If you are wondering why I keep posting about minimalist travel you can read about that here but in the spirit of moving things along here is a short re-cap:
1. I always pack to much
2. I want to live my life more intentionally
3. I like trying new things
Fast forward through a few weeks of research, I selected the Filson medium travel bag, and it has arrived:
Now I get to take it on a test run. I am head to the gulf of the coast Florida, driving down for a seven day stay in a condo. Given I was driving, capacity was clearly not a problem but I am committed to this minimalist thing.
Here is the finished product:
- Clothes for 4 days including clothes for workouts, beach, and dinner (Yes, washing will be in order)
- One pair of shoes (running)
- Laptop bag
- Beach reading materials
Overall, I achieved all but one packing goal: I failed to get my camera gear it into the bag. This told me I still have work to do. I use a small MountainSmith camera bag which is great and let’s me keep just enough gear with me without weighing me down. My gut instinct is I could have packed my bag in a more efficient manor. Luckily, I have a few more trips up coming to work on this (you may sense an unusual fixation with achieving goals that I may or may not have).