Is your baggage following you?
When we’re born, we have parents to take care of our every need, we don’t need packs.
As we grow, we need to look after ourselves and our kids.
I rather like Terry Pratchett’s sapient pearwood luggage.
I don’t do travel light. I’m the ultimate boy scout – “be prepared”.
Right now I have a swiss army knife and 5 USB drives in my pocket (all for different purposes – one bootable linux, one bootable windows, one a U3 drive, and a couple of backups).
My typical multi-day tramp is with a 90 litre pack – that typically weighs about 90 lbs.
Most of my baggage is here in the house, and fairly well secured – I’m letting the planet carry it through space and time for me ;).
Xmas eve here down-under – a very merry season’s greetings and best wishes to you and Len. In mid Jan Ailsa and I are planning a few days in the backcountry down south – Paradise Station (http://www.paradisetrust.co.nz/) and the Skipper Canyon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skippers_Canyon) – in our 4WD, with all tools, food, cookers, chains, winches, ….. 😉 Should be fun! Think of our Toyota Hilux as “take us there luggage”.