This is a series of posts about ‘how to live out of a backpack’ as a vagabond, minimalist, nomad, expat, traveler or for everyday life as a lifestyle.

Depending on where I’m going, how I’m getting there, how long I’m staying and why I’m going to my next destination, the packing kits (luggage) I bring with me will vary.

At most my entire kit includes; backpack, duffle bag and mobility pack (pictured below). But mostly, it is my backpack and mobility pack. However, sometimes I leave my backpack at a place I plan on returning to shortly and will travel or trek with just the mobility pack.

So the mobility pack is always one of my luggage kits. This doesn’t mean it’s always on my person, but the 1 bag (of my usual 3) that I always travel with – my go-to carry-on.

How to Live Out of a Backpack: Mobility EDC Pack

However, this kind of pack for this purpose is widely available, it just has to suit your preferences and needs. To me, a “mobility pack” is the answer to needing to carry additional gear that won’t fit in my clothing pockets but not enough gear to warrant a daypack.


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