Monday, December 16, 2013

The Kid's Backpack Weighs a Ton -- Glad It's On Wheels For Her Sake



This really heavy backpack may contain the following:



  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors (blunt ended for younger kids, pointed for older ones)
  • Ballpoint pens
  • No. 2 pencils 
  • Colored pencils
  • A pencil sharpener 
  • A large pink eraser 
  • Water-based markers
  • A four-ounce bottle of white glue
  • Highlighters
  • Spiral-bound or composition notebooks
  • A three-ring binder
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper  
  • Pocket folders  
  • Printer paper and ink cartridges  
  • A ruler with English and metric measurements
  • Scotch tape
  • A stapler
  • Map (with protective case)
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat\
  • Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
  • Extra batteries
  • Waterproof container
  • Extra day's supply of food
  • Water bottles or Hydration system
  • Trekking poles
  • Insect repellent
  • Headnet
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Two-way radios
  • Cell or satellite phone
  • Energy food (bars, gels, chews, trail mix)
  • Energy beverages or drink mixes
  • Lunch
  • Cups
  • Long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Hat, cap or headband (synthetic or wool)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Insulating fleece jacket (or vest) and pants
  • Boots or shoes suited to terrain
  • Socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Bit of moss
  • A twig
  • String
  • Many graphic novels


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