160420 Packing for a 14 day trip: Comparisons between female and male essentials

160420 Packing for a 14 day trip: Comparisons between female and male essentials

This list originated a few years back and it held true for the times we traveled before Covid 19 hit our nation. Now we are staying close to home.

Female Words from her as she is packing

  1. No, I am not washing my underwear and letting it dry overnight.
  2. Because I need these shoes, that’s why (4 pair!)
  3. No, I am not going to buy whatever I need.
  4. Because every woman needs tweezers…
  5. No, I am not going to use a Compression sack for any of my clothes
  6. Because I need to have 9 blouses.
  7. No, I am not going to use hand soap to brush my teeth with.
  8. Because I need the hair jell in a smaller container (1/4 in shorter, same diameter)
  9. No, I am not taking any MRE’s to save money eating or just in case.
  10. Because I need to have all of my make up with me (in this trifold bag)
  11. No, I am not taking just two pair of slacks and yes, I do know I will never see any of these people again.
  12. Phone, laptop, and chargers
  13. Tooth brush, paste
  14. Deodorant
  15. Vitamins and medicine if needed
  16. Books and magazines to read
  17. Because I want to that’s why

Male Words from him as he is packing

  1. My normal bag is one a flap zipper and two inside pouches for my stuff.
  2. Two pair of pants, if one gets dirty I can always wash out with hand soap in the sink, bathtub, or shower and let it dry overnight.
  3. Two shirts, if one gets dirty I can always wash out with hand soap in the sink, bathtub, or shower and let it dry overnight.
  4. Four pair of socks and tee shirts, and seven underwear (see above for cleaning advice)
  5. One razor, hand soap for shaving, tooth brush and tooth paste (if it runs out use hand soap)
  6. Deodorant
  7. Phone, Kindle, camera, and chargers
  8. Vitamins and medicine if needed
  9. MRE’s for one day just in case…

Yes, there is a difference isn’t there?

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