The essentials are as follows:
Plastic garbage and Ziploc bags, a compass, a watch, insect repellent, anti-itch cream, vaseline, baby powder, a mosquito net, ex-officio quick dry underwear, wool socks, hiking and/or rubber boots, breathable hiking pants, loose, thin button up shirts, a quick drying towel, a dry bag, waterproof binoculars, contacts, a poncho, anti-diarrheal medicine, tums, pepto, a flashlight, write in the rain notebooks and pens, and PLENTY of good books to read.
Hopefully all that (and more) fits in a reasonably small bag... We'll see, I haven't gotten that far yet.
Tori is trying to avoid being left behind.
...almost all packed, time to go!!