No Bag Travel

I’ve been reading a bit about No Bag Travel. This is travelling around the World without using any bags at all. In fact, the list of rules posted by Rolf Potts (the most famous proponent of this method of travel) is:

  1. No bags on the journey
  2. Borrowing items from locals is permitted
  3. Buying items along the way is permitted.
  4. Mailing items to oneself is not permitted.

These rules seem too limiting to me, and very arbirary. I prefer the “ultra-light” travel approach – travelling with as little as possible, but still have a day pack, or some kind of bag I can walk around with.