Packing Post III


On Tuesday we leave for Uganda. This trip is a bit shorter, 2.5 weeks out of the country. We wanted to see Africa for the first time and Uganda is great way to get started as they feature mountain gorillas. However, this is a packing post, so here it is:


  • Bag - REI Lookout 40L - The old standby
  • Doite camera bag thing (man purse)
  • Extra, compactable bag
  • Compression Sack
  • Silk Sleep Sack
  • Packing Cube


  • 2 pairs REI Pants (Northface pants sucked last trip, also Jordan was right)
  • Travel Towel
  • Light Jacket (third long trip for this guy, probably his last)
  • Gortex Rain Jacket
  • 4 pairs of travel underwear
  • 3 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Nature Valley Bar (Vintage, from Nepal)
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra Glasses
  • Hat


  • Headphones
  • Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II (new camera!)
  • 18mm lens
  • 300mm telephoto lens
  • Air thingy for dirst on lens
  • Tripod
  • GoPro
  • Mounts for GoPro
  • Jambox
  • 6x camera batters
  • Microfiber clothes
  • 3 x battery chargers
  • Sundry cables
  • Universal plug thing
  • USB chargers
  • Extra battery, USB connected
  • Travel power strip
  • Headlamp
  • Kindle
  • Extra, Unlocked iPhone 5


  • Passports and Yellow Cards
  • Playing Cards
  • Money Pouch
  • Bug spray (30% deet)
  • Bradt Guide to Uganda

Not shown:

  • Boots
  • Sandals
  • iPhone SE (took the photo)

Back in the U-S-A

We're back in the country after our time in Nepal and China. We will get some actual posts up about the trip and some of our experiences, but we wanted to share some pictures right away. Above is a shot of Everest from base camp.

This is a valley on the way first day or two of the trek. These Buddhist monuments are constant throughout the trek and at this elevation everything is still green and lush.

We spent a lot of time in Namche Bazaar. This is the last bastion of civilization along the trail. They have reasonably workable internet, tasty baked goods, and occasional hot showers for only $5.

Tasty treats in Kathmandu.

Monkey temple in Kathmandu.

We made it!

Giant panda feeding time in Chengdu.

Chowing down on bamboo.

Red panda at the verbosely named Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.