Author: Julie Marraccini


How to pack smart, small, and stay looking sharp?  My goal when I travel is to have one bag I carry, my JULPAK holding my important docs and phone, and not a whole lot else.  This goes for overnights, camping, or for longer trips.  It’s essential to pack lightweight clothing that can be layered so that you have extreme versatility.  Your trip may take you to a variety of places in cities and towns, or you could be navigating off the beaten path.  Having options doesn’t mean you’ll need to over-pack.  Include clothing that can be worn on your...

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Adventurous souls like us tend to be prepared for travel while others miss the obvious or are just too distracted by daily living to have the time to think things through.  That’s okay.  It’s good to travel with a friend; what I might forget, you probably have.  That goes double for first aid.  I always have a small kit in my day pack, mostly because it never fails – somebody always needs a band-aid! Probably the hardest part of building my own First Aid Kit was choosing a container or bag to put everything in.   I’ve had countless little...

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Get Your Gear!

Every Julpak needs its gear. Be prepared when you leave home…whether you are setting out for faraway places or going to the grocery store you must have your essentials with you at all times.

Here you will find many of the items you need for your Julpak in the right size and at the right price. I have field-tested these in my own Every Day Carry (EDC) kit. I can recommend each piece as a solid choice for your pack.

Determine your purpose when choosing your gear:

When building an EDC remember the 5 C’s of Survival: Cover, Container, Cutting, Cordage, and Compression (fire).

For emergency preparedness keep in mind: First Aid, Water Safety, Food Prep, Hygiene, Important Documents, Emergency Cash, Lighting, Phone Chargers, Signaling, and Orienteering.

If you are traveling by air avoid anything with a blade!