Twice during my paddle pilgrimage I have gone through all my gear and sent home a box of stuff I don't need anymore.
Some I never needed or perhaps seldom used. Each time it has felt good to lighten the boat. This experience has reminded me how my "Life Boat" is often overloaded with stuff. Some other stuff like some used maps I have passed on the some other folks in need of directions. That feels even better! What do we really need as we travel down the river? Caring friends, nourishing food, a safe place to lay our heads. And sharing what we don't need. Traveling mercies!