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My life, compacted.

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 - 29 answers

Pre-flight jitters? No, not at all. Why ever would you think that?

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 - 15 answers

RRRRRRAAAAAID!

Please help me leave my six-legged roommates behind. [more inside]
posted by wo on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find some minimalist footwear?

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 - 19 answers

Blowing bubbles on a plane

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 - 28 answers

Best moving advice?

Suggestions for best Household moving organizer.. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Sep 26, 2010 - 1 answer

Pack clothing to go to 2nd home?

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. Thank you!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Sep 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Long haul flight advice for travelling with young kids – help me keep my sanity!

Long haul flight advice for travelling with young kids – help me keep my sanity! [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Jun 13, 2010 - 23 answers

How can I pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy?

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 - 28 answers

Help me not have to jump through one more logistical hoop nightmare

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 - 8 answers

Best way to ship a home server overseas

What's the best way to go about shipping a home server overseas? [more inside]
posted by sun-el on May 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Camping

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 - 22 answers

Can I borrow a cup of sugar? Or a fondue pot?

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 - 9 answers

Shipping a snowboard

How do I ship a snowboard across the country? [more inside]
posted by Kimpossible on Feb 23, 2010 - 5 answers

I've won the breakfast battle, but I haven't won the brown bag war.

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 - 29 answers

"Why is our mail sticky and ginger-scented?"

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 - 9 answers

Advice before I fly the coop for a year?

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 - 11 answers

A bag for all seasons

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 - 14 answers

I know I don't know you that well, but wanna help me move?

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 - 17 answers

How much clothes to pack for a 10 week internship?

How many outfits should I a (24f) pack for an 10 week internship in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on May 28, 2009 - 24 answers

Why does packing tape smell like vinegar?

Why the heck does plastic packing tape smell like vinegar? [more inside]
posted by rawredmeat on May 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Size matters. Seriously.

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 - 14 answers

Where can I buy cheap boxes of multiple sizes?

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 - 22 answers

Is there a Movr website to help my sister move?

Is there a good schedule/list site that can help you move houses? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Packing clothes for Mexican vacation

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. Thank you!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Dec 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Too Much Stuff!

Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Where can I buy boxes in the Netherlands?

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 - 1 answer

How do I get my blade home?

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 - 9 answers

Traveling Light

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 - 13 answers

I really don't want to take it all with me.

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 - 5 answers

My God, I have a lot of crap.

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 - 8 answers

What to pack for one year?

How to pack for one year? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Jul 22, 2008 - 17 answers

What should I pack for a trip to Honduras?

I'm going to spend a week in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. What should I pack? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 19, 2008 - 7 answers

decoding 10bit video

Decoding a 10bit video file ain't easy... [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Jun 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Take My Stuff - Please!

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 - 10 answers

From DC to Dallas.

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 - 16 answers

packing lightly

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 - 32 answers

plastic bottles. with caps. always.

What stuff should I bring with me on tour? [more inside]
posted by knowles on Feb 24, 2008 - 30 answers

What's the best way to ship a 42" plasma TV?

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 - 6 answers

Prior AskMeFi threads and new answers on the subject of a restless kid moving to Brooklyn?

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 - 9 answers

Reliable Moving Company in Orange County

Can anyone recommend a reliable moving company in Orange County, CA? [more inside]
posted by sciatica on Jul 18, 2007 - 3 answers

What to bring, to Beijing?

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 - 19 answers

Help a funky girl look good and be comfortable at Burning Man

Help a woman appropriately pack for Burning Man. [more inside]
posted by aacheson on Jul 7, 2007 - 23 answers

China adventure tips

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 - 20 answers

MovingFilter

Tips and advice for a long-distance move by car? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 17, 2007 - 21 answers

How do you minimize the crap you bring to the gym?

Gym/Bag Lady filter: How do you minimize the crap you bring to the gym? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Jun 7, 2007 - 26 answers

A Pilgrimage of High-End Kipple

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 - 17 answers

Pink peanuts?

Styrofoam packing peanuts - why pink? [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Sep 26, 2006 - 7 answers

How to keep computers safe on the road?

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 - 13 answers

Can anyone identify this photographic travel dictionary / phrasebook?

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) [more inside]
posted by pipstar on May 25, 2006 - 3 answers

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