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Simplicity, Harmony, and Opportunity: Freedom Born From an Ultralight Ethic
"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity" – Albert Einstein’s Three Rules of Work This short quote summarizes my philosophy for...
By Backpacking Light
Yes, we want “enough” – but it should be just enough. Fewer material goods
do not necessarily indicate poverty but rather, a power of personal restraint,
which is both a lifestyle and backpacking ethic that leads to freedom. Embracing
this philosophy may require an adjustment of attitude for most Americans – who
are typically raised to believe that two chickens are needed in every pot, that
two cars belong in every garage, and that a home with only one bathroom is
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