I will be living out of my 45 liter/2,700 cu. in. backpack for three weeks in a foreign country (Japan). Help me not lose my mind: please share your tips & tricks to stay sane. [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Flying Airtran from Orlando tomorrow. Last time I was on a commercial plane was over 30 years ago and I sat on the floor. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers
. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly
) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh)
when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
posted by jdroth
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Given a set of points on a plane (or in a bounded region), how do I find the radii of circles centered at each point that provide the best covering? [more inside]
posted by Eamon
on Oct 19, 2010 -
We just bought a condo (with a large closet in the master) in a ski resort town about 1 1/2 hours from our home. we use it on weekends and for vacation. I have a question about keeping clothes there or packing clothes each time we go.
I thought originally it would make sense to keep clothes there but am finding it kind of makes me crazy.
It seems like unless I remember what is there, I am forever guessing wrong. For example, last time I was there I was with only one pair of underwear because I thought i had some there.
Anyone have any advice for me that will simplify my clothing life?
It almost seems easiest to just pack all of what i need for the weekend.
We go about 2 weekends per month and I visit random times alone during the month.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Sep 20, 2010 -
I need advice on how to pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy in late June. [more inside]
posted by timoni
on Jun 1, 2010 -
What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 23, 2010 -
Help me write my summer camping packing list. Looking for the best practical, luxury or fun items that can fit in one car for a short trip (under a week).
posted by greensalsa
on Apr 15, 2010 -
Is there anything similar to freecycle or craigslist for items one wants to borrow and return? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh
on Mar 31, 2010 -
Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner
Mon-Fri? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Is it feasible to mail caramels? Or will the recipient end up with a weird melty lump? [more inside]
posted by troika
on Nov 25, 2009 -
I (26/male) am leaving Los Angeles in January for at least one year of backpacking solo around Australia, NZ, SE Asia, and possibly some other places! Other than enjoying my remaining time before I leave (going to favorite restaurants, hanging with friends, etc.), what pre-trip activities should I be thinking about, and what preparations should I be making (especially while I have good insurance)? What do you wish someone had told you before you left for a trip of this length and scope? [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Oct 7, 2009 -
I am looking for a new bag - hopefully, you can help me find one bag that will do my international business trips, day hikes, and weekends away. [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat
on Sep 5, 2009 -
Can you tell me where to find cheap packing material for moving - bubble wrap, newsprint, peanuts, whatever. I've already seen this thread
on where to get moving boxes, and if you have anything new to add, that'd be great. In case it matters, we're moving a standard 2 bedroom apartment across town in the far northwest Chicago suburbs. Nothing particularly valuable.
posted by desjardins
on Jun 13, 2009 -
What size backpack do I need for a 17 day trip that will include four different flights, train trips & hostel/apartment stays? [more inside]
posted by eunoia
on Mar 25, 2009 -
Comic and card boxes seem to get listed cheaply, then have absurd shipping charges. I could use shoe boxes, shipping boxes, office boxes, whatever - I just want to know how to get them cheaply. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on Jan 10, 2009 -
I am a 49 y/o woman traveling for Xmas to Akumal (near Cancun) with my family and my extended family.
We are staying in condos right on the beach and I want to pack comfortable clothes/shoes but still look good.
What besides swimsuits and cover-ups and hat should I take?
What shoes? I have Keen water sandals but they do fill up with sand on the beach and are probably mainly for river shoes when you need to walk on rocks. I also have black teva flip flops. Not the most flattering at all!
We will be snorkeling, reading on the beach, walking, sightseeing going to restaurants, playing with young nieces and nephews.
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I'm having great difficulty finding a supplier of boxes and packing materials in the Netherlands that doesn't require buying in bulk [more inside]
posted by MentokTheMindToker
on Oct 16, 2008 -
Long time listener, first time caller: Any globetrotting rowers or shipping pros out there? I need to transport a rowing oar
overseas, and I don't want it damaged. I'm planning to check it on my flight as 'sports equipment', but any advice or alternate suggestions are welcome. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by iona
on Oct 8, 2008 -
When packing for two seasons, how can I avoid airline baggage fees on size and weight? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Sep 22, 2008 -
What is the most secure and cost effective way to start moving a small number of things to the US from France? [more inside]
posted by tip120
on Aug 18, 2008 -
This is my first real (cross-country) move. What are your best packing/moving strategies that I should adhere to? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Aug 2, 2008 -
Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on May 27, 2008 -
My girlfriend and I are moving across the country, from DC to the metro Dallas area. I've never moved cross-country on this scale, so what tips/advice/warnings can you give me about this sort of move? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on May 27, 2008 -
i'm trying to pack conservatively for a one month backpacking trip through south east asia. what items should I leave at home and purchase easily/cheaply while I am there and what items should I be sure to pack that I cannot get while abroad?
posted by nyu2
on Feb 27, 2008 -
How do I ship a 42 inch flat panel TV for repair without getting hosed on shipping rates or service? [more inside]
posted by The Deej
on Sep 23, 2007 -
Help a nervous kid sort through all the helpful AskMeFi threads already out there to answer this question: I'm moving from the Bay Area to Brooklyn - how can I do it effectively? [more inside]
posted by rmrudy
on Aug 15, 2007 -
At the end of this month I'll be moving from Ottawa, Canada, to Beijing, China to work as a software developer for a couple years. What should I bring with me, and what am I better off buying once I arrive? [more inside]
posted by benign
on Jul 15, 2007 -
I'm traveling to china in a few weeks, for a few weeks. We're going from Beijing to several outer areas, staying in hostels, figuring things out as we go. What do we need to be prepared for? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment
on Jun 25, 2007 -
MovingFilter - Alright, Mefi, one last time. In about 24 hours, we need to load up our car with our worldy possesions and ship the rest for our move cross country. How best to ship about a dozen boxes of a standard size? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Sep 28, 2006 -
We move in just a couple weeks. We're stuffing all our belongings that will fit into the car and shoving of. Among these belongings will be two desktop computers. What is the safest way to transport these? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Sep 12, 2006 -
My partner and I once saw a photographic phrasebook / dictionary while at the National Gallery in Canberra, Australia allowing the language impaired to point to an image. Does anyone know of the book we're referring to?
(An Amazon ref would be grand)
posted by pipstar
on May 25, 2006 -