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The 2009 Nomad Packing List

Our most popular Life Nomadic article last year was our complete packing list. Since then we've learned a lot, made a lot of changes, and managed to pack a lot more into the same tiny amount of space.

There are a few areas where slight improvement could be made, which you'll hear me talk about in the video, but overall this collection of stuff represents everything a traveler needs to travel through just about anywhere on the planet, live comfortably, and keep connected.

I've consolidated most of the stuff I pack into an Amazon store, which you can access here: Life Nomadic Store. If you use that link, or the Amazon links below, I get a commission. Other good places to buy this sort of gear are ebay and outdoor shops like REI and MEC, although neither store carries most of the gear.


On Dear Internet

Dear Internet,

Today was one of the first tennis tournaments of the season, and it. was. cold. Keep in mind, I live in south, so I am not comfortable with extreme cold temperatures. The high today was 41 Fahrenheit (5 Celsius), which was actually pretty nice, but the morning was too cold. 30 Fahrenheit. -1.111111 Celsius. TOO. COLD.

If anyone from the North are reading this, you're probably LOL'ing, slapping your knees, and looking outside your window at the pile of snow blocking your view of the road. Listen here, Yankees and Canadians (Adrian Zekusic). Here in the South, we are adapted to heat. And lots of it.

Anyway, my day started off early. I woke up at the *wonderful* 5:45 AM and got all ready to freeze my patootie off. Wore layers, packed blankets, packed food, packed money...etc. Arrived at school at the *wonderful* 6:40 AM, expecting to board a bright yellow bus fairly soon, but our lovely bus arrived not one, not two, but two and a half hours LATE. To be honest, I wasn't too disappointed to spend time playing UNO with fellow tennis players in a heated school.

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