I may as well capture this as I unpack.
For future reference:
IN PACK, pictured:
- Emergency blanket - this one is bivy-style, breathable. I choose a beefier one so it will contribute more as a part of my sleep system, in case I decide to sleep while out on the course.
- Hand sanitizer - 1oz, 1/4 filled.
- Toilet paper, 3 squares x 5
- Inhaler and chamber
- Anti-chafing cream. Need to transfer this to a smaller container, carry less
- First aid kit - Benedryl, bandaids, ibuprofen, safety pins, alcohol wipes, tiny bit of duct tape, gauze
- Water bladder
- Water treatment, if needed (it was needed for this event) - inline filter (Sawyer mini) and cleaning plunger, scooper (Dog bowl) for shallow water sources
- High-power headlamp (Black Diamond Icon) and replacement batteries
- Backup headlamp (Petzl Zipka)
- Backpack with lots of front pockets, approx. 18L (Ultraspire Fastpack, modified)
- Strip of material or bandana - pee rag, to be used if needed for wrapping wound (nice functional combination, aye?)
- Photo-taking apparatus, phone or camera, whatever's allowed
- Puffy coat
- Wind jacket
- Rain jacket, optional depending on forecast
IN PACK, not pictured:
- FOOD. In 4 gallon ziplock bags, to represent 6-hour increments
- Long sleeve shirt
- Chapstick with spf
- Pencil or pen, in case one is missing or broken at control clipboards, if event is using them to track participants (this one did not)
- Waterproof mittens (North Face has very thin, light pair, designed for running), optional depending on forecast
- Rain pants, optional depending on forecast
- GPS watch, if it's worthwhile to record track for duration of battery.
ON BODY (not pictured):
- Running gaiters (stretchy, just goes up above ankle)
- Thumb compass
- Non-gps watch (Timex) with timer. Timer set to 45-60mins, to remind me to eat.
- Hiking pants
- Underwear, bra, socks
TOOLS FOR PLANNING, used before event, not carried:
- Highlighters (blue, orange, pink, yellow, purple)
- packaging tape, scotch tape
- string marked every mile, at least 10 miles long
- Camera to take a photo of every 10 mile segment