It's just a matter of weeks before Spring Squam, and I have already begun to get my pack on. Partly because I'm usually in a mad rush the days before leaving (I'd like to avoid that) but mostly because I'm just so EXCITED!
There are items on my list every year, whether spring or fall or sea. Hopefully after 5 years of Squamming, I am getting this thing down. I want to share this with you and also hear your ideas of what to bring.
Jen Gray's Packing List
*Flashlight/Headlamp (I prefer a headlamp as I like to have my hands free, and I feel kind of cool wearing it.) remember to check batteries!
*Bug Spray (Because everyon always asks, here is Elizabeth's good-smelling, favorite spray)
*Journal and my favorite pen.
*Camera (and battery charger)
*Cell Phone (and battery charger)
*Sunblock, sunglasses, flip flops, bathing suit (the lake can be COLD but it's so refreshing!)
*Tennies or Keen-like shoes, something comfortable with good footing. I'm more of a boot girl, so I'll be packing those.
*Travel Mug/Water bottle
*Shampoo, girly stuff etc.. (you will be provided with towels and soap)
*Twinkle lights. (i just like 'em.)
*Here's the deal with clothes.... It's all about layers. I have been in a sweater, jeans and a wool hat in the morn, in my bathing suit on the doc that afternoon, and back to wearing boots, my coat hat, and mittens come evening. So basically, I bring a warm coat, long-sleeved shirts, short-sleeved shrits, jeans, shorts, sweaters/sweatshirt/hoodie, good socks, a hat, mittens or arm warmers, and a scarf. be sure to bring warm pajamas too. (I usually sleep in sweats, a long sleeved shirt, and wear cozy socks)
*A carryall bag/backpack for toting around my camera, supplies, water bottle, snacks, extra clothes etc...
*Snacks, beverages, etc.
Now, this is my list, but I really suggest you read the FAQ Page which has a more detailed packing list, names of grocery stores you can stop at, etc.. This is also where you will find the address of where to ship your art supplies before hand. PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS. You may ship your materials no more than three weeks before Squam. I would advise doing this sooner than later, as one just never knows about the timeliness of deliveries these days. (though everyone is so wonderful at sharing, its sad to be without your stuff)
What is on your list?
What else do you bring?
Feel free to share or ask questions in the comments section....
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