I lived across 50 states with 1 bag for 6 years. Here is my minimalist advice.

October 3, 2017 - Comment

The One Bag Traveler recommends Gear, Destinations and Adventures. When youre living out of your pack for any amount of time, shaving ounces off your pack weight is critical to enjoying your day and preserving your strength for adventure. Use items that serve multiple purposes. Packing in drier or warmer climates allows you to go

The One Bag Traveler recommends Gear, Destinations and Adventures.

When youre living out of your pack for any amount of time, shaving ounces off your pack weight is critical to enjoying your day and preserving your strength for adventure. Use items that serve multiple purposes. Packing in drier or warmer climates allows you to go more minimal. In summer my bag never weighed more than 10 pounds, 25 lbs in northern winters. My best gear purchase was an Outdoor Research bivy, after several other bivies failed. I used the bivy approach as my waterproof backpack and sleeping system in each climate from Alaska to Oaxaca. It’s adaptable: capable of accommodating a -40 degree down sleeping bag in North Dakota winters, to providing rain and bug protection in a tropical hammock set up, to being strapped to a bicycle as a waterproof touring bag. In 2014, I called Outdoor Research and told them I had lived in the bag for three years and nearly a thousand nights, and wanted to purchase the proprietary fabric to repair mine. They said no, but due to their unconditional lifetime guarantee, without hesitation they sent me a replacement bivy free, only asking me to send back my old one. I have used this new one for almost 4 more years, taking care of it, and it is as reliable as ever, though I no longer live outdoors.

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