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Re: [Debconf-discuss] buy/rent air mattresses on-site possible ?

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On 02/02/2017, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 02:14:55PM +0100, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> >
>> > Could there be possibility of renting air mattress/sleeping bag as
>> > both cut quite a bit into the baggage allowance ?
>> Over the years, I've learned to travel light. I've been going to the
>> last debconf with only a carry-on (ie: less than 10kg). How come you
>> believe you can't fit a sleeping bag in your 20kg+ luggage + carry-on
>> then?
> Well, 17kg of cheese and wine might make the remaining space a bit
> dense. :-P
> I think I could manage but since I'd like to travel three weeks after
> DebConf and want to carry some of the luggage of my wife I consider the
> initial question perfectly valid and the thread should not be stopped
> since there exist traveling experts who manage with carry-on only.
> Kind regards
>        Andreas.
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Dear all,

Umm... would be a bit long answer, sorry -

To the question of how 20 kgs. gets filled - (total)

11 kgs of carryon - 2 kgs of backpack + 3 kg of laptop + electronic
accessories + single pair of clothes, a pair of socks + toilet

The rest of 9 kg - another 2/2.5 kgs larger backpack + 4 pair of warm
winter clothes with couple of layers, just to make sure I don't freeze
to death.

And I still would like to leave some space for some trinkets and swag
so it actually becomes over the prescribed limit.

Last year was with Qatar and they gave a generous 30 kgs. but most
airlines give 20 kgs. so it's a tight fit.

As far as the other question which was asked as to what to do 'in case
we buy the sleeping bags then what to do after' -

I didn't say 'buy' but 'rent' but for the sake of argument let's say
debian buys some x number of sleeping bags -

a. From where we could buy - I have heard that there is/are something
called Army Salvation Stores where people who are thrifty buy stuff.
>From what I have heard/read it usually is high-quality stuff, some of
them may be hand-me-downs. From what I heard even hand-me-downs are
washed thoroughly and could be used for few days. In either case, if
people think that could be a good idea we could do that.

Another idea could be to get some sleeping bag company to sponsor a
few for us. If people could guide me, I could write to various
Canadian manufacturers and sellers and see if we can get them to
sponsor us with their sleeping bags. They could be our Associate
Sponsor or something like that.

b. Now as far as disposal of sleeping bags are concerned, some people
could take with them (provided they have the space with them), we
could give them to Red Cross, the Army Salvation Store, the refugees
any of which groups would put them to good use.

If we are able to rent them, then we just return them just like the
heaters were returned.

Hope the above answers the queries, failing that we could use the bunk
beds just the way they are - just wear couple of more layers of
clothes, might be a bit uncomfortable but it wouldn't be as bad as
sleeping in the open at night.

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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