[quote text_size=”small” author=”Mr. Anderson” author_title=”Earth”]
I’m nearly there on the preplist to wing it on world travel I just need to know a few small details of everyday vagabonding.
You should explain how much of each article of clothing you bring on your never-ending vacation or how you wash them.
There’s a common problem with many novice long term travelers when it comes to packing; they try to maximize the individual days of wear for clothing.
Meaning that they try to fit in a specific outfit for each day to an arbitrary number of days worth of clothing. They’ll pack for a months worth when you can get as many days with a third of that – guy or girl.
Although my system of packing varies slightly depending on the season and location, the entire contents of my clothing for vagabonding is:
T-Shirts / 4
Shorts / 1
Jacket / 1
Sneakers / 0
Long Sleeves / 2
Socks / 3
Hat / 1
Boots / 1
Underwear / 4
Pants / 3
Coat / 0
Sandals / 1
My clothing packing list has been that since I started vagabonding in 2012. Being a location independent nomad, I’m able to not only choose when and where I can go in the world, but at which season.
Needless to say, this makes my ultralight packing system perfectly efficient for a life of living out of a backpack. Warm weather equals light packing.
This is why my clothing is technical and carefully chosen, able to be cool in the heat and layerable for the cold.
Worst-case scenario, I can borrow a friend’s coat or buy a cheap one for that limited stay.
Washing is never a concern for me as the availability for services has always been not only visible but very inexpensive – anywhere in the world.
Hotels offer them but are usually overpriced whereas hostels and guesthouses let you use their machines for free or for a nominal charge.
But a true vagabond will learn to use a sink for those rare times when laundry service is unavailable or an emergency washing is needed.