Wath to Pack
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 10 July 2008 19:53|
Arguably the most important aspect of intelligent travelling is the issue of what to pack. This, more than anything else, will determine the size of your luggage, the weight of your load, and the state of your happiness. Your top priority, then, should be the acquisition, personalization, and use of a good packing list. "What to pack" is far too important to make up as you go along!
The world is awash with packing lists. Dozens have appeared on the Internet, and almost any travel store will happily supply you with what usually amounts to a list of the many things you might buy from them. And therein lies the fault of most lists: they enumerate the possibilities, rather than eliminate the liabilities. A list of stuff you might want to take is very different from a list of things you can't travel (comfortably) without. Even the venerable Universal Packing List is intended to be exhaustive, which rather misses the fundamental point.
We have been getting a lot of questions and we know there are a lot of experienced backpackers here, so we would compile a list of tips for them.