Thursday, June 5, 2014

Packing your Backpack - Poetry and Backpacking trip

Only a couple more weeks before we embark on our SolPlay backpacking adventure!  Now is a good time to look over the pack list and make sure you have everything you need.  Don't be tempted to pack items not on the list. I always think I need more clothes than I actually do! I have to remind myself to stick to the list... and I'm going to ask that you do the same.  Let us know if you have any questions about the list.

I thought it might be helpful to show you how I am packing for the trip.  Below are pictures of  what I will be packing:
Sleeping bag and pillow in a compression sac, pad,
headlamp and nylon cord
Clothing - Yes this is everything!
I use a compression for clothes - if you don't have
one use a stuff or synch sac.  I clip my crocs to the
outside of my pack with a carabiner.

I'll be wearing my boots and visor hat.
Hygiene and Meal Supplies

Everything in the pictures fit easily in to this backpack.  There is plenty of spare space for food (to be supplied by SolPlay) and shared tent components (also supplied by SolPlay).
Pack includes whistle, hydration pack
and water bottle
Every back pack is different, so do a trial pack before camp.  Take a walk around the block and test it.  You may need to adjust and readjust.  Check out YouTube for short video tutorials on packing your pack
"This pack is lighter than
my school book bag!"

After packing everything - you should
still have room for food and part of a tent 
SolPlay may have extra equipment, including backpacks, so feel free to contact us before purchasing.