|Hat, maps, binoculars, french press, Peterson guide to wild edible plants, rain jacket, energy bars.|
Packing for camping is a thoughtful sort of tetris - the goal of the game is to prepare half for survival, half for amusement. It's a design challenge. This is particularly evident when bicycle touring because of the obvious space limitations. When touring with baskets rather than panniers, the space to be filled is, like tetris, a literal box, except three-dimensional. Minimalism can get ridiculous fast - that being said, it generates insightful choices. If you can only bring one book, which book is it? Which is more important - extra flashlight, or ukelele?
|Ukelele, binoculars, french press, coffee, map, climbing rope and carabiners.|