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    :radioactive: The Long Walk - Let's Discuss! *SPOILERS*

    I think the benefits of weight reduction in a pack vs. longevity are minimal. Therefore I would be inclined to overpack at the onset of the Long Walk, were I to indulge in it.

    Some packables-

    Food-

    beans, raisons, candy, jerky.

    Electronics-

    Cell, mp3 w/audiobooks.

    Optional-

    Glock 36 (hey, you never know, at the conclusion of my Walk, I'm not going down easy, or alone))
    duct tape (shoe repair)
    socks
    Although I am completely sober at all times, I'd be inclined to bring some strong pain reducing drugs. I mean effective.

    Discuss.

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    edited by maerlyn



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    maerlyn - are you sure you're talking about the same Long Walk as different_seasons? I don't think you would have much use for a blanket or books, let alone money.

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    you're right Jean. I came back here to edit my post.



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    I have not read the long walk. But I imagine I would bring the bare necessities. Non perishable foods, extra pair of clothes, cellphone, if I had one. I would probably want to carry lite

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    Extra shoes & socks I guess - though you'd have to be willing to give up a warning or two to change them!
    A light rain mac.
    Not too much food - the rations were enough to keep anyone going - but maybe a small treat or two.
    & I don't imagine they'd let you have the glock d_s
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    I think I'd want a full suit of body armor!

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    i guess I'd say an MP3 player with an outstanding battery. It would help to keep my mind off things and keep me moving.

    Maybe the Nike+ipod combo so I could track my walking speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I think I'd want a full suit of body armor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ves'Ka Gan View Post
    i guess I'd say an MP3 player with an outstanding battery. It would help to keep my mind off things and keep me moving.

    Maybe the Nike+ipod combo so I could track my walking speed.
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    the mp3 thing seems essential. I'd also take loads of shoes, sleep-ons preferably so you don't waste your time changing and I don't like sneakers anyway I walk a lot faster in Converse or Ben Simon than with these huge sneakers which weigh a lot

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    Baby powder. It's hard to walk fast with a chafed butt.

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    :radioactive: The Long Walk *SPOILERS*

    I just reread it. I love that book. So share your thoughts on it here.

    Also, what do you think the "dark figure" that beckoned to Garraty at the end was?

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    I was assuming it was the Major but maybe it's deeper than that?

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    It's great!!!

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    I also always thought it was the Major. I understand that some folks think it was RF, though.
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    A whole lot more than riches and muscle.

    The hands of the many must join as one.
    And together we'll cross the river.

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    I cant imagine why because as far as i can remember the Major's truck pulled up just before this

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    But I always thought that the hand on his shoulder was the Major.

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    Hmmmm...I only read this like 2 weeks ago and it's a blur now...I might read the end when I finish work...

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    I always assumed Garraty just lost his mind. The dark figure doesn't exist, but it will becon to him, forcing him to go on till he drops dead. There's nothing in the world that is worth paying the price those boys paid, and the final reward can never be obtained.

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    I've read that book so many times, but still I'd have to reread again to refresh.
    But I think the figure was just indicitive of the fact he was still in the walk, and not alone. Whether he thinks Stebbins is still walking, or McVries or one of the others, I don't know. But I think that in his mind all he wants is to keep on walking and the figure is just hi self-justification for that.
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    I also believed the hand on his shoulder was the major and I figured that the dark figure was his "light at the end". I figured he was walking death at that point and King was showing us Garraty's version of dieing... although I had never imagined RF would show up there!

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    I just reread the end again because it's been awhile since I've read the story. But like Jean, I saw it as kind of a symbol of him losing his mind. The figure isn't really there, it's just in his head. And at this point he'll just continue to walk until he dies.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    I agree with that and also the idea that there is no winning the Long Walk...it's the death of you no matter what.
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