29 September 2008

Meeting at Beauty World

My father dropped me outside Beauty World at 7:46 am. I noticed that the Shop 'n Save Supermarket was already open.

There were a bunch of Ah Bengs and Ah Lians at McDonald's at this hour, talking and swearing loudly in Singlish. I thought they had probably not slept since last night.

Tony arrived a little after eight and we went to buy isotonic drinks. Tony brought two bottles. I bought one.

I was carrying:

2 torchlights
2 compasses
1 pack of plaster
1 tube of anti-sceptic
1 box of sandwiches
1 health bar
2 note pads
1 marker
1 gel-pen
1 stapler
4 maps
1 pair of gloves
1 extra pair of socks
1 long-sleeved thick cotten shirt
1 cap
1 whistle
1 oinement
1 insect-repellent spray
1 spare spectacles and case
1 brolly
1 raincoat
1 gardening shears
1 box of Panadol
1 small bottle of saline
2 mosquito patches
1 mobile phone
3 bottles of 1.5 litres of water
1 bottle of 0.5 litres of water
1 bottle of 0.33 litres of water
1 bottle of 0.33 litres of isotonic drink

6 kilogrammes or so in total? I would imagine so.
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Anonymous said...

yes i had arrived late from a lack of taxis at my place in the morning :P had to go home and call.

anyway the heavier items in my pack were 4.5 to 5 litres of water, a large bowie, first aid kit, sop box, roll of white tape, and misc items like poncho multi-tool 2 torches with spare batts camera food items which were probably more than 6kg but slightly less than 10. i could have reduced the load a little especially a leaner first aid kit and less "sop" items, but it was already less than our previous hike together -tony

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

You carried a lot of heavy sturdy equipment like your multi-tool, your knife and all that. Quite scary!

Trebuchet said...

Considering that you were already carrying 5.66 litres of liquid, that's at least 5.66 kg. The isotonic drink is denser, I'd think.

I suspect you were carrying close to 9 kg, maybe more. Depends on what kinds of torchlights. The cotton shirt must have been heavy too.