Video: How to Pack Light for Your ‘Round the World Trip
Hey guys, it’s Zach from The Backslackers, I’m just here throwing at you a tutorial on how to pack light for your ’round the world trip. Because I am the king of packing light.
I see people making this classic mistake of packing these 60- 70-litre backpacks like they’re going to conquer the world. But you know what? You’re just going to wear yourself out.
All you need for your ’round the world trip is a small backpack. Just a small backpack is going to fit all the gear you need for a year around the world.
It’s all about packing smart. Am I right?
This is about all you’re going to need to last you a whole year:
The goal here is to pack light.
So let’s go through and see what we have and, if possible, let’s cut it down a little bit.
Clothes: essentials. I can’t express this point enough, just bring the essentials. You don’t need a whole wardrobe. Right now I have a pair of shorts and I have a pair of pants. That’s all you’re going to need while you’re out there.
You know what? I’m already wearing shorts aren’t I? Let’s just get rid of the second pair of shorts. We’ve got one pair of shorts one pair of pants. Cleans up a lot of room in the backpack.
You know what? I always bring pants, but I never wear them. Lets get rid of the pants right now, right off the bat. Now we’ve got plenty of room for t-shirts and tanks.
T-shirts and tanks. That’s what we’re going to want to pack, because that’s what we’re wearing while we’re traveling around the world.
I’m already wearing my favorite tank, so let’s just get rid of the extra tank, ’cause I’m going to pick up another tank as soon as I get to Thailand.
So we’ve got some t-shirts. T-shirts are just in case it’s a little cold and you feel like you need a small sleeve on your shoulder. Or if you’re going out to a classy tiki bar you might want to put some sleeves on. The ladies love it.
But I don’t need two t-shirts because I’m probably going to buy a couple of t-shirts on the road. Because let’s face it, I love t-shirts.
So let’s get rid of one t-shirt off the bat. You know what? Let’s just get rid of both off the bat. Plenty of room for my souvenir tees.
So what we’re going to need we’re going to need some socks and we’re going to need some underwear.
Socks are replaceable. The key with socks is that you bring them, when they get dirty you toss them out. Because socks are infinitely replaceable all around the world.
Why am I bringing socks? When I could be bringing other stuff.
I’m just going to throw these away anyways, let’s toss them out right now. I’ll just buy a pair of socks when we land.
Underwear. Bring some underwear. You’re going to want some underwear your balls are going to chafe you’re going to want extra underwear.
Actually these these are getting kind of ratty, I’ve been meaning to replace these anyways, so let’s just buy new underwear while we’re out there. Less laundry to do.
You’re going to want to protect your money.
This is an under clothes wallet thing. It’s to prevent you from getting pick-pocketed. I think. I don’t know, my mother got it for me, she said it would be safe. I wear a wallet in my pants. I’ve got a wallet. Forget that.
We need sunscreen, right? We don’t want to get burned out there. Actually, you’re on vacation, you do want to get burned out there. Forget the sunscreen.
Bug spray. Bring bug spray. The bugs out there they’ve got diseases. You don’t know. They’ve got obesity, they’ve got malaria, I don’t know what they carry, it’s scary stuff. Wear bug spray. You know what? On second thought, you’re going to stink, they’re not even going to want to bite you. Don’t worry about it.
Travel Alarm Clock
You’re going to want an alarm clock. This little guy is going to wake you up…actually no. That asshole from Frankfurt is going to wake you up with his drunk roommate when they come home at 7 in the morning. Who stays out till 7 in the morning? Drunk Frankfurters. Forget it, you’ll be woken up.
You’re going to need a flashlight. A flashlight is crucial when you’re trying to get back into the hostel at night. You don’t want to wake everybody up, you don’t want to bang your toe. You want to bring a flashlight that way you’ll be able to find your way around. You know what? I always end up getting drunk and forgetting this during the day, I come back at night, I stub my toe looking for this. Let’s forget about that. Just turn on the light. So what a couple wake up. They’re drunk. They won’t remember in the morning. You’ll be fine.
Toiletries. The smaller the better. Tiny tube of toothpaste. Tiny collapsible toothbrush. You know what? Those drunkards from Frankfort, they’re going to bring toiletries anyways. You know what, don’t even bring toiletries because I always end up using whatever soap is in the shower anyways.
You’re going to want your laptop, because you know what? You’re going to blog. Every time you get wifi you’re going to want to get out the computer,update everybody on what’s going on (check out some porn).
This is how you talk to your family back home. This is how you keep in touch with your loved ones…Ha! We’re traveling the world to get away from our loved ones. Let’s not put ourselves in a situation where we’re obligated to Skype. Just get rid of the laptop and then that way mom can’t blame you for not Skyping ever week.
‘Cause we’re there to party guys.
Condoms. Alright? That’s what we’re down to. Safe traveling. I can’t emphasize this enough.
Wrap it up guys, because there’s a lot of exotic babes out there with a lot of exotic diseases.
Bring condoms. Lots of condoms.
I think that about wraps it up. We’ve got our backpack. We’ve got our condoms. We’re wearing some shorts and a tank. Let’s get out there, kick some ass, conquer the world.
What do you think of my packing list?
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