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Put Together A Walk Pack



Since I am now walking on a fairly regular basis, I decided to put a walk pack together. Just used a small, sport sling backpack. I hate keeping a lot of stuff in my pockets, and sometimes don't even have pockets. It's ready to go on a moments notice by the door.

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Items in mine:Rescue inhaler & glucose tablets (I'm diabetic & asthmatic); Special house key on a lanyard (special because I got a fun lanyard and matching key, also has my Medicalert dogtag on it); my phone, water bottles for me & my dog, umbrella, sunglasses, good girl cookies for puppy, ipod band

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  • What a great idea. Gonna try this. Thanks - by BABYGIRL.SB
  • Great Ideal I want to do that too ...thanks for sharing. - by HYATTI1
    emoticon Good Idea! I have a shelf in my linen closet for my walks at night (cooler in the desert) flashlight, keys on a chain, water bottle thermos shoulder bag, folded paper towels, and my cell phone charged. I'll have to add a copy of my ID. Thanks for the suggestion. emoticon - by 1STBUCKETITEM
  • LOL I don't walk far enough to need much more than my ipod and my phone (just incase of an emercecy or photo op). But I will dig up an old fanny pack and hang it on the coat rack as a reminder to build a "walking kit" as I build my walking distance.

    Bandaids are an awesome idea! emoticon Also, mini spray bottle of bug spray (I use lavender oil) just incase you run into that evening "bug bewitching hour" emoticon - by MAKING-PROGRESS
  • I also keep bandaids and wet wipes in mine. Wet wipes for those port-a-potties or bathrooms that don't have soap, which drives me bananas! I use a belt pouch that now that I have tried to add in some running to my walking, it is a bit loose and tends to come loose a bit after I tighten it. - by SKIRNIR
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  • Great idea thank u for the tip - by MOMO7YROLD
  • Great idea! - by GWINNER1
  • That's awesome. Sometimes I don't have pockets when I walk. - by DELLMEL
  • Great idea! Good Share! - by PYNETREE
    I use a fanny pack for biking, but have never used it for walking. Good idea. I'll try it. - by VAINVT
  • Great suggestions! - by LEANMEAN2
  • I have a selection of all the suggested items, but I also ensure I have something on or on my pack which is DayGlo/High Viz, in case I fall over and - goodness, this is all sounding so panicky, but we have to plan for the worst case scenario - am unconscious/can't shout out. That way, I increase my chances of being spotted visually. Actually, I use an old HighViz waistcoat which the council gave us once when we were doing a litter-pick. It's dayglo yellow but very thin and lightweight, scrunches up a treat in the pack when it's too hot to wear it. Because it's an actual item of clothing, it's much bigger than just an armband or a highviz strip. - by CHEBBA
  • emoticon - by LORIVIOLA
  • emoticon Good idea! - by MONTREAL12
  • I wonder how it is that I never think of these things....thank you for sharing. VERY useful!! - by TRAYCIE
  • Good info...ty - by BLONDIE218145
  • I use one too. I pack water, lipbalm, gum, ID, a few dollars, small cloth to wipe away the sweat, and my keys. emoticon - by WATCHINW8
  • Thanks for sharing. Good blog. - by LEANMEAN2
    I do the same,very good info,some I did not know,thanks,I use backpack,lots of water,a book,for my rest time,maybe fruit,or protein bar,case get the hunger's,always goog to be safe,happy walking emoticon emoticon - by CJOHNSTON2001
  • Wonderful idea! - by GWINNER1
  • Smart idea! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • Thanks for the advice. - by NABIT36
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • I walk with a pack so all I have to do is add water. Thanks. - by AMBER461
    Excellent idea emoticon - by SLIMWANNABE10
  • This really is a great idea. I have a small bag that I do the same thing with. I do need to add water bottles to mine though. I usually don't take it with me. - by SPARKYTHECAT
  • What a wonderful idea! I got an Amphipod waist pack to put my phone and ID in. I also put a little can of pepper spray in there. Now that I am walking a lot more (and a lot further) I am thinking about a Nathan waist pack that has section for water bottles. And I am getting a Road ID too.

    emoticon - by GLORIAMAJDI
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this! It really is a common sense idea! Thank you for posting! - by CECELW
  • Thanks. But I don't like anything on me. Besides you have to be careful with peoples robbing you. - by DELLMEL
    great tip! Thank you - by SHANNONY84
    very good - by LCRUMLEY81
  • Great idea emoticon - by LCOLANGELO0803
  • Great idea. Leaves your hands free for upper body movement while walking. - by EBONYSOL
    I walk to work so my pack is packed! - by CAROLLEE57
  • Great idea. All the essentials in one location! emoticon - by NANFITGRAN
  • Great idea! So it'is always ready to just grab and stalling emoticon - by PYNETREE
  • I love this idea. I use it for my 5ks but I should do the same for walking around the development. @TheBev2 I like the idea of keeping the business card with information. I do not carry a wallet when I walk in the development. - by KAMOFARRELL
  • Don't forget to include some form of identification and emergency contact info. I travel for work and am often walking in a place where nobody would know me were I to have an accident. I wear a Road ID band when out exercising and keep a business card with emergency contact info in my pack too. Happy walking! - by THEBEV2
  • The sport sling backpack is a wonderful idea. Thank you for Sparking me. emoticon - by JANICEONE1

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