- File Size: 740 KB
- Print Length: 27 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012U1VS7A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Travellers Guide To Packing Light: How To Pack Light Like A Pro (Backpacking, Packing Light, Packing for travel, Packing for a trip, Long term travel, carry on travel) Kindle Edition
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To be sure, there is a lot of good advice here, but Speed's writing style sadly distracts from it. Grammatical and spelling errors are legion and made the book difficult for me to read. And that's a shame, because the idea of being able to live for six months out of a 40L backpack is really rather compelling.
There are parts of the book where the advice is sound (roll your clothes - don't fold them, don't pack what you can easily procure locally, etc etc), but the net effect is a checklist of things to bring. This doesn't really, at least to me, give out a strategy for actually fitting all of this stuff into a 40L, let alone applying that strategy over six months. I feel as though Speed has a lot to say but didn't have an editor to keep her focused. This made reading the book (and it is indeed a short read) disappointing to me.
Scant mention is made of her travels - she mentions them twice, but in very scant detail such that the mention is more or less irrelevant to the point. I found myself really wanting to ask for real-world experiences and how they helped Speed learn ways to cut down. Unfortunately, I didn't really get that. In fact, in one part of the book (having to do with feminine hygiene), Speed suggests putting some of your items in your traveling companion's pack. Well, me being cynical I could say that of COURSE I could live out of a 40L pack if my buddy's pack is a 100L one. :)
Overall, I think the main problem here is that Speed didn't do quite what the title suggested. I got some helpful tips, but I guess from the title I was expecting a bit more. To be sure, I do not doubt Speed's expertise in this area - I just wish the book were more effective in showing it.
It even has a few recommendations for backpacks etc.
All in all a very useful book that should accompany any traveler on their journeys.