AOC Packing List

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  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of lightweight long pants
  • 1 pair of jeans (not in hot locations)
  • 6 t-shirts
  • 2 short sleeve button-up shirts
  • 1 long sleeve button-up shirt
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt (cold locations)
  • 2 pairs of pajamas
  • 1 pair of sweatpants or leggings
  • 3 bras
  • 8 pairs of underwear
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of compression socks
  • 5 pairs of short socks
  • 3 pairs of warm socks (cold locations)
  • 4 cloth face masks



We each bring computer backpacks and daypacks everywhere we travel to. And we each bring one of these three types of bags for our clothes and other gear, depending on the trip:

Packing Cubes



  • Prescription medicines
  • Allergy medicines
  • Decongestants
  • Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen
  • Digital thermometer
  • Tummy medicines
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer with sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Electric toothbrush (with extra heads)
  • Haircutting scissors (cuz we cut each other’s hair)
  • Cordless electric razor (since Ali likes most of her head shaved)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Razor (with extra heads)
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive Bandages


  • A few seasonings (Salt, pepper, garlic & onion herb blend, cinnamon)
  • Small cutting board
  • Ceramic knives
  • Spatula
  • Fruit peeler
  • Water purifier
  • AeroPress coffee maker (with extra filters)
  • Collapsible coffee cone
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Resealable plastic zipper bags (sandwich and gallon sizes)
  • Bag clips
  • 3 BPA-free travel mugs
  • 3 BPA-free travel bowls
  • 4 sporks
  • 2 sets of chopsticks
  • Picnic blanket
  • 4 cloth napkins

Other Stuff

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