Cut the end off your toothbrush
This weight and space saving betterment is a classic among ultralight packing extreme mountaineering types — but why shouldn't get the same benefits whenever you take your toothbrush on a trip to your local cineplex or disco?
I started with an already light bamboo toothbrush — weighing just
11g. After carefully sawing it in half and sanding down the rough edges it weighed just
6g — saving
Though it looks short, it brushes just fine, and is easy to grip.
Your toothbrush is likely to be the longest item in your washbag. Now that it's shorter, you have the opportunity to get a smaller washbag. (For me this saved an additional