Methuselah’s Daughter has a unique point of view on the subject of packing. I’ve heard similar thoughts before, but have never seen them as well expressed.
(Those of you who don’t read Zsallia’s blog ought to do yourselves a favor and do so. The story line is fascinating (a 3500ish year old apparently immortal woman’s experiences and views on our modern world) and it’s some of the best writing in the land of blogs. Pity she doesn’t write more….)