Super smoothies, last minute purchases and finishing my backpack!

So I just had this fantastic super smoothie called ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and it’s given me the get up and go to finally go shopping for all those little bits that finalize my bag, such as; toiletries, cooking utensils, extra tent pegs and so on.


I came to realise that a large chunk of the items in my pack were all quite small and can be compacted into other objects and grouped together, so what initially looked a long and intimidating list is actually not that bad! It’s the more obvious things such as saucepans, tent, sleeping bag, clothes etc that actually take up the most space, nonetheless I want to condense my pack to be as light as possible and easier on my back!

So here is the finalised list I’ve come up with;

Take a moment to appreciate the pink room I’ve been sleeping in the last few weeks!
  • Microfiber towel
  • Toiletries bag
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Roll on deaodrant
  • Ear plugs
  • Soap bar
  • First aid kit
  • Inflatable pillow x 2
  • Headlamp
  • Clothes
  • Toilet paper
  • Tobacco/skins/filters/lighters
  • Knife (Sharpened)
  • Documents wallet
  • Saucepan and frying plate
  • Flint and magnesium rod
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll up
  • Tent
  • Waterproof day bag
  • Travel adapter
  • Dry bag
  • Laundry bag
  • Kindle & Charger
  • Pen drives x 2
  • USB with OS backup
  • Hammock – Don’t go anywhere without it!
  • Cable ties
  • Mosquito net
  • Carabiners
  • Pen and paper
  • Condoms (Absolutely essential – No kids, not today, not tomorrow, not ever)
  • Laptop and charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Fish-eye camera lens
  • Earphones and extra spare
  • Sun cream
  • Razor
  • Para-cord hiker bracelet
  • Bucket hat & Beanie



Now I know that there are some unnecessary items such as the fish-eye lens for my phone, extra pair of headphones, my beanie, however, I’ve weighed up the overall pack in my mind and it seems that these items add such little weight and take up so little space that it isn’t really a hindrance at all. I’ve saved money where I can on everything, ransacking cupboards at my parents house for toiletries, using my rechargeable lighter (Great for saving the odd couple of euros every now and then and it stops using plastic), and cable ties for fixing things instead of throwing them and buying new ones!

I’d love to know what you guys think about my final pack, leave a comment about what your essentials are for travelling or if you think I’ve missed anything out! I’m sure in the next few days before I leave there will be some additional items but all in all I think this list covers the bare essentials I need to get about my travelling, anything else that I should come to think of I can purchase once I arrive. It will be interesting to see the overall weight of the bag, and I should probably find out before trying to check the bag onto the plane!

Remember to keep yourself posted on the giveaway coming up soon, you can do this via following my Instagram or following my blog and joining the mailing list using the link in the top right drop down menu. As always I look forward to seeing you soon and will keep you posted as the final days count down ! Hwyl Fawr!


So I came back to Coffihead for another smoothie!? I’m obsessed they’re absolutely gorgeous and great fuel for the brain on a sunny day, I think I’m going to try every single one on the menu…. over the top? psssshhhh. This particular one is a blend of passion fruit, pineapple and mango and It’s a nice burst of energy instead of having another coffee. I’ve already had 3 today and the fear of another coffee is real!

Passion fruit, pineapple and mango – a fruity mind explosion!

What do you guys drink for energy? Coffee? Tea? Energy drinks? Smoothies? Hit me up and let me know, I’m always indulging in a energy boosting drink…

Perhaps I should stop going to bed past 12 every night…. Adios!



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