Use space saving bags to store your clothes. Roll em up, stuff em in. The self-deflated bags let you remove the air using the old-fashioned methods. You can lay on it or sucking the air out with a straw, both of which are weight-free techniques that work. Be careful or your backpack will get overweight simply by using these bags. Pack only what you need and weigh your pack before you head out on the road.
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