How to travel around the world with just a 10kg Backpack ?

During my last trip around Europe. I spend 24 months over there, travelling in 7 countries and covering 10.000 Km+ My backpack was my best and closet friend during this journey, so packing light it’s about your travel lifestyle.

My self-imposed limit is 10 Kg ( 22 lbs ). 1/4 of a person’s body weight is an optimum pack weight and even 1/3 is ok. Likewise your backpack should be no more than 75% full.

Whether you’re traveling for 3 weeks or 3 months, pack exactly the same ! And except if you do a lot of wild camping, sleeping bag and floor mats should be banned. If this page persuades you to leave at least one thing at home, then it has achieved someting.

Casual, Simple and Light.

If you are always the kind of travelers who wish they had pack light, you might be interested in the following informations. Everyone has different personalities, likes, dislikes, budgets, and comfort levels. But it is always great to bring some comfort, security and organisation.

Get a day bag (smaller backpack that you will carry everywhere with you), while your big pack will stay at wherever you are sleeping. I think it’s better to have a budget to buy something in case you need rather than carrying a huge luggage.

CLOTHES

Clothing selection is a pain. It’s hard to know what to bring, especially if you leave for a long time. Being a naturist traveller would be a lot easier.

You should be able to mix-and-match your clothes effortlessly, giving you a bunch of outfit combinations.

Note: this packing list for travel is designed for moderate weather climates.

5 x Synthetic Underwears
1 x Jacket or Vest
3 x T-shirt/ Tops
2 x Shorts / Skirts
1 x Convertible pant/short
5 x Socks
1 x Flip Flop
1 x Microfibre towel
Everyday shoes or boots

TOILETRIES

You’ll need some :

Shampoo
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant
Razor

Keep it simple.

DOCUMENTATIONS

There are some important documents to take while traveling.
Good travel is the result of good planning.

Passport, evidently
Visa, if needed
Tickets ( Flights, buses … )
International Driving Permit
Health and travel insurance
Passport style photos
Emergency numbers
Embassy Addresses
Immunisation record
Debit Card Numbers
Student ID ( Optional )
Cash in the currency of your destination

Send a scanned copy of your passport, international driver’s license, credit cards, and international health insurance to your email.

GADGETS / ITEMS

Mobile Phone
Ear Plugs
Condoms
Notepad
Watch
Flashlight
Swiss Army Multi tools
Water resistant bags
Hand kerchiefs
Maps + GPS + Compass
International plug adapter
USB Drive
Padlock
Laptop or Tablet
Camera : Take along an extra memory card.
Music Player or iPod + earphones
eReader Kindle : I understand real books are beautiful. But I won’t own them because they won’t fit in my one bag.

FIRST AID KIT

On each trip, I hope to never have a medical or emergency situation but, as prepper-minded individual, i know that i must.

There are plenty of pre-packaged first aid kits out there but a DIY kit will be less expensive and it can be better tailored to the unique medical needs and environment.

Hand sanitizer
Vinyl gloves
Aspirin
Paracétamol
Ibuprofen
Anti-diarrhea
Sleep Aid
Adhesive bandages
Antibiotics
Mini Scissors
Insect repellent
Lip balm

Use mini-ziploc bags for packing very small stuff including pills.

Feel free to make copies of this list.

I hope that this post has helped you. Don’t hesitate to comment below if you have any questions or additional informations.