Preparing for Remote Year: what I did, when, and how much it cost

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Despite how absolutely massive the Nation is by now, there are seemingly few posts about being a Premote as a Premote... everything is in retrospect. Which is makes sense, I suppose, because hindsight is a checked bag under 20kg.

Ba-dum tsss.

At any rate, my departure day is in 4 weeks. I thought it might be useful to recreate the timeline of events: stuff I bought, sold, swallowed, or was stabbed with according to all the info I’ve gathered down Remote Year rabbit holes so you don’t have to.

You’re welcome.

I’ll circle back later with updates on how well these decisions served me. 

4 months BD (Before Departure): $530 spent

Renewed my passport

One of the most important steps you can take is making sure your passport is valid well beyond your return date. This was the first thing I did because it can take up to 6 weeks to get renewed.

Luckily, mine was cake. I got new photos taken at Walgreen's for like $15. 

Then I went online and printed out a form. Taped my new mughsot on the sheet,...