Comment by lakshmi — October 8, 2010 @ 12:10 pm
I prefer travelling right..I rarely take more than a bag and a backpack and if possible,I would limit that too..I remember when sharath and I just took one bag and two backpacks between us and still that led to his slip disc..
Comment by Shivakumar — October 8, 2010 @ 9:14 pm
This is as tricky topic as it can get. Its really very confusing at many times. 99% of my trips are photography related trips and i just cant leave home without all my gear and accessories – just because i dont want to come back and say i missed that shot because i didnt have that stuff. Personally i usually compromise on the clothes stuff and not miss out the accessory part. But i am still in the lookout for that ideal combination of stuff to carry and stuff i should not carry.
Very thoughtfully written post Arun. Lked it.
Comment by Arun — October 8, 2010 @ 9:30 pm
@lakshmi, try Rolf Pott’s experiment.
@Shiv, thank you. I can imagine not wanting leave any gear back home. And I am of the kind who would not want to compromise even the clothes part.
Comment by Nisha — October 8, 2010 @ 11:37 pm
I prefer travelling light with just right amount of everything. If it is avoidable, I too don’t carry my laptop everywhere.
Well, I think it depends… if you are a photographer too, a lot of stuff comes in.
Here is the list of what I carried for my solo backpacking trip of nearly 50 days.
Comment by Anu — October 9, 2010 @ 1:37 pm
No matter how much I try, I just cant seem to pack light while travelling… Shankar has perfected it to an art..he carries just one backpack and nothing more! of course, I dont have to carry camera equipment like you guys, but still i end up with at least one big bag! and I am not even talking about the stuff I have to carry for Samhith!! extra clothes, medicines and what not for him just fill up space and add so much of weight that shankar these days refuses to carry his bag!
Comment by Arun — October 10, 2010 @ 2:20 am
@Nisha, backpacking for 50 days must have been fun
@Anu, lol.. I know.. it is never easy to pack light.
Comment by Priyank — October 27, 2010 @ 8:27 pm
Something to think about from those links. Over the years, the stuff I pack has certainly decreased (last year I went to New York city with a tiny backpack/daypack for 4 days) but I guess it all depends on the type of trip and the season. I certainly do not have a tripod yet…
Comment by Sankara Subramanian C — November 4, 2010 @ 12:58 am
This is a tricky topic, but I guess the need for weight or the lack of it comes from the type of trip you engage in. If you are backpacking or trekking, you need to carry less weight. If it is one location and hotel based travel, then you can afford to carry more weight.
I dont think we can travel without our gear, but I guess we can choose the right gear for the right trip. But again, purely a individualistic choice.
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