In general, I find backpacking to be more enjoyable when carrying less. With a minimalistic approach to what I bring with me it's less of a burden on my back. It's easier to decide what to use if there is no alternative - I value the item that fulfills a certain task more if there is no redundancy. I feel free when all I need to survive fits in a backpack. I feel free when the things that keep me warm, dry, fed, and sheltered are movable, all at once, by my body. I wonder - are there people here who lives minimalistically and adapts the above principles in some ways to their everyday life? I also wonder - are there people in here who has moved to a place to get easier access to the lifestyle they want, in this case backpacking and living in nature. I'm looking forward to hear your story.