Intro: Airline Ultra Light Packing - Backpack Replacement
Sometimes weight restrictions airlines impose for luggage can make life difficult for budget travellers and backpackers. Getting rid of extra weight can be an option. This is how I saved 8 kgs by ditching the bag itself.
Step 1: Ditch the Bag
Get a wrap of light weight 'parachute' nylon material
Step 2: Materials Required
1. Sufficient nylon 'parachute' material
2. Cling wrap
Step 3: Nylon 'parachute' Material
Ultra light 'parachute' material is multifunctional.
I've traveled with a piece 8m x 2m (weight = 500grams) & have used it for many things including:
1. replacing my backpack
4. summer 'sleeping bag'
.... etc, etc, etc.
Step 4: Fold Material to Suitable Size
Depending on how much luggage you have - start by laying the sheet out to pack your stuff onto it.
Allow enough space for wrapping up, to cover your goodies.
Step 5: Pack
Add your fragile stuff to the middle of the bundle.
Step 6: Completely Packed ?
When you're done, just cover up !
Step 7: Roll Up
Simply roll up and voila !
Step 8: Plastic Wrap
Cling wrap your 'bundle' with plastic film and you can be as 'generous' as you wish with applying layers until the whole bundle is protected.
Step 9: The End
In the end, you'll have your 'luggage' in a bundle.
This saves about 8 - 10 kgs. (the weight of the backpack itself)
PS - if you wish you can 'cling wrap' a handle into the bundle for easier carrying.
Basic, but effective for those desperate to save weight !
Bon Voyage ...