We have the Amy Martin clause. This is Amy ->
Amy brought so much stuff (and bought so many gifts while there) that I made a clause for all future RPTE attendants in her name :)
Here's the rule. If you bring it, you carry it. There will be guys on this trip and they'll likely be nice guys who will feel obligated to carry your things if you look like you're struggling. So everyone needs to be responsible for carrying their own things.
You must be able to take your belongings easily in ONE trip. So if we are going from the hotel to the van, down a flight of stairs, or walking half a mile at the border, you shouldn't have to make two trips.
We can bring ONE backpack and ONE carry on type piece of luggage. I'm not going to give measurements on either -- but please don't bring a behemoth of a backpacking bag and then a giant "carry on" ;) One item might have to fit on your lap and the other at your feet for some of our transport. It's important that we don't have 14 people show up with large amounts of luggage as it will force us to separate more when using vans to transport. That's not as fun.
Lastly, make your backpack be where you put your fragile items (camera gear). That way we can put our backpacks on our laps and our small piece of luggage in the trunk, if we need to.