It should have been 9 days to go

I packed my backpack. Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove, saw, GPS, first aid kit, tool kit, long johns, mittens… And I meticulously prepared the resupply boxes. Russenes, Maze, Kautokeino, Abisko, Sulitjelma… The names were exotic and adventurous. Each box had a number on it indicating how many day rations it contained, and I portioned oatmeal…