1 pair ONeil board shorts
  • MSR XL Pack Towel
  • Kelty rain jacket
  • 1 sleeveless white tshirt
  • 1 black baseball cap


I packed my remaining 2 TSA approved luggage locks, and by the time I was leaving London, I was missing one, so now that number is lessened. I decided not to pack mosquito repellent, as it would be months before I needed that sort of thing very often. I am still a huge advocate of flashlights, and have taken up using the workout bands whenever possible. Again, army surplus can opener… don’t leave home without it.

  • Leatherman
  • Tape (duct, scotch, electrical)
  • Zip Ties
  • Ziploc BigBag
  • Mini socket/allen/wrench set
  • 2 Camerabag straps
  • 3 ten meter lengths of 550 paracord
  • 12 clothespins
  • draw string backpack
  • army surplus can opener
  • mosquito net
  • army suprlus spoon/knife/fork/corkscrew
  • all purpose rubber drain plug
  • key ring compass
  • PrincetonTec Quad headlamp
  • LED Pocket flashlight
  • 1 spare pair of eyeglasses
  • Pocket Umbrella
  • immersion heater
  • cable lock
  • 2 1 TSA approved luggage locks
  • 4 assorted key locks
  • Ziploc sandwich baggies
  • 1 pocketknife
  • Jumpstretch workout bands
  • Folding corkscrew


This is the heaviest part of my bag. I had some electronics stolen in Buenos Aires earlier this year ande have since replaced them and even been reimbursed to the extent of my travel insurance policy. I left out the scuba camera as I am not planning on doing any more dives until the Great Barrier Reef in Oz next year.

  • Dell Mini 10 netbook
  • HD Flip with waterproof case
  • Canon Rebel w/ lenses
  • Olympus Stylustough 8000
  • Motorola Q9 (unlocked)
  • extension cord
  • port multiplier
  • light socket voltage tap
  • autosensing transformer
  • 2 sets of global outlet adapters
  • 2 USB/AC adapters
  • USB cables (extension, standard, mini)
  • rechargeable AA and AAA batteries with charger
  • Cat5 cable
  • several SD memory cards
  • 4 gig USB sticks (4 & 1 gig versions)
  • iPod
  • Etymotic ER-6i headphones
  • iLuv blue earbuds

Health and Medical:

I finally got to use my steripen. It’s worth the money. I used a good amount of sunscreen and my handheld mirror often. A collapsed roll of TP is absolutely essential. always have it in your pack.

  • Doxycyclene
  • Steripen Journey
  • 2 quickclot bangades
  • suture and wound closure kit
  • 1 course of penicilin
  • self adhesive 4″ leg wrap
  • gauze pads
  • Ciproflaxin
  • Azithromycin
  • Tamiflu
  • compact hand mirror
  • Sunblock
  • 1 roll TP with cardboard tube removed
  • 1 package baby wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • multivitamin
  • motion sickness pills (Meclazin)
  • razors


2 comments to “Packing List for Europe…”

  1. Jo Says:

    Thanks. 🙂 Have a wonderful summer traveling!

  2. Jim Wood Says:

    Dave, that list makes me want to clean house.

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