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How to Pack with the 80-20 Rule

The counter attendant at Luang Prabang’s airport got up and walked around the counter just to check that I didn’t have a suitcase when I said I had no check-in luggage. I had so little that my trusty 25 litre backpack wasn’t even full. It just has space left because I’ve packed everything I strategically needed (and some extra). Check out my full 30+ day packing list is public on Google Docs, and everything fits into my super lightweight Arcteryx Cierzo 25 Backpack. This is what my bag looks like: Packing follows the 80–20 rule. 20% of the weight is…