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OBF Countdown: Gear and prep

Getting close to the Oregon Brewers Festival this week, and I’m thinking about what to take and carry while I’m there, wandering around the park. One thing to keep in mind is hydration—that’s probably the most important thing, because not only are you (potentially) drinking a lot of beer, but you’re out in the heat the entire time you’re there. (Of course, they have water available—but when there are thousands of people there, I figure it’s better to be safe than sorry.)

Here’s a list of what I’m thinking I’ll have with me:

As far as clothing goes, a light-colored shirt (darker colors absorb more sunlight and therefore heat), and comfortable shoes (lots of walking) are a must.

Also, I’m thinking vitamin B would be a good idea, too—before the drinking starts. A big dose of B (and hydration) goes a long way toward preventing the hangover that you may be in for otherwise.