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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.

Parking Rules and Regulations

On The Rough Polar Bear

As most of us have experienced, parking in Britain, whether that’s at work or home, can be very complicated. There are lots of different rules and regulations that you need to follow, and more and more houses are being built with less and less car parking in the surrounding area, people are having to resort to parking on the curb streets away from their home. Restricted parking areas are heavily monitored and fines can be very expensive.

Your home

If you are lucky your house will come with a drive way, or a garage space with enough car parking for you and your partner’s cars. However in some areas there just isn’t enough room to park your car, particularly with new builds. It is often the case that you will be given a designated residential parking area for a certain amount of houses, and these spaces are reserved for locally-living permit holders.

You can often park in these areas without a permit after 18:00 on weekdays and all day on weekends, but restrictions vary from place to place so check the local street signs. If you are planning to park in a resident's parking space for a period of time you will almost certainly get a penalty notice and your vehicle may be removed or clamped, as they will most probably report you to the police.

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