Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Packing for Our 100 Mile Walk


Good news! Everything Cale and I plan to bring with us on our 100 mile walk to Great Wolf fits into a single backpack. I'll be able to carry the pack on my own for most of the walk, and Cale can relieve me occasionally. The total weight of our inventory (including the clothes we will be wearing) is 18 pounds. It includes:

Jaime's clothing:
  • 2 quick drying shirts (1 long sleeved, 1 short sleeved)
  • Skirt
  • Cropped pants
  • Night shirt
  • Quick drying intimates
  • 2 pair of socks
  • Flip flops
  • Walking shoes

Cale's clothing:
  • 2 quick drying shirts (1 long sleeved, 1 short sleeved)
  • 1 quick drying pair of pants (converts to shorts)
  • 2 pair of socks
  • Underwear
  • Walking shoes

Nourishment:
  • 3 chocolate Power Bars
  • 1 chocolate chip Cliff Bar
  • Freeze dried ice cream
  • Wild salmon
  • Water bottle

Hygiene:
  • Jaime's tooth brush
  • Cale's tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Deodorant
  • Woolite
  • Hair brush
  • Hair bands
  • Chapstick
  • 3 mini-packs of Kleenex
  • Advil
  • Children's Tylenol

Foot care:
  • Moleskin
  • 2nd skin
  • Glide (large canister and small pocket sized canister)
  • Nail clippers

Weather protection:
  • Cale's sun hat
  • Jaime's sun hat
  • Cale's sunglasses
  • Jaime's sunglasses
  • Facial sunscreen (SPF 50)
  • Baby sunscreen (SPF 60)
  • Spray on sunscreen (SPF 30)
  • Anti-bug sunscreen (SPF 34)
  • Lightweight waterproof windbreaker for Cale
  • Lightweight waterproof windbreaker for Jaime
  • 2 garbage bags
  • 2 large Ziploc bags

Safety:
  • Small, bright LED flashlight (converts to a lantern)
  • 1 glow stick
  • Mace

Fun:

Paper:
  • Hard copy of directions
  • Envelope with some cash and emergency numbers for Cale
  • The 100 mile walk calling cards we had printed
  • Family Fun Center Groupon
  • Amtrak tickets for return trip
  • Blank notebook
  • Pen

Essentials:
  • Phone
  • Phone charger
  • Credit card
  • Identification card
  • Insurance cards
  • AAA card
  • Cash in small bills and change

Is there anything important that I've forgotten to pack?

Update: Based on people's suggestions, I've added:
  • Powdered electrolyte drink mix
  • Clues to find some hidden care packages

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