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#1 justin131

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:37 PM

This summer I am taking a train from Brandon, Manitoba to Vancouver, BC and its a solid 40 hours. Don't get me wrong, Im very excited because I have taken the bus on this trip before and it is a beautiful tour through the mountains but I was wondering (with the vast amount of experience that gathers here at the street) what I should take with me on the trip. Heres my list so far:

- iPod (80GB) loaded with movies
- iPod battery pack that takes AA's
- Lots of AA's
- $100 headphones (V-Moda Vibes)
- Munchies and Pop
- Book(s)

Any other ideas?

Cheers,

Justin

P.S. Don't flame me because this is a stupid thread. Flaming is much more stupid and immature.

:edit: The title is supposed to be "Train Accessories" and not "Train Accessgories" as is states. D'Oh! :tooth:

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:32 PM

That's pretty much what I did when I went to Germany for 10 days last summer (nonstop flights from San Fran to there and the other way around, ~10 hours each way I think, might have been 12...), although I didn't have an MP3 player at the time. I brought all of my CDs with me, a bunch of batteries, and a stack of magazines. It kept me occupied the whole time :P.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:09 AM

Travel accessories for long trips are a must for me because I get bored easily if i'm not doing anything. Like the guy before, i sometimes catch up on my magazines as well. Bad thing about them, if you take too much the weight can be an issue. Then again one trip I was trying to catch up on a year and half worth's of subscription on two diff mags. Sounded like a good idea to catch up on money already spent till I lugged those around.

Only other thing I can think of is a Game Boy Advance. Awesome battery life on a charge (thats the bad thing - no AAs) and it doesn't weigh much or take up too much space. MP3 player and GBA pretty much GTG after that.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:06 AM

Since it's a scenic route you should probably bring a camera as well.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:15 AM

Don't most trains, especially one that has that long of a route, have electrical outlets? Call ahead and check, maybe you can save yourself the hassle of packing all those batteries.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:20 AM

One word.... Laptop :-)

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:30 AM

One word.... Laptop :-)


Agreed...I wouldn't want to watch hours of movies on an iPod. Plus, you might check to see if they have internet access on the train or not.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:01 AM

Yeah most Amtrak trains have electrical outlets and amtrak is the pits. I would bring the laptop, a laptop lock (so you can go to the can without worrying abpout your gear) and a camera. Books are a given, I usually try and start a big one at the start of the trip so I dont have to carry a backup.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:20 PM

Thanks guys. I totally forgot about my camera lol. I cant afford a laptop. :tooth: And thanks, I never thought about outlets in the train, I'll check on the site.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:29 PM

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:35 PM

Long train ride. I was just in Vancouver last weekend to visit family and the weekend before that was in Calgary for a Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) concert.

Why not spend your time talking to all the interesting people you can find on such a trip? I always find thats the best way to spend my time. I have an iPod but I never bring it on the plane for that reason. Maybe I just like to socialize too much for my own good lol.

Who knows you might get lucky as well. ;) Girls like adventure and there is something exciting about hooking up with strangers. I take it your young? Maybe its just cause I am 21 that I'm thinking like that. I guess its pretty rare for a 50+ year old to go hook up with some randoms on a long trip. Who knows though I bet some old timers are still James Bondin' it. Wahoo!

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:40 PM

Come to think of it... condoms... hehe.