I just bought my credentials for the Camino Santiago. I thought this would be a good time to rehearse some of the packing and traveling tips that I’ve heard along the way.
Pack for the best, buy yourself out of the worst. (Abraham Lincoln)
You can be cold, wet, tired, and miserable. Or, you can be cold, wet, and tired. (Jeff Phillips)
Metal detectors can even pick up pocket knives hidden in umbrella handles. Who knew! (Josh Halloran)
There are two types of people in this world: those who pack light, and those who wish they did. (Forrest)
Pack like a Jr. higher headed to summer camp…then forget your backpack in the bus and enjoy the week! You didn’t need it anyway. (Benjamin Franklin)
Baseball cap. Check. Extra pair of socks. Check. Bible. Check (Liberty Baptist Teen Guys on the Manathons and retreats).
The more you pack – the heavier your load – the more you hurt – the longer you take – the more you need. (Ancient Pirate Proverb)
Take only enough clothes so that, if you were soaking wet and wearing all of your clothes and pedalling, you would remain just about warm enough. If it gets any colder than that you can always head for a cafe or a train station! (Alastair Humphreys)
Ok. Some of them I paraphrased a little.