Preparing for the Death Race is silly. No, but really, you’ll never truly be prepared. As silly as it is, however, there are a lot of things that are essential to being successful at the Death Race. Proper care of your body is the most important and exceedingly important is the strength and fortitude of your mind. Besides that typically there is a nice list of items that you’ll be required to bring per the onslaught of confusing, ever-changing Death Race emails.

Aside from that this is my list of items that I’ll be bringing to the Death Race to “prepare” myself for whatever ridiculous and crazy challenges and farm chores that Joe and Andy have waiting for me at Amee Farm and in the surrounding area of Pittsfield, VT.

Note: This does not take into account any Gear List items that are given out by the Race Directors.

  • Eberlestock Gunslinger II
  • 3L Hydration Pack
  • Black Diamond Distance Z Trekking Poles
  • Brooks Cascadia 7s
  • Inov-8 Roclite 285s
  • Injini Socks (various kinds)
  • CWX Compression Socks
  • Body Glide/Gold Bond Powder: Lube up good or use powder
  • Multi-Tool
  • Flashlight (Extra Batteries)
  • Headlamp (Extra Batteries)
  • 550 Cord
  • KA-Bar Knife
  • Gloves (2 pair)
  • Fiskars x27 Axe
  • Extra Clothes – Shorts, Shirts, Compression Shirts, Compression Pants, etc
  • Dry Bags for Dry Items
  • Garbage bags
  • Towels
  • Hats
  • Arm Warmers
  • Leg Warmers
  • Survival Kit/First Aid Kit
    • Duct Tape
    • Zip ties
    • Emergency Blanket(s)
    • Compass
    • Fire Starter
    • Blister Pads
    • Bandages (all sizes)
    • Gauze
    • Safety pins
    • Iodine tabs
    • Athletic Tape
    • Alcohol Wipes
    • Bug Spray or lotion
    • Swabs
    • Antihistamine
    • Rubber Gloves (surgeon type)
  • Otter Box
  • Food (MRE’s, Beef Jerky, Bananas, Protein Bars, GU, Chomps, Beans, etc
  • Electrolyte Tabs – Recommend to use in water bottle
  • Salt Tabs
  • Zip Lock Bags (various sizes)

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