Friday, March 16, 2007

Packing for the Season

Next week is our first tournament preparing for the UPA college series. I'll use this weekend to setup my Ultimate kit for the season. This post is a simple question of what should I be packing and some hope for comments on what else to pack.

Pictured Above: From Terminus 2007 Michigan vs. Georgia College & State (courtesy of Michael Smith).

My current ultimate packing list:
  • Play
    • Cleats~
    • Hat
    • Jerseys
    • Under Armour
    • Dry-fit socks
    • 2 Nalgenes
    • Disc
    • Arm Bands
  • Warm Weather
    • Hoodie^
    • Shorts
    • Socks
    • Sunscreen
  • Cold Weather
    • Tights
    • Pants
    • Toque
    • Mittens
  • Wet Weather
    • Umbrella
    • Rain Jacket
  • Health
    • ibuprofen
    • Tensor bandage
    • Chapstick
    • Contacts*
    • Medication*
  • General
    • Duct Tape
    • Climbing chalk -or- Gold Bond~
    • Ziplock bags
    • Plastic Bags
    • Tarp or Garbage Bag
    • Toothbrush+Toothpaste
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Underwear
    • Socks
    • Passport
    • Travel Insurance Details
    • Towel or shimmy
    • cell phone, phone card
    • cash
    • Bungee cord or rope
    • Mint Gum~
    • Directions and Details~
    • Rulebook~
  • Food
    • Candy - 5g carbs per candy
    • Energy Bars - +30g carbs
    • Apples
    • Drink powder
    • Salted Nuts
    • Meal replacement drinks
* = personal items
^ = don't pack. Wear.
~ = added after comments

This all fits in my backpack.

Pictured Above: From Terminus 2007 William and Mary vs. Iowa State (courtesy of Michael Smith).

My minimum packing rule is: cleats, jerseys, and wallet. Everything else can be purchased.

Any other suggestions including luxury items?



Anonymous said...

You may want to take some cleats with you.

Jeters said...

Good Point

Anonymous said...

Raw dogging it, eh? Who do you think you are, the Worm?

Anonymous said...


- printed version of the rules (11th edition). Always good to have a set in your bag for quick reference.

- maps, directions, tourney details. Anything on where you're staying and playing and how to get there.

- entertainment for the road trip. (Covered to some extent in your Dec. 15 post)


- Apples... unless you leave on all stickers identifying where they're from (and if they're not from the US or Canada, could be confiscated). Border guards can be anal when it comes to fruit.

Nirk said...

a few items on the list require some translation ...

not sure if many of our neighbours to the south know what ye ol "toque" is. bascially, a toque is a winter hat. i tend to adhere to a more strict definition, whereby it must have a pom-pom on top to qualify as a real toque. otherwise it's simply a wooly hat.

secondly, the term "hoodie" isn't recognized by most saskatchewanians. there, a hoodie is called a "bunny hug", for all the obvious reasons.

Lexi said...

I'd add Trident or any other minty, teeth cleaning gum. Keeps things nice and fresh all car ride/tournament long!

Anonymous said...

What do you use climbing chalk for?

Jeters said...

I like climbing chalk to dry my hands either from sweat, sunscreen, or anything wet. Lots of people rub grass or dirt, and that's what I use when I don't have the chalk, but the chalk is definitely better.

I've also heard people use baby powder to prevent chaffing. Just don't mix this up with your chalk.


higy said...

A tarp is always useful for keeping sideline gear dry.

I recently bought one at Canadian Tire for ~$4.00 (12'x8')

Sean said...

michael smith has some much sweeter pics you could use. I enjoy these:

Quite the list. Much more prepared than I ever was/will be. I do pack chapstick, tape and arnica though. If you dont know about arnica, you better axe somebody. What college do you play for?

Sean said...

woops. Just check out michael's fav's gallery from college Terminus (everyone). There are some SICK pics.

Kid A said...

Gold Bond works wonders, especially in the summer time.

Personally, I always bring pickles. Lots of potassium and sodium to help prevent cramps. A pickle or two during the day and a swig or two of juice do wonders.

Also bring energy drinks. Usually go 1/2 an energy drink and then top it off with water + gatorade powder in a nalgene.

Anonymous said...

There was some guy in Australia promoting his own hand chalk mini pouche specially made for frisbee players. It even came with an elastic adjustable belt that you could strap around your waist. It was really cool.
yours, CTW

Anonymous said...

weed (and a TM)? do ultimate players smoke weed anymore?

Joe's Brother said...

Gold Bond is an excellent substitute for climbing chalk. As added benefit, it creates a great cooling sensation.