My first experience living out of a backpack was on the Appalachian Trail when I spent nearly 5 months lugging that pack 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine. Once I returned home I downsized my life, moved out of my apartment, gave away most of my stuff, couch surfed with friends, and eventually moved into a Honda Element to start my VanLife. I loved living with less and the next logical thing to do was park the rig and spend the winter months bouncing around the world chasing summer in the Southern Hemisphere. After a few winters abroad I’ve gotten used to living out of 60 liters while traveling by bus, plane, van, bike and on foot. From South America to Asia, Australia to Europe, living out of a backpack has led to some great adventures!