T-9 Thoughts about minimalism and travelling north
So since the final countdown is here. Just 9 days and I'll start my 3 month journey to Alaska. I'm pretty excited but now the big day is coming closer I start to worry about suitcase packing. Usually this doesn't worry me at all. I have packed my case for going to a 3 month internship in Corse, a 6 month student exchange in Finland and a 1 month roundtrip to Alaska before. So I'm used to all this techniques how to pack a lot of stuff into your backpack.
This year I got in contact with the concept of minimalism and this also made me thinking about my packing habit. When I came home after my longer trips I often figured out that I haven't worn this thick woolen sweater a single time and that this pear of pants never touched my arse in months and why for gods sake did I bring this pair of shoes. You want to travel as light as possible but also dont want to feel naked because you only have one shirt to wear.
So I this time I want to go without unnessesary stuff and just bring essentials. So as you do it today I jumped over to youtube and watched some packing videos and travelling tutorials. And well most of the people using minimalistic technique for their longer journeys are travelling to super sunny areas like thailand or other regions where its mostly warm. Also most were going to countries where its super cheap to get some extra clothes when you figure out that you run out of pants or so.
Sure a new sweater in Alaska will not kill me but I dont to go with this atttitude. Instead I try to combine essential clothings I can layer up to have lovely summer clothing but also stay warm when the autumn comes with early snow as it sometimes happen in Alaska.
So I'll have to make up the travel-minimalistic-arctic-formula myself. I'm a photographer so I have to bring some photo equipment as well so if you guys'n'girls are interested in a little packing tutorial or my experiences and thoughts. Please leave a comment below and I'll try to take to remove the cat from my suitcase to show you what will end up in my suitcase. :)