adventure travel packing checklist

Before you take off on your next adventure be sure to review this list for things you need to remember.

Travel documents

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of first page of passport
  • Entry visa (or required paperwork)
  • Other photo ID
  • Currency (valid at destination)
  • Trip itinerary
  • Flight confirmation
  • Hotel confirmation
  • International health card with immunizations
  • List of key phone numbers

Packs/luggage

  • Travel pack
  • Duffel (or soft-sided suitcase)
  • Day pack or waist pack
  • Neck pouch (for passport)
  • Money belt
  • Camera bag(s)
  • Computer bag
  • Dry bag (for wet clothes)
  • Internal organizers and/or stuff sacks
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Luggage locks (TSA approved)
  • Luggage tags (2 per bag)

Clothing/footwear (base choices on trip length and possible weather extremes)

  • Wicking T-shirt
  • Wicking underwear
  • Quick-drying pants/shorts
  • Short-sleeve shirt(s)
  • Long-sleeve shirt (for sun, bugs)
  • Sun-shielding cap or hat
  • Fleece or wool hat
  • Bandana or buff
  • Swimsuit
  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)
  • Insulating jacket or vest (and pants)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Clothing for casual or evening use
  • Hiking footwear; sandals and other shoes
  • Hiking/walking socks, 2+ pairs
  • Liner socks

Travel gear

  • Travel alarm clock
  • Water bottles
  • Water disinfection system or tablets
  • GPS
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Battery charger
  • Extra batteries
  • Electrical outlet converter
  • Knife or multi-tool (in checked luggage)
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Memory cards or film
  • Book/reading material
  • Field guides; historical guidebooks
  • Language phrasebook
  • Music player with headphones
  • Journal or sketchbook with pens/pencils
  • Quick-dry travel towel
  • Sleep sheet (or sleeping bag liner)
  • Travel pillow
  • Packable luggage scale

Personal items

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Alcohol or antiseptic wipes
  • Skin lotion
  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • First-aid kit (see our First-aid checklist)
  • Prescription medications and copy of Dr. prescriptions
  • Toiletry kit
  • Toothbrush
  • Tissue or toilet paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Brush and/or comb
  • Sleep aids (eyeshades, earplugs)

Everyones list can vary to what you prefer, this list also works for general travel throughout the world.

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