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The 2010 Travel Gear Post

Now it's time for the one post that everyone's been waiting for. The 2010 Gear Post.

For a quick background: my method is to have very few items, all of which are as small as possible and as awesome as possible. The goal is to have a tiny bag but be prepared for absolutely everything. This year I've gotten closer to that ideal than ever before. You can see my 2009 packing list here to compare.

The Bag: Ortlieb Flight 22


On Dear Internet

Dear Internet,

Today was one of the first tennis tournaments of the season, and it. was. cold. Keep in mind, I live in south, so I am not comfortable with extreme cold temperatures. The high today was 41 Fahrenheit (5 Celsius), which was actually pretty nice, but the morning was too cold. 30 Fahrenheit. -1.111111 Celsius. TOO. COLD.

If anyone from the North are reading this, you're probably LOL'ing, slapping your knees, and looking outside your window at the pile of snow blocking your view of the road. Listen here, Yankees and Canadians (Adrian Zekusic). Here in the South, we are adapted to heat. And lots of it.

Anyway, my day started off early. I woke up at the *wonderful* 5:45 AM and got all ready to freeze my patootie off. Wore layers, packed blankets, packed food, packed money...etc. Arrived at school at the *wonderful* 6:40 AM, expecting to board a bright yellow bus fairly soon, but our lovely bus arrived not one, not two, but two and a half hours LATE. To be honest, I wasn't too disappointed to spend time playing UNO with fellow tennis players in a heated school.

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