Our time in the USA quickly came to an end and yesterday we began our trek through South America. While we spent most of the time being stuffed with delicious food (there goes the weight we lost from Central America), we also spent an inordinate amount of time at outdoor equipment stores like REI. In fact we went to two different REI’s in the Atlanta area. After four months of use a lot of our equipment had either failed or begun to fail on us so it was time to exchange and resupply. We’ve added a number of gear reviews to the website if you are interested and as always you can get an up to date list of our pack contents on the gear page.
We traded out clothes that weren’t cutting it, mostly things that were easily torn or didn’t live up to the rigors of travel. For Danny this was a few shirts and a pair of pants. Jillian traded out some undergarments and shirts, added a travel dress and took out a pair of capris.
Because so many people have asked about what is in our packs and how much we actually have, we made a video of how to pack a backpack that will give you a visual of how things fit.