Sullivan Packs for Antarctica

The hike up to Lago de Los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park, ArgentinaThe hike up to Lago de Los Tres, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Have you ever thought of what would be in your suitcase if you were leaving for an Antarctica expedition?  Even to the most seasoned traveler, packing for such a journey seems daunting.  Trip Planner, Sullivan, takes on this task for her own adventure on the White Continent!  You can get a behind-the-scenes look at her packing process here.

Since this is not your typical vacation, we thought it would be interesting to ask her to share some of the special items she planned on packing.  She gave us a list of the things purchased specifically for this trip.  Not only is she looking forward to using these items in Antarctica, but she has already come to love them during our snowy Montana winter!


Sullivan packed featherweight, midweight, and expedition weight bottoms to be prepared for all types of temperatures.  The merino wool featherweights she purchased from Costco.  Her midweight layers are Patagonia, and yes...she got them in the pink candy stripes!  She has found that these are also great for wearing around the house.  Her expedition weight pants are so warm she is curious as to whether she will even wear them.  But better safe than sorry in Antarctica...

Featherweight, midweight, and expedition weight tops were also put in her suitcase.  Along with these were a heavy rain shell, light synthetic jacket, and a heavier down jacket.

We have covered clothing fairly well, but what about other gear?  Check out this blog that gave Sullivan the great idea to fashion a camera cover out of a zip lock bag.  Brilliant!  The go-to money belt for ALL of her travels is worn as a regular fashion belt, and money is tucked safely inside.  This is not only practical but a smart idea to keep valuables secure.

To save the best for last, Sullivan's favorite purchase is this waterproof sling pack that is not only perfect for Antarctica but also for tropical or jungle trips.  It's so waterproof that she swears she could take it swimming!  It swings comfortably around your body, and the side zipper is right on top giving easy access your camera.  The sling pack also comes with loops to attach a fishing rod case, so she can use it for playing in the rivers of Montana when she returns home.

Best to you in YOUR packing endeavors!


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