How does one pack for 2 years in 80 lbs. and 147"? There is no conceivable way. Here is my tentative list. The * indicate I still need to buy or come across somehow...
digital camera & 35 mm camera
film* & photo cards
solar battery charger* & batteries
tent*/ sleeping bag & mat
shampoo & cond.; soap & moisturizer; toothpaste & toothbrush for at least 3 mo.
bag balm (v. important)
razors & tampons* (a mochila full! heh)
bandanas/ head scarves*
travel alarm clock
2 pair glasses ( I have 1 pair...) & glasses repair kit*
UNO & cards/ other games*/ stickers/ candy* for gifts
hiking shoes ; 2 pair sandals; 1 pair nice shoes
travel towel & wash cloth
2 nalgene bottles
bras & underwear & PJs
mp3/ CD player* & CDs
short wave radio
2 pair pants* & long skirts
1 dressy outfit
photos from home
blank journals/ books to read*
2 pair colored smartwool socks
swiss army knife and leatherman tool
some herbs/ cranberry extract, etc.
Here you are, aunt Cathy... :)
I'd take any donations from anyone as well. heh.