Apr 222012
 

Packing for a four day trip to Phoenix. Two travel days, two days of meetings. Day time temps will be 95-102, night time temps in the low 60s, and the temperature indoors may be in the high 60s.

On the plane:
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Green tunic, leggings, ankle boots, jacket, scarf. This green scarf is a very stretchy lightweight knit that is almost as large as a pashmina when stretched out, so it can pinch hit as a small blanket.

Day 1 of meetings:
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The same tunic, a black stretchy pencil skirt, flats.

Day 2 of meetings:
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Black tank top, cropped turquoise sweater (the heaviest thing I am taking), scarf, same skirt, same flats.

For the return trip, I’ve got another tunic which I will wear with the leggings, boots and jacket.

Here’s my packed bag (pen included for scale):
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In addition to the clothes, the bag contains:

  • 12 inch laptop (underneath everything)
  • portable bicycle pump (also underneath everything)
  • wheelchair tools (in red mesh bag)
  • liquids:
    • jojoba oil
    • toothpaste
    • sunscreen
    • dry lube for wheelchair
  • other toiletries (toothbrush, nail file, meds, rubber bands, sewing kit, hairbrush)
  • packable backpack in tiny blue bag – this Sea to Summit daypack has a 20 liter capacity and weighs under 3 ounces. I’ll use this to carry my laptop and work stuff to and from meetings
  • swimsuit, goggles, swim cap
  • collapsible cane in side water bottle pocket
  • another couple of scarves and a pair of tights in case it’s really cold in the air conditioning
  • a book

The bag under the wheelchair (purse equivalent) contains wallet, phone, keys, work ID, and will fit into the backpack for boarding the plane. That’s it!

Katja

  6 Responses to “Packing Light: Four Days in Phoenix”

  1. THANK YOU for posting this. I stink at packing light, and I have a business trip this summer – first time in 10,000 years I’m going some place not for kids-n-family. Massively helpful.
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  2. Glad it’s useful! Everything worked out ok, except that my legs/feet swelled up enough on the plane both ways to make getting the ankle boots off a challenge, so I’m re-thinking those. I wore everything I brought, except one of the scarves.
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  3. awesome – lemme know when you open for packing light business!?
    … and lovin’ that green tunic by der way

  4. I thought I packed light, but you put me to shame. :-)
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  5. Yeah, it’s kind of an obsession…or maybe a competitive sport.
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  6. Brill, thanks. I pack about five times this to go over on a ferry – I need to think it through and minimize, particularly on the clothing.
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