Bought this in December 2010 and it's still going strong. It really needs a cleaning and the screen flickers sometimes as if the cable is loose even though it isn't.
Head and Shoulders Shampoo
I bought this in Laos and I use it as both shampoo and body soap. I go through one of these bottles every few weeks and it's always a different brand/type.
Gillette Shaving Cream
I rarely need shaving cream but sometimes I do so I take a mini bottle with me. I bought this in Laos.
I have had this ever since I began my trip. It has come in handy several times and is still going strong.
I took these from some stuff that someone forgot at a hostel in India because mine had become rusty from getting wet many times.
Colgate Tooth Paste
Got a small tube in Laos. I go through one every month roughly.
Nivea 48 Hour Deodorant
This roll on stuff is really good and doesn't leave white streaks like the stuff I had originally started my trip with did. I got this particular one in India. It does NOT last 48 hours on a normal person.
Gillette Fusion w/3 Spare Razors
This is by far the best razor I have had as it doesn't get all clogged up with hair that is hard to wash out in a tap. I bought this one in India.
Crest Tooth Brush
I had a power brush when I started my trip but it broke early on and I have since just bought normal manual brushes and they work fine. I got this one in India.
Mini Bath Sponge
I had bought a bigger one of these mid-way through my trip and just recently in Thailand found this smaller one. These things are very helpful in the shower and save on soap.
Ibuprofen (400 mg)
I got thse in India for extremely cheap. I cut the packages smaller when I have used part of them to save room. I get headaches sometimes and these always work.
Generic India brand allergy pills that I used in New Delhi as a weapon against an annoying street cat. They didn't work well and I should really just throw them out but I am keeping them till I find something better.
Band-Aid Plus Antibiotic
I had many of these when I started the trip but now only have 2 big ones left. They work amazing and I will buy more once I run out.
Samsung Galaxy Mini
I realized early on my trip I needed a phone and this is my second attempt at buying one. The first I got in England was crap and died 2 months later. This one from Russia has worked for half a year and I really like it. It's got Android, GPS, WiFi, Quad-Band & 3G so it's ready for the world. It currently has a Thailand SIM in it but I have left it in airplane mode because I have no credit for it anyways.
I go through t-shirts like candy and if you follow my Flickr photos you can see I used to have different ones. I throw shirts out when I get tired of them and buy new ones. The 3 I currently have I bought in Thailand. I would like to have 4 shirts at any given time but I haven't found a 4th I like yet.
I have had many different underwear during my trip after I got annoyed with my original ones a few months in and threw them out. These 4 I got in Thailand and they are most certainly fake CK brand.
My SmartWool socks did last a very long time and I only replaced them in Thailand after 11 months of constant use. These ones I have now aren't as good but they will do for how often I wear them.
Quicksilver Board Shorts
I bought these in India after giving away my zipper pants that turn into shorts which I never liked that much anyways.
I have had this belt for 3+ years and it has been a good marker for how much weight I gain and lose depending on which holes I need to use. I broke one of the spikes in London a long time ago but it still has sentimental value so I won't be replacing it.
I have barely used this thing my entire trip and was recently thinking about giving it away. But I lost my eye shade a long time ago and decided this can be used as an eye shade so it has been given a second chance.
Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel
I had my original MSR towel until Thailand when I decided it was time to upgrade to something a bit bigger as the original towel I had was always way too small.
I had my original North Face jeans for about 9 months but they had a huge hole in the crotch ever since month 5 that I had attempted to repair several times. This pair from India has done me very well so far and is as comfortable as the North Face ones. I had bought a 3rd pair in Germany which I never really liked and ended up giving away in India before buying my current ones.
Laptop Power Adapter
This thing hasn't had a single problem the entire time. It has worked perfect with my adapter plugs and the only complaint is that the velcro straps that hold it together are beginning to fray.
I have almost sweated through this thing a few times when I had it in my pocket which has been a bit annoying. It is an odd shaped passport so no covers I have found fit it quite right. Besides that it's still got a few pages left so I think it will do me until my next stop in Canada.
Timex Digital Watch
This watch has literally been a life saver and at this point it has sentimental value. The velcro is falling apart on the strap, the plastic around one of the buttons broke and I scratched the front of it very early on my trip. But it still works great and I won't be trading it for a long time.
USB Phone Cable
I threw out the wall charger for my phone so this is my only method of charging my phone. It has worked fine and I have no problem charging via USB only.
Masterlock Combo Lock
I got this from someone in Prague who forgot it at the hostel I was staying. I had added him on Facebook so I was able to get the combo and remove it from the place he had locked it. It has been amazing and I wish I had it right from the start.
Pilot Gel Pen
I actually dislike this pen and find it runs a bit but I have had it my entire trip and it's come in handy so I haven't replaced it.
16 GB USB Thumbdrive
I have used this thing maybe 4 times my entire trip but it's light and I would rather have it just in case then not have it.
Panasonic Ear Buds
These are my original ear buds and they have been really awesome. A few months in I thought they broke because the wire came a bit loose but I pushed it back in and they have been fine since. I use them as ear plugs to sleep all the time. There a bit quiet and next time I will buy better quality ones.
My Old Navy ones died in India and I picked these up for $5 to replace them. They have been fine but there a bit bulky and I would like some lighter and more flexible ones. They have pink paint on them from Laos when someone borrowed them and went tubing.
I love these shoes and they have been solid my entire trip. The right ones inside heal is starting to fall apart but as long as I am careful putting them on it's fine.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Cubes
These have been great organizers and I will likely use the same ones for future trips. I may look at the Sea to Summit ones as I think they are lighter.
Eagle Creek Toiletries Kit
This has been a solid bathroom organizer and it does exactly what I need. No complaints.
Petzl Head Light
I haven't needed this many times but it's handy to have a light just in case and I will always have one of these in my backpack. This one from Petzl has been perfect and still has it's original batteries.
Camera Battery Charger w/Battery
This has done exactly what it is supposed to do without problem. I had a second spare battery before but realized I didn't need it because I rarely have to swap or charge batteries anyway.
I started the trip with 5 of these but have given them away once I no longer need them. I lost my original 2 circles plug in Austria but found an exact replacement that someone forgot in a hostel in Turkey. The metal connectors are a bit loose on it and it doesn't always make a perfect fit but it's been fine for my needs. I will likely buy the exact same adapter set when these die.
Silk Sleeping Bag Liner
This thing has been so handy. I have used it probably 150 times this trip or more. It makes a perfect sheet when the dorm bed is not so clean. It adds a bit of warmth when you don't wanna sleep in your clothes. The stitching isn't perfect and I ripped it day 1 of my trip but I am a bit more careful with it now and it's been a great thing to have with me.
I bought this in India because Delhi was having a couple extremely cold days and I only had t-shirts. It has come in handy several times since on buses with the AC cranked to max. It is light weight and I will hopefully have it for a long time to come. In the future I may replace it with something more compact, maybe from Arc'teryx.
This is actually a little plastic holder that I got when I had passport photos taken in Turkey in August. I have since got rid of my old wallet and turned this little thing into my wallet. It holds my debit & credit cards, drivers license and student ID. It also has some spare passport photos and Vietnamese Kip at the moment.
This is all my current travel gear excluding my backpack and my camera
which I needed to take this picture. My camera is the same one that I
started the trip with, a Canon Powershot SX210 IS. The lens protrudes
too much for how little I actually use zoom and I will likely replace
it with something smaller eventually.