My RTW Packing List

My bag is packed. I can confess though, it was packed 6 days early. There’s a certain satisfaction that the tough bit (the packing) is done now.
If you haven’t attempted to pack everything you’re likely to need for a year in a rucksack before, try it. For a first timer like me, I can tell you, it’s not easy. I think people confuse the stress and emotion of the “leaving”, with that of the “packing”. Do it early, and it’s much much easier.
How heavy is my stuff?
Main Pack – 11kg Day Sack – 4kg
Here’s a breakdown of the kit I’ve packed. I’ll skim over the technology stuff, because I covered that in more detail a couple of weeks go in Technology Gear Preparation. I mark those down as (T).
The Rucksack

I’m taking a Osprey Farpoint 70 rucksack as my only luggage. The rucksack is split into two packs, which combine to make 70L. Main pack is 55L and day pack is 15L. […]

Technology Gear Preparation

Coming from a techy background, I’ve probably done more than my fair share of technology gear prep for this trip, so I’ll share the choices and strategies in this post. You can think of it as a deep dive into the tech gear of my RTW packing list covering:

External Hard Drive
NAS (Network Access Storage)