If you truly want to reduce your weight when living out of a backpack, become a minimalist. You don’t have to do it all of the time, just when traveling. Do your research regarding packing minimally for everything from your clothing to electronics. Also, double-up on the duties you give to everything you pack. Whether you are considering a sweatshirt or a pair of shoes—if you cannot wear it twice minimum, then don’t take it.
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