When it comes to electronics, I’m going minimalist. No iPad (not that I have one), no laptop, no bike computer, no GoPro.
My iPhone is a must, as is my (compact) camera. The rest of the electronics are accessories to either one or the other.
- iPhone 6 – not sure how much I’ll use it. I downloaded two apps that were recommended to me: Cuba Junky (it has listings for casa particulares – a Cuban version of Airbnb) and a map app (ForeverMap) that works off the grid. I may get a SIM card that will work in Cuba, or get a whole new phone to use while down there, or maybe just share a phone with a bike buddy. We’ll see.
- phone charger and cord
- Olympus Tough camera. It’s waterproof and so tough I don’t even have a case for it.
- an extra camera battery
- an extra memory card
- camera charger and cord
- external power bank (10400 mAh) that feels a bit heavy, but I took it backpacking last year and don’t regret brining it. Just in case… I’m willing to forgo lots of electronics, but taking pictures along the way is a must.
Total weight: 2 lbs