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What is a Prepared Girl?

A prepared girl is cool, calm, and collected – ready for whatever the adventure throws her way. She knows that the best plans can change in an instant, completely outside of her control. She is resilient and resourceful.

Whether she’s on the trail or traveling to an off-the-beaten path destination somewhere around the world, she’s prepared and ready to embrace the experience.

But, that doesn’t mean throwing everything but the kitchen sink into her bag. She’s perfectly balanced being prepared for the unexpected with a minimalist approach to packing. This gives her confidence knowing that she’s prepared and nimble.

Prepared Girl’s Guides to Adventure Travel

Here you’ll find detailed packing lists for your next adventure. These cover what I actually packed on these adventures, including what I used and what I would leave behind.


Want to be more confident on the hiking trail? Start by making sure you have the ten day hiking essentials in your day hike packing list. Find specific products I recommend and bonus tips!



Glacier National Park Packing List for Hikers: A Prepared Girl’s Guide

So, you’ve booked your trip to go camping in Glacier National Park? Maybe you’ve even [...]

Antarctica Cruise Packing List: A Prepared Girl’s Guide

So you booked an Antarctic expedition. Congratulations! But, now you’re wondering what to pack for [...]

Superior Hiking Trail Packing List: A Prepared Girl’s Guide

The Superior Hiking Trail stretches over 300 miles, from Canada to Wisconsin, through Minnesota. It [...]

Packing List for Winter Hiking in Norway: A Prepared Girl’s Guide

Norway in winter is absolutely breathtaking. It’s also so cold that it takes your breath [...]


What to Wear Hiking in Summer: A Prepared Girl’s Guide

At the end of a 22 mile hike along the treacherous Kalalau Trail in Kauai, [...]

What to Wear for Winter Hiking: A Prepared Girl’s Guide

After living in Minnesota for over a decade, I’ve learned a thing or two about [...]


Is hiking the Inca Trail on your bucket list? It’s an absolutely magical experience that I can’t recommend enough. Find out exactly what I packed and what I’d do differently next time. Download a free printable version of my packing list too!


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