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    Zero Bag Travel

    Has anyone tried just throwing some items in their pockets and walking out the door for their travel? This could be anywhere from an overnight to a week or longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melminimalist View Post
    Has anyone tried just throwing some items in their pockets and walking out the door for their travel? This could be anywhere from an overnight to a week or longer.

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    I've only done this as a day trip - that almost turned into an overnighter - was doing a mileage run and had my wallet, phone, earbuds, and some lip balm with me. Due to some flight delays, I almost got stuck overnight in Salt Lake City, but a friend of mine lives there so I would have survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melminimalist View Post
    Has anyone tried just throwing some items in their pockets and walking out the door for their travel? This could be anywhere from an overnight to a week or longer.

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    Once when I was going to NYC for a night I just threw a few things into my handbag (a tote bag). I was probably about 23 at the time. I can't remember exactly but I can't imagine leaving with less than a toothbrush, face wash&cream, a tshirt, undies and socks. This was probably when I had a flip phone that didn't need recharging every day.

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    Not intentionally! Lol. I have a scottevest trench with a lot of pockets that could probably hold 10 liters of stuff, but I am pretty sure I would rather offload that much stuff to a bag.


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    Think hard before trying this with international travel. Not having baggage is one of those things that alerts border officials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melminimalist View Post
    Has anyone tried just throwing some items in their pockets and walking out the door for their travel? This could be anywhere from an overnight to a week or longer.
    Never, but I would love to try it sometime, just for an overnight.

    Here is what I would bring: toothbrush, keys, iphone, lip balm, glasses, sunglasses, mini swiss army knife, my roll-up shopping bag (not a TB one, this one rolls up to the size of a D cell battery).

    Most everything else, like phone charger and toiletries I could get from my destination (typically family and friends' homes).

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    Define travel?

    Yes I sat on several international flights (30 hours door to door) with no bag. Well I did have a pilot but that literally only had my passport in it.

    I was travelling from work ( mine site where we work for a few weeks at a time ) to home.

    I would never travel on a holiday with nothing. Just seems an added stress to get things at destination.


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    Not quite no-bag, but I did three days with a PCSB! That was basically a spare shirt/socks/underwear, toothbrush/toothpaste/folding hairbrush/deodorant, phone and charger, and COW.
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    Yep! Not usually planned though. I used to carry just a wallet, lip balm and a jacket in the summer. When hubs and I were out on a day trip and wanted to go further than a day would allow, we'd find a hotel, pick up a toothbrush and soap, and wash our socks and undies in the sink.

    But hotels aren't cheap so I started storing my tent and sleeping bags in my car. It came in especially handy when we were too tired to drive home after hiking. Though I suppose the hiking-turned-camping trips weren't technically bag-free because I had my daypack.

    Are you thinking about taking a bag-free trip?

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    I did 3 days at a small conference bringing only my Pilot, so I could pretend it was my purse or briefcase, but it actually held clothing, toiletries and a SE or TC as my purse/wallet.

    To truly go bagless, I'd have to wear my Macabi skirt, and I don't relish emptying all the pockets into bins and then stuffing everthing back in my pockets, and then sitting for several hours with all that stuff in my pockets.

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    You should see my EDC.

    Ever since I started primary school, I have always carried something for paper, in secondary school, I added a purse for personal things.

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    ha! I usually can't even walk out the front door for non-travel without a bag, unless it's to walk the dog

    That said, I do sometimes think, while traveling, "I'm carrying my passport and credit card. Even if that's all I had, I would manage to finish the trip/make it home/whatever else I am worried about at that moment."
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    A lot of my clothes don't have any pockets, or have pockets so small as to be utterly useless.
    I could travel for a day with something like a travel cubelet, which I think is about the same volume as a couple of proper pockets and carrying a water bottle or other container for a drink.
    If I'm traveling longer than a day, I'm going to want things like a change of underwear, some deodorant, etc.
    Realistically, I almost never leave the house without my kid. Little kids (he's 5 years old) tend to require taking extra items, for my kid that includes a kid-sized potty seat. Which means I end up carrying an s25. Without the seat, everything would easily fit in an s19 or smaller.

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    Charger, passport, toothbrush, all that? No.

    Even setting aside those things, the thought of doing laundry every single day sounds like a bummer, especially since you wouldn't even have underwear(!) until it dries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly S View Post
    A lot of my clothes don't have any pockets, or have pockets so small as to be utterly useless.
    I could travel for a day with something like a travel cubelet, which I think is about the same volume as a couple of proper pockets and carrying a water bottle or other container for a drink.
    If I'm traveling longer than a day, I'm going to want things like a change of underwear, some deodorant, etc.
    Realistically, I almost never leave the house without my kid. Little kids (he's 5 years old) tend to require taking extra items, for my kid that includes a kid-sized potty seat. Which means I end up carrying an s25. Without the seat, everything would easily fit in an s19 or smaller.
    I use a folding kiddie toilet seat for my 2yo. It is about the size of a paperback when it is folded, and I keep it in a plastic bag inside my Parental Unit. It would easily fit in a smaller bag though.

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