Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ruth's Stuff

Ruth's stuff is very similar to Mike's stuff. As stated in the previous post, he is planning to carry the Tablet and charger. She is planning to carry the first-aid kit, the hygiene items and a few other light household items such as clothespins and safety pins.  She will also carry a roll of press-n-seal plastic wrap for bread or cheese or similar food.  Mike has a few items that are somewhat heavier than Ruth's, most of this difference is in the boots and extra footwear.

Ruth will wear 4 lbs. 6 oz. and she will carry 14 lbs. 5 oz. for a total of 18 lbs. 11 oz. from-the-skin-out.

We have made only minor changes from our packing list from 2012.  The Tablet is the biggest change, taking the place of the guide book and the camera.  Mike took sandals in 2012 and is taking light tennis shoes and flip-flops.  We are both taking smaller water bottles this year as we found water to be available very often on most days.

Much of the time we will have some food, which is not included in the total weight of our stuff. This is normally just a few ounces of high energy or high protein items such as nuts, chocolate, bread, boiled eggs, cheese, and fruit.  The small towns have food available at least a couple of times a day.

Here is Ruth's gear:


  1. So excited to follow you on your journey. Have a blessed time. Love you both so much !

  2. Press n seal plastic wrap-- a great idea.