Posted by: Carolyn Stewart | December 30, 2008

travel & containers

Just thinking about ways to efficientize [?] for traveling and hiking and stuff. I like the idea of having just the basics, & of being able to live on less. In home, but especially to stretch that concept in necessity when traveling.

My friends and I once went hiking on a fanny pack — not only to obviously look awesome but to see how little we could bring.  it was a good test for seeing what you can live without & what you don’t want to.

So, I’m working at an office right now and just answering phones that aren’t ringing, & I’m trying to think about this packing problem.

I drew out actual size outlines of the things i’d need and then guestimated the area of space it’d take up.

Then I typed this up and the formatting’s off, but the list is followed by approx. dimensions. Here’s what I have so far:


Travel     |     Packing     |     Basic Items



//Go to The Container Store for custom and special needs containers to maximize space & organization//


//grey = not necessity//




  • Chap stick                              
  • Tweezers [have 2]
  • Mascara
  • Small foundation/spf
  • Eye shadow cream


  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Small deodorant
  • Spray
  • Nail clippers
  • Bandana
  • Q-tips




  • Multi-tool
  • Pen/journal
  • Water-filter rocks?
  • Extra battery / charger, etc









**no depth is > 1.5


//get shampoo small bottles to refill – may just need the sham/cond combo


//custom sewing for pouch with elastic holders and refills


//think about placement / most needed items be reachable on backpack

Approx. Area ”


           2.5 x .5

2.5 x .5

4 x 1

3 x 2

2 x .5


3 x .5

1.5 x 3

1 x 4

2 x .5

3 x 3

2.5 x .25




4.5 x 1.5

5 x .5 + 3 x 4

~1 x 3

~ 4 x 6



~6 x 10

+ 4 x 6 for electrical

12 x14








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