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How do you pack light? Teach me.

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2 minutes ago, Chemical X said:

a little powder and wa la.  you don’t need a pair a day.....

Peruvian marching powder?

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5 hours ago, DA RAIDERS said:

i can fit a week long ski trip, including my ski boots, in my carry on.  patagonia 60L black hole bag.  easily fits in the overhead, even in the little planes that fly into ski towns.

less is more.  i usually do laundry midweek.

A week long ski trip and you can fit everything including SKI BOOTS, of all things, in a carry-on?  Where are you skiing, Mauna Kea on the Big Island?

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Rule 1-Never check luggage. 

Rule 2- accept any sacrifices to not violate rule 1.

 

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I tried the cubes, I didn't think they really saved much space.  What works a lot better are large ziplocs, like 10-20 gallon size.  Put your clothes in there and squeeze all the air out and zip up.  Can fit a lot more.  

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19 hours ago, eoMMan said:

Any tips on packing light?

Just act like you been there before. Boom. Final answer

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Yo, seriously, maybe scout a wash & fold place and its proximity to where you'll be. And/or stay at a hotel with coin operated laundry machines. That's an hour well spent some random travel evening: utilizing the outdoor coin-op machines, watching three sports centers in a row on your queen-sized bed with your last change of clothes on, and then boom - wake up to a brand new, fresh & folded suitcase. *For best results, practice this method in your home for up to a week before departing

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Another thing, I roll my clothes up.  This seems to give me much more space than normal folding.  

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8 hours ago, Brony said:

Rule 1-Never check luggage. 

Rule 2- accept any sacrifices to not violate rule 1.

 

This is also key. I’m always astonished at the checkers. I go on one and two week business trips without checking. The only and only time I will check is traveling with my family and small kids, little choice there. But on my own?  Only a fancy Nancy checks his luggage. 

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17 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Another thing, I roll my clothes up.  This seems to give me much more space than normal folding.  

I’ve heard about this been have been afraid to try it. Does it work well?  And keep things less wrinkled?

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10 minutes ago, Otis said:

I’ve heard about this been have been afraid to try it. Does it work well?  And keep things less wrinkled?

I think it works great.  And it doesn't seem to wrinkle the clothes any more than just packing them.

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

This is also key. I’m always astonished at the checkers. I go on one and two week business trips without checking. The only and only time I will check is traveling with my family and small kids, little choice there. But on my own?  Only a fancy Nancy checks his luggage. 

I love checking bags.  More space, you don't have to fight people for space in the overhead (especially the idiots who feel it's necessary to stand up IMMEDIATELY when the plane lands), it's sometimes cheaper to check a bag if your airline is charging for carry-ons, you have the ability to check items that you can't put in your carry-on, etc etc etc. 

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1 hour ago, Otis said:

I’ve heard about this been have been afraid to try it. Does it work well?  And keep things less wrinkled?

My wife does it. I dont notice any difference. She still needs to put a pair of shoes in my bag and still irons on our trips. 

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2 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

My wife does it. I dont notice any difference. She still needs to put a pair of shoes in my bag and still irons on our trips. 

I'm doing it with polos, so nothing that is really super dressy.  

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14 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

A week long ski trip and you can fit everything including SKI BOOTS, of all things, in a carry-on?  Where are you skiing, Mauna Kea on the Big Island?

 everything i wear on the mountain, is in the bag.  plus a few t-shirts, socks, lounge wear for in the condo, bathing suit, etc.  i'm wearing the only pair of pants i'll bring, plus long sleeve shirt, jacket, on the plane.  helmet is clipped to the outside of the bag.  anything small enough is shoved into the ski boots.  there's plenty of room.  iPad is in there too.

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6 hours ago, Otis said:

I’ve heard about this been have been afraid to try it. Does it work well?  And keep things less wrinkled?

Yes..been doing this for 4 or 5 years now.  definitely keeps less wrinkled and I think creates more space.

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On 2/13/2020 at 8:36 AM, eoMMan said:

I'm an admitted over packer.  I pack extra underware, different shoes JUST IN CASE something comes (running sneakers, sandals, dressier shoes, etc.), too much in general.

Help me stop.

Any tips on packing light?

Let's say you are traveling to a northern US state for 6 days...what do you pack?

Yeah, shoes kill me as well.  Need at least 5 pairs for most trips :style: 

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9 hours ago, eoMMan said:

I love checking bags.  More space, you don't have to fight people for space in the overhead (especially the idiots who feel it's necessary to stand up IMMEDIATELY when the plane lands), it's sometimes cheaper to check a bag if your airline is charging for carry-ons, you have the ability to check items that you can't put in your carry-on, etc etc etc. 

Ya.  You just get to fight the jagweeds at the luggage terminal.  :)

FBGs fly first class or premium cabin, there is always overhead bin space.  I love being able to grab my checked bag and walk directly to the car/uber/etc.  It's worth the trouble to me.  Now, that said...  on a big trip or like we did for the holidays, on the return flight we will sometimes need to buy a cheap bag for souvenirs and it gets checked.  Wanted to be transparent there. 

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If I'm flying direct I'll never check. 

However, if I have connections you've lost your mind if you think I'm dragging that bag through the airport, babysitting it on the ground next to me at the bar/restaurant, etc. Let Delta Handle that.

I have free checked bags on pretty much every airline so that's not a factor. 

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53 minutes ago, [icon] said:

If I'm flying direct I'll never check. 

However, if I have connections you've lost your mind if you think I'm dragging that bag through the airport, babysitting it on the ground next to me at the bar/restaurant, etc. Let Delta Handle that.

I have free checked bags on pretty much every airline so that's not a factor. 

Gate check ftw.

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On 2/13/2020 at 6:44 AM, AcerFC said:

Is the issue that you dont want to bring too much or that it doesnt fit in your bag?

We went on a 2 week trip to Europe and my wife bought something called packing cubes. I had never heard of them and laughed at her. HOWEVER, like with most other things she does, it turned out to be brilliant. I was able to pack double what I usually would be able to AND nothing was wrinkled. Im not sure the science behind it but it was awesome.

That doesnt help you if you just dont want to pack as much. In that case, just dont pack that much. HTH

So those packing cubes work huh. No wrinkles either???  I may have to get some. 

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35 minutes ago, boots11234 said:

So those packing cubes work huh. No wrinkles either???  I may have to get some. 

No idea how it works. like i said, I was very skeptical. but it does, with no wrinkles. 

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