Living & Working in Great Places
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There's nothing like paring down material goods to the esentials. Some people think it should all fit in a room, a car, or perhaps a r-v.
How many pairs of pants does a person need to own at any one time?
I used about half the stuff I brought, amazingly, even a sewing machine and laptop. Never used my solo tent, just a tarp. Didnt use a single fancy outfit, nor a single pair of shorts (too cold!), never the wetsuit (for river running in a kayak, I thought), or my bike helmet, but wore out my cook's socks and shoes .
Shoulda left my chef's coats home, ended up using theirs only, cause the stains were unavoidable.
Wished I had a fitted twin bed sheet, my blanket from home was nice, not needed, really.
A few favorite shirts, warm jacket, hat and gloves are must haves.
I used my rain suit a couple times early season, and an umbrella a few times too. Lots of Lotion and chapstick. It was really dry in Yellowstone.
It was nice not to have too much stuff, cause it all ends, and everything has to be packed up. Amazingly, the free boxes overflowed with all sorts of accumulations from dorm dwellers.
Minimalism is your friend.