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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

#SDCC travel light even with water

Saw something on Twit I wanted to follow up on.
It was good advice from one SDCC veteran to a newbie – travel light.
The newbie was staying out at Hotel Circle and the veteran said it would be hard to get back to the hotel during the day and it would be good idea to travel light. The thought process was whatever you bring with you; you will be stuck with all day.
There is a Convention Center baggage check area but that is out of the way. You really don’t want to be wasting time or energy trekking back and forth all day dropping things off and picking things up.
I’m a big advocate of bringing and drinking water all day long. I say it all the time - Half your weight in ounces in water.  That means if you weigh 200 pounds, then you should drink 100 ounces of water a day. You need to drink more if you are drinking a lot of caffeine or exerting yourself.  100 ounces is about 6 of those half liter bottles.  If you are a dainty girl and weigh close to 100 pounds then you need 50 ounces of water and that’s 3 of those bottles.
Remember the old rule of thumb – a pint a pound the world around? A pint is a little smaller than a half liter. So those half litter bottles as just over a pound a piece.
That a lot of water to drink. That’s a lot of weight to carry.
Bring one bottle.  And refill it throughout the day.  Most of the panel rooms will have several water coolers.  There are also water foundation sprinkler throughout the convention center.
This way you are carrying one bottle filling as needed.
And remember – the water doesn’t help you in the least if you keep it in the bottle. Drink early and drink often.

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