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Old 04-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #29
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I would never make it with a 14" square box. I need two or three times that.
That's before the jackets and sweaters. I do the layering too.
Lots of backpacking and kayaking trips helped to teach me a few tricks in regards to traveling light. But years of biz travel taught me the most. Only ever traveled with a carry on bag. Checking in a bag was a sure way to miss connecting flights or in my case a ship. If joining a ship there was no next flight option (unless you flew to the next country it was going to a number of days later). So the only option was to forget a missing bag and join the ship without it. Being the only female on board arriving without any of your own clothing for a 2 to 14 day trip with nothing but the suit you had one was not going to work out well. A good motivator to learn to pack light.

One of the key items that helps a lot to keep things packed neatly into small spaces are backpackers Packing Cubes. They work really well - no ripping everything out of the box or suitcase & then trying to fit it all back in again due to searched for a lost sock.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:24 AM   #30
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My wife would strangle me if i even hinted at visiting a clothing-optional resort! . . and who am i to rock the boat after 30 years of marriage bliss
Had the wifey hanging over your shoulder when you posted that one, eh?

I dress in layers, and if I pack for up to a week worth of clothing, I always have more than enough for longer than that. We too start looking to do up a load or two of clothes before the week is out anyway.

I have been know to wear the same shorts for many days in a row, and unless it got real dirty somehow, shirts just get hung to be aired out and reworn.
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Thom and Francesca....sure you don't live in the Ozarks? Both the camo and duct tape, used together, are everyday things down in these thar hills.
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Can't speak for Thom, but as for my crowd...Ridgerunners R Us!

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Lots of backpacking and kayaking trips helped to teach me a few tricks in regards to traveling light. But years of biz travel taught me the most. Only ever traveled with a carry on bag. Checking in a bag was a sure way to miss connecting flights or in my case a ship. If joining a ship there was no next flight option (unless you flew to the next country it was going to a number of days later). So the only option was to forget a missing bag and join the ship without it. Being the only female on board arriving without any of your own clothing for a 2 to 14 day trip with nothing but the suit you had one was not going to work out well. A good motivator to learn to pack light.

One of the key items that helps a lot to keep things packed neatly into small spaces are backpackers Packing Cubes. They work really well - no ripping everything out of the box or suitcase & then trying to fit it all back in again due to searched for a lost sock.
Thanks Carol.............now I know what it is I've been looking for.
Backpackers Packing Cubes. I've been looking in all the wrong places.
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Those backpacker cubes look spendy... here's an alternative:



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You can also use the 1 gallon or larger zip lock bags. They compress and stay compressed if you need to save space.
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As an old navy salt, I know how to roll things up, that's for sure.
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You can also use the 1 gallon or larger zip lock bags. They compress and stay compressed if you need to save space.
That's what I put my toileties in.
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Can't speak for Thom...
Ridgerunners! LOL

I wear camo basically because it hides a multiple of daily accidental grime... I used to wear plaid...but i'm seriously NOT a plaid guy!!!!

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Had the wifey hanging over your shoulder when you posted that one, eh?
nope she wasn't anywhere around. I pour genuine kudos & kindness on her every chance i get, in public, out of ear shot, and in private...it's my gooey feminine side showing through.
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Ha, Ha, Carol, I travelled just like you. Customs would always want to know where my bags were when I returned. Thought I was hiding something from them. I had to personally carry the bag all over though. Don't have to do that with the trailer so I feel I can take more. Wouldn't think of taking anywhere near this much if no trailer!. I really don't want to have to wash clothes a whole lot.

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Lots of backpacking and kayaking trips helped to teach me a few tricks in regards to traveling light. But years of biz travel taught me the most. Only ever traveled with a carry on bag. Checking in a bag was a sure way to miss connecting flights or in my case a ship. If joining a ship there was no next flight option (unless you flew to the next country it was going to a number of days later). So the only option was to forget a missing bag and join the ship without it. Being the only female on board arriving without any of your own clothing for a 2 to 14 day trip with nothing but the suit you had one was not going to work out well. A good motivator to learn to pack light.

One of the key items that helps a lot to keep things packed neatly into small spaces are backpackers Packing Cubes. They work really well - no ripping everything out of the box or suitcase & then trying to fit it all back in again due to searched for a lost sock.
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Something i just remembered we use that might be an appropriate gadget for some here...

Scrubba Wash Bag



really simple to use...a few drops of bio-soap and shake away...a few minutes later dump water and refill with rinse water...hang on line to dry. We use it when we are out and find ourselves in need of a quick wash for a particular garment that might have gotten soiled. Otherwise, like many have posted also, we just wait until at a laundry mat or back home to do the laundry.
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This is how we did laundry in Navy boot camp.

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