Packing is really such a hassle -- I hate deciding what to take and what to leave out. This is the first proper 4WD trip that I've been on, and the preparation just seems endless! We've tested our bed rolls (and found they don't fit into the tent) bought a new tent, bought new camp chairs, new hiking shoes, and so on.
Once again, as an extreme myope, I'm terrified of being unable to see, so I've packed so many vision options -- scleral contact lenses and spares, old soft contacts and three pairs of glasses. Getting old so I better remember some reading glasses as well! On top of this there's the agony of deciding what clothes to take and what to leave out. Narrandera and Murray Sunset will be hot, but Mt Gambier will be cold! We're camping on the beach for 5 nights, so I hope it will be warm enough to swim.