The Gold Trail to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
The packed weight of your trek bag while walking should be no more than 15 kgs.
Sandals / Training shoes / Sneakers or similar
Walking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirts and T-shirts, long and short sleeved
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2
Sleeping bag liner
Washbag and toiletries
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.
Camera, film, batteries
Additional bag if you wish to split your luggage whilst walking (see baggage allowance notes)
Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)