Mar 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm #1300662
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Mar 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm #1967674
This article illustrates the concept of multi-use that certain core items are useful on many fronts. For general travel, I find myself utilizing the same gear elements used on a 3 season hiking trip. To some extent, it has even rolled over into my daily routine and helped simplify my life by learning that less can be more.
This technique certainly works and I try to influence my friends to do the same. You never know when an adventure opportunity may present itself!Mar 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm #1969088
@cameronLocale: The WOODS
On several trips I put all my non-TSA approved gear (tent stakes, knife, trekking poles etc) into a box and mailed it to my destination. I flew with only a carry on and skipped the hassle of checked luggage. Sometimes this approach is actually cheaper then checking a bag.
Occasionally I put a small inflatable sleeping pad in my carry on bag. If I get stranded overnight in the airport that is a lot more comfortable to sleep on.Mar 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm #1969105
Are you sure fuel can be shipped internationally?
Also as side note – I tend to take some "city" clothes with me so i can be presentable and polite when i am in cities or not hiking – but the stuff is heavy – so i usually leave it at my last hostel or similar inside the big duffle bag. if there is no organized place to leave it i use Paddy Dillon's advice and hide it somewhere that i can get back to (under bridge, rocks etc) – this is stuff that i can usually replace if i have to (jeans etc
MikeApr 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm #1973875
I figure not many people carry-on-only for international flights.
If you do only carry on for international flights and plan to just check in on-line and print a boarding pass, be sure to check with the airline to see if they have any security questions to ask.
They will sometimes have questions to ask and if you try to board without their sticker, you will be turned away. Even if you went through airport security. Oops.
I haven't shipped to 'wherever', but I have shipped stuff home when I am finished with it. Hasn't occurred too me to ship fuel. I have bought fuel or rubber mats and then left the remainder behind on the share shelf at a campground. Remainder of fuel. Mat was in one piece.
Oh, everything I take is about the same color. gray, tan, sand, etc. I suppose it would be the same if everything I wore was purple, but that would be weird. Wearing tan and gray is probably weird. No colors makes things easier to wash. I do the laundry thing… Have washed a couple shirts in the shower with me at the same time. Worked well enough. Never used a sink.
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