• Poster of North Queensland Coast
  • 2 pairs of Superfeet shoe inserts
  • ASICS Running shoes
    Asolo hiking boots (well broken in, worn on all airplane flights)
  • Australian Bird Book by Slater
  • Spare pair of inserts (I need these and I walk a lot)
  • Medium weight OR Gloves
  • Photography Book- Capturing the World by Darren Leal
  • Miscellaneous Notes, maps and brochures in a plastic portfolio
  • A lot of warm clothes for Overland Track
  • Kindle (with ~ 80 books, glad I have the extra 4 GByte card)
  • The Anzacs by Patsy_Adam-Smith a quite interesting author)
  • 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).
  • Blackberry
  • Kindle, Blackberry, Canon 40D, Canon 850 chargers
  • Medicine
  • Many types of sunscreen - I have 2 modes of skin complexion - chalk white or beet red.
  • Canon EOS 40D manual
  • Canon EOS 40D tutorial book
  • Leonardo's Lost Robots by robotics engineer Mark Elling Rosheim
  • Moleskine 64 page notebook (brought 3, used 2)
  • old Australian Geographics that a bookstore owner gave me in Bowral, NSW
  • Tasmania books and maps
    The Rock Which Makes Tasmania by David Leaman
    Cradle Mountain Guide book
  • My bag - an old roller bag that has endured many trips
  • 750 ml watter bottle
  • 750 ml watter bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency gear (compass, knife, repair kit, whistle, spare food,
    headlamp, flashlight, spare glasses)
  • Jublo prescription glacier glasses
  • Also lens cleaner, spare battery and circular polarizer
  • The Owl card that my wife snuck into my pack before I set out on the Overland Track - while she explore Hobart and vicinity
  • Granite Gear compression bag - to pack all the warm clothes when I was up north in the warm, sunny areas.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci 'Anatomy to Robots' exhibit catalog www.davincimelbourne.com.au/index.html
  • A laminated summary of The Metamorphosis of Plants Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from Mount Tomah Botanical Garden, Blue Mountains, NSW
  • A cup for tea or water
  • Thermal underwear (2 pairs)
  • Old gray vest with a couple of pockets (decrepit, but useful)
  • 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!
  • Old white fleece - bought it in Edinburgh, Scotland thrift shop in 2006
  • Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
    (it's traveled the world with me since 2004, works for rain or sun)
  • My remaining money after paying for this trip!
  • Shaving stuff and toothbrush - travels in a ziplock bag
  • The first issue (1952) of the journal Diogenes - a transdisciplinary journal of science and the humanities
  • Itinerary - where we were going with dates and phone numbers etc.
  • Another Moleskine notebook (on top of it's Ziplock bag)
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Map
  • Tasmania Bus schedule
  • Canon PowerShot SD850 IS - backup, a well used point and shoot

What's in My Bag? UnPacked

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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>

Clothing
- 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)
Books
- 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
Camera
- 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 www.davincimelbourne.com.au/index.html
- 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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Tatters ❀, frank_in_oz, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. dark_evo2000 63 months ago | reply

    that's pretty cool. surprised to see no basic first aid kit, no sunglasses listed, or torch, couldn't see a flask, can't see a hat listed, looks like you're weighted down with books.

  2. Mark Griffith 63 months ago | reply

    That is a lot of stuff and a lot of patience to lay it all out and photo it :) I've never done that.
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    Seen in some comments. ( ?² )

  3. kkdemien 63 months ago | reply

    I was interested in what you bought. It sounds very much like what I would accumulate.

  4. brewbooks 63 months ago | reply

    @dark_evo - I got burned out on my list, I will complete it, and breakdown some more. (but I am a hopeless book addict - luckily I own a Kindle)

    @mark - I did it one other time with my day pack, it is kind of fun (although my wife did say I was eccentric - but I am used to that)

    What's in my day pack (after)

    @kk - I did try to acquire that which I would use - I definitely left with more than I came with - but kept my bag at 19 kilos (plus a medium size carry on)

  5. InAweofGod'sCreation 62 months ago | reply

    I once noticed my luggage coming home from Alaska was very heavy! Counted 32 books when I unpacked. I have the same disease you do. LOL

  6. listorama 62 months ago | reply

    Impressive lay-out.

  7. seewhy 62 months ago | reply

    you don't do much kayaking, by chance?
    those guys are always obsessing [for good reason] over their gear, and the packing of the gear.

  8. brewbooks 62 months ago | reply

    @ awe - 32 books - I am very impressed, I think this beats my personal best, but not by much. Last time I was in New Zealand I came close - since a lot of those books were hard to obtain and expensive to ship.
    @listorama - thanks, I tried to make a good list as well
    @seewhy - no kayaking - although that is something I would like to try. I think that had a similar constraint, the airlines with in Australia, our luggage needed to be less than 20 kilo, which is tough when one is going from alpine to tropical (and buying a few books too...)

  9. LIBRRIAN 62 months ago | reply

    So, did you toss out your clothing to keep the weight down? I might have shipped some stuff home by post or freight, if needed. I, too, love books. This is a wonderful list!

    I've really enjoyed looking at the shots you took and your writing about your travels. Makes me wish I were younger. Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. brewbooks 62 months ago | reply

    @ Librarian Shipping form Australia is quite expensive - and being a book fiend, I attempt to bring as many new things back as I can pack - in particular items I am less likely to find back home.

    - and thanks for your nice comments, we love to travel and see new places.

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