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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  071
DATE:  June 11, 2002
TIP:  Saw It Off
LOCATION:  Bangkok, Thailand

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

SAW IT OFF - BETTER THAT WAY

Get out your hacksaw. Not the wood saw.
The one with the little small blade that looks
like a bow and arrow. It is for cutting steel.
I am going to tell you what you need to cut off,
or saw off.
(Nothing to do with old girlfriends or boyfriends)

IT WILL BE BETTER THIS WAY
Trust me.

In your backpack, your suitcase, or
carry-on there are object that are just too long.
Thing that do not fit easily into all them small
spaces. Or if they do but are just awkward.

The other problem is sharpness.
If you take a sharp strong object and squeeze
it from both sides. It will not give, but the thing
that is squeezing it will. That will probably be
the side of your backpack. The side of your
suitcase, or the zip-lock bag that is around the
sharp object. If you make the object just a little
shorter it will pack better.

I have one sharp kitchen knife that I have been
wanting to bring down a notch or two for the last 2 years.
I got near a hacksaw and was happy to cut
two inches off its length. I now can relax and
feel safe, that it is know not going to cut through
the side of my bag. I will never hear a complaint
out of that knife again.

Lots of problems are small. Then after a few months
or years they become big. At first this problem was
just nuisance but after a couple of years it became
a pain in my .... !!AT#$!$

All of you want to know what to pack?
Weight is not the real problem for me.
Staying organized. That is a problem.
I have a lot of miscellaneous junk. I even have
two plastic jars that I call my junk drawers.
You probably have one in your kitchen. The one
that holds the extra screwdriver. A few twist ties, a
and anything that you really do not know what do
do with. Maybe a screw that fell of something and
you cannot find what to do with. But feel you should
save in the future event you need just that thing.

I have a couple of jars just for that type of junk
and I have carried them for a couple of years.
Never know when you need some things.

HOW TO STAY ORGANIZED

A place for everything and everything in its place.
I do have a place for everything, but not everything
will fit into my chosen place. The things are too
long.

1. Toothbrush
2. Spatula
This is to cook or turn over eggs
Pancakes for the veggie friends.
3. Hair Brush
4. Butter Knife
( The normal kitchen type to spread peanut
butter.. I cannot help myself...
I love to say that. Peanut Butter irritates
the Europeans... Ok. I will spread chocolate.
5. Screw Driver #2 Phillips
6. Steak Knife, or Cutting Knife
One that has a blade long enough to cut up a
pineapple. A bowie knife is good. But very big.
7 Can opener
The kind you push up and down and work around
the edge. I do not have one anymore. Found a
really small type at Wal-Mart.

These things are too long.
Need them about 5-6 inches.
or about 15 Centimeters.

SAW IT OFF
If you do not know this process.
I am a little worried.
Come travel with me.
I will teach you.
( Bring credit card )

You can now carry them or pack them inside
a pencil bag, plastic peanut butter jar, or
zip-lock bag. Or if you look real hard a cooking
set. I think the cub scouts or boy scouts will sell
you some cheap ones. Or look in a military supply
place. They really do know how to trek better
than the backpack gear stores.

CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY PHOTO EXPLANATION
https://www.hobotraveler.com/071traveltipsawitoff.shtml
ANOTHER THING TO CUT OFF

EXTRA PHOTO TIP
https://www.hobotraveler.com/071extratip.shtml OK

Maybe it will help you to...
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
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As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

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On year 4 of Hobo trip around the world.
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