Here is what we have on our backs (admittedly we should take 1/4 of this stuff and twice the cash):
My main backpack is a Gregory Shasta. A big bag yes, but I will keep my day bag inside of it when carrying both packs.
My day pack/security system is the PacSafe DaySafe Secure Day Pack. Someone could probably get through this given the time and the tools, but it at least serves as a deterrent.
An Everex StepNote SA2053T Notebook. I was leaning against not lugging a notebook around, but when I came across this 12.1″ machine for under $1000 I decided to grab it.
My iPod. Gotta have tunes for the long bus, train, and plane rides. I’ve got some Spanish lessons on here too (although I’m hopeless)
Two Ex Officio mens give-n-go tee shirts
Three pairs of EXOFFICIO Give-n-Go Men’s Boxers
1 OOBE long sleeve button down shirt(I figured I should have at least 1 decent shirt with me).
2 pairs of cheap-o convertible pants I bought from a market in Peru. These will probably fall apart before the trip is through, but who cares?
1 pair of REI Adventure pants. Love these! Super comfortable and quick drying. Jeans are way to heavy for backpacking. REI is really a great company–I’ve never had a problem with returns or exchanges.
Men’s Merrell hiking shoes
Katadyn Water Bottle Sent Home.
Silk Sleep Sack
Personal Alarm Battery life was good for 3 days–gave away.
Walkie Talkies Good idea, but never used. Sent home.
Sleeping Bag Used a few times but not worth the space. Sold in Peru.
What is in Dawn’s Backpack? More than what is in Sean’s!
3 Columbia Women Omni Dry shirts (sent one home)
3 long sleeve shirts (sent one home)
3 tank tops
3 pairs of pants (one pair is waterproof)
3 pairs of Under Armour Shorts
3 pairs of UnderArmour socks (one pair lost in laundry)
4 bras/10 pairs of underwear (one bra sent home, 3 pairs of underwear lost in laundry)
1 fleece (sent home)
1 bathing suit
1 yoga/sleeping outfit
1 pareo/1 shawl (Sent home)
1 pair of flip flops
1 pair sandals
1 pair Women’s Merrell hiking shoes
1 bag of extensive chic stuff (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razor, soap, facial soap, lotion, manicure set)
medication bag (antibiotics,etc)
inflatable pillow sent it home.
laundry kit (soap, clothesline, tide stick, bag)
Yoga mat (yes a yoga mat) Update: After carrying the mat through Central America, I discovered Yoga Paws to lighten my load. I gave the mat away as a gift.
In my daybag….
Motorola RAZR Phone (Skype is the way to go–sent it home)
Water bottle (lost or stolen somewhere)