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The Captain Essential Cabin Supplies: 2013 Edition

Tomorrow is 4/20, which means it that time of year again.  Cabin Trip!

Ever since my first Cabin Trip back in 2001 I’ve taken the idea seriously.  Which means I need to stock up on supplies.  The kids are calling it glamping these days, and I’m fine with it.  Last year I dedicated a Friday 5 to all the equipment I obtained for the trip, so let’s have another go at it for 2013.


Top 5 Items Purchased For The Cabin Trip


1.  We’re up all nite to get lucky

If we’re mostly gonna sit by the fire and talk about music, might as well bring some fresh tunes.  And they don’t get much fresher that this disc full of new music from 2013.


420 get lucky


The title track is Daft Punk’s amazing new single Get Lucky.  It dropped at 12:01 this morning, and it instantly became the official theme of the Cabin Trip.  The song it so fresh, the only place I can link to it online is this video from a Dutch morning DJ.  Ha!



2.  Official Sponsor

Not only will all attendees be receiving a mix tape, they’ll also get a can coozy from the Cabin Trip’s official sponsor, Rinawear.


rina can


3.  A handy pair of shades

I found the perfect pair of shades for a weekend such as this and they were only $5!


bottle glasses 1


What makes them so perfect for Cabin Weekend?  The built in bottle openers!


bottle glasses 2


4.  Glow in the dark

A cabin in the middle of the woods is many things, but it is mostly certainly one thing – dark after the sun sets.  I learned at one of my favorite events last year, LoloFest 30, that glow sticks do wonders for addressing this problem.  So I’m stocking up tonite.  And our first pitstop on Saturday off of I-44 is one of the numerous fireworks stands for some sparklers.  All of these combined with the giant sized gypsy bonfire will make for a brite nite on Saturday!


5.  A hoodie with plans

I picked up a new hoodie on the clearance rack at Kohls today for a cool $12.


purple hoodie


While it doesn’t look all that remarkable yet, I’ve got a great idea for it that Ludlow is gonna help me with tomorrow before we leave.  You’ll see what I mean next week.

Well, time to finish packing and get some sleep.  I’m gonna need it!



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