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  • so very cool

    April 25, 2011
  • jim

    I’m jealous. I love the allure of minimalist living, but can’t quite come to grips with trying it myself just yet.

    Re: some of the small luxuries – I love my Nook eReader and probably won’t oft be buying paperbacks again – might be a good option :) Or, a more multi-purpose luxury would probably be an iPad…you could use it to post, do some basic edit, etc too.

    Love reading the blog and seeing the photos…thanks!!
    j

    April 25, 2011
  • Jeff

    Check out Bikepacking.net. These are the minimalist folks that ride the continental divide and have great tips for minimalist bike “packing”.

    April 25, 2011
  • Dutch

    Laura,
    I hiked for 4 weeks on the Appalachian Trail back in 2008. It was that experience that showed me just how little it takes to make a life great. Take the bare necessities and enjoy the ride…

    April 25, 2011
  • Hi guys! When I was getting gear together for my AT hike in 2008, Andy Skurka’s site was one resource that helped me trim down my kit: http://andrewskurka.com/advice/gearlists.php. Andy is a long distance ultralight backpacker, but the wisdom I gained from his gear lists and lightweight philosophy has carried over well for bike touring. Thought it might help. Good luck :-)

    April 25, 2011
  • i cant say it enough: tarp tent. tarp tent. tarp tent. if you guys want to go, and go light, go tarp tent. http://www.tarptent.com/
    i will tarptent someday, till then ill tote my 4 lb tend on that surly.

    April 25, 2011
  • My favorite way is another approach, pack everything into 30-40 liters skiing two day backpack and them tie it on front rack. Look here http://www.youtube.com/user/veloramacz#p/u/10/NkgO9VfH3tU for what I mean. Sorry no brake pivots on bromptons.
    On the train you have your backpack on your back and your bike in hand. Easy, nice.

    April 27, 2011
  • Siggy Nowak

    Hi to you both.

    My wife and I are over 60 and have bought our Bromptons with us from Australia to Europe. We are visiting UK, Poland, Scotland, Iceland and Ireland over a 3 months period. We wanted to tell you how pleased we are that we found your site. We get similar comments on our travels. We are traveling in motorhomes and get out on our Bromptons and explore at every opportunity. There is not much info out there about how to do what we are doing – such as what clothes to take (given fight luggage limits) and how to travel light without compromising too much. We feel exactly the same as you do – we have found amazing stuff which we would not have found normally. The Bromptons have made our trip much more rewarding. We are documenting our trip and hope to release this online when we return home. There are many people out there that, like us, are wanting to know how to do what we (and you) are doing. Keep it up.
    Siggy and Heather Nowak

    April 29, 2011

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