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Tetris packing, paradise lost

So the whole flying to Pennsic and Burning Man makes for some interesting packing conundrums. First of all, flying to Pennsic. A nice friend is loaning me a tent, so I don't have to fly with that. I'm paying $15 to check in an extra bag. This lady needs day clothing, and after sweating, it's nice to change into more elaborate nice court clothing at night. Then there's socks, and shoes. And a plate and a mug. And an airbed, since they pack lighter then a sleeping bag.
For a pillow I can use clothing, but I will probably need a blanket somehow. And blankets tend to be bulky things. I suppose I could use used clothing as a blanket but this does not sound comfy. How will all this fit and fly with me on Friday? Not sure.

Then for Burning Man, we're sending 1 box and a cooler with the community truck ($56). The box has our tent and airbed. I suppose we will somehow manage.

But for camping trips like this, one little item insignificant item may have a high comfort value. Like good shoes. A bed that doesn't make your  back ache in the morning.

Anyways, yesterday I went to the Paradise Lost party. They had a scavenger game where you had to find the 7 deadly sins. It took me forever to find wrath and greed, hours later, with a completed list, I was taken to the victory room. Where I got to sample mango infused vodka, and basil infused vodka. Well worth the effort. I passed on the bacon infused vodka. I regret that a little.

edit: actually i have a semi light-weight sleeping bag that i can bring instead, and act as both padding and blanket.

edit 2: screw that, the semi light-weight sleeping bag is semi light-weight cos it has barely any padding. maybe i'll borrow some lord's cloak as a blanket, and still fly with my air bed.

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slim_ivory_rose
Jul. 27th, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)
Have fun! Are you using a budget airline? I had to pay £15 extra once :(
ripresa
Jul. 27th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
most airlines in the US now has a policy of $15 per checked bag. And I think maybe $25 for a second checked bag.
desfontaines
Jul. 27th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Air travel with garb is so much fun... I remember packing for Australia - 3 weeks, 3 events (1 being 3 days long). Thankfully, it was before they started nailing folks with massive extra checked baggage charges, and I was allowed 2. Good luck!!!

How are you getting from airport to site?
ripresa
Jul. 27th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
checked bags are still free for int'l travel, i believe.

but yeah, it should be interesting. i'm bring 2 Adele creations with me :)

i'm renting a car, i feel bad having people to drive us to the airport, which we did last year.
desfontaines
Jul. 27th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
That red dress takes up a lot of space!
ripresa
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm taking a simple tunic, the green one you prob don't remember. And the pink one which was the last thing you made for me.
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