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Minimizing the time and energy required for trip preparation requires that you:

  1. Limit the number of decisions you have to make; and
  2. Keep everything you need for the trip in one extremely small area.

The purpose of this article series is to present my own framework for accomplishing these two objectives. Part 1 (this article) will discuss a philosophical framework. Part 2 will present the practical application of the framework for preparing for a trip. Part 3 will discuss a case study and review how it all worked in the context of a real trip taken this fall in the mountains of Montana.


  • Introduction
  • Minimizing Decision Paralysis by Limiting Choices
  • See All Your Options at a Glance by Keeping Everything in One Small Spot
  • Next: Practical Applications

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