haven't we talked before about having a checklist before you head off to the start??
maybe when coaching juniors or children :-)
I liked it in NZ last Easter when they had an idiot check list on the way to the start, it did help me to remember my glasses one day.
I just went ski/snowboarding on a trip with 7 children, 6 of which had to get to ski school. No amount of checklists seemed to get us to leave with every thing.
I got half way to the start at the British last year without my glasses. My checklist is now 5 items: compass, dibber, glasses, description holder and whistle (this is the uk)..
always surprises me that people are more lax about whistles here given
1. there are things around that bite
2. there are fewer people in the forest
3. mineshafts are deep.
Yeah yeah, Lyra dragged me off to buy her gaiters at the time I should have left, and in an effort to maintain the "everyone-loves-orienteering" vibe pervading the family, I thought I could sacrifice a jog to the start for a brisk jog.
I did find #1 OK though - that is my main checklist item.