This is what 21 days of packing looks like

Soda Pop

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Feb 12, 2011
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So I am getting ready to do back to back trips on the independence. First trip will be a 10 day fishing adventure leaving next Friday October 22nd and returning November 1st. Then my 11 day will depart November 1st. And return November 12th. Lots of crew treats for both trips. And lots of soda pop. The crew loves the treats and sodas and I also tossed in Gatorade for those hot days. I have done back to back trips before but it’s been about 10 years. I have the gals lined up in case I need my laundry done but after packing and putting labels on all my bags I think I will have enough clothes for the trips but it’s always good to have a backup plan so I have the gals that do the washing for the independence just in case. It will be great fishing with old friends and getting to meet some new anglers on these trips. I started making a list and checking it twice. If there is something I forgot I must not need it that bad. The most important things for me to make sure I have is my passport and my meds. Those are always in my backpack. So I can’t wait to get out of town and departing the docks heading southbound.

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Ksurg

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I’m leaving on a 10 day on the 23rd. You’re way ahead of me with the packing. I’m hoping to get it done this weekend but typically don’t get my personal together until the night before. Agree there is excitement. Usually can’t sleep for a few nights. Also have the issue of needed to get a negative COVID test 72 hours before trip and bring bedding.
 
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marlyn

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mark
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21' skiff and 12' portabote recycled from milk jugs
If i was a deckhand and i saw you coming to load on to the boat id run,lol.
Thats a few dock carts there.
Have a fantastic trip soda.
 

Soda Pop

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If i was a deckhand and i saw you coming to load on to the boat id run,lol.
Thats a few dock carts there.
Have a fantastic trip soda.
Only half of the stuff is going on the first trip..... don't run brother... LOL thanks
 
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Mr. DRE

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    The anticipation, planning and preparation of the trip is half the fun. Clearly you are set to go have fun, catch lots of fish and above all safe travels.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    The anticipation, planning and preparation of the trip is half the fun. Clearly you are set to go have fun, catch lots of fish and above all safe travels.
    Anticipation isn't just an old Carly Simon song! I start laying out my rods/reels/tackle a month before the trip and it just gets worse at the date approaches!
     
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    Montaukmaniac

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    Feb 8, 2011
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    miss ion/fish on, "Wish on"
    YES the pre-game helps us all to be "fully provisioned" with equipment & "vital" nutritional supplements... It also keeps that suspense going!

    Hope you a pair of memorable adventures!
     
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    mmsblee

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    Apr 3, 2012
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    Soad Pop, your my hero! I did a back to back 3 day with an 8 day last year on the Excel and loved it. I need to work out a schedule for a back to back 10's or 8's or some combination of the two.
     
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    Soda Pop

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    is that what the 16 day pile looks like? not sure I want too bunk with you now........
    You can just sleep on a pillow of soda pop cases... LOL Can't wait till the 16 day with you brother. A lot of soda pop and crew treats in that pile of gear. Only taking half the 1st. trip and the second half will go on the second trip. Everything is marked trip #1 and trip #2...
     
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    Steve K

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    Jan 2, 2005
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    18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
    I’m leaving on a 10 day on the 23rd. You’re way ahead of me with the packing. I’m hoping to get it done this weekend but typically don’t get my personal together until the night before. Agree there is excitement. Usually can’t sleep for a few nights. Also have the issue of needed to get a negative COVID test 72 hours before trip and bring bedding.
    You’re bringing bedding on a 10 day? Your choice or did the office ask for that?
     
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    CMYSIX

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    I’m leaving on a 10 day on the 23rd. You’re way ahead of me with the packing. I’m hoping to get it done this weekend but typically don’t get my personal together until the night before. Agree there is excitement. Usually can’t sleep for a few nights. Also have the issue of needed to get a negative COVID test 72 hours before trip and bring bedding.
    inquiring minds want to know, Boat? requirement?
     
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    Dudley613

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    21' Cole superhawk "Beep Beep", 20' bayrunner open
    So I am getting ready to do back to back trips on the independence. First trip will be a 10 day fishing adventure leaving next Friday October 22nd and returning November 1st. Then my 11 day will depart November 1st. And return November 12th. Lots of crew treats for both trips. And lots of soda pop. The crew loves the treats and sodas and I also tossed in Gatorade for those hot days. I have done back to back trips before but it’s been about 10 years. I have the gals lined up in case I need my laundry done but after packing and putting labels on all my bags I think I will have enough clothes for the trips but it’s always good to have a backup plan so I have the gals that do the washing for the independence just in case. It will be great fishing with old friends and getting to meet some new anglers on these trips. I started making a list and checking it twice. If there is something I forgot I must not need it that bad. The most important things for me to make sure I have is my passport and my meds. Those are always in my backpack. So I can’t wait to get out of town and departing the docks heading southbound.

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    I see lots of rocket fizz boxes. I’m good friends with the owner of IWV Brewery where a lot of that soda is bottled.
     
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    CMYSIX

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    Sorry, was working. Not nice to post and go silent… SOA but if asked they will provide bedding especially for those flying in.
    TY! Not trying to start the covid wars again, just trying to stay on top of it as I am flying in for my trip.
     
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    Spoons

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    That sure is hard core but I have to ask a practical question. Why not just take a 20 day trip or just fly into the closest port in mexico and fish out of there for a few weeks? It seems like at least 8 of those 20 total days will be travel time, at the VERY least? Am I right?!? Again, just a practical question, i'm not a long ranger at all. Looks like you are planning this all very well though.
     
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    Soda Pop

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    That sure is hard core but I have to ask a practical question. Why not just take a 20 day trip or just fly into the closest port in mexico and fish out of there for a few weeks? It seems like at least 8 of those 20 total days will be travel time, at the VERY least? Am I right?!? Again, just a practical question, i'm not a long ranger at all. Looks like you are planning this all very well though.
    I do many trips each year. Part of Long Range fishing to me is getting to spend time with people on the boat. I love the travel days. I also do a few 16 day trips and it takes 4 days of travel to the fishing grounds.. that's 8 days of travel...the ocean has a lot to offer... not just fishing. I also fly to PV for some 4 day trips... and the travel time is only a few hours.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    That sure is hard core but I have to ask a practical question. Why not just take a 20 day trip or just fly into the closest port in mexico and fish out of there for a few weeks? It seems like at least 8 of those 20 total days will be travel time, at the VERY least? Am I right?!? Again, just a practical question, i'm not a long ranger at all. Looks like you are planning this all very well though.

    Many men go fishing all of their
    lives without knowing that it
    is not fish they are after."​

    Henry David Thoreau​

     
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