Adventure Travel Packing List

Besides deciding on a destination, packing for adventure travel seems to be the most difficult decision. One the worst feelings is coming home and unpacking, realising that you lugged a piece of gear around that was never used. Overpacking has gotten every traveller at some point in time. Adventure travel usually requires you to be able to move from place to place easily and efficiently. Here is a list of items for the perfect adventure travel packing list. The items on this list I use, endorse, and support 100%. They are on adventure travel packing list on each my journeys. Perhaps some items on this list are unnecessary, because you are going on a guided trip or perhaps the weather is colder than what I have recommended.


The Gregory Mountain Products Denali 100 Backpack is by far the best backpack I have even owned.

A Raincover is a must! The best way to organise what you are packing are these Awesome Eagle Creek Packing Cubes


Depending on your booked adventure travel. Sleeping equipment may be provided. I find that these items also come in handy if there are travel delays and you are sleeping in a airport, or hostel. These are essential items of my adventure travel packing list.

For my tropical adventures this is AWESOME! Sea to Summit Coolmax Adaptor Liner with Insect Shield

For places that I know are going to bit colder I grab this beast and add it yo my sleeping bag. Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Mummy Liner

These a great compliment to a lightweight sleeping bag or can used on their own.

One of these Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow has saved me from an uncomfortable sleep on many occasions!


Personal Hygiene

A Microfiber Towel is great to keep your pack from stinking like a locker room. I find to dab, not rub and it works great!

Campsuds are the way to go for an around soap. It works for personal hygiene, dishes, and washing clothes. It works in hot, cold, saltwater, and hard or soft water. It’s 100% biodegradable to protect sensitive environments, made from natural vegetable derived ingredients. Awesome stuff!


Food and Water

This really depends on what you have booked for your adventure travels. I personally am moving away from the completely DIY adventure treks and towards either all inclusive or partial. I still travel with these few essentials just in case of emergency or in case of midnight munchies!

Nothing beats my Solo Stove. I have tried cheaper wood burning stoves and they failed to do the job. This is stove is a work horse!

Of course it helps to have Lightweight Outdoor Camping Cookware

Nalgene Water Bottle is perfect for travelling, backpacking, or just for everyday use!

Because I’m a worst case scenario backer I bring also with me my LifeStraw


Sun and Rain

Of course being prepared for any weather keeps your travels safe, comfortable, and lets you keep moving! These Items are essential:

  • Sunblock, SPF 15 or above
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Wide Brim Hat
  • Quick Dry long sleeve shirts, pants, and underwear
  • Insect rappellent
  • Rain Gear

Before I travel I also spray down shoes, boots, my pack, hats, and day back with Camp Dry Heavy Duty Water Repellent Spray

Just In Case

A well stocked First Aid Kit



A good HeadLamp

I always have at least 100 feet of Paracord

A good Swiss Army Knife

And a couple of these S-Biners

These are a few items that always go my adventure travel packing list.

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