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What's in My Bag? UnPacked

Here is the unpacked photo - this is what I brought (and acquired) on a 32 day trip to Australia. One challenge is that I had to pack for weather ranging form tropical (Daintree Rain forest and Great barrier Reef) to Urban (Sydney, Melbourne) to Alpine (Overland Track in Tasmania)


Items I Brought>



- 2 pairs of Superfeet shoe inserts

- ASICS Running shoes

- Asolo hiking boots (well broken in, worn on all airplane flights)

- Spare pair of inserts (I need these and I walk a lot)

- Medium weight OR Gloves

- A lot of warm clothes for Overland Track (will list further breakdown...)

- Thermal underwear (2 pairs)

- Old gray vest with a couple of pockets (decrepit, but useful)


- Australian Bird Book by Slater

- Kindle (with ~ 80 books, glad I have the extra 4 GByte card)

- Canon EOS 40D manual

- Canon EOS 40D tutorial book


- Lowe Camera bag - which I used to carry around my Canon EOS 40D

and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens (a heavy combo).

Also lens cleaner, spare battery and polarizer

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS - backup, a well used point and shoot

Hiking gear

- 750 ml watter bottle (two)

- First aid kit

- Emergency gear (compass, knife, repair kit, whistle, spare food,

headlamp, flashlight, spare glasses)

- Jublo prescription glacier glasses

- Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Map

Other Stuff

- Blackberry

- Kindle, Blackberry, Canon 40D, Canon 850 chargers

- Medicine

- Many types of sunscreen - I am either chalk white or beet red.

- Moleskine 64 page notebook (brought 3, used 2)

- My bag - an old roller bag that has endured many trips

- Granite Gear compression bag - carried a lot of hiking clothes compressed

- A small Kiva Designs pack - it's gone on many trips, almost shot, had to get thread and needle and sew a ripped seam in Melbourne - but it still works!

- Itinerary - where we were going with dates and phone numbers etc.


Items I Bought

- Poster of North Queensland Coast

- Photography Book- Capturing the World by Darren Leal

- The Anzacs by Patsy_Adam-Smith (quite interesting author)

I wanted to know more of Anzac history - this was highly recommended

- Leonardo's Lost Robots by robotics engineer Mark Elling Rosheim

I bought this at a Leonardo museum exhibit in Melbourne

- Leonardo Da Vinci 'Anatomy to Robots' exhibit catalog

- old Australian Geographics that a bookstore owner gave me in Bowral, NSW

- Tasmania books and maps

The Rock Which Makes Tasmania by David Leaman

- 5th edition of Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National Park by John Chapman, Monica Chapman & John Siseman

- Emergence a sci-fi novel by Ray Hammond

which I bought in Bowral, NSW

- A laminated summary of The Metamorphosis of Plants by

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from Mount Tomah Botanical Garden,

in the Blue Mountains, NSW

- The first issue (1952) of the journal Diogenes - a transdisciplinary journal of science and the humanities

- Miscellaneous Notes, maps and brochures in a plastic portfolio


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Taken on November 10, 2009