Packing List for 10 Days in Washington DC

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Capacity 40L
Weight 2.2
Dimensions 56 x 32 x 23
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📆 10 days in United States
🌡 Between 19 and 31 degrees.
Travel Month: August
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This packing list is an excellent list from Buffywan who traveled to Washington DC for 10 days. This list is probably one of the most minimalist lists, except for the nobag list. Buffywan says that the main compartment of the GR2 was empty which is pretty impressive.

Having a small one-bag, and then not even filling it, is the definition of minimalist packing.

Nightly Laundry

With only a few pairs of underwear, it means you'll have to wash your clothes almost every night. Buffywan says that they washed their shirts every two days but rinsed the pits every night.

I'm a big fan of washing your clothes during the trip so I think this list is excellent. Packs with a load of clothes and a laundry kit could go months without having to spend a day doing laundry.

Buffywan did notice that their socks would barely be dry in the morning which is important. Wool socks, even Merino wool, tend to be thicker and take longer to dry. I buy cheap, almost disposable, cotton socks that dry pretty quick because of the problems with drying wool.

Dinosaur Farts

Buffywan ended up being able to fill the remaining space in their bag with snacks and gifts for the people back home. I think this is great and something I like to do as well.

What I do is I always bring clothes that are at the end of their life, like a ratty t-shirt or pair of underwear. Closer to the end of the trip I throw away the piece of clothing to make room for gifts and souvenirs.

Overall this is a great, minimalist, packing list and shows how little you need to bring with you to comfortable travel.


Added By:
John Farrell
Packing List
North Face Momentum Jacket
TAD Traverse Tech T (Merino Wool TShirt)
Uniqlo Dry Pique Polo Shirt
GoRuck Simple Pants
GoRuck Simple Shorts
H&M Belt
Soffee Ranger Panty
Nike Dri Fit Tank Top
Uniqlo Airism Boer Brief
Uniqlo Ankle Socks
Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit
Casio G Shock GW5000-JF
Envirosa tote bag
Packable duffle bag
Eaglecreek half cube (for clothes)
Eaglecreek half cube (for jacket)
Eaglecreek quarter cube (gadgets)
3L Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Sack (for laundry)
Round brush comb
Pen / Sharpie Marker
Eaglecreek Money Belt
Reading Glasses / Case
Naglene 500ml Water Bottle
Multivitamins / Fish Oil
Card holder (for credit card, and some cash)
Anker Slim 3 6000mAh Juice Pack
Micro USB cable
iPhone 8
Apple Lighting Cable
3" Macbook Pro
Laptop charger
Travel adaptor
GoToob .25 Oz (Shampoo)
GoToob .25 Oz (Body soap)
Facial foam
MUJI PET Bottle (Detergent powder)
Linen towel (200gsm 00 50cm)
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