2012.10.08 | #minimalism #packing
Everything I’m using for travel-related stuff must fit inside the Flap Jill Mini on the left, a pack with a scant eight liter storage capacity. Since I’m only gone for five days, I don’t expect I’ll need to bring much. Every year I’m able to weed out a little bit more from my pack, making things so much easier for travel.
From left to right:
- Zip-Neck Sweater
- Rain Jacket
- Two (2) V-Neck Tee Shirts
- Three (3) Pairs of Underwear
- Wallet and House Key
- Glasses, Floss, Ear Buds, Toothbrush
- Headband (to keep my ears warm)
- Arm warmers (for an extra bit of layering)
- Wacom Bamboo Touch Pen (for easier Square payment autographs)
- Android Phone
- Square Card Reader, Charger for Phone
- Flap Jill Mini
- Sleeveless V-Neck Athletic Shirt
- Rx and Deodorant
- iPad, Charger, and Train Tickets
- Moleskine, Pens, Pencil, Sharpener
- Five Finger Shoes
Now bear in mind this doesn’t include the giant box of books, minicomics, business cards, table swag, pens, sketch cards, and other artsy bits and bobs that are essential for the show. Since I’ll have to haul around this box, the less I have to carry on my back as far as basic travel gear, the better off I will be.
This gear should get me through a five-day trip quite comfortably with a little bit of handwashing of clothes every other day. I’m not sure if it’s totally wise to only travel with one pair of trousers, but I’m going to test it out and see how it goes. They’re synthetic, lightweight, and quick to dry. So if I’m in a pinch, I can always wash them and let them dry overnight.
Stay tuned for future posts on my travels to San Francisco!