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Ultimate Joe Nall Packing Guide :)

Discussion in 'Joe Nall Week' started by Bartman, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Was making my list yesterday for all of the stuff I'm going to have to bring to Joe Nall this year. Food, beddings, beer, spares, oil (what kind??), etc.....the list is two pages long! So I figured I'd type it all out and you guys can let me know what I missed and anyone that is new to big events (like me) can use it as their own guide for getting ready. So here we go, it's broken down into groups to keep things organized.

    For what it's worth, I've decided I'm going to sleep in a tent behind my Suburban, use a roof carrier for clothes and camping stuff, and a hitch rack for fuel cans and my cooler. That should leave plenty of room inside the truck for a couple of planes, tools, other supplies, and a secondary sleeping option if the tent doesn't work out. Also, keep in mind, everything you'll need can be bought in town not far from Triple Tree.

    For food I'm planning to buy hot food when I'm hungry and to have the following stuff on hand
    • Poland Spring 5 gal water containers (2 or 3 for the week)
    • Beer
    • Beer
    • Beer
    • :laughing:
    • Gatorade
    • Misc. candy bars (because you're not yourself when you're hungry)
    • Bag of almonds
    • Trail mix
    • Granola bars
    • Oranges, bananas, and maybe apples
    • Maybe a loaf of bread and peanut butter, jelly
    • 1.5 qt insulated thermos for carrying around water during the day
    • Paper towels
    • Paper dishes
    • 2 sets of silverware
    • Drinking cups
    • Heavy duty garbage bags
    • Lots of wet-wipes/sani-wipes
    • Lots of Sunscreen
    • Lots of Bug spray
    • Blistex lip balm
    • Car charging cords
    • Auto AC converter
    • CD's for the drive (No Sirius radio! :( )
    • 6 cell Lipos and converter for charging cell phone during the week
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunhat
    • Rain poncho
    • Umbrella
    • Wallet, Credit cards, lots and lots of cash
    • Prescription Meds
    • Band-aids
    • Gauze pads
    • Medical tape
    • Neosporin
    • Motrin (Or the painkiller of your choice)
    • Tums
    • Claritin D (Allergy relief)
    • Ear plugs (because sometimes you just have to take a nap and recharge, even if you are 50 ft from the 3D line at noon)
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • Tweezers
    • Small scissors
    • Extra reading glasses
    For the Suburban
    • Oil change, tire pressures (including spare), coolant, windshield washer fluid, etc. before leaving
    • Extra oil
    • Extra coolant
    • Extra windshield washer fluid
    • Work gloves and tools in the unlikely event of a roadside repair
    • 2 moving blankets (for packing extra airplanes in the truck for the ride home)
    • Tent, stakes, rain cover
    • Tarp for under tent (I might try to bring stuff to assemble a 6" platform for the tent to sit on but time is running out for new projects)
    • Hammer for tent stakes
    • Cooler
    • Sleeping bag, maybe cot and bed pads
    • Pillows
    • Light for inside tent
    • Flashlights
    • Small table for inside tent (to get phone, camera, etc. up and off the floor when it rains)
    • Small folding table (4 ft x 2ft) for outside tent during the day
    • Fold up chairs
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Extra batteries
    • Battery chargers
    • Extra SD cards
    • Tri-pods (including mini)
    • GoPro mounts and case
    • GoPro remote and charging cable
    • Extra lenses
    • USB cables for charging
    • Lens cloth
    • Air blaster
    • Lens brush
    • Shoulder harness/strap
    Airplane Extras (most everything can be bought on site)
    • Tools
    • Leatherman
    • Epoxy & mixing sticks
    • CA glue bottles
    • Props
    • Tires
    • Hardware assortment
    • Keyboard stand @AEROSHELDON
    • Battery chargers (Lipo, Nimh, and transmitter)
    • Fuel can
    • Extra 5 gal fuel can
    • Extra 2 stroke oil
    • GSN stuff
    • Don't forget the wing tubes!!!! :attaboy: :attaboy: :attaboy:
    • Or the transmitter (s)!!
    • Duct tape
    • Electrical tape
    • Self-stick velcro
    • Zip-ties assortment
    • Cordless drill and bits assortment
    • Razor saw
    • Pull saw
    • Banner tow hardware

    That's all I can think of at the moment, I'll keep working on it but let's hear your ideas of good stuff to bring.

    Last edited: May 9, 2016
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  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I just glanced through it, but it looks like you forgot your airplane!;)
    Rusty 73, combat chicken and thurmma like this.
  3. jhelber08

    jhelber08 70cc twin V2

    Or transmitter!
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  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I noticed not enough beer................
  5. ChickenBalls

    ChickenBalls "Cool Guy"

    Bart add a poncho to your list, or you could use a trash bag, we usually get a good storm come threw.
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  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    that's what I'm talking about! Great idea!

    Regarding my transmitter, if I put it on the list and then fail to forget it, I'll have to actually fly and embarrass myself in front of all y'all! But ok, I'll put it on the list and try not to forget it! ;)

    Transmitter, poncho, what else? I've only been there once, let's hear from the old timers! lol
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  7. ChickenBalls

    ChickenBalls "Cool Guy"

    Looks like you got it covered, and if not, or you forget something, town is only a few miles away. Bart what day you arriving?
    combat chicken likes this.
  8. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Earliest will be Sunday evening, probably staying through Saturday morning. My schedule for May has me getting back from a trip Saturday evening and leaving again Sunday night so I'm trying to squeeze JN in between the two trips.
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  9. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I'm 1.5 or 2 hrs away so my visit will be a single day, probably Friday.
    ChickenBalls and combat chicken like this.

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