You're going on a trip for around 3 weeks but you can only take one backpack, no suitcase. What goes inside?

You're going on a trip for around 3 weeks but you can only take one backpack, no suitcase. What goes inside?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Water.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actually, I've done something similar. Three set of clothes, a poncho, a bunch of plastic bags, two powerbanks, two power cables, power socket adapter, an AirTag, toothbrush and paste, a bar of anti-bacterial soap, 1.5L foldable water bottle, two LifeStraws, candies, a pack of paracetamol, a pack of activated carbon pills, bandaids, a small roll of bandage, a small bottle of antiseptic wash, cotton swabs, and finally, a Swiss knife.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think I can bring a knife in a carry on bag, maybe I'll just buy one on location

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent five months living out of picrel in 2013, and another four months--apparently--living out of picrel again a few years later. IIRC, it's a 40L Jansport bag, and it had more than enough space to fit a laptop, small camera, and changes of clothes for about a week.

    Pardon the cringe caption.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Actually, I've done something similar. Three set of clothes, a poncho, a bunch of plastic bags, two powerbanks, two power cables, power socket adapter, an AirTag, toothbrush and paste, a bar of anti-bacterial soap, 1.5L foldable water bottle, two LifeStraws, candies, a pack of paracetamol, a pack of activated carbon pills, bandaids, a small roll of bandage, a small bottle of antiseptic wash, cotton swabs, and finally, a Swiss knife.

      What would you say is the best balance between traveling light but not having to wash your clothes all the time? When you say 3 sets of clothes do you mean 3 shirts, 3 pants, 3 pairs of socks etc?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Three shirts, three pants, three underwears. Two main pairs. One pair is for emergency purposes. Wash them in self-service laundry shops whenever you find them. Outside of first world countries, laundry services are cheap as hell. Bring thin/light clothes if possible. Thick shirts/cargo shorts/jeans are big nono. If you are traveling to colder places, keep your sweater/jacket on your body, there's no need to put them inside the backpack. If it is getting hotter, hang them on your backpack instead. The thickest pants you can bring in a backpack are fleece pants. Insulated pants will only take too much space for similar benefit as the fleece pants. For socks, wear a pair, and keep an extra pair inside the bag. There's no need for more than that. Even if you need more, you can just buy for cheap at local dollar shops and then trash/donate them away after you are done with them. Same thing for shirts.

        I don't think I can bring a knife in a carry on bag, maybe I'll just buy one on location

        Yes. Exactly. Do that. Don't bring a knife to airports.

        https://i.imgur.com/pVIqYzy.png

        I spent five months living out of picrel in 2013, and another four months--apparently--living out of picrel again a few years later. IIRC, it's a 40L Jansport bag, and it had more than enough space to fit a laptop, small camera, and changes of clothes for about a week.

        Pardon the cringe caption.

        That's nice. OP didn't provide much details, but I also brought some electronics with me. I had a 3rd Gen iPad with me. And since it was light and thin, it didn't take too much space in the backpack either. I brought a DSLR (and its charger) in a different, smaller bag though.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        In Southeast Asia you can go barefoot in sandals like the locals do. Save the hassle of socks.

        Three shirts, three pants, three underwears. Two main pairs. One pair is for emergency purposes. Wash them in self-service laundry shops whenever you find them. Outside of first world countries, laundry services are cheap as hell. Bring thin/light clothes if possible. Thick shirts/cargo shorts/jeans are big nono. If you are traveling to colder places, keep your sweater/jacket on your body, there's no need to put them inside the backpack. If it is getting hotter, hang them on your backpack instead. The thickest pants you can bring in a backpack are fleece pants. Insulated pants will only take too much space for similar benefit as the fleece pants. For socks, wear a pair, and keep an extra pair inside the bag. There's no need for more than that. Even if you need more, you can just buy for cheap at local dollar shops and then trash/donate them away after you are done with them. Same thing for shirts.

        [...]
        Yes. Exactly. Do that. Don't bring a knife to airports.

        [...]
        That's nice. OP didn't provide much details, but I also brought some electronics with me. I had a 3rd Gen iPad with me. And since it was light and thin, it didn't take too much space in the backpack either. I brought a DSLR (and its charger) in a different, smaller bag though.

        Unless you go commando, there is no need to constantly change your pants. Pants don't get smelly because legs don't sweat profusely and breed bacteria like torsos, feet and crotches do. I recommend three shirts and underwear for every pair of pants. Three pairs of socks if you wear them. If your pants are damp after hiking or taking a long walk, hang them over a chair and let them dry out while you chill in your room. Don't wear them while you are sleeping, as wearing the same pants non-stop for days on end can give you heat rash.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Actually, I've done something similar. Three set of clothes, a poncho, a bunch of plastic bags, two powerbanks, two power cables, power socket adapter, an AirTag, toothbrush and paste, a bar of anti-bacterial soap, 1.5L foldable water bottle, two LifeStraws, candies, a pack of paracetamol, a pack of activated carbon pills, bandaids, a small roll of bandage, a small bottle of antiseptic wash, cotton swabs, and finally, a Swiss knife.

      lol white people

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Few tshirts, gym shorts, underwear, a toothbrush a laptop, and a charger. I'd wear a jacket and jeans in and would buy my hygiene items in country.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    quickdry shirts and boxers, probably a few gym shorts as well. all that material compresses nicely so you can take more than you think

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Three shirts, three pants, three underwears. Two main pairs. One pair is for emergency purposes. Wash them in self-service laundry shops whenever you find them. Outside of first world countries, laundry services are cheap as hell. Bring thin/light clothes if possible. Thick shirts/cargo shorts/jeans are big nono. If you are traveling to colder places, keep your sweater/jacket on your body, there's no need to put them inside the backpack. If it is getting hotter, hang them on your backpack instead. The thickest pants you can bring in a backpack are fleece pants. Insulated pants will only take too much space for similar benefit as the fleece pants. For socks, wear a pair, and keep an extra pair inside the bag. There's no need for more than that. Even if you need more, you can just buy for cheap at local dollar shops and then trash/donate them away after you are done with them. Same thing for shirts.

      [...]
      Yes. Exactly. Do that. Don't bring a knife to airports.

      [...]
      That's nice. OP didn't provide much details, but I also brought some electronics with me. I had a 3rd Gen iPad with me. And since it was light and thin, it didn't take too much space in the backpack either. I brought a DSLR (and its charger) in a different, smaller bag though.

      I see YouTubers shill merino wool a lot, is it as good as they?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes 100%. I used to have a sweaty/smelly feet problem because I was using polyester socks. I switched to merino wool and haven't had any issues with odor at all. It's absolutely worth the hype but they're pricey. Haven't used that material in any other capacity tho.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Great alternative to regular wool. At first I also thought that they are no different from other wools but after I got a pair of merino wool socks as a gift, it feels like I can no longer return to regular socks.

        [...]
        lol white people

        Not sure about my skin color myself but it's definitely not white. If you think what I do is what "white people" do, then you yourself lack common sense as an adult human being.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          I see YouTubers shill merino wool a lot, is it as good as they?

          wool is great. i'm not sure what makes merino different than other wools, but has anyone else had issues with wool getting holes in it easily during basic washing?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            So far no. Not yet. I think it shouldn't be a problem if you follow the instructions.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You might want to try a higher quality brand. I have some merino undergarments (socks, underwear, long johns) that have gone a couple years of regular use and machine washing (air dried) without holes.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              what brand? i've tried merino tech, wooly, and minus33 and i got holes with all of them so i figured it was washing them wrong or something

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I bought my merino wool shirt (first merino anything) with a friend's employee discount so no buyers remorse bias. Tried wearing it for several days in a row, even sleeping in it, and it barely smelled like anything except my deodorant after 5 days. I was impressed. I'm not a particularly smelly person but my polyester shirts will smell kinda off after only a day.

        it is recommended to flat dry if you want them to last so that's annoying.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I go hunting for 1-2 weeks in a row without taking a shower and my merino wool shirt and briefs barely smelled despite profusely sweating in it every day. Socks smelled tho but that’s expected.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    If you want cheap, no-name brand that have slightly higher quality than Chinese stuffs, go to Decathlon.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >underwear and socks for 3 weeks
    >a few technical shirts
    >a warm enough shirt or jacket
    >a microfiber towel
    >a toothbrush, medicine etc
    >a tablet
    >a usb charger
    >a power bank or two

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Extra underwear

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm considering doing a bit of vagrant vacationing, maybe just camp out under the stars, I think maybe I could make it work

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Then you need a separate attachment so that you can bring a mat, a hammock, or a tent. Make sure they don't obstruct any zippers

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sure a sleeping bag or something is good enough

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          An inflatable pillow and a blanket is all I need

          Never crossed my mind because I was a true vagrant who would find newspapers or broad leaves to cover my soulless body. I thought normal people would use a mat, hammock or tent. Sorry for implying

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        An inflatable pillow and a blanket is all I need

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >you can only take one backpack, no suitcase.
    That's how I've always solo-traveled. I only ever take a backpack with me.
    If you're talking about roughly the same volume as the backpack in your pic (which is 25L according to Carhartt), I actually used a similar sized bag on my very first solo trip.
    Part of what makes traveling fun for me is trying to figure out what worked last time, and what to keep in mind for next time. I'm constantly making adjustments to what I pack, in search of the optimal travel configuration.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What do you guys think of picrel? Hi-Tec V-Lite 25L hiking bag. Is it good for general usage? It has a compartment for laptop too. And a rain cover. But I don't know about its durability though

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That bag is only 25? It looks bigger than that

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that's what it is written. But I never tested it out fully but I do agree that it felt like it can fit more than 25L

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