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RE: [RC] what's in your saddle bags? - RHONDA LEVINSON

My local Wal-mart has travel size packets of duct tape.  I also have a small roll of electrical tape in there.  I also have an extra lead rope (really light). 
On my pommel I attach several dog collars.  You can clip stuff to them and I have used them on several occasions for tack repair (my own and others).



Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 21:17:39 -0700
From: 6mules@xxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] what's in your saddle bags?

Since things are kind of slow here, I wonder what ya'll find you just can't live without while riding.
Me, well, I was never a boyscout, but I should've been. I tend to carry everything, including a 'kitchen sink'. 
Here's my list:  mini 1st aid kit--the band aids are used most
                       chap stick
                       bandana--use as a bandage, blow nose, use as a sponge if the real one falls off or didn't get put on.....
                       old dish towel--same uses as the bandana, but I've also used one folded up & vetrapped on to replace a lost shoe.
                                             The horse was lame after losing the shoe & too much hoof, but was comfortable enough to ride out
                                              of the backcounrty with his 'slipper' on.
                       super glue (the little single use 4 pack)
                       zip ties--for fixing tack
                       swiss army knife
                       hoof pick
                       collapsible water dish
                       one of those little emergency blankets
That's all I can remember without going down to the tack area & checking. Sounds like a lot, but it actually packs well.