Here’s a list of everything I own. Sort of. I don’t include below my climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and camping gear, which takes up 2 plastic bins and 1 suitcase under my bed.

I also don’t include some things I always have in my car, like a couple tools, a map book, and an iPod charger.

This is the result of several months of concentrated decluttering efforts in which I got rid of about a thousand books and a bajillion other things.

I’ll updated this list as necessary, and I might add photos in the future. Feel free to ask questions about anything you might see here.

When I first wrote this list, the number of items was 89. Now it’s at 79.

EDIT July 8, 2011: I got rid of an additional 1 pair of socks, 1 pair of shorts, 2 pairs of jeans, 3 t-shirts, the big tripod, permanent marker, big notebook, box of checks, and the laptop bag. I bought a rechargeable battery charger.

EDIT November 7, 2011: This list is no longer accurate or updated, and I now have even fewer things.


  • Car
  • Mountain bike (w/helmet & lock)
  • Ikea POÄNG chair and footstool
  • Floor lamp
  • Bedding (pillow, sheets, blanket)


  • White dress shirt
  • Black slacks
  • 5 ties
  • Belt
  • 1 pair of black socks
  • Black dress shoes




  • REI MulitTowel Lite XL – I LOVE this towel, and it packs up really small.
  • Small umbrella
  • 3 books
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Small notebook
  • Money belt w/passport and checks
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sunglasses (always in my car)
  • Large plastic Ziploc bag of mementos/memorabilia
  • Toiletries and medicine
  • Wallet and keys
  • Carry-on-sized backpack/suitcase – This is an awesome bag. It doubles as my dirty clothes receptacle when I’m not traveling.
  • Small leather portfolio/laptop bag
  • Old wooden ice axe signed by Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mt. Everest
  • Big suitcase
  • Small box of business cards