This is the Blog for the 2013 Trek for the Bellingham and Mount Vernon Stakes. Trek will be 10 - 13 July 2013.
Check here throughout the next year as we prepare for Trek. "And with joy, wend your way."
This page is maintained by Russ Dzialo.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Now is a good time to start picking up Trek supplies. Each participant will be limited to the following items: • 5-gallon bucket with lid • 1 Ziploc XL bag ( 10 Gallon, 2 ft. x 1.7 ft.)for sleeping bag, and jacket (these can be found at Target or Walmart) • 1 sleeping bag & modest sleeping attire • 1 old jacket OR a sweatshirtOR a small blanket • 1 pair of sturdy shoes for hiking (see below) • 1 pair of tennis shoes (should not be new) • 5 pairs of sturdy, non-cotton socks • 4 sets of underclothing • 1 32+ ounce plastic water bottle • 1 metal pie plate, 1 large spoon, & 1 tin cup • 1 small hand towel & 1 wash cloth • 1 tooth brush & small tube of toothpaste • 1 travel size deodorant or antiperspirant • 1 small bottle of hand sanitizer &1 bar of soap • 5 Band-Aids & any prescription medications • Eye glasses or contacts (if necessary) • 1 travel size bottle of insect repellant (recommendations below, higher DEET concentrations perform poorly) Off Deep Woods Sportmen II [DEET 30%] Cutter Backwoods Unscented [DEET 23%] Off Family Care Smooth and Dry [DEET 15%] 3M Ultrathon [DEET 25%] Repel - Lemon/Eucalyptus Natrapel 8-hour with picaridin • 1 travel size bottle of sunscreen (30+ SPF) • Chapstick with sunscreen • 1 pair of old sunglasses • An old set of scriptures, notebook & pen • Pocket knife (optional) • Small camera (optional)