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Good thing I am driving. I mean, how do you get all this stuff into two carry-ons?
Ok, I would pay the $15 airline surcharge to get a 50 pound bag of toys to Yellowstone;but the universe has deemed that I do not have to.

A good start:

Passport / Checkbook / Credit Cards / Paper& Envelopes
Laptop w/equipment / Camera w/equipment
Mp3 player / Dvds & CDs / Alarm clock, electric & battery
Sunglasses/ reading glasses
Backpack, rucksack,hiking poles
Garcia Canister, Bear spray, knife
Tent, Tarp, Teepee
Sleeping bags, padding
Sheets, pillows, Blanket,towel
Stove, matches, fuel, Coffee pot
100% Deet
Bug shirt, windshirt, rainsuit
road maps, Drivers Licence,phone card
Driving directions, phone numbers, cash, Motel 6 book
Hangers, laundry bag, under bed box
Sewing Machine & stuff, Iron
Headlamp, Flashlights, LED lights
Black leather shoes, black shoe polish, black socks
Chef Jackets, hats, playclothes
Hiking boots, hiking clothes, gloves, shorts, tanks
down jacket, socks,underwear
Reading Material
wet suit, fins, snorkel,
watch, earrings, heels, flipflops
cooler with stuff for the drive out
toothbrush, hair brush, hygine stuff

to be continued, 45 days to add more stuff

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Comment by Carol on January 31, 2011 at 10:20am

LOL, this list was pretty crazy, hunh? I never did get to snorkel anywhere :D

I took less stuff to Zion, and when I head to the Tetons, probably a little less, but maybe my electronic piano keyboard just for fun.

100 days til I head out...visiting family on the way, so, on my packing list is goodies for the kiddies.


Comment by GT MAC on January 31, 2011 at 1:17am
You guys don't forget anything in the packing list!
Comment by Carol on April 26, 2010 at 6:54pm
Hi Anne, you will probably be at Mallard dorms....I stayed at Golden Eye. I believe they're basically the same, but Mallard is older. You'll probably have a dresser, and closet and share a bathroom (or bath room down the hall). Don't be nervous, you'll love it. Just remember the season passes very quickly, so enjoy it and make friends.
Comment by anne klinger on April 26, 2010 at 5:33pm
can u descibe a room at lake lodge for me. i will work fro xanterra. do we have a closet, desk prooibly a dresser? i am only bringing what i need but i don't know what expect and am very nervous
Comment by Carol on April 7, 2010 at 6:06pm
Sorry, Cupcake, I didnt understand the question. You can buy bug repellant in many forms, some is aresol, some is sprayed. I get the stuff from Walmart, in the camping department, which weighs about 2 ounces, and is 100% deet, very effective for a long period. If you look at some brands, its only 20%, weighs alot more, and you need to apply it much more often. Some trails in the summer become unbearable without 100% deet, like the John Muir, one by the Lake In Yellowstone, etc. So, its easy to carry the small bottle in a day pack, just to make life more bareable.
Comment by Cupcake on April 2, 2010 at 3:42pm
I found the answer for Deet. There aren't many mosquitos where I live so I haven't had to buy repellent for many years. Thank you for the advice.

IUPAC nameN,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide
other namesN,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide;
CAS number 134-62-3 Y
ATCvet code QP53GX01
Molecular formula C12H17NO
Molar mass 191.27 g/mol
Density 0.998 g/mL
Melting point -45 °C, 228 K, -49 °F

Boiling point 288-292 °C

MSDS External MSDS
EU classification T
R-phrases R23 R24 R25
Y (what is this?) (verify)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references
N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, abbreviated DEET, is a slightly yellow oil. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and is primarily used to repel mosquitoes. In particular, DEET protects against tick bites, preventing several rickettsioses, tick-borne meningoencephalitis and other tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. It also protects against mosquito bites which can transmit dengue fever, West Nile virus.
Comment by Cupcake on April 2, 2010 at 3:34pm
What is 100% Deet?
Comment by Carol on March 31, 2010 at 3:53pm
I had some things shipped via ups, at Lake. We had to wait until mid may (I arrived end of April) but it gets sent to Personal Office, your name on it. They notify you on your door and hold it for you to pick up there. Worked very well. Lots of people had stuff arriving this way.
Comment by Cupcake on March 31, 2010 at 1:05pm
Does anybody have some of their belongings shipped to them while they are at the park? Is there UPS service? I will be working at Old Faithful.
Comment by Carol on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am
A small lamp could come in handy, yes. In my room there were lights above the beds that could swivel as needed. Alot depends on your room mate. I did take stuff I didnt use last year, like wet suit, never did get out in a raft :(. I coulda used a cd player (my laptop was best with head phones) and ended up having my dvds shipped to me, to watch in my room.

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