Seasoned travelers travel light--know how to pack--and understand the value of less not more.
There is an entire line of ultra light gear for hiking and camping these days. I recently read a book about the first woman who thru hiked the Appalachian trail. She was perhaps the "Mother of Ultra Light". She definitely "got it"---less is better. She did not pack the expensive ultra light equipment, but instead sewed her own bag to fit over one shoulder and relied upon the kindness of strangers. During my hiking trip in the Rocky's, I counted every ounce--knowing how difficult it would make my hiking to carry excess baggage.
Many of us tend to wag around excess baggage of a different sort. The baggage of worry, negative thoughts, hatred, envy---. We waste energy wagging around those emotions which tear us down and take the joy from our lives. They become back breakers and will have us bent over and dragging ourselves along.
There is no excess baggage and only the ultra light when we pack only joy, happiness, contentment, and freedom from worry instead. Our steps will prove to be light and there will be a bounce as we walk--if only we are willing to give up the excess and walk the path with a light load. The choice is yours as to how you travel the path---loaded down with the heavy or with a light load and One to help you along as you travel.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;