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Why You Should Pack Two Pairs of Jeans For An Overnight Trip

Suitcases, jeans for travel

As I write this blog post, I’m in the fantastic city of Calgary, Alberta. I’m here for business and my work involves visiting a distillery for a videoshoot.

I’ve learned a lesson on this trip that will be valuable to those in my situation. I now will make sure to pack two pairs of jeans for an overnight trip.

Wearing jeans for traveling makes sense. They are comfortable for long bouts of sitting on a train or plane.

But when you’re packing for a trip,  you need to consider your environmental conditions and the way you walk. Walk? Yes and I’ll explain in a moment.

The Backstory

I didn’t anticipate walking on mud, ice and gravel ground at the distillery. While I had enough forethought to bring a pair of jeans and hiking boots, I didn’t bring a back-up pair. In addition to this, there was unexpected rain in Calgary this morning which left large muddy puddles.

Pack two pairs of jeans

The problem is that I’ve got a funny walk. The way my feet move results in me spraying up mud and dirt from the ground. The result is mud-splattered jeans on the back of my legs.

I visited the Distillery today to scope out the best areas for the shoot and got all muddy. With no back-up pair of jeans to wear tomorrow for the videoshoot I’ve had to come up with a solution. I’ve done a mini-laundering in the sink of my hotel room!

Lesson learned: pack an extra pair of jeans for an overnight trip. This way I won’t be stuck with one dirty pair that needs to dry overnight.


Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation, wishing you had packed an extra pair of a certain item?

Feature photo: Suitcases at Dereham Station by Les Haines.

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    Sandy Allen
    March 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I can very much relate to this! I have ended up in the same boat and so, even for an overnight, I always have at least 2 pairs of pants, maybe even 3. Lol I must have the same funny walk as you as the same thing happens to the back of my pants when I walk through wet, muddy ground :) .

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