We always pay attention to the questions you ask us, and lately y’all have been asking a lot about CLOTHING. Clothes for overlanding may not be the most interesting topic of conversation, but when you need to pack small and light, for various weather conditions, they take on a special significance.
So for this week’s video, we’re digging into this subject you’ve been asking about. We cover:
- How many of each clothing item we’re carrying on our drive around the world
- Why we’ve chosen the clothing we have
- How we pack our clothes for overlanding into the Jeep
- How we fit our clothes into a backpack each when we need to move out of the Jeep (for a plane trip, Airbnb stay, etc.)
Not gonna lie, this ended up being a humorous video. Mid-way into filming, right around the time EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF OUR CLOTHING was pulled out of the Jeep, the wind picked up. We spent the rest of our filming time battling the wind, filming take after take, and knowing the wind sounds were going to show up in the video.
And they did.
So we ask for your patience in understanding that, well, we live outside. Sometimes we have to take the hand we’re dealt. We think you’ll still find the video helpful (or at least entertaining).
What’s next for us?
I also updated an article first published in 2020, just before COVID hit. It’s a list of families who overland full-time internationally. As you can imagine, COVID completely changed everyone’s lives, so the article was in need of a serious refresh. I’m excited to share new adventures with you, through the families who have been added.
We’ve had wonderful travels since leaving Puebla on January 31. We concluded our stay outside Coatepec, the Coffee Capital of Mexico. Watch our Instagram reel about Coatepec, as well as a reel of the incredible Museo de Antropología in nearby Xalapa.
We are continuing our travels through the Mexican state of Veracruz, camped about eight miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. We’re slowly making our way north to Merida, which is at the top of the Yucatan Peninsula.