Getting ready for my first poker road trip since pre-pandemic.
Yes, dear readers, I know many of you have already popped that cherry. One of the keys to my survival as a poker player for so many years is not playing too many hands. When it comes to travel and Covid-19, my range has been really narrow.
I’m taking an inventory of my poker backpack, pondering what to add. Have a look with me…
Player cards – gotta earn the comps!
Mask – not just for Halloween anymore
Tea bags – I don’t drink coffee
Tissues – s’not funny to do without
Hand sanitizer – now more than ever
Sanitizing wipes – “kills 99.9% of germs”
Hearing aid batteries – say what?
Sunscreen – sometimes I go to Florida, not this time
Deck of cards – OFC anyone?
Hat – retains body heat in colder rooms
Moist towelettes – in case of finger food
Chewing gum – helps the ears pop during airplane descent
Bandaids – for paper cuts
Eye drops – gets the red out
Floss – when you really need it, you’ll be glad I’m your friend
Chapstick – colder weather is upon us
Hand lotion – prevents cracking and chafing
Ear plugs – when roommates snore
Emery board – keep those nails smooth
Electronics – it’s own category
— Laptop charger
— iPad / iPhone charging cable/block
— charging power bank
— Power bank charging cable
— Ear buds
— Noise canceling headphones
If you think of anything that’s missing, please leave a comment. We depart in two days.