jumper cables are a must! last year my car died the first day from locking and unlocking my power door locks. i have AAA but they wouldn't allow them on the farm! we had a wonderful neighbor that jumped us off!!
Major Question --- Due to the fact that there are NO outlets for electricity, and everyone says "Bring a FAN for your tent" - I don't think i've ever heard of a Battery Operated Fan... I would assume that the batteries would die ExTreMeLy fast, powering a fan..? Do they have these?
check out the fans from rei - this will give you an idea of what to look for - there are lots of options in lots of sizes that take lots different batteries. The descriptions on each should tell you how long they will run for - but keep in mind - you will only need them in the morning times - it gets cool at night and you will not need a fan then
Post by rideincircles on Apr 18, 2008 13:48:30 GMT -5
Also a power inverter for your car could power a fan for a little while, but it would probably run the battery dry overnight. I used mine to charge cel phones batteries and my laptop daily. Rechargable batteries are a must if you have one and take lots of pictures or use handheld fans which are also a must. Now its getting time to gather supplies. I am about to have to raid my garage and setup my tents and canopies in the backyard.
Post by bamadancer on May 17, 2008 10:39:37 GMT -5
A good one to add: a "bag-o-bags" ...basically, a bag full of trash bags, plastic shopping bags, ziplock bags (different sizes), sandwich bags, etc. Someone suggested that last year and it was a HUGE lifesaver...you never know when you need stuff like that!
Camp area Tent w/ footprint Sleeping bags (2) Camp pillows (2) Sleep pads (2) Tiny lock Sheet (2, 1 for centeroo) Thin blanket (?) Duct tape Tent Fan
Clothing (me - all shirts/underwear/socks per day in storage ziplocs) Shirts (5) Underwear (6) Running socks (6) Shorts (worn) Jeans Hoodie Rain jacket Hiking boots Shoes (worn) Knit shorts Cap (worn) Bandanna Sunglasses (worn) Glasses in case Bathing suit
Personal items Wash kit (face wash, soap, shampoo) (needed with big body wipes?) Contacts w/ cleaning fluid Antiperspirant vitamins Sleeping aid Hair product (lol) Glasses case/cloth/spray Camp towel (2) Sunscreen Bug spray Allergy drops/eyedrops Antibacterial/baby wipes Big body wash wipes Ear plugs Toothbrushes w toothpaste Tissues Eye mask Toilet paper watches (?) gold bond/powder Camp mirror Caffeine pills
Emergency-type stuff bandages tampons/pads (?) medicines: allergy, pepto pills, antidiarrheal, ibuprofin blister kit extra house keys in car, extra car key on person Aloe
Gear and food supplies Head lamps (2) Camel bak bag (Shane) Nalgene (2) Shoulder bag/backpack (E?) Clif/protein bars (8) Trail mix Beef/Turkey Jerky Notepad w/pen Smokes w/lighter lots of cash Digital camera (2) Gum Gordon can IPA (12) Clif shot + scoop in baggie for electrolytes (?) Mister fan + batteries (w extras) Walkies
34 days to go, time to order glowsticks and anything else.
Yup! I'm about to place an order for more glow sticks when I get paid next week. I have about 25 necklace ones left from my stash for my glow stick hoop and I need more for the hoops I'm making for people and my own personal stash. :-)