junglesmacks wrote:Oh.. first year over-thinking/planning. Brings back such memories.
Heh. I was thinking the same thing. I cruised the thread before trying to add vice grips and a good water bottle.
Then I found AntiM's kind offer of a camelbak and chair. So sweet.
Oh. I know you have LED's on the list, and you are on a super tight budget, so try for something like glowby's (on ebay pretty cheap). It's nice to be lit up at night and they are not just cheap glow sticks that turn into moop anyhow. The glowby's can go into a hat or straight on your hair (pony, braid, whatever). They eat batteries so get some extras. A string of EL wire for your coat or pack is also a thought (sew it on with fishing line).
Also - you haven't finished a clothing list, but add a hankerchief or two. They work well as dust masks and hair covers for dust storms. You can even get them wet and cool off your head!
I like silk scarves too, and they likely won't get ruined, you just wash em when you get home.
In dust we trust.