A collection of articles on essential travel gear, minimalism and ultralight packing.

 

If you’ve been travelling the world for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that most backpackers carry pretty enormous backpacks on their shoulders.


It’s not uncommon to backpackers lugging around 80, 90 or even 100 litre backpacks and often doing so in oppressively hot, humid weather too. 


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There are backpacks on sale everywhere these days; in retail shops, in marketplaces, in online stores, in flea markets etc. 


It’s pretty easy to find a decent backpack these days if you can afford one. But finding the perfect backpack for travel? That’s not so easy.


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Here at Twobirdsbreakingfree, we consider the subject of water to be extremely important when it comes to travel.

Many other travel websites have covered almost every travel topic under the sun but have written virtually nothing on the subject of water, which is quite surprising, considering that clean, safe drinking water is absolutely critical to our survival and well-being on the road.


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In our article general principles for packing efficiently, we discussed the 5 key principles on which good, efficient packing is based.


If you’ve read that article already, hopefully it helped to put you into the right mindset for becoming a minimalist packer.


In this article we're going to get into the nitty gritty and outline....


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If you've already read our article about how to choose the perfect backpack for travel, you probably already know exactly what you should be looking for when choosing a backpack for life on the road. 


However, knowing what to look for is one thing, but the actual process of comparing different backpacks can take weeks of research and we know how difficult it can be to arrive at a final decision. 


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