Rolf Potts managed to travel around theworld without any luggage – not even a backpack. His main means to holds all his daily necessities was carried around the world in a Scottevest that had a ton of pocket, nonetheless, it’s still quite a feat.
Inspired by his accomplishment and the freedom or carrying less weight, I was determined only to pack a normal sized daypack on a week long trip to Rangoon, Myanmar.
I knew the weather was going to be hot so all I needed was summer time clothing. But with a stopover in Frankfurt and Tokyo before and after my week in Myanmar, I needed to pack some warmer cloths.
I wore my longer sleeve cloths from NYC to Frankfurt with the intention of changing into my summer time cloths in Singapore before heading off to Myanmar. Essentially, I was carrying one winter outfit, which I planned to wear in Frankfurt and Tokyo while the rest of my clothing were summer cloths.
To help reduce the bulkiness of my backpack, I packed all my cloths in to the Samsonite Space To Go bags. These are essentially large zip lock bags to compress your cloths with their innovative one-way valve to squeeze out all the air.
I plan to take advantages of a wash and fold laundry service in Myanmar otherwise I would be re-wearing cloths, which isn’t as ideal situation given the fact that I’ll be sweating like a pig in a labor with the temperatures in the upper 90’s to low 100’s.
For those that want the detail of what I packed, here it is:
- 6 t-shirts
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 1 convertible pants
- 1 pair of pants
- 1 button-down shirt
- 1 zippered sweatshirt
- 4 pairs of boxers
- 4 pairs of socks
I did bring a laptop(13″ macbook pro) on this trip to write posts like this while I’m on the road. The laptop is small, but I wished it weighed less than 5lbs. Perhaps I’ll upgrade to the Macbook Air.