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Offline mickeyjack3

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #435 on: March 07, 2019, 07:38:56 AM »
Two words: Red Vines


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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #436 on: March 07, 2019, 04:31:36 PM »
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Two words: Red Vines


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I agree, these were a life saver during my Hall H experience.


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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #437 on: March 07, 2019, 08:23:38 PM »
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I agree, these were a life saver during my Hall H experience.


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I’ve made some of my best friends with Red Vines waiting in line.


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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #438 on: March 08, 2019, 08:16:43 PM »
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I’ve made some of my best friends with Red Vines waiting in line.


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I'm adding something to my SDCC shopping list now because I LOVE red vines.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #439 on: March 15, 2019, 05:58:34 AM »
I found a refillable water bottle and easy to transport/open snacks are a necessity... food in the con leaves a bit to be desired. ::)
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #440 on: March 15, 2019, 06:08:55 AM »
I don't know you guys, last year I found the onion rings for sale on the floor to be quite delightful.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #441 on: March 15, 2019, 09:00:01 AM »
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I found a refillable water bottle and easy to transport/open snacks are a necessity... food in the con leaves a bit to be desired. ::)
Refillable water bottle is an absolute must. An extra power supply for my device(s) is very helpful. I always have Kind bars and trail mix. I clip an REI three legged camp stool to my pack. As I’ve chronicled earlier, having a treat (like RedVines) to share in line is by far the the most valuable thing I carry.


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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #442 on: March 15, 2019, 08:47:51 PM »
Also if you have space for it, taking a few shake ice packs.   One year it was super hot and I got a bit of vertigo I think from the heat, I had 1 of these in my bag, shook it and put it on the back of my neck while I sat against the wall for a bit. I didn't have to immediately fight the crowds to get to first aid, I just sat where I was and took a break with the ice pack. Once the dizziness went away I got up and got some water. Not saying you have to pack these and they don't stay cold long, but if you think you may have need for them bring a handful with you.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #443 on: March 18, 2019, 05:55:37 AM »
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Refillable water bottle is an absolute must. An extra power supply for my device(s) is very helpful. I always have Kind bars and trail mix. I clip an REI three legged camp stool to my pack. As I’ve chronicled earlier, having a treat (like RedVines) to share in line is by far the the most valuable thing I carry.


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Extra power supply is critical!!  I also take a REI chair... but one that is an actual chair...it is about the size of a loaf of bread, very light weight and easy to set up and take down.
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #444 on: March 18, 2019, 10:53:34 AM »
On the opposite spectrum be careful not to burden yourself down with too much. Really depends an what you are doing that day. My panel days my backpack is loaded down with a days worth of supplies :) Offiste and show floor days backpack is empty to fill with purchases and swag except for essentials being my powerbank charger, and hydroflask bottle.

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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #445 on: March 18, 2019, 12:23:27 PM »
I do the same thing as You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. Loaded down on panel days, bare necessities when I hit the floor.
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #446 on: March 18, 2019, 12:30:21 PM »
I say this every year, but if you are someone who gets blisters or hot spots.....or well even if you never have before, but have never been to SDCC and don't yet understand the amount of walking you will do, take Dr. Scholl's Moleskin! It's a lifesaver and keeps you going. Apply directly to your blisters or hot spots and it's like they aren't even there.
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #447 on: March 18, 2019, 12:47:36 PM »
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I say this every year, but if you are someone who gets blisters or hot spots.....or well even if you never have before, but have never been to SDCC and don't yet understand the amount of walking you will do, take Dr. Scholl's Moleskin! It's a lifesaver and keeps you going. Apply directly to your blisters or hot spots and it's like they aren't even there.
This is  a good thing to have^^^... as well as COMFORTABLE shoes (that are broken in). I take at least 2 pairs and switch back and forth each day. That way if one pair rubs I'm not aggravating the same area everyday.
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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #448 on: March 27, 2019, 07:41:19 AM »
Cooling cloths (like the ones runners and construction workers use) are a must if you run hot like me.  For 'offsite days', it is a requirement.  Not only does it keep you cool, it's easy to replenish if it gets dry AND it keeps the sun off your neck.


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Re: Useful items to take to SDCC
« Reply #449 on: March 27, 2019, 08:14:49 AM »
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Extra power supply is critical!!  I also take a REI chair... but one that is an actual chair...it is about the size of a loaf of bread, very lightweight and easy to set up and take down.

If that is anything like my Helinox chairs then YES! Probably my best quality of life purchase for SDCC in a few years. So comfy and easy to carry in a backpack that you could have it on you everyday, just in case (though I don't do this).

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