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Hi Tribe!  Here's my 2011 version of my seasonal packing list .... with a few tweeks based on past comments and my own experiences at Yellowstone during the summer 2009.  As usual .... the longest list "wins"  ... let me know what I forgot :-)


Notes for those flying:  First eliminate items you can easily buy at destination, next consider shipping some essential items to yourself so you don't need to bring on the plane.  Bring fewer clothes and plan on washing more frequently.


□  Hiking boots (2 pair)
□  tennis shoes
□  leather sandals
□  shower shoes
□  work shoes
□  athletic socks
□  wool hiking socks
□  sock liners for waders
□  work jeans (2 pair)
□  convertible pants/shorts (3 pair)
□  swimsuit
□  underpants/V-necks (12 each)
□  t-shirts (4 each)
□  sweatshirt/pullover

□  flannel shirt (1)/denim shirts (2)
□  sweaters
□  belts (2)
□  rain coat/pants
□  fleece jacket
□  light jacket/rain jacket
□  wool hat
□  winter gloves
□  leather gloves for driving
□  baseball cap/glove

□  fishing hat/expedition hat
□  handi-wipes for my glasses
□  first aid-kit/extra moleskin

□  Health maintenance drugs/fiber pills/fish pills
□  leatherman/survival kit
□  sundries
□  shower bag
□  towels/washcloth
□  blanket/sheets/pillow
□  flashlight
□  LED headlamp
□  DEET 100%/rubbing alcohol (to dilute)
□  chapstick/carmex
□  sunscreen (SPF 50, Neutrogena or equiv.)
□  qtips/cotton balls
□  travel roll of TP or handi-wipes
□  travel kleenex
□  hiking poles
□  waterproof bags
□  camelback daypack
□  pocket knife
□  compass
□  topo maps of area/day hike info sheets
□  Destination guide /other travel material
□  laptop & charger/laptop backpack
□  digital cameras
□  sd cards
□  rechargeable batteries/charger
□  fold up mesh laundry hamper
□  ALARM CLOCK w/ battery back-up
□  ipod & ac/dc charger/cassette adapter for truck

□  ipod speaker w/ power supply/remote

□  compact headphones/earphones
□  Reading Material/Books regarding fishing

□  cards/card games/board games

□  Passport/Checkbook/Credit Cards

□  sunglasses/reading glasses

□  Health insurance card/drug card/doctor’s cards

□  Spotting Scope/binoculars/tripod

□  toothbrush/shave kit/cologne/deodorant

□  beano/antacids/gasx/Imodium

□  sleeping pills

□  sewing kit

□  fishing vest/waders/tackle box

□  fishing poles/reels

□  28 qt cooler w/ drinks & snacks for road trip

□  water jug for road trip

□  GPS w/charger (pre-program route for road trip)

□  single cup coffee maker/filters/coffee/splenda w/ fiber/stir sticks

□  floss/toothpicks

□  shampoo

□  wine opener

□  Ear plugs

□  notepad and pen/envelopes/stamps

□  air freshener

□  Bear Spray

□  Super Glue

□  Fan, clip-on OFF/refill packets

□  Duct Tape

□  Basic Tools; hammer,screwdriver,pliers,ect.

□  sticky putty for hanging posters in room

□  removable hooks for wall/back of door

□  Clip on Fan (Walmart)

□  Folding TV Tray/nightstand (Walmart)

□  Small Table Lamp

□  extension cords/power strip

□  elec outlet multiplier


See the attached editable file '2011 Seasonal Packing List.rtf'   .... HAVE FUN PACKING!

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Now Anne....let's not exaggerate.   It doesn't take much time to toss something into the back of my truck :-)   Since I seem to always start packing 1 1/2 months before I leave I always seem to have plenty of time.   As for unpacking ..... I thought that's why they gave me a room mate :-)

your list goes so far as to mention splenda w/ fiber/stir sticks.

so what does sundries include?


always overpack myself so who am I to judge?

good point Jim .... in fact what the hell are 'sundries' .... must have copied that from somebody elses list :-)   Guess they're what ya need after saturdays?

(plural) miscellaneous unspecified items


think you covered everything.

One hell of a list Agman . My pickup is empty til tomorrow a.m. , then I'll throw some gear in a ruck and hit the trail for Yellowstone .Sometimes forgetting gear is an adventure , like the time I forgot my spoon and had to use an old aspirin tin while on a trek up Ranier . And then just lately All of my stuff was swiped by the guy I paid to guard it .
Thanks JP for the feedback .... I figure anything I bring that I can't use at Mesa Verde I'll just drop off at my home at Pagosa Springs. That way everything I bring will find a home. Very resourceful with the Aspirin Tin and the trek up Ranier (dude, I'm impressed .... wish I was 20 yrs younger!). Have a blast in Yellowstone .... I sure did the last time I was there :-)
Hey Aggie , I promoted your list on my latest blog .....and I brought 34 novels with me ! By far my heaviest and biggest part of my gear . Later , Driving thru North Gate entrance to Mammoth shortly .
34 novels Hahahahahaha ..... did ya pack a bookcase too?  Well, besides reading this summer, ya plan to do anything else?
Someone has to promote culture amongst the Tribe , Aggie
excellant I am voracious reader too , we can trade if you like . my girlfriend has also promised to send magazines , etc . I have never owned a television


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