What items do you carry when walking the Playa?

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Postby AntiM » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:56 am

The grip is a bit slick, but the ends have grooves. I've used chopsticks since I was a kid.

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Postby Sham » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:41 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Drill a hole and attach it to a belt or bag to boot.
...I mean, not to your boot, you could, but...

Ok, I drilled the hole, now explain to me what the hell you want me to attach it to! :shock:

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Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:48 pm

The first time I went backpacking, I forgot my spoon and did very well with a set of hand carved manzanita chopsticks. I think I still have them somewhere. A great lesson in self reliance.
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these come in several colors, were clearancing last year, and I got a few from Sierra trading post. about 6 inches long. Spork snaps into spatula/knife. made by guyot designs, a company that makes some very cool things. I also have their nalgene screw top lantern.

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Postby aireekah » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:47 am

Shambala wrote:
No need to bring the bag for moop. I have never found enough to put in a bag. The odd wrapper or paper can just be put in a pocket in your backpack and dumped later.


I've come across some things I didn't want to put in my bag... or even touch with my hand... and then have found myself collecting oodles of moop regardless and wishing I had a bag to put it in. Granted, this is usually deep playa at dawn. I keep a bag with me now!

This year I plan to carry my goods in a fanny pack / utility belt that has two water bottle holders and a bunch of pods I've attached to it (works splendidly, but unfortunately was from Walmart) and maybe this thigh holster-ish bag: http://www.grabitpack.com/shop.htm .


I'll have something along the lines of:

2 water bottles
a clip on big water bottle full of / to fill will alcoholic yums
a flask
snacks
1st aid kit
tp
emergen-c
Gerber (multi-purpose tool)
mask
sunscreen
hand sanitizer
small bag of baby wipes or alternative if I make it
trash bag and glove, just in case
kazoos / homemade journals / various gifts
notebook, pen + marker
camera
mini video camera + mini tripod
headlamp, goggles, kercheif (if i'm not already wearing them)
extra carabiners
lid for beer cans!
cigaroos + lighter

{and sometimes/maybe...}
arm warmers
h20 mister.... ahhh....
poi
eyeliner pencil (these have many purposes...)
compact
spirit gum
shiny face disco
a spork


If I'll be out late, I'll grab extra clothes (jacket, fresh socks in bag, etc.), some kind of light like re-usable glowsticks and el wire, more kazoos, and drinks and put em in my bike basket.

It might seem like a lot of stuff, but I try and go small with each bit and it's all useful for me (and others!). I'm probably forgetting something, but that's about it.

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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:11 am

Shambala wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Drill a hole and attach it to a belt or bag to boot.
...I mean, not to your boot, you could, but...

Ok, I drilled the hole, now explain to me what the hell you want me to attach it to! :shock:


Put it on a lanyard or a caribeaner...carribiner? D-ring, whatever...

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Postby Alenigma » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:53 pm

A sturdy brimmed, foldable hat is great to bring as well!
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Postby Vittachitta » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:22 pm

this is a great thread; thanks!

i would definitely add (and some don't need to): emergency tampons!

other than that--whatever piece of clothing i need to turn day wear into night wear, in case i don't want to go all the way "home" to change.

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Postby Mulligan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:39 am

I try to put items in my pack for both night and day. It saves me time in the evenings trying to find everything in near-dark.

I always always always cary spare tp.

I found out recently that those stainless steel bottles with the clip on them hold 375 ml (i.e. one bottle of wine). Last year I was filling the bottle from a bag-o-wine and didn't realize how much it really was.

I also have spare safety pins pinned inside my bag. Helps with temporary fixes to straps, holes, etc.

I also have the basics (goggles, mask, etc.) but everybody else covered those...

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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:52 am

I think this year, in the spirit of positive thinking, I'll carry extra glasses and contacts in my bag, in case I don't make it home one night.

Now I just have to get some. Maybe some nice BCGs!

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Postby Alexisaok » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:41 pm

I'm planing on bringing a camelback and a fanny pack containing aminy first aid kit, Gerber leatherman, dried fruit, sun screen and lipbalm. Am I missing anything essential?

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Postby geekster » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:47 pm

Toilet paper
Pabst Blue Ribbon - The beer that made Gerlach famous.

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Postby Alexisaok » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:56 pm

And handi wipes and a plastic bag!

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Postby hollywallydoodle » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:48 pm

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--bike basket--
parasol
bike lock
yellow bag

--yellow bag--
led on zipper (so i can find shit in the dark)
ticket (remind me later on when i panic)
sunscreen (superpale)
minty lip gloss (non-melting, spf)
glowsticks (darkwads)
2-level cup (top = water, bottom = empty or snack)
swim goggles (don't fog, keep face cool)
p&s camera (also taking dslr…not pictured)
1 bandanna & dust mask for me (2 for friends)
email contact cards (in case you want a photo)
wet wipes
moop gloves
bandages
bike tube
bike tube remover thingy
bike tire repair kit
pills (excedrin, ibuprofen, etc.)

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Postby yagotetra » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:44 am

CONDOMNS!!!!!!

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Less is more.

Postby jpstiffin » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:51 am

A spoon and a cup.

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Postby EmilyD » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:11 am

hollywallydoodle wrote:Image

--bike basket--
parasol
bike lock
yellow bag

--yellow bag--
led on zipper (so i can find shit in the dark)
ticket (remind me later on when i panic)
sunscreen (superpale)
minty lip gloss (non-melting, spf)
glowsticks (darkwads)
2-level cup (top = water, bottom = empty or snack)
swim goggles (don't fog, keep face cool)
p&s camera (also taking dslr…not pictured)
1 bandanna & dust mask for me (2 for friends)
email contact cards (in case you want a photo)
wet wipes
moop gloves
bandages
bike tube
bike tube remover thingy
bike tire repair kit
pills (excedrin, ibuprofen, etc.)


Thank you THANK YOU for this list and the image. It's really helpful!
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Postby hollywallydoodle » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:06 pm

i'm so glad emily! i do enjoy pictures…

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Postby EmilyD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:25 pm

hollywallydoodle wrote:i'm so glad emily! i do enjoy pictures…


Me too neighbor. I live by them!

P.S. I like your hair. Mine is purple.
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:43 pm

I carry a camelback with:

Two extra bottles of water clipped to the outside, filled.
Packets of emergenC
One travel mug clipped to the outside, empty
Chapstick
Camera (which I never use)
Moop Baggie
Goggles
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Nasal Spray
Eye Drops
Ash Tray
2 packs of cigarettes
3 lighters
jerky
2 collapsable cups
1 small can lime flavored tonic water
1 flask gin
1 small tin of anchovies in olive oil
thin extra layer (like a windbreaker)
head lamp
extra set of AA and AAA batteries
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Postby hollywallydoodle » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:37 am

EmilyD wrote:P.S. I like your hair. Mine is purple.


hooray for purple hair! i currently have rainbow bangs…

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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:50 am

VeganChoirGirl wrote:I carry a camelback with:

Moop Baggie


2 collapsable cups
1 small can lime flavored tonic water
1 flask gin


1. Just a reminder for other reading through, wondering what to put in their pack! Moop bag!

2. Where should I meet you? That is so sexah, traveling with a gin and tonic.

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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:10 am

Another thread just reminded me: ID.

For the bars who are responsible enough to card.

I won't carry my license, I have a few expired military IDs and passports I might use.

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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:52 am

hollywallydoodle wrote:
EmilyD wrote:P.S. I like your hair. Mine is purple.


hooray for purple hair! i currently have rainbow bangs…

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Suuuuuuuuuuuuper cool. I like. :D
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:31 am

C.f.M. wrote:
VeganChoirGirl wrote:I carry a camelback with:

Moop Baggie


2 collapsable cups
1 small can lime flavored tonic water
1 flask gin


1. Just a reminder for other reading through, wondering what to put in their pack! Moop bag!

2. Where should I meet you? That is so sexah, traveling with a gin and tonic.


We're almost neighbors! You're with Raider's, yes? I am in TC too, in APOK. :D Most excellent. We shall journey far in a gin n' tonic haze. And then return to retrive more gin n' tonics.
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:44 am

The strongest, tastiest, coldest G&T I've EVER had was from.....Boobie Bar. So it seems that you girls are in the right 'hood.
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:36 pm

so.. while doing an Ebay search just now for "liquor flask", I noticed that under the related searches area, the first hit was for "Brad Paisley tickets".

Who knew?
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Postby C.f.M. » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:23 am

junglesmacks wrote:so.. while doing an Ebay search just now for "liquor flask", I noticed that under the related searches area, the first hit was for "Brad Paisley tickets".

Who knew?


I got my flask at a truck stop in the middle of the night in Nevada.

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Postby Sham » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:17 am

THIS IS WHERE I POST IN LARGE, BOLD, CAPITAL LETTERS.

ANYTHING THAT'S IN YOUR BACKPACK THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE, PUT A RETURN ADDRESS LABEL ON IT. EACH YEAR, DOZENS OF CAMERAS ARE LOST, AND REUNITING THEM WITH THEIR OWNERS WOULD BE MUCH EASIER IF THE NAME WERE ON THEM! PEOPLE WANT TO BE HELPFUL AND GET YOU BACK YOUR STUFF, SO PUT A LABEL ON ALL YOUR SHIT THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE!

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Postby EmilyD » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 pm

hollywallydoodle wrote:
EmilyD wrote:P.S. I like your hair. Mine is purple.


hooray for purple hair! i currently have rainbow bangs…

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Yummmmmmy that is extremely beautiful!
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Postby hollywallydoodle » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:41 pm

thank you junglesmacks & emilyd!

emily, will you be covering your lovely purple hair with a hat?


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