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The New NEW Packing List

As we sit here waiting for our friend to pick us up and take us to the airport, I can’t help but focus on that sickly feeling of bundled nerves in my stomach. The butterflies have turned into a mass of locusts and I can’t believe we’re about to head out on another big trip.

The different this time?

It is going to be mofo-ing COLD in Alaska, Iceland, and Europe.

I live in Austin for a reason. So you can imagine how freaking difficult it was to pack when Shaun and I don’t even have winter clothes.

So, in true Over Yonderlust fashion, like our previous packing list with llamas with lasers, I give you, BEARS WITH GOOGLY EYES.


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  • Hoodie
  • Jacket
  • Trail Runners
  • Skate Shoes (not pictured)
  • Flip flops
  • Travel Towel
  • 5 pairs of boxers
  • Beanie
  • Llama scarf
  • Belt
  • 1 pair long johns
  • 1 thermal shirt
  • 2 pairs jeans (1 not pictured)
  • 4 shirts (1 not pictured)
  • 2 pairs of shorts (he is CRAZY)
  • trunks
  • wool socks
  • 7 pairs normal socks
  • 1 set of business attire of World Travel Market (which will be left at a friends house as soon as we get to London…)

Let’s just say that he is much more minimalistic than me… (and he is carrying a Deuter 65 +10 while I have a Deuter Fox 40).


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  • 2 bras
  • 1 sports bra
  • 1 strapless bra (people with boobs understand why you need so many when you carry a strapless dress)
  • 1 strapless dress with leggings
  • Thermal shirt
  • long john pants
  • stripey sweater thing
  • Hoodie
  • Black sweater
  • Athletic warm thingy (I’m trying to layering approach since I didn’t want to haul my peacoat everywhere backpacking)
  • Beanie
  • Scarf
  • Llama gloves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Flats
  • Chucks (can’t go anywhere without them now!)
  • Flip flops
  • PJs
  • 7 pairs socks
  • 10 pairs underwear
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit

…and believe it or not it all fit into my backpack. Shaun is carrying all the toiletries though –

My glorious new photography backpack above contains some of the following:

  • Nikon D300S
  • iPhone
  • 4 lenses
  • Flash
  • Hard drive
  • Go Pro
  • Microphone
  • Memory Cards
  • Batteries
  • Laptop

And Shaun’s new travel skateboard bag (review coming soon! – not pictured):

  • Laptop
  • iPhone
  • Kindle
  • Nintendo DS
  • Plethora of Video Games
  • First Aid Kit
  • Book
  • Skateboard
  • iPod
  • Passports
  • EURail passes
  • Mifi for Europe

…and while we are cutting it REALLY close by finishing everything (including this post) 5 minutes before we leave… I think I feel prepared?

We’ll let you know if we forget anything and end up spending waaaay too much money replacing it on the road.


Wish us luck.

Also, keep an eye out on our Facebook page as I will be updating it with daily pictures from our journeys!

18 thoughts on “The New NEW Packing List”

    1. Gotta love the googly eyes! Shaun has a pretty heavy jacket and I have up to 5 layers of clothes. We just don’t own anything that has to do with cold. We live in Austin! 😛

  1. Thinking you may regret not bringing your peacoat. Then again, I’m a huge wimp when it comes to cold weather and my toes go numb and my hands turn purple (true story) if I’m anywhere under 40 degrees. When I was in Northern England in March one year, I convinced myself I didn’t need to bring a jacket because it took up too much space and it can’t be THAT cold. I ended up buying a jacket the second day we were there. Oops. Hopefully you’ll be fine – and warm! Looking forward to reading about your winter adventures. 🙂

    1. ?! While I’m miserable in less than 40 degrees, I can’t imagine my toes going numb! After Alaska I think I have a handle on things. We will find out when the wind starts blowing here in Iceland. 😛

  2. You will be fine. If it gets too cold just do what the locals do and drink hot beverages or Schnaps! 🙂

  3. If worse comes to worse on the cold weather then you’ll just have to keep each other warm 😉

    Have fun and be safe!

  4. Don’t worry too much about the cold. Layers are the way to go – I was wearing 4 layers when I went to Lithuania in February and it was – 26C/-27C (which I didn’t anticipate or I’d never have gone!) Then again some may argue that my body hair constitutes a layer in its own right.

  5. Brrr, feeling the cold already!! I know you’ve probably got this somewhere else on the site so just tell me to pay attention and go do my research properly, but what lenses do you take with you?

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