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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-16-2004, 03:50 PM
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I've been journaling both on-line and in my journal from cafe press. I'm going to bring it with me (I'll be in volume II by then) and ask everyone to sign it, like a yearbook. Is that too dorky?

Also, I have journaled about every single training mile I have walked. There is no damn way I am not journalling the big 60!
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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-17-2004, 11:31 AM
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Hey, that's a good point about the addresses, etc - lol, didn't think of that one! Click here to enlarge Consider me reformed.

The socks, though - I dunno, I have tried the changing them thing - so didn't float my boat! Click here to enlarge To each her own, though - so yeah, maybe try it out and see if you prefer that? It's something to think about, since those good socks are expensive.
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What are the dimensions again for the duffle bag? The wieght limit is 30 pounds right? Also, what is your recommendation on fanny packs?


And Julie said "Futz", "Futz" said Julie.
"Futz around until my return."
The definition of "futz" was something we had yet to learn,
But we tried to do it anyway, anyway,
'Cause Julie, we'll do anything you say.


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No dimension limit on the duffel bag, just the weight limit which I thought was 35.

I'm going with the 2 bottle waist pack, just because where I'm doing a lot of my training walking there isn't anywhere to stop for water along the way.
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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-29-2004, 04:50 PM
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My mom lent me an REI waistpack - a two bottle one. It was VERY nice....


And I thought the weight limit was 35 pounds, too - trust me, it's not hard to be under that - my friend and I were at least 10 pounds under EACH.....
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And Julie said "Futz", "Futz" said Julie.
"Futz around until my return."
The definition of "futz" was something we had yet to learn,
But we tried to do it anyway, anyway,
'Cause Julie, we'll do anything you say.


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Wanted to share some tips on packing, that should make things a lot easier for you

- The packing list is a superset of what you MIGHT need. Check the weather a couple of days before the event to see if you'll really need a sweatshirt, or raingear, etc.

- as a rule of thumb, EVERYTHING you bring (with the exception of your sneakers, sleeping bag and air pad) should fit easily into a paper grocery bag (just to measure). Your entire set of toiletries should fit easily into a paper lunch bag (again, just to measure). If you've got more than that, you may be overpacking!

- separate your clothing into what you need by day/night (e.g. Day 1 morning, Day 1 night, Day 2 morning, etc.) You don't need much for the evenings, as most people shower, put on their pj's or other sleeping stuff, go to dinner, then go to bed. And no one will care if you wear the same clothing both nights!

- put each set of clothing into a 2 Gallon zip lock bag, and squeeze out all the air (have someone sit on it while you zip it shut). Write on the bag, in big magic marker, the contents (e.g. Day 1 AM) This has 3 benefits. It makes the bags easier to pack, it makes it much easier to find your clothing, and it keeps things dry in case your bag gets wet (it happens).

- Put your sleeping bag in a large Hefty bag, sit on it (to squeeze out the air), and then twist tie it shut. The bag should look "puckered". Leave it for an hour, and then check to see if air leaked back in. If so, then repeat the process. If not, you are all set.

- If you've done all this, you're things will take up much less space (since you aren't packing extra "air"), you can use a smaller (and lighter bag), you'll have more room in your tent, and your things will stay dry if your bag gets rained on.

a couple of other "packing related" suggestions:
- bring two $1 THIN plastic dropcloths (10'x10', you can find them in Home Depot or Lowe's), and 4 clothespins or black binder clips. Use 1 dropcloth to line the inside floor and up the inside walls of your 8'x8' tent and another over the top of your tent. In case of rain, it will keep you from getting wet from water leaking into your tent from the ground. You can put the dropcloth UNDER your tent instead (this is a quasi-religious argument among experienced walkers/crew), but if your tent is in a low-spot, you are just creating a "swimming pool" that your tent will sit in if it rains.

- bring a small Chamois towel (also called a camping towel. The kind you would use to dry a car after washing it). Also pack that in a ziploc bag. That way, if your gear gets wet, you have something to use to dry the plastic bags off. On one event, my bag got drenched in a brief rainstorm. I used the Chamois to dry the ziploc bags, and then threw them in my tent. Then I poured about a gallon of water out of my empty duffel, wiped the bag dry, and threw it in my tent. No wet stuff!

- bring 2 extra hefty garbage bags and some twist ties. IF your tent feels cramped, you can put your duffel bag in a hefty bag, tie it shut, and leave it outside overnight(the hefty bag keeps it all dry)

- If you are using a water bottle, bring a WIDE-MOUTH one. Much easier to refill from the Gallon jugs of water/gatorade, and
you won't end up spilling water or gatorade on your arm or foot each time you refill it.

hope this helps
larry (DC and NY Crew)


And Julie said "Futz", "Futz" said Julie.
"Futz around until my return."
The definition of "futz" was something we had yet to learn,
But we tried to do it anyway, anyway,
'Cause Julie, we'll do anything you say.


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WANTED TO SAY!!!! YOU MUST BRING WATER BOTTLES!!! Wide mouth is much appreciated by the crew, btw. BUT - we are MIXING gatorade this year - so there will be NO water bottles AT ALL......you MUST bring your own!!! People forgot this apprently on the Avon 2-Day, so TRUST me, you do NOT want to screw up this part.....
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Crew/Walker Advice:
1. Read the message boards from all cities. Folks have had all kinds of questions and many good replies.

2. Two weeks before the event, train your body to get up by 4 or 5am. Prior to my D.C. crew event, I got up at 5am, went to the gym, and got to work by 8:30am. During the event my team got up by 4am. Training my body help a great deal.

3. BEFORE and during the event, drink and pee, drink and pee, drink and pee, drink and pee, drink and pee (water/Gatorade that is).

4. SUPPLY LIST: I compiled these items from great folks of passed posts:
WAIST PACK EACH DAY
-1 pair of Sock: change at lunch time. Place in plastic bag
-Pens & small notepad
-Water / Gatorade bottle / gum / Life Savers
-COPY of driver’s license)
-COPY of Health insurance waiver – print it from www.the3day.org
-$50 cash and credit card(s), if desired
-Sunscreen & lip balm
-Sunglasses
-Bandanas (dunk in cold water & then place on head/neck)
-Rain poncho / large trash bag: 2 for a $1 at dollar store
-Special snacks for medical or dietary needs
-Small First Aid kit (see “First Aid section” for personal use on the route)
-Baby-wipes for hand washing along the route (kitchen drawer)
-Travel tissues; Purell Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
-Small, Ziploc bags to hold ice if you need for sore body or lunch
-Antiblister aids: Blister kit (i.e., moleskin, tape, scissors, New Skin, Band-Aid blister band-aids, etc.)
-Antacid and pain reliever
-Bandages, gauze and tape
-Insect repellent / Mosquito sonic device to keep bugs away.
-Aleve / Tylenol

CAMPING GEAR:
-2 or 3 Plastic sheets or tarp (10’x10’ (keeps tent, gear, & tent floor dry in case of rain)
-Rope (NO BUNGEE CORDS ALLOWED)
-Sleeping bag, air mattress (Target store: about $49) or exercise pad, & pillow/dog bone
-HEADlamp w/strap to hang as a chandelier in tent for handsfree in the tent & potties
-10 Clothespins (to secure plastic) OR binder clips
-NO TOWELS NOR WASHCLOTH. Get $10 towel service on DAY ZERO.
-2 extra hefty garbage bags & twist ties (put in zip lock bag)

30” DUFFEL BAG. Strap your sleeping bag to the outside of the duffel:
-CREW GEAR: Work gloves, Back support, Pocket knife
-Clothing: Pack each day in a 1 or 2 gallon zip lock bag (K-mart, Smart & Final, WalMart)
-T-shirts and shorts (Day 0: we’ll receive 2 t-shirts).
-1 white T-shirt (received in mail)
-2 Crew T-shirts (received at Day 0 registration)
-1 extra T-shirts
-Sweat pants / comfortable pants
-Warm fleece or sweater / Sleepwear
-Waterproof jacket
-5 Underwear & 3 sports bras
-2 pairs of shoes
-2 pairs of socks per day
-Shower shoes
-Sweatband, hat, hair bands, hair clip
-Any required prescription medications
-Vaseline and foot powder

TOILETRIES (Trial size containers)
-Deodorant
-Mouth wash
-Toothpaste & toothbrush
-Moisturizer
-Nail clippers / tweezers
-Shampoo, conditioner, & soap in a bottle (bars are too messy)
-Razor and small mirror
-Feminine products (6 thin pads) (ok, men can ignore this!)

MISCELLANEOUS:
-Tent flag, marker, banner, light stick to identify your tent
-Earplugs
-Battery operated alarm clock or watch
-Camera and film (write name and Tent #)
-Chamois towel or camping towel or “shammy”. (The kind you would use to dry a car after washing it).
-Extra Zip lock bags (put inside a zip lock bag)

TIP 1. LABEL: Put a name/tent # label inside each of your stuffed baggies.

TIP 2. SLEEPWEAR and label: Should be the last thing you put into your luggage before zipping up. This helped a great deal before turning in at night so I didn’t have to fumble though my things to find it.

TIP 3. I brought a washcloth to the event, and after I got home and unpacked, I found the washcloth to smell of mildew. The next time I will not bring one. I received 2 fresh towels each day. You can use one or part of it as a wash cloth.

AMAZING! These are all the items I brought to my 3day MINUS a sleeping bag. When I got home, I reflected and realized that I did not miss anything. The heaviest item were my sneakers and my entire bag weighed apprx 20pounds. (Tent & Gear Crew will love you for this)!!!
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And Julie said "Futz", "Futz" said Julie.
"Futz around until my return."
The definition of "futz" was something we had yet to learn,
But we tried to do it anyway, anyway,
'Cause Julie, we'll do anything you say.


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post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-06-2006, 08:15 PM
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i got it..thanks for all the information you posted.
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i am now ready...
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