My Travel Pack | Extreme Minimalist


Hello friends, this is Youheum. I’m an extreme minimalist and digital nomad. I’ll be sharing how I pack minimally. I’ll first be going to Dallas for a short trip. Starting September I will be living and working as a digital nomad in Japan for 3 months. I’ll be visiting Korea for 1 month. Right now I am packing for a short-term trip but I’ll show you what I add additionally for longer stays. This is what my 1 week pack looks like. And this is what 4 months looks like. The slight difference is just from my filming gear. Right now I am kindda debating if I need a winter shoe when I am going to Japan. My bag is from Pakt. It comes in plastic-free packaging. In celebration of Plastic-free July, I’m sharing a 15% off discount code with you. Feel free to use the code HEALYOURLIVING for your own bag. I am very grateful to receive this as a free gift. I enjoy the simple design and durable material. I do think that this is a Utilitarian’s dream bag. Everything is folded in a Ranger Roll style. I’m taking 2 extra outfits and outer. I also have 3 extra underwear in here and 2 extra socks with me. I’ll also have what I am wearing to the airport. I’m also thinking about taking my laptop bag with me when I am visiting Japan. For personal hygiene, I’m taking my bamboo toothbrush, natural tooth powder, and a bar of soap for washing my face, body, and hair. I also take my reusable utensils and cups with me everywhere I go. I’m also taking my homemade sunscreen. I’m using this reusable zip bag liquids and other personal hygiene products. Because I am low-waste, I also have a menstrual cup in here. I try my best to keep it sustainable and natural but I know that I can never be perfect. I focus on trying my best in the present moment. I also have my refillable fountain pen, sketchbook, and ebook reader. So I usually sketch or read during my flight. Some of you already know that I wash my clothes by hand at home. I currently have 15 articles of clothing and 2 pair of shoes. If you are curious, feel free to watch my capsule wardrobe tour. These are just my everyday carries. I’ll do a whole video on this in the future. If you want to know more about the details of my pack, feel free to read my blog post. I’ll share what I wear as pajama, how I often I was my clothes, and what I think about travel gifts and travel pollution. During my long-term trip, I’ll also be working so I will be adding my gear to my basic 1 week pack. I keep it minimal. I’m just taking my laptop, microphone, camera, memory drive, the chargers, and I’ll also stick my tripod in there too. So starting September I’ll be sharing footages from my temporary home in Japan and Korea. I’ll go through my hiking trip and gear this month. I can thrive and be happy with minimal possession but I understand that minimalism is not for everyone. Feel free to do what’s comfortable for you and if maximalism is your thing, I accept you no matter what. I don’t force anyone to extreme with minimalism. For me, it doesn’t really matter how often I travel. It’s all about having fun and being in the present moment. I also don’t think that I always have to long distance or go somewhere gorgeous in order to find nourishment. If you enjoyed this video, please like and subscribe to my channel. Thanks again for being here my friends. I hope to see you again soon.

53 Replies to “My Travel Pack | Extreme Minimalist

  1. I tried to minimalise my bag for my 6 week trip. But i always have 3pair of shoes. One sneaker, one flipflop, one sandales in warmer climates. And so much toilett stuff!! I think this needs also some training.

  2. Enjoy your time in Japan 🙂 I was living there for 3 months earlier this year. If you need any recommendations or anything feel free to reach out.

  3. I tried traveling with Pakt One bag. Every time it was to heavy to actually carry around on my shoulder. It's very uncomfortable to carry around. I'm still amazed how all these influencers are able to carry this bag around with all that stuff.

  4. I love watching your videos and hearing your voice. It is so calming to me and I can feel a deeper peace ☮️ in your voice. 💖 You have inspired me to move into this way of life, both minimalism and zero waste. I appreciate every time you say “I am not perfect and I also accept you in the path you choose.”
    Thank you for being here on YouTube and sharing your beautiful life with us. 💗🙏

  5. You solved life, inner peace, self development, happiness in life and definitely your priorities straightforward. We go exercise, NLP, therapists, reading, searching, popping antidepressants, dealing with anxiety attacks and still carry the shitload of unnecessary stuff and always think, what if what if and then complaint cause we have so much credit card debt and so much waste. Congrats, you won the biggest prize for living as a human with only basic needs and still functioning and be happy!

  6. If all the people in the world were like u, the world would be a much better place. Nature will be protected.

  7. You're very lucky to have a hair and skin type to be able to use just a castile bar soap and tolerate DIY face products. I have very sensitive skin and curly hair so that would never ever work for me. I have 3 hair products (Shampoo, Co-wash, deep conditioner) and 4 face products (Wash, lotion, acne med, sunscreen) and am completely content with that being my minimalist routine! I tint my eyelashes every few weeks at home instead of makeup as well because they are blonde. Different strokes and all that. I also see all these minimalists using coconut oil for their hair body and face or such and for some of us that's just impossible I would be one giant zit. Let alone when I pack for long term travel I have to bring my prescription meds and special free and clear powdered laundry detergent. UGH living that delicate peach life.

  8. Thanks for sharing, that bag looks awesome! I switched over to bar soap for everything and I will NEVER go back! The traveling aspect alone is crazy worth it! Have a great trip ❤️

  9. please dont make your own sunscreen. sunscreens sold in stores go through strict controls to earn their spf ratings.

  10. Do you have any issues with the fountain pen leaking when on the airplane? I find that keeping the cartridge full (e.g. minimizing the air space) can help prevent spillovers. I also keep the pens in a separate bag when traveling by air just in case there is a spill.

  11. Your videos are so relaxing to watch and listen to and you’ve truly inspired me about how much consumerism has negatively affected my life. I’ve been embracing minimalism more and more these days and I’ve never felt more peaceful and present 🙂

  12. Sweet heart, I just LOVE your channel and the kindness you spread! So healing in itself… Do you have had any problems carrying your big bottle while flying when passing security checks? Or won't you check in everything as hand luggage?

  13. btw u will need a winter shoe when u go to japan. My friend is from japan and it will get cold and snowy some places they dont shovel the snow on the ground.

  14. Could you give me the link to where I can buy the barefoot shoes that you own, please? I tried searching for that brand online but I am left unsure as to whether I found the right model…

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