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Before you go – Checklist

I’m all about the kit/gear.  I love to try, buy, research, abuse and use gear.

If you’re not a camera person, and just want something small and rugged (dropable) and waterproof for your trip, I would recommend Panasonic Lumix TS4.

MP3 Player Media Player with Recommended Movies

Capital One International



Goal Zero 12301 Nomad 7M Solar Panel

Garmin 62S or Montana 600 is you want more of a car GPS

Hat, Columbia Sportswear Bora Bora Booney II Sun Hats, Fossil, One Size


Glass Vials for Sand with labels

Cooler (Fill full of ice from your hotels each day)


Winter Gear:

Yaktrax Pro Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice

Hand Warmers – Hot Hands (10 hours) – Lighter Based – Gloves

Glass Treatment

Ear Muffs


 Bug Spray

Water Bottle