When it comes time to packing for a trip, there are men who do and there are men who don’t.
I prefer to consider myself in the former, as I’ve narrowed down the art of packing for a week into what amounts to little more than my Puma Urban Mobility cargo or Jack Spade weekend duffle bag. Nonwithstanding my K2 Public Enemy skis, if it’s a wintersports trip. I like to attribute this skill to my time in Europe, but everyone who knows me knows it’s because of my chronic case of travel-prep procrastination.
When men (or women) ask how I manage to do this, I point them to my Pack This! pad, a near military-precision checklist of the gear that needs to be consulted while prepping for any sojourn. The Pack This! pad breaks things down into simple categories: basics, miscellaneous, clothes, and hygiene (I always keep a dopp kit ready-to-go) products.
There are 60 sheets per pad printed on heavy 80-pound uncoated stock paper with a chipboard backing, making it rugged enough to deal with your rapid preparations.