Last week, Tortuga Backpacks contacted me about participating in an “expert’s roundup” response to the following question:
“What’s Your Best, Non-Obvious Tip for Packing Light?”
I gave it some thought over the weekend trying to weed out what advice I offer that is mainstream or perhaps not as well known. The response I sent was:
“Too many people think packing light is a contest to see who can take the least amount. It’s not. Packing light is the concept of taking only those items you deem necessary for an enjoyable trip. This will be different for everyone. After all, one person’s necessity is another person’s frivolous item.
Go through your packing list or lay out everything you plan to take on your bed or the floor. With every item, ask yourself why you’re taking it. If you start with the words “what if” or you only plan to use it once during an extended trip, it may not be a necessity. Too many non-necessities and you go from packing light to packing heavy. ”
And now I turn to you, my favorite one bag community, and ask what are your best, NON-OBVIOUS tips for packing light?
I’ll let you know when the Tortuga Backpacks posting is available.