climber2020 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:50 pm
rjbraun wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Edit - For people who carry on their bags (and fly coach): Are you really able to stay strictly within airlines' weight limits for carry-ons?
Easily. Light travel is an obsession of mine, and if I really keep things to a minimum, I can fit everything I need into a small pack and still have half the pack empty. What exactly are you traveling with that weighs so much?
I did a write up on this subject not long ago. If you want to see what I've got in my own bag, check it out.
Not sure if your question is rhetorical, but I take a few more changes of clothes than the three I believe you recommend. I do try to travel light and I think that I can fit everything into a 30-litre says something. We loaded up on travel clothes during an REI sale and will push SO to also limit clothes to 3-4 sets.
The 12-15 lb limit is tough, even if I limited myself to 3 changes of clothes (and I'm not a large person
). Okay, so we take a sound machine (necessary for decent sleep, and I don't like the phone app version), I take an electric toothbrush (for proper dental hygiene). Those two items add up to a couple of pounds. I think liquids add weight, but I try not to take more than I will need. Oh, I do take my own bar of bath soap (sensitive skin). Again, what's frustrating is that I can now manage the volume limit but the weight restriction is tough. I take it your packed bag comes in at only 12 or so lbs. Impressive.
What do you do for quick-dry socks? I read SmartWool socks dry quickly and bought a bunch on sale. SO especially likes them, but I'm not convinced they will dry so fast.
Thanks for the link to your article and site. Good stuff there.