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The list should contain every supply you'll need, or may need, on all trips and all seasons. This way you needn't create a list for each trip. It's easy to exclude items as you pack for a trip. Always guesstimate quantities liberally and include spares.
We took this tip from Paul & Lee Stevens. Our list is included here for your perusal. If it looks ominous, it's because it is. Feel free to use it as a foundation for your own.
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THE NICHOLS’ TRAVEL LIST
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Amounts are on a per week basis.

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TRACHE & SUCTION
Non-sterile 4 x 4 Split – ½ of large package (rate use 1 per day + spares)
Trache Tube Ties – 3 (rate use 1 per 15 days + spares)
Sterile Q-tips – 28, 2-packs (rate use 2 per day + spares)
Inner Canulas – 10 (rate use 1 per day + 3 spares)
Moisture Exchangers/ “Noses” – 10 (rate use 1 per day + 3 spares)
Suction Catheters – 30 (rate use 3 per day + 9 spares)
Yankauer Suction tips – 3 (rate use 1 per 4 days + 1 spare)
Spare Traches – 1 (rate use 1 per 15 days + spare)
Portable Suction Unit – 1
AC and Car Adapters for Portable Suction
Spare Portable Suction Unit – 1
Spare Suction Unit Hoses – 1 (rate use 1 per week)
Spare Canister for Suction Units – 1 (rate use 1 per 2 weeks)
Spare Suction Unit Filter – 1 (rate use as required - ~1 per month)
Saline Water - 96 oz (rate use varies – between 4 & 12 oz per day + extra)

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PEG & ENTERAL NUTRITION
Kangaroo Pole, Motor and Charger
Portable Kangaroo, Motor and Charger
Kangaroo Feeding Bags – 10 (rate use 1 per day + spares)
Nutren – 36 (rate use 4 per day + spares)
60 cc Enteral Feeding Syringes – 10 (rate use 1 per day + spares)
Measuring Cup
Extra PEG Tube
10 ml syringe for inflation/deflation of PEG balloon
Sterile water or saline for PEG balloon inflation (compensated in Trache list)

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WHEELCHAIR
Wheelchair Charger
Neck Brace for Chin Support
Pillow for Resting Hands
Elbow/Forearm Pillows
Small (Airline) Pillows (needed for sleeping wheel chair )
Headband – Cloth Version in Case Headrest Breaks
Extra Gel Pads
Lap Tray
Spare Tire Tube
Roho Cushion Repair Kit
Roho Cushion Air Pump
15 AMP Fuses

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COMPUTER
Erica Tabletpc
AC Power Cords (3 – Tablet, Camera, Speaker)
Camera, Power & Firewire Cables
Daessy Mounting Bar
Micro Compac Unit for EZ-Keys
AC Adapter
Dataport Cable (Ethernet)
Telephone Cord with 2 Male Connectors
Computer Glasses
EFilm Storage Device (optional)
USB Cable
Camera to EFilm Cable
Power adapter
ThumbDrive (optional)
Ipod (optional)
Charger Station
USB cable

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OTHER EQUIPMENT
Liko Light and Sling
AMBU Bag
Big Mac Switch
Button Switch (spare)
3-Prong Heavy Duty Extension Cord – 25 feet long
3-Prong, 6-outlet Power Strip
Twitch Switch (optional)

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SLEEPING
Air Matress, power source
Wedge
Roho Heel Boots or Blue boots
Concentric Rings for Ears

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HYGEINE/TOILETING
Q-Tips (for ears and such)
Nail Clippers - Finger & Toe
Non-sterile Exam Gloves – 1 box of 100 gloves per week
Hydrogen Peroxide – 2 (32oz. Bottles) (rate use 32 oz. per week + spare)
Mag Citrate - 5 (8 oz. Bottles) (rate use 8 oz. per 4 days + spares)
Magic Bullets – 6 (rate use 1 per 2 days + spares)
Texas Condoms – 10 (rate use 1 per day + spares)
Texas Catherter Bags – 2 (rate use 1 per week + spare)
Transfer Belt
Bedpan
Urinal
Shower Chair
Shower Bib
Toothbrush Sponges – 20 (rate use 2 per day + spares)
Tooth Cleaning Solution
Deodorant – 1 stick
Electric Toothbrush & Charger
Electric Shaver & Charger
Hand Shavers – 3 (as backup)
TP – 1 roll as backup
CHUX – 10 (rate use 1 per day + spares)

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GENERAL CARE
Thermometer
KY Lubricant
Eye Drops (Restasis & regular)
Scissors
Sween Cream
Neosporin
Desitin
Nivea
Paper Towels – Several Rolls

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MISCELLANEOUS
Cell Phone & Charger
Copies of Wills and Powers-of-Attorney
Copies of Health History
List of Current Health Conditions
List of Current Medications
Emergency Contact Telephone Numbers (family, friends, doctors, neighbors)
Photo Identification/Passport
Health Insurance Card
Sunglasses
Reading Glasses
Sunscreen lotion
Bug repellant
Sun & Pleasure Caps
Rain Poncho
Blanket &/or Afghan wrap for chilly days/nights
Knit Cap or Hooded Coat and Mittens and Skunks
Hot Water Pot (for Tea)
Socks (for cold weather and sleeping)
Fanny Pack
Digital Camera & Download Cables
Binoculars
Detergent for Cleaning Suction Machine
Travel Log
Postcard Stamps & Pre-printed Address Labels
Books
Travel Guides
Road and Topographic Maps
AA & AAA Rechargeable Nickel/Metal hydride batteries – 8
Charger for AA & AAA Rechargeable Nickel/Metal hydride batteries
Family Communication Radios (Walkie-Talkies)

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MEDICATIONS AND MEDS
Rilutek - 2 per Day
Aspirin - 2 per Day
Robinol - 6 per Day (a 2mg and a 1mg Each Time)
Multi-Vitamin - 1 per Day
Creatine - 1 Dosage per Day
Tylenol, Tylenol PM
Motrin or Advil

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TO DO LIST
Fill Prescriptions, Order/Purchase Meds
Stop Mail
Notify Cain (security company)
Stop Benji (grandfather clock)
Provision for Sunday Paper
Unplug Computers, TVs, bed, etc.
Leave Itinerary with Someone
Check Moby Tire Pressure before departure
Check van

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