The truth is, I'm having a hard time packing. In December we went to Mexico and for the first time ever, I felt we under packed for a trip. Also on the return trip we were charged $50 by the airline because one of our suitcases was over the weight allowance. Now for a normal person this would be a minor matter. Not for me. I'm an ENTJ/Fieldmarshal. I need to analyze problems AND ensure that we do not repeat these mistakes. I don't want to be washing underwear and socks in the sink and then using an iron to dry them out. Hence I need to rethink my notions of what we should bring with us. At the same time we must reconfigure our luggage so that we can easily re-allocate items and ensure we aren't over the weight limits.
The boys are easy to pack: 6 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of shorts, 4 t-shirts, 4 long-sleeve shirts, pajamas, 2 sweaters, polar fleece vest, raincoat and puddle pants, baseball cap, sneakers, sandals, 8 pairs of underwear, 8 pairs of socks, swimsuits.
Mr Wrath will do his own packing. He'll probably bring five pairs of underwear, five pairs of socks, two pairs of pants, a swimsuit, five shirts, one sweater, a hat, sneakers, hiking boots, and a raincoat. He will pack 8 minutes before we leave the house.
I'm definitely the high maintenance packer in the family. Right now I'm focused upon pants. How many pairs of "bottoms" should I bring for a fourteen day trip? We'll be camping (but in an RV, which I don't really think is REAL camping) for seven nights. We'll be hiking, whale watching, seal hunting, berry picking and many other outdoor activities in close proximity to water. We'll also we eating out in restaurants (probably not very fancy ones, mind you) and there will be family dinners to attend. I won't need anything fancy (hence no skirts, which are also not dual function enough to warrant inclusion) but I do want to look respectable. For the first week, we have access to a washer and dryer.
At present I'm thinking of bringing a pair of army green knee length capris, two pairs of
I'm packing pajamas, a rain coat, my polar fleece vest, and a polar fleece jacket. I'll have sandals and hiking style running shoes. I'm thinking four t-shirts, and four long-sleeve shirts. Plus 8 pairs of socks of various weights, 3 bras of various support-levels, and 8 pairs of underwear (one for every day of the first week, plus an extra in case I get thrown into a pool while fully clothed).
So what do you think? Four pants? Five pants? Two pants? Should I bring a blouse, or will t-shirts be okay? I think we'll need toques, Mr Wrath disagrees -- what are your thoughts?