BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Did you forget anything?

Have you ever realized that you forgot to pack something you wanted or needed? If so, did you purchase a replacement item or just go without it?

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BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I have a generic packing list that I use for cruise and land vacations, and it has everything I need. It gets updated regularly so I have yet to leave anything behind, thank goodness.

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

I over pack and I'll forget something. Once I packed the car, drove off heading for Port Charleston and as I crossed over the Ohio river, I realized I left my back pack with my pass port, boarding pass in it. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Luckily, I've never forgotten anything important on a cruise (left my hat or sunglasses in the car).

Once, when doing a Civil War re-enactment, I got about 300 miles from home before I realized I left my leather gear (belts, ammo pouches, bayonet) at home. Ended up costing me about $300 to get new ones.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I have yet to forget anything,  if I do I'll just buy it along the way.

 

They say the memory is the second thing to go........ I forgot what the first it.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

So far so good ... but I pack and repack so many times before liftoff that if I do forget something, I probably don't need it.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

On one early cruise, I forgot to pack dress socks.

The worst was when we forgot one of my wife's meds.  Fortunately, she had the injection the night before we left, but as soon as we got home, I harpooned her.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I'm not sure of the geography or how long it would have taken you to go back for your backpack, but I bet you didn't do that again. 

JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

For a cruise - no

For a camping trip - yes!

 

I left my back pack with all my clothes on the washing machine in my garage. 

Fortunately I always carry a small "just in case" kit with clothes in the trunk of my car.  That along with borrowing some clothes from my friend, it all went fine.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

It certainly depends on what we forget.  On a cruise once, neither of us pack the tums....we bought some very expensive tums in port.  I have forgotten my jewelry, but could get by with what I was wearing. Check lists usually keep us from doing this. Like BDRebel, when it is for period apparel, replacement can be costly. Sometimes you can get by without that one item, but not always. I won't do that again!

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

The Ohio River is 24 miles south of me. I-71 and I-75 cross the river on the same bridge. I left home on the front end of rush and 2 hours later, I was around the same spot as I was when I remembered I forgot my back pack.

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