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Preparing for a trip

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I was wondering if anyone else starts packing for a trip much earlier than needed. I remember my first ever trip into the bdub. My wife (girlfriend at the time) thought I was insane. Three weeks before we were supposed to leave I was almost totally packed, I had sent my tent up in our small apartment and had basically gone through a simulated camping trip to make sure I had everything. I can't help it I'm like a little kid before a trip and packing seems to feed that. I must be getting old, started preparing for trout opener up north only about a week ago!

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On our annual trip to Lake of the Woods for first ice fishing I am usually packed about a month ahead of time. I keep my bag out from deer hunting and just switch in all my ice fishing gear. I always leave plenty of room for the last minute extra purchases.(Usually about 50 gold and glow lures and two or three new rod and reel combos.) A lot of free time between last hunting and first ice is always trouble for the checking account.

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Pack you mean you take the stuff out of your truck. From the end of Nov on if you say lets go I am ready everything is always in the truck and ready to go. The only thing I need is if I am staying over night then some clothes. But you really don't even need that. Fish don't care if you smell. I get pretty excited myself though before I get the equipment in the truck the first time. I think I started rigging rods this year in the middle of Oct.

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Ron, that's way funny...

What's this poor guy do when he sees a Deer--Pee himself?

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I thought I was the only one who packs a couple weeks ahead of time...my wife already thinks I'm nuts but hey, I figure I'll just be really ready when the time comes to leave. Also, then you don't have to sit there and ask the time honored question "Gee, I wonder if I forgot anything?"

Absolutely nothing wrong with being prepared. I think it's part of the fun, too. When I hit the ice I have all of my rods rigged and ready to go, I'm always the first with my line down the hole. My wife has a term for this but it's not real appropriate for the HSOforum...let's just say it's something similar to "gear fondling."

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My trip starts when I start packing. Thats part of the fun. In fact I've been preparing for since Saturday getting gear, trailer, truck and food ready for an annual winter camping trip for Lakers.

Heres a couple question, how long does it take you to unpack after a trip smile.gif and does anyone else go into a post trip depression. smile.gif with the only cure for it is an other trip. smile.gif

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ST,
Did the same thing. Just decided to go to the Bash last Friday and I started getting things around on Saturday. Made up a list of things to bring while sitting at work. I am pretty jacked about the Bash. I have never been to Ely and only fished lakers one other time. Unpacking usually takes a few days, a little at a time. Have to remember to bring the camera for the trip!

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