1. Roleigh Martin
    Roleigh Martin September 15, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Ray, very good post and it’s typically the case to forget about the tent if one lives in an apartment. Next the backpack. Thanks for reminding me about that page I found about de-stinking it. I need to handle both items!

    I’ll add some other tips:

    1. remove batteries from your electronics only used on the hike, such as a steripen, to avoid possible problems.

    2. downgrade your delorme subscription plan if you used a delorme sat device.

    3. if any of your backpacking food is still around, decide what can be kept till next year, what needs to be eaten, then last, what should be tossed.

  2. Debra
    Debra September 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Great suggestions! And it reminded me that I totally forgot to air out my tent. Yikes! Doing it tomorrow. Thanks!

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