24 days to the D-day.. are we prepared? Let’s take stock of the situation.

What’s ready?

  • Car – Service done
  • Car – Carrier added for lugguage
  • Car – Air compressor checked
  • Car – jack checked
  • Car – stock tools checked
  • Car – fire extinguisher checked
  • Car – window breaker cum seat belt cutter checked
  • Car – Puncture repairing kit checked
  • Car – tire valve tool checked
  • Car – GPS navigation checked
  • Car – Cigrette lighter port 3-way splitter checked
  • Car – 200W DC to AC inverter checked
  • Car DVR – 3 pcs checked
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 550D + Canon EOS Rebel Ti
  • Lenses – Stock 18-55 mm + 70-300mm + 10x macro
  • Filters – ND, Polarising
  • P&S Camera – Canon IXUS 950
  • Maps – in GPS navigation system – may not be reliable
  • Petrol Pump locations – mapped
  • Accomodation information – captured
  • Tents – 1 4-person + 1 2-person checked
  • Airtel postpaid connection – existing
  • Clothing – list ready
  • Torch checked – 2 pcs
  • Swiss knife checked
  • Knife checked
  • Multitool checked

 

What’s on cards?

  • Car – spare tire tube condition to be checked
  • Car – spare tire valve to be procured
  • Car – check existence of sump guard
  • Car – battery jumper to be checked / sourced
  • Trampoline for carrier and engine
  • DSLR – Canon EOS 1000D to be sourced
  • Lens – fish eye desirable
  • Maps – HVK to provide
  • Hotel booking – HVK to provide
  • Plan printouts – 6 copies, one to be left at home
  • BSNL postpaid connection to be done
  • Jerry can 30Ltrs for Diesel to be procured
  • Funnel / 10ft pipe to be procured
  • Medicines to be procured
  • Small gas cylinder with burner / kerosene stove to be procured
  • Cooking / eating utensils to be stocked
  • 20 Ltr water container
  • Sleeping Bags to be checked & counted
  • Ready to eat MTRs and maggi to be procured
  • Chocolates & toffees to be procured
  • Copies/registers & pencils (no pens for they contribute to plastic waste) for distribution among local children to be procured

 

What else can be done?

  • Maps – offline stored maps on smart device

A visit to Battle Fatigues on 20th July along with the gang planned to prepare & stock other required items.