First Law of Travel: Pack Light.
Whether your Walkabout is for two weeks or a year, all the experts, including us, say to pack light. In other words, take minimal clothing. A disadvantage of this strategy is that if you rip your clothes, or lose a button, you have a problem. The saying goes that a gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure, and the weight ratios are correct when you carry our Sew and Stow pocket-sized sewing kit. Includes various colored thread, needles, threader, replacement buttons, safety pin, all in tiny carrying case. Lightweight, and inexpensive.