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.

As I’ve said before, you can live a more free and just as effective lifestyle from just the contents of a backpack. But all things eventually wear out, break down or supplies run out – an inevitability of any way of life.

Most necessities like basic clothing, accessories and toiletries can be replaced no matter where you are in the world. However, special need items like medication or rare items like custom / couture / limited edition gear can be quite difficult to procure while on the road.

A solution is to pre-prepare care packages consisting of those items that you’ll require sometime in the future.

These care packages should be left with a friend or relative that’s able to ship to you when needed.

When preparing a care package, consider international logistics in mind. Choose a box / container that’s ideal and convenient for the “shipper” to ship. The box should be packaged and sealed for immediate shipping.

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