Packing and the allure of a "settling fund"

Trip Start Jun 22, 2010
1
2
30
Trip End Jul 22, 2010


Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
shadow

Flag of United States  , South Carolina
Thursday, June 10, 2010

I wish I was a braver person and could pack like this guy who travels with 10 lbs or less

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/07/11/how-to-travel-the-world-with-10-pounds-or-less-plus-how-to-negotiate-convertibles-and-luxury-treehouses/

I do plan to follow his lead on how to score bigger and better things with jokes -- I'm good with funny in case you haven't noticed. :)  I am toying around with his idea of having a "settling fund,”  to buy needed items once they’re 100% needed so that I can avoid carrying so much, but I have a deep seated fear of $50 bottles of sunscreen.  Help me. 

Trying to pack for a month makes me think of all the things I wish I had:

1) a Harry Potter style suitcase that looks small enough to get on the plane but opens up to be room sized

2) dehydrated stuff that I need a lot of-  I need to take about 5 gallons of sunscreen but can't spare the space in the suitcase.  Wish there was a powder or something that would be as big as a pack of cigarettes but I could add water to make the 5 gallons.

3) 4 ipods

4) 4 e-readers

~Karen
Report as Spam

Comments

Lisa on

I'm basically packing for a week and planning to do laundry a lot. Biggest idea: backpacks for the kids on the plane which will be their daypacks for excursions. I found some good ones on sale today at Sports Authority!

crfunapalooza
crfunapalooza on

I was at SA today too- flip flops, hat, DEET. Rob and I have 6pm.com backpacks for carry on and I'm pretty sure the kids have some too. Great minds think alike :)

dotha on

when will you know about the strike? no jumping out of airplanes!
love ya'll!
have fun and be safe!
a trip of a lifetime!

amyk892
amyk892 on

E-readers *rock* - highly recommend them as a worthwhile investment (maybe not for the the trip but @ some point). *Love* the idea of the Harry Potter suitcase. I so want 3 of those. :) And, just an idea...what about getting the biggest packets of sunscreen you can find or buying tons of those sunscreen towelettes? > Easier/lighter to pack.

crfunapalooza
crfunapalooza on

I have a nook, but I am the only family member with one. I have to keep shooing people away from it

Add Comment

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: