BMT 034: Ninja Packing Tips: Pack Light and Carry On

(Last Updated On: February 1, 2021)

In this episode, we explore my backpacker packing secrets from the experience of over 10 years of international travel.

Check it out for packing tips and tools, and find out how to pack a carry-on only. I will also take you through 2 specific packing lists for both warm and cold weather, for both guys and ladies.

Yes, it’s a lot, but you should be prepared to pack only a carry-on by the time you finish listening to it. There is also a special announcement at the end and an intermission in the middle – you’ll just have to listen to find out!

Pack Light and Carry On

Episode 34 Show Notes

What you will hear in this episode:

  • Why it’s so important to choose the right packing vessel (backpack) before you even get started.
  • Why you should only plan to pack about 80% full, according to how big your backpack is.
  • Why it’s important to check the weather in ALL destinations (including your 1-day layovers) before you pack:

Seoul, South Korea (1-day layover and NOT prepared):

Starbucks Seoul South Korea
Warming up in Starbucks with the tour company’s coats
Seoul Airport in Winter
Had to give the coats back, me in all my layers

Why nail clippers, tiny vials of perfume and safety pins are awesome backpacker tools:

Backpacker Tools

How you can lock your zippers with safety pins:

How Safety Pins Lock Zippers

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

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