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The 2009 Nomad Packing List

Our most popular Life Nomadic article last year was our complete packing list. Since then we've learned a lot, made a lot of changes, and managed to pack a lot more into the same tiny amount of space.

There are a few areas where slight improvement could be made, which you'll hear me talk about in the video, but overall this collection of stuff represents everything a traveler needs to travel through just about anywhere on the planet, live comfortably, and keep connected.

I've consolidated most of the stuff I pack into an Amazon store, which you can access here: Life Nomadic Store. If you use that link, or the Amazon links below, I get a commission. Other good places to buy this sort of gear are ebay and outdoor shops like REI and MEC, although neither store carries most of the gear.

The vain, minimalist nomad

On True East

The tweed jacket was probably surplus to requirements. Especially as I was travelling to the humid climes of South East Asia. In hand luggage.

Fuck it, I’ll wear it on the plane.

Clearly I am not a very good minimalist – I’m too keen on my own appearance. But unnecessary tweed aside, I believe strongly in the principles of travelling light. True freedom comes from being able to move swiftly and unburdened at a moment’s notice, not lugging around a massive bag spilling pants and souvenirs.

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