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Kscope planning

A review of KScope related stuffs;

Anything I'm missing?

Things I need to do before going

  • [ ]Visit my parents to raid the last of thier gear (sleeping bags, lantern(s))

  • [ ]Do a test pack to see how much can be made to fit in the car

  • [ ]cook and freeze a batch of vegan curry and coordinate other meals

  • [ ]test out camp stove to make sure I know how to use it

  • [X]find out how much propane I need - will 5 cylinders be enough for
    5 days?

  • [ ]Make sure my navigator has directions that I have had no part in writing

  • [ ]Teach mycrazyhair how to use the camp stove, so she doesn't have to figure it out on her own if she's the first to fire it up once we arrive.

Things I need to get

  • [X]Wash basin (Zellers or similar)

  • [ ]Big pot for boiling water for dishes/cooking (Crystal Diva to provide?)

  • [X]Sleeping bags from my parents

  • [X]Lantern(s) from my parents

  • [X]Cooler(s) from the parents

  • [X]3 canisters of propane from the 'rents

  • [ ]Perishable food (plus ice? frozen curry should work just as

  • [X]cheap luggage carrier for lugging ice, water and if needed,

  • [ ]Sarongs

  • [X]car charger for ipod for the road trip

  • [ ]More sunscreen. A lot more.

  • [ ]More batteries for all the battery powered devices

  • [ ]citronella torches?

  • [X]Mosquito netting for the gazebo

Things I have

  • [ ]tent

  • [ ]2 camping "soup plates"

  • [ ]camp stove

  • [ ]mosquito net gazebo

  • [ ]reflective guy lines

  • [ ]glow in the dark guy line clips

  • [ ]rope

  • [ ]hatchet

  • [ ]firesteel pocket knife

  • [ ]fire starter (lint+birch bark shavings in egg cartons)

  • [ ]matches for when I get sick of trying to use the firesteel

  • [ ]Flashlights and small lanterns

  • [ ]biodegradable soap

  • [ ]non-DEET bug repellant

  • [ ]no-water hand sanitizer

  • [ ]campfire toast thingies

  • [ ]glowsticks

  • [ ]tarp, along with two poles for setting up tarp against a tree

  • [ ]two collapsable chairs

  • [ ]surplus tent pegs

  • [ ]canvas waterproofing spray

  • [ ]silicon seam sealer (not 100% sure if this is either necessary or
    safe to use on my tent - must check)

  • [ ]2 20 Litre water containers

  • [ ]air matress

  • [ ]battery powered air pump with adaptors for various sizes

  • [ ]survival utilikilt

  • [ ]Lexan wine glass

  • [ ]Metal mug

  • [ ]microfibre bath towel

  • [ ]sunscreen

  • [ ]pillows

  • [ ]Tent whisk and dust pan

  • [ ]Aluminum pot holder to go with the pots mycrazyhair

  • [ ]Plastic cutting mats

  • [ ]Work gloves

  • [ ]Warm clothes (army pants, army jacket, hoodie, long johns)

  • [ ]Alcohol

  • [ ]Cutlery

  • [ ]Flasks

  • [ ]Funnels - plastic one for the big bottles, and small one for flasks

  • [ ]Nalgene family (2 1 litres, 1 500 ml - one for water/gatorade/whey cooler, one for wine, one for "other")

  • [ ]Hammer for setting and pulling tent pegs

  • [ ]2 sizes of shoulder bags

  • [ ]Meds

  • [ ]Toothbrush, toothpaste

  • [ ]Garbage bags

  • [ ]corkscrew

  • [ ]citronella tealights

  • [ ]Wash basin (Zellers or similar)

  • [ ]cheap luggage carrier for lugging ice, water and if needed,

  • [ ]newspaper for starting fire?


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Jul. 11th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Okay. I don't go through a canister on a weekend trip, so one per day should do fine. (I use the camp gas, rather than the propane... use may vary, but I don't think the difference should be too drastic - I'll be interested to see what others say.)

WARNING: Don't mess with the waterproofing on your tent.

Big camp secret - The inside walls of your tent WILL get wet - part of that is condensation, part may be water infiltrating. It won't be a problem unless you touch the inside of your tent with your fingers and draw the moisture in.

What do camp counselors end up yelling at young campers for their first full weekend camping? Don't touch the inside of the tent! (Man. Takes me right back!)

You will want to keep your gear about 12 inches (hells, give me a minute... um... 32 centimeters? +/-? anyway) aways from the walls of the tent so that the water doesn't come off the sides straight into your dry clothing.

You can offset the water situation with the big tarp overfly. Once you get in the field with others camping, you will see what this means.

Essentially, you get a cheap tarp that is slightly bigger than your tent and run that over the tent. (Works best for the dome style tents - if you are in an old canvas jobbie, disregard this idea - one, you won't need it - and two, figuring out how to effectively run a tarp over without just laying on the tent is something that would take some time to work out.)

The reason this works is because the dome tents have the little airspace between the top and the inner tent. When you put the overfly up, it never really touches the tent, and so the water it gets runs off and doesn't get inside.

We found that our tent fly that came with it is really a bit short for the tent, and so we run with the overfly as a standard camp set up. Depending on your site and the weather, you may not need one... but that is something that you learn to gauge with experience.
Jul. 12th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Yup, I know about the don't touch the walls bit. And yeah, I'm in an old canvas fortress. I think the gazebo will fit over my tent if it comes to needing a cover, but I shouldn't need to, as I understand it...
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Jul. 12th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
A few people are heading in a few days before fest to scout out ideal locations, and save space for us, so we should be guaranteed a fire pitted area. I have no idea where that is in relation to anything else yet, though.

Warm clothes, booze and cutlery added to the list.
Jul. 11th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
I suspect 5 canisters will be more than enough, but there's no harm in having it. :)

Also, plan to bring one water bottle for daily tote'n'use, and a flask for something to decant your alcohol into at night. If I recall correctly, there's no glass allowed around the bonfire, so a booze-only plastic container is a perk.

Can opener? Food storage stuff?

Biodegradeable shampoo and conditioner -- I seem to recall this was a camp requirement last year.
Jul. 12th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Mm. Yeah. Food storage.

Also garbage bag.

And it's handy to have a dirty clothes bag of some kind, even if this is another garbage bag. Just don't accidently through your clothes away! :D
Jul. 12th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
I have this biodegradable soap stuff from MEC which claims to be useful as dish soap, body soap and shampoo. Especially if I get a hair cut close to the trip, I can make do without conditioner for a week, so that point is covered.

Nalgene family added to the check list, along with flask and booze.
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
To do: Teach mycrazyhair how to use the camp stove, so she doesn't have to figure it out on her own if she's the first to fire it up once we arrive.

I'm going to do my own post with "things I'm planning to bring" and then we can check over the two lists for overlap. We CANNOT forget the corkscrew!
Jul. 12th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Aw, c'mon. He's got a jackknife. You can always shove the cork into the bottle!

You guys have fun, it sounds like a fantastic weekend!
Jul. 12th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re massive pot...

I have a *huge* canning pot you can borrow since if you buy one, it doesn't sound as though you'll have much use for it later...plus, where the heck are ya gonna store it after?
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
See, the other things is that it can't be *too* massive, since it has to fit on the camp stove... I have kitchen pots that are the right size, but there is a concern that taking them camping will wreck them.
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
Well, I do have a less huge one...you know, the ones that are black with white speckles.

I think it's in the same place as the sleeping bags I promised mycrazyhair so I can take a look and if it suits you, you are welcome to borrow it, hon!
Jul. 12th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
That sounds about right. Thank you!
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