Well, I hesitate to call things my friend, but when it comes to backpacking I make a small exception. You see, I have chosen everything in this pack with a lot of care and forethought because it is all I plan to use and carry for the next six weeks. I have taken a few pictures and have included Camino Trip Prep Gear List so those gear heads out the can see what is in my kit. I have put things in, I have taken things out, and I have put them back in again. I really do need to stop packing and get going. So for now, lets just say I can probably carry less, but I will start out with this and see what I toss long the way.