What am I forgetting?

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What am I forgetting?

Post by ygmir » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:08 pm

damn it!
I know I'm forgetting something.
But, can't figure what.

What have others forgotten, only realizing when you got there........"awe crap, it's on the table at home"......or wherever.
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Elorrum » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:12 pm

electrical tape, and pliers.
hand lotion
speaker wire
spoon
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:12 pm

TICKET!

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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by TT120 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:21 pm

My boonie hat. IMO, one of the best pieces of desert gear you can wear.
I had to stop at a bigboxstoremart in Reno to get one. I got the last one they had.
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by sadie » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:38 pm

work gloves
rain gear
clean manties
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Eric » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:17 pm

spare tube for my bike
nail clippers
scissors
work gloves
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:36 pm

Pillows!!!
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by trilobyte » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:44 pm

You're forgetting what board it goes on. :mrgreen: I'm nudging this over to the Q&A board, since that's a better fit for general preparation discussions.

Pack everything, Yggy, that's the only way to be sure you get everything. Despite my best efforts, every year I manage to forget something and have to deal with the fallout. I'd start making a list, but then I'd forget to put things on the list, or some other variation. My gf rocks lists pretty well, I shoot from the hip and try to methodically go through a particular section of the house as I'm packing. Good luck with your prep, and I'll see you soon!

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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Popeye » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:45 pm

Cooking oil and lighter. :D
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by ygmir » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:09 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Pillows!!!
I don't bite..............
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by pink » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:29 pm

Pot holder
Fork
Batteries of the correct size
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:43 pm

I have an ever-evolving packing list. Haven't forgotten anything. My usual challenge is setting out from camp on bike at night and doing 3-4 turnarounds for something minor.

I would say this year add (which I haven't brought before) rain/mud gear, mud boots/putty knife, extra tarps & real groundcloth, something to read if stranded, more batteries for reading, 4 days extra drinking water. Good idea to pack a couple extra days off work if it all goes poo. Someday it will.
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:40 pm

Armor for your crotch - How do you like that? Look at me posting all over your page - wheeee wheee wheeee

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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Savannah » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:46 pm

mdmf007 wrote:Armor for your crotch - How do you like that?
:lol:

Last year I forgot fishnets & flip-flops.

DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU. :shock:

My batteries were also a little on the old side, I think (because they kept running out faster than they ought to have), I had only one pair of sunglasses, and I ran out out of pop-up kleenex for my tent and had to start cannibalizing the travel packs.

Brutal conditions, but I prevailed.



The lack of slip-on shoes was actually the worst. I had to wear my boots too much during downtime.
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:50 am

Tarp, duct tape, & a shovel.

Oh wait, those are always in the trunk......
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Elliot » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:40 am

To remember what parts I need to bring for bicycles, I look at a bicycle, slowly, meticulously, from one end to the other, top to bottom, and write down all the parts that may need replacing. And the tools needed.

Of course, the best way to bring these parts is to bring several complete bicycles and cannibalize as needed.

But more important than remembering to bring Stuff, is being able to find it. Better organization and labeling of everything I bring would make up for many items not brought! :lol:
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by VultureChow » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:57 am

A watch. So used to looking at my phone, I forgot a watch last year. Bought one at the roadside circus in Gerlach. It worked intermittently. Also every single vendor I asked said, "It's playa time man. Just relax."

Some of us need to be on time and responsible so the rest of you can sleep in center camp.
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by MikeVDS » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:57 am

Some of us need to be on time and responsible so the rest of you can sleep in center camp.
It's playa time man. Why can't you just relax?
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by LongWayUp » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:46 am

Toothbrush. One year I forgot it, and had a rough couple days until someone saved my burn by gifting me a travel toothbrush.

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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by playalynn » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:59 am

Forgot to change out my plastic bike pedals to metal. Seeing Elliot's post reminded me! Where is Elliot this year? (Just in case).

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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Sunbeam56 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:07 am

5and G- ish :)
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Oldguy » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:48 pm

gas, oil, tools, rope, magic marker, cash, credit card(s), beer. :coffee: oh, and your towel. :D
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by Oldguy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:39 am

OH NO, I've lost my mind ~ nope, just my last shred of decency. :twisted:
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Re: What am I forgetting?

Post by BeeWeeDee » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:23 pm

I am forgetting that I don't need as much food as I think I do. Less Less Less. But just in case....
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