Alaska (Spring/Autumn) Packing List

Documentation: Electronics: Clothing:
Driver’s License Alarm Clock (b) 5 Undergarments
Passport (a) Cell Phone & Charger 3 Socks
Photocopy of Passport (a) Headphones and Splitter 1-2 Capris/Jeans
Money/Money Belt Nikon Camera & Charger 1-2 Jacket/Sweater/Sweatshirt
Notebook/Pen Waterproof Camera & Charger 1 Long Sleeve Shirt (c)
Travel Guide/Map Tripod 3-5 Shirts
Airline Reservations iPad/Laptop & Charger(s) 1-2 Shorts/Skirts
Hotel Reservations Cellular Internet (if needed) 1 Sarong/Cover-up
  Batteries 1 Swimsuit (d)
    1 Pajamas
    1 Hiking Shoes
    1 Sandals
    1 Rain Jacket
    Hat and Gloves (e)
Personal Items: First Aid: Other:
Body Lotion Prescription Meds/Vitamins Emergency TP/Facial Tissue (g)
Lip Balm Allergy Meds/Inhaler Travel Game (i.e. Cribbage)
Conditioner Ibuprofen Airplane Pillow
Shampoo Cold Medicine Binoculars
Deodorant Imodium Insect Repellent (w/Deet)
Face Wash, Toner, Lotion Neosporin Clothes Pins (h)
Magnifying Mirror Insect Meds (After Bite/Benadryl) Clothes Soap
Hair Ties Anti-bacterial Gel Stain Fighter Pin/Wipe
Hairbrush Band-Aids Headlamp/Flashlight (i)
Razor Bonine (if needed) Trekking Poles (j)
Soap Feminine Products Water Bottle
Toothbrush Clippers/Nail File Ziploc Bags (k)
Toothpaste Tweezers Clorox Wipes (l)
Baseball Hat (f) Small First Aid Kit Utility Knife/Tool
Sunglasses   Zip Ties
 
Notes:
(a) Keep passport and copy separate.  If by chance you lose the original having the copy may make it easier to get a new one.
(b) In the US I leave the alarm clock at home and just use my cell phone.
(c) A long sleeve shirt will come in handy for chilly nights and bugs.
(d) Bring a swimsuit in case an unexpected opportunity arises.
(e) It might get cold enough for hat and gloves, especially at night.
(f) Bring a hat in case a shower isn’t possible…great ‘bad hair’ coverage.
(g) Not all bathrooms have TP.  You’ll be happy that you have some when you need it.
(h) Bring clothes pins because they are handy.
(i) A headlamp is handy after dark and for reading in bed.
(j) I used to make fun of people with trekking poles.  Five knee surgeries later they are a god-send.
(k) Who knows when you’ll need a Ziploc bag, but when you do you’ll be glad you have a couple.
(l) Clorox wipes can be used for dirty hands or things like remote controls and door handles.
Some items I’ll wear to save space in my luggage.
Things I’ll pack in my carry-on. Some because they will be handy to have and others because they are worth too much to me to leave in checked luggage.

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