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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 1, 2012
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So the girlfriend and I are loading up our Toyota Sienna in a couple of days and taking off to watch my sister graduate from college in Tucson AZ and are going to turn it into a nice climbing road trip on the way there and back. (We live in Bozeman, MT) We are leaving on Sunday and therefore are beginning to put together a list of things we need to bring as was wondering if the MP community wanted to help build the ultimate road trip packing list. We will be gone for 3 weeks and will be climbing mostly in the desert on the way there and back.
Google Spreadsheet Packing LIst
Due to the magics of the internets we can all work on a single document and create this masterpiece of packing lists. I've already filled it with many things, but I'm sure I've forgotten some things. FYI the nice clothes/makeup on the list are for my sisters graduation and probably wouldn't go on a regular list. My hope is to make a list that could be somewhat universal and be used for any would be roadtrippers.
Thanks guys!
-Ty

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
May 1, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
Gear- all of it. Ropes, draws, cams, passive, harnesses, helmets any and all manner of assorted devices (belay and ascention)

Rain jacket, softshell, down jacket (or similar for cold nights)

Small 2 person tent

Tarp/sunshade

Folding chairs

sunblock

shades

map

Large cooler

ATM card

Cell and charger

Hydration bladders

Packs

Clothing (extra socks and undies strongly encouraged)

Extra cord/twine

TP

Food & water

Books

Condoms

Camera

Lighter

Sleeping bags & mats

First aid kit

Approach and climbing shoes (bring a backup, blowouts happen)

Shower kit including flip flops and toothbrush/paste

Towels

Guidebooks (if you know where you're going and have them)

Extra car key (not stored inside of car preferably)

Hammer or mallot (for stakes, makes life easier- optional)

Small shovel (you never know)

Cash (again, you never know)

Pocket knife

Extra gallon ziplock bags (for dirty socks, electronics, etc., nice to have)

I've been taking a few trips lately, and this is pretty much my list. Have fun!

  • edit- I forgot headlamps? Who forgets headlamps?

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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From Phoenix, AZ
May 1, 2012
Belay
At least one 7-gallon Aqua-tainer or similar water jug.

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 1, 2012
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Thanks Muttonface you made me add a couple of things to the list that I had completely forgotten about.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
May 1, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
Whoops. I guess I should have read your post thoroughly. I could have just added items to the spreadsheet thingy. Oh well. Glad I could help.

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By Unassigned User
May 1, 2012
I recommend a Tyveck sheet... You can use it as a ground sheet, as a back up if your tent fails, as a rain cover for your tent. And you look super legit with one. Oh yeah and if you ever are caught in a storm you can wrap any gear that wont fit in the tent in your Tyveck. The stuff is like magic!!

On a side note. Muttonface I am saving your list. That thing is amazing!!

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 1, 2012
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We are packed mostly into rubbermaid tubs which does make the organization a little easier and allows for easy gear sorting. Also makes it easier to just check off a tub as having all the things you need.

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 1, 2012
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Yeah we have a 7 gallon aquatainer and plan on freezing 4 2 liter bottles of water to use as ice for our cooler and for drinking water once they thaw out. Hoping to spend some time in Indian Creek which is not known for its ample water supply.

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By Bud Martin
From Bozeman, MT
May 1, 2012
Frisbee

Edited to add: Block Ice (not cubed)

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By Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
May 1, 2012
Me and Holden at the "Matterhorn"
A small cooler,rated for 3 or more days, large enough for 20-40 lbs of ice. Open it only to refresh the ice in the main cooler every morning or night (when temps are coolest). Save the water you drain from the main cooler for washing. Ice goes quick in the desert, esp. in may. Have fun, enjoy Az and travel safely.

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By mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
May 1, 2012
black ski mask, duct tape, knife and maybe around 20 ft. of 5mm. cord.

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By Andy Kowles
From Longtuckles
May 1, 2012
Wag Bags for low impact desert action.

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By Woodchuck ATC
May 1, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Did I miss a box of baby wipes anywhere? Easy cleanup when showers are not available.

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By ChrisV
From Denver
May 1, 2012
Condoms? You don't need no stinking condoms....if you're on a road trip, when's the next time you'll be back in (insert area/city here)?

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 1, 2012
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And to the people who keep posting bullshit in the packing list...I'm sure you think you are really funny but its really just annoying. I know I shouldn't expect much with the internet and all...but things I don't need include; a black dildo, weed, hash, hash pipe, valtrex, grass, porn...and the list goes on. Trying to actually build a helpful packing list and you wankers keep trying to vandalize it. Jeez.

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By Andre Dupas
From Canadian Rockies
May 1, 2012
The Cheif
shoes, harness, rope, and dope.

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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
May 1, 2012
downclimb off the First Flatiron photo by TooTallT...
This is a great list. Not sure if these are applicable to you, but I would add:

- camp chair(s)
- state/national park pass(es)
- check book (for camping fees, park admissions, etc. instead of having to refresh your small bill collection; a few years ago the Tioga Pass kiosk wasn't taking credit/ATM cards)

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By ChrisV
From Denver
May 1, 2012
Ty Morrison-Heath wrote:
And to the people who keep posting bullshit in the packing list...I'm sure you think you are really funny but its really just annoying. I know I shouldn't expect much with the internet and all...but things I don't need include; a black dildo, weed, hash, hash pipe, valtrex, grass, porn...and the list goes on. Trying to actually build a helpful packing list and you wankers keep trying to vandalize it. Jeez.



Wow Ty, lighten up. It is funny. You're planning on going on a road trip. Have some fun maybe? You're asking what to bring on a road trip. Dude, you're 25. You don't know what to pack for a road trip?

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By JP Rohde
From seattle, washington
May 2, 2012
uintas
A fold up table!!! Makes camp life way better. alps mountaineering table

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By DexterRutecki
From Cincinnati, Ohio
May 2, 2012
ChrisV wrote:
Wow Ty, lighten up. It is funny. You're planning on going on a road trip. Have some fun maybe? You're asking what to bring on a road trip. Dude, you're 25. You don't know what to pack for a road trip?


haha agreed. Lighten up man people are just joking with you... It is going to be one LONG road trip if you dont loosen the fuck up. Like he said you are 25 and dont know what to bring on a road trip? Does mom still tie your shoes or are you using velcro?

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 2, 2012
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I know what to pack for a road trip...I've done the drive from AK to Bozeman 8 times. I just thought I'd get some constructive help on the spreadsheet not just comments such as black dildo, valtrex, etc.... I'm also fighting through finals week so I'm not really in the mood to deal with the jokes.

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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
May 2, 2012
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I also posted the list that I built as a helpful thing for the community with some feedback/helpful additions being the hope. I guess I was expecting a little too much. I also always seem to forget at least one thing and was hoping I wouldn't this time around.

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By Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
May 2, 2012
bacon
throw bikes in there somewhere...for those rest days ya know, and dont forget laundry detergent, and hmmm tampons? ditch the makeup!

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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
May 2, 2012
Colonel Mustard
Ty Morrison-Heath wrote:
I also posted the list that I built as a helpful thing for the community with some feedback/helpful additions being the hope. I guess I was expecting a little too much. I also always seem to forget at least one thing and was hoping I wouldn't this time around.


In which Ty... guilt trips the internet.

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By sanz
From Raleigh, NC
May 2, 2012
One of my first trad leads, on Ooga Chocka at Crow...
Deck of cards

Good book to read

1 gallon of gasoline (don't spill it)

Antifreeze/coolant (water will do in a pinch)

Motor oil

Spare tire/jack

Fleece hat

Extra bandanas... the things are magic

Don't take so much expensive electronics. Break-ins happen and damage control is good. You ought to be able to survive a couple weeks with just the iphone.

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By Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
May 2, 2012
bacon
Italic TextRenters insurance, jump cables

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