check for meals close by
ask how far by car and do the math
10min by car could be an hour of hills each way
otherwise plan to draw down a dinner and a breakfast
when booking check for washer/drier facilities
every 2 days alternates clothes
And when it rains - things get wet unplanned - it rained so hard ran down the rubber booty covers and soaked my shoes
and my front bags we not exactly waterproof....wet bottom
12 August 2016
Not a list, but I wanted a place where I could drop in comments about things that would make a difference next trip that weren't obvious to me
Given the stream of consciousness, it will be a mix of yes and no, like everyday ...
Multi-USB charger is awesome.
Saves on plug space and carrying wall plugs (weight and space)
10 August 2016
Bring a gnome - continue a global tradition and it is fun to share their perspective on the world
9 August 2016
BRING LESS STUFF
Multiply weight by distance - ask for every single thing - is it worth carrying for 2000km ?
Once you have done this, separate into 3 piles -
100% I need it now and everyday
100% needed but later in the trip
I need this in case.....
Pile 1: what is purpose and is it worth buying a lighter one?
By the way - take minimal food - it is heavy and takes space there are plenty of stores you can buy trail mix etc....
Pile 2: if you only need later either mail yourself a box to a post office or other place that will hold it, far along the trip. Consider just buying that stuff there when you really need it.... I have an extra layer of cool weather clothes needed in 1000km - carrying all the way - should have bought there...
The in case pile - pick out 20% of it and leave the rest. Think hard about carrying something you may never use...
After 4 days, I left one box - 10lbs
3 days later I would leave another 5-7lbs
Justify to a friend see if they buy your story