The bag is your bag, right?
Right, you might think.
The answer is no, says one bag expert.
But we do know the answer, says Matt Caulfield, who has written the book What’s Inside Your Bag: The Essential Guide to Your Everyday Bag.
You know that you can easily pack up the items you need, so there’s no need to search for a special bag.
And there are also lots of other options, says Caulfields, who lives in London, Ont.
He says it’s easy to see that bags are a great way to bring everything together.
For instance, a typical suitcase would weigh more than 200 kilograms, he says.
So if you’re carrying that much stuff, you can buy a smaller, more economical suitcase.
“The fact that we can carry these items all together in one bag is pretty astounding,” says Caufield.
“But we also have to remember that bags can be used as small as one or two items.”
The best way to pack up items is to find the right suitcase or bag, says Mark Tapper, a professor of urban planning at the University of British Columbia.
“That’s a very important factor, so you don’t want to pack a big suitcase.”
If you don.
The best place to find out what’s inside the bag is to try it yourself.
“It’s one of those things that if you don and you don´t know what you’re looking at, you’ll probably be really disappointed,” says Tapper.
You can buy or rent a suitcase for $500 or $1,000 at a garage sale.
And if you want to do it yourself, a good rule of thumb is to take a look at the instructions.
“They have to have the words ‘no bags’ and ‘no extra items’ or something like that,” says Tom Harnick, owner of Harnicks Travel Co., in Victoria, B.C. He’s a big proponent of the idea that bags should be small enough to fit in a suitcase.
But there are some bags out there that are a little bigger.
He suggests the perfect bag is around 80 kilograms, but you can probably make it bigger with a couple of extra pockets and pockets for extra gear.
“If you are trying to fit all of your stuff into one bag, then you should consider the dimensions of the suitcase itself,” says Harnikis.
“And you should also consider the size of the backpack that you will use it in.”
Tapper says that’s probably a bit of a stretch, especially when you consider the bags that are made for the outdoors.
You might think a bag would hold the essentials like a backpack or a tent, but Tapper thinks there’s more to it than that.
“There are a lot of really nice outdoor-type bags that you could probably use as a sleeping bag or a sleeping pad,” he says, adding that he would use a backpack if he were to spend an entire day camping out.
“A lot of people don’t understand the fact that you need to have some sort of shelter.”
If your suitcase isn’t very big, it might not be a bag for you, says Taper.
But the best way for you to get a suitcase is to get one with a lot more room inside.
“You could definitely make it a little bit bigger and you could definitely add a backpack and maybe a tent or two,” he adds.
But that’s a topic for another article.
For now, Caulfords advice is to go with the smaller suitcase and buy a good-sized one if you can.
“I think it’s important to get the right size suitcase,” he explains.