why is it when your getting ready for a big trip it seem's, like your leaving something undone or your forgetting something so much that it bug's you and it's all you can think about to the point that you lose sleep????
I used to do this type of thing when doing big kayak trips.
Then I discovered the piece of mind that a good hard printed check list can provide. (some call them punch lists)
Seems like I would always get caught up making sure I had all my gear and forget one of the following:
- coffee cup (oh thats a pisser)
- Pillow (=equals crick in neck)
- Beer cozy
- Fire starter
I carry the list with me on the trip and add or delete stuff that I find I need or could do without on future trips. My list is pretty solid right now. And there are things on the list that I usually don't bring, but leave on the list in case it might be handy based on the specific trip plans.