Thursday, February 9, 2012

Back-up

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I seldom travel, and when I do, it’s usually to the core of a city that has a branch of a familiar department store. I have learned to pack very lightly, because any clothing I didn’t anticipate needing can be picked up in minutes at the local version of my go to emporium. There’s no waste with this system: the new things go into my very small inventory and get used up with the rest of the collection.

In my side bag, I carry a fine wool balaclava, the hood to the long raincoat, cashmere-lined kid gloves, a spare muffler, a knit fur beret, and a two-bit emergency poncho. The accessories are enough to add a good twenty degrees to the comfort range of the coat.

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