Saturday 21 April 2012

Pack light and she'll be right

Hilarious contrasts in packing styles in this video - whether you're into cycling or not, it's just amazing what a female can lug around with her. An ex-infantry types will probably have kittens when they watch this...

I back packed around Europe 20 years ago. I was on the road for over 3 months, and everything I needed fitted easily into a single echelon bag. Mine was quite filthy when I left - it had been out bush with me for months and never been washed. I took it figuring that thieves would first plunder the expensive looking back packs of my fellow travellers, and they'd leave mine alone - it looked like the sort of thing a wino would carry with him. And funnily enough, that worked most of the time. It took me an entire year of being away to fill it to the brim.

I spent a few days travelling with an American female. Her makeup kit weighed more than my single eshy. 

Before I had kids, I could leave town for the weekend with nothing more than the following:

  • toothbrush
  • spare undies
  • wallet
The teenager already has that ethic. He can go out all night without even taking any of these with him. I wonder how the rest of the kids will go?

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