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This is a list of items that you should bring to a meeting with other traceurs. It is advisable to bring a backpack to hold these items, especially if the jam is not within walking distance of your home.

Jam Checklist

This is a list of items that you should bring to a meeting with other traceurs. It is advisable to bring a backpack to hold these items, especially if the jam is not within walking distance of your home.

Clothing

  • Comfortable T-shirt or sleeveless shirt.
  • Comfortable, durable pants that allow your full range of motion.
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket that does not constrict movement.
  • Durable athletic shoes (cross trainers or running shoes).
  • Socks and Underwear (please don't tell me you were about to go out without underwear).
  • Weather appropriate outerwear (poncho, coat, windbreaker etc.).

In your wallet
  • Enough cash to get food, drink and to take public transportation home (in case of emergency).
  • The cellphone number of the host of the jam (as well as change to call from a payphone).
  • Picture Identification in the form of a valid driver's liscence or school ID.
  • ICE card (In Case of Emergency). Take an index card and clearly write your full name, age, address, allergies, medical conditions, current medications and emergency contacts. Stow this in your wallet. Don't you feel better already?
  • Train, bus, ferry, plane or subway ticket(s).

Others
  • Your cell phone.
  • At least a liter of water (that's 2 bottles).
  • Deodorant (for the ride back).
  • A snack (fig newtons or a power bar, nothing too big).
  • A positive attitude.


Things NOT to bring
  • Automatic Firearms
  • Livestock
  • Barrels of fresh produce.
  • Excuses

Make sure to check with the host of the jam to see if you will need anything special and to check the time and meeting place one last time before heading out the door. Also, be aware of weather conditions and dress accordingly. Don't show up to a blizzard jam in shorts and a T-shirt. Enjoy your learning experience!