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Things I am glad I packed... (Read 7476 times)
08/17/14 at 17:09:29

S. Tretter   Offline
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Tarp! Much more useful, larger and quieter than emergency blanket. I had an emergency blanket, but it didn't quite cover me up, and it was loud and annoying. I finally tucked it in my legs and wrapped myself up like a mummy in my tarp.

Real Sugar Cherry Pepsi. I have never belched as loud and long in my life. It made me feel so much better.

Map with off check point ramps listed.

I packed way more food than ever needed, not just with me on each leg but also stored in support van. And most of it I must have been delirious with excitement pre race, because during race I wanted to punch myself for all the disgusting stuff, I thought I wanted. It will be a long time before I can eat another banana or honey peanut butter crackers.
 

susan
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Reply #1 - 08/17/14 at 17:59:06

KentS   Offline
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a bandanna to cover up things from the sun. I wished I packed a few more.

Spreadsheet of the mile markers with boat ramps of river left/right and cutoff times. I never realy used the map I printed out.

boonie hat. it covered my ears and the back of the neck from the sun. I could pull the brim down close.
 

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Yost Sea Tour 15-R
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You can do alot with so little when you put your mind to it.
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Reply #2 - 08/17/14 at 22:57:57

Edward   Offline
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A Deck Compass - I was rather surprised how frequently I used the thing.

An MP3 Player - It really helped break up the monotony of the scenery in some areas.

Bagels - I only packed four, but I wish I packed a ton more.
 
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Reply #3 - 08/18/14 at 06:07:56

West Hansen   Offline
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Starbucks instant coffee packets. Ate them like pixie sticks chased by a swallow of water when I got really sleepy.
 

Cognitive Dissonance: when being wrong just isn't an option.
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Reply #4 - 08/18/14 at 06:58:57

bjalgera   Offline
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West Hansen wrote on 08/18/14 at 06:07:56:
Starbucks instant coffee packets. Ate them like pixie sticks chased by a swallow of water when I got really sleepy.


Shocked   Cheesy
Wow! Hardcore!
I have not tried that, but I have some of the packets so I might give it a try....
 
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Reply #5 - 08/18/14 at 07:01:41

S. Tretter   Offline
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West, I had several of those that I planned to mix with my spare bottled water, but never did. I didn't want to take the time to dig them out, I never thought to do that. I will remember that!
 

susan
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Reply #6 - 08/18/14 at 08:01:49

MurKee Water   Offline
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Monster Java Mean Bean..lifesaver, that and my 260 weight icebreaker merino wool shirt. Oh and Isaac my partner and motor.
Dana
 
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Reply #7 - 08/18/14 at 14:37:14

Ben K.   Offline
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Two things I picked up in KC the night before the race: Chamois Butt'r and a pair of merino wool leggings.

After the first night I kept the leggings on the whole race, they warmed my legs while paddling at night and kept my uncovered legs from getting sunburned during the day.
 
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Reply #8 - 08/18/14 at 15:25:51

S. Tretter   Offline
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ohhh yeah, my seat saver. I was glad I picked some of that up!
 

susan
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Reply #9 - 08/18/14 at 15:44:24

Seko   Offline
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Forget Starbucks.

Go to Hardrhino.com and order a few oz of Pure Caffeine Anhydrous.  Sleep will no longer be a problem.

Work very well this MS340.
 
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Reply #10 - 08/18/14 at 16:32:25

madmacs   Offline
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Kendall mint cake... Basically sugar, glucose, and peppetmint oil...  Instant energy and ot doesn't melt in the heat...
 
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Reply #11 - 08/19/14 at 15:44:43

Middlekid65   Offline
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My sister.  She's the bomb !
 

Jody
Blistered Sisters
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Reply #12 - 08/20/14 at 19:40:29

bobber   Offline
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The best thing I bought was a Garmin Etrex 20.Had the river channel and wing dikes programmed in.It was great in the fog.
 
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