4th of Juplaya packing list…

I’m thinking of heading off to the playa on the bike for the weekend with a couple other ranger friends…

I just ordered a butt pad for the seat, throttle locks, and a new rack for a top-case, all things I could have used for the Mexico trip… but they won’t be here in time for this next trip. 800 miles on the bike for a couple of days in the dust… why am I even considering this?

proposed packing list:

  • water, 2gal/day (Jezz & Jess bringing up)
  • dehydrated food in a bag / MREs
  • energy bars
  • trail mix
  • tent + footprint
  • sleeping bag
  • tiny sleeping bag pad
  • 1 pair army pants
  • 2-3 t-shirts
  • 3-4 shorts
  • 4-6 pair socks
  • dust mask
  • goggles
  • hat
  • sarong
  • sweatshirt
  • sandles
  • riding pants (no liners)
  • riding jacket (no liners)
  • sunglasses
  • phone
  • ipod + headphones, book?
  • toiletries bag & drugs
  • solar charger
  • headlamp
  • suntan lotion
  • chapstick
  • flat fixer
  • tool kit
  • camelback? (ugh)
  • garbage bag
  • ziplock bags
  • camping silverware & plate
  • naglene bottle or other mug for drinks
  • first aid kit (tiny)
  • small baby wipes
  • hand/foot lotion
  • vinegar

Nice to have if taking something bigger than bike…

  • rebar tent stakes, and hammer, and puller
  • camp chair
  • coffee
  • booze & lots of beer
  • camp stove & mess kit
  • ice chest & ice
  • duct tape
  • solar shower
  • more shade
  • gps
  • ham & frs radios


Entry update post-trip:

Next time, do not bring:

  • solio –it sucks, get a better solar charger, maybe one that does AA batteries?
  • ham radio
  • so much food — only ate one to two meals/day
  • fewer shorts and socks
  • vinegar — foot lotion works fine

Next time, bring:

  • figure out a clean way to store/hold bag liners et al if the back of a car isn’t available
  • don’t go motorcycle camping on the playa, just use a damn 4×4 next time
  • more booze, more beer
  • guns
  • shade structure for tent
  • camp chair
  • snow-peak micro camp stove
  • army style tent stakes (optional)
  • corkscrew?

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