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Thread: 12 Days in South Korea (Western Flyer + day bag)

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    12 Days in South Korea (Western Flyer + day bag)

    I recently started a travel blog to document my meanderings and equipment testing overseas. I'm a little obsessed with the never ending journey to compile the perfect kit, and I haven't shared anything I've written until now....so let me know what you think!

    Allow me to nerd out really hard on gear here for a second. I like to pack light and generally opt for 2 bag travel (both carryons), but I’ve found that bringing 2 equal sized bags is cumbersome when constantly on the move. I've recently converted to carrying an Aeronaut 30 + Patagonia Atom sling and will be testing that setup on an upcoming trip around Asia. Bringing a second small pack allows for a couple advantages:

    1) Robust EDC for around town (most foldable travel bags are not that great).

    2) If you want to travel to another location away from your home base for a few days, you can pack bag #2 with some cloths and leave the bulk of your stuff safely tied to a rock and sunk to the bottom of a nearby river for retrieval later.

    3) Easy access to stuff on the plane while maintaining leg room.

    12 days…two bags…no problem. Here’s the shake down:

    Bags:



    Bag #1 – Tom Bihn Western Flyer: 26 liters of storage space.

    Bag #2 – GoRuck Echo: 16 liters of storage space (found this was a little bigger then I would have liked).

    42 liters of carrying capacity left plenty of room for everything I needed, plus lots of extra space if I wanted to bring anything back with me. Behold the packing list:



    Cloths:

    Cotton shirts x6
    Ibex Shak Lite full zip
    Ibex Long Sleeve
    Ibex Hooded Indie
    Underwear Cotton x2
    Ibex Underwear x2
    Sox Cotton x3
    Ibex sox x2
    Shorts
    Jeans
    Rain jacket
    Electronics:

    Electric shaver (and charger)
    Kindle
    Canon 60D (w/ charger)
    Macbook Air 13 inch (w/charger)
    Headphones
    iPhone (w/charger)

    Other:

    Wallet
    Cash
    Glasses
    Sunglasses
    Keys
    Moleskin notebook
    Micron pens x2
    Webbing straps (attach bags together) x2
    Deodorant
    Toothbrush
    Black Diamond carabiners (attach bags together) x2
    Melatonin pills for Carlos (120 pills) x2
    Allergy pills for Carlos (30 pills)
    Passport
    Towel
    Small Lotion
    Flat umbrella

    The GoRuck is full, but the Western Flyer only has 1 compartment filled leaving about 13 liters of sweet unused souvenir space (used for Kakoa Talk merchandise and K-POP sox of course).

    Let’s do this.

    J

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    I don't see the camera in the pic. How did you end up packing it?

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    I actually used the camera to take the photo ^_^

    I packed the camera in the day bag in a Tom Bihn Travel Tray


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