The Bearded Man has always said that his greatest possessions could all fit inside a single backpack. The decision to slim his life down to less than 100 items was conscious, exceptionally difficult, and remarkably freeing. What did he need when he was surfing on the North Shore of Hawaii? What did he really need during his brief tenure as a sherpa on Mt. Everest? A lot less than the visiting weakling tourists, that’s for sure. Campfires can be built anywhere, and friends can be made on any continent at any time. A set of trusted beard combs and his music are all he needs — music courteously provided day and night by Y.V.E. 48.