1. Dumping my $200 whoopty-doo back pack from a hoity-toity camping store for a $50 one from Meijer's because the Meijer's one weighs half as much as the hoity-toiter. (Can you guess which is which?)
2. Turning my nose up at a substantially-constructed $50 rain suit for a $19.99 one that feels like it's made from the same roll of plastic that they make the dollar-store party table cloths from. Because the $19.99 one weighs less than half the $50 one.
3. Tossing my 2lb sleeping bag from my back pack and replacing it with two wisps of chiffony polyester from Joann's Fabric that I figure I can use as a set of sheets on my albergue mattress while I sleep in my clothes.
4. Declining a sturdy backpack cover for when we're in the mountians of Galicia where it pours rains 60% of the time in favor of a $7.99 poncho that appears to be cut from the same roll of party table cloth plastic as my rain suit.
5. Deciding to pack a couple pairs of undies after all. (Researched the history of underware, found out the true reason we wear them. Turns out underware was invented shortly after the invention of the zipper. Very shortly after.)