We’ve been in preparation mode for weeks. Ok, months. And I do a piss-poor job of updating until the actual event. I’m gonna do better. Really.
Let’s just jump right in. T-18 days until we fly out! Today I packed the backpack with 99.8% of the items I’ll carry. 11.2 pounds or 11.4 depending on my scale’s mood. That is EXCELLENT! We have to add water, but plan to carry less than a gallon at all times so we are talking less than 20 POUNDS! The last two years I carried about 30. This seems SO easy. Remind of that, 21 or 24 miles later…
So, let’s start w/the backpack study.
1) Will the backpack fit in a carry-on suitcase?
Why, YES IT DOES! Woot! This solves some of the logistical nightmare. Primarily the fear of the airline losing the luggage w/the really important stuff (aka backpack) in it. You know it happens. Don’t tell me it doesn’t.
2) What to pack? Well, I happen to have a spreadsheet (shocking, I know!) and photos. Because, if you’re going to be anal, go ALL THE WAY!!!!
So, once I go “back-to-school” as a 9th grader, I’ll come back and show you…. Really!