I did a dry run on packing “The Bag” for the trip.
Not a lot of room in a bag this size.
Sacrifices must be made, compromises must be discovered.
Goodbye form, hello functionality.
No laptop. I wanted it to store images on and access the Internet when available. Shlepping those extra 6 pounds is not worth it. Instead I am borrowing a pocket sized 20 gig card reader to offload my images.
1/3 the stash of socks and underwear. Laundry on the road or buying new. Those are the choices.
Khaki pants instead of jeans. They are lighter in the pack and I can carry more.
So I got it all packed. 20 lbs. Not bad.