[at-l] OT: Need road trip planning help
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Bror8588 at aol.com
Fri May 1 22:39:56 CDT 2009
You left out some kind of camp sink where dishes can be washed and perhaps
a porti-potti for emergencies. Also a refrigeration unit with a freezer to
keep or make ice. I am sure I too, left something out.
In a message dated 2009-05-01 20:50:38 Eastern Daylight Time,
hiker317 at gmail.com writes:
Rather than flares for roadside emergency awareness/signaling,
consider an electronic alternative (with fresh, longlasting batteries)
that won't be a fire starter/hazard; the folding, reflective blaze
orange triangles that commercial vehicles are required to carry are
nice for daytime or nightime use;
Frisbee; small boomerang; slingshot
Trade/Barter items: N-95 facemasks, Tamiflu, case of alcohol gel in
12-18 oz size, diamonds, gold, a few bricks of .22 LR ammo etc.
At least one Dog, size small or medium, with accesories/food
Small two-way radio system (FRS) if you take a companion
Whatever the latest version is of the Interior Department Senior
Citizen Discount Card is
if you are over 50 or 55 or 62 or whatever the age limit is now: if
you qualify, it'll save lots of $$$
A happy, positive, and well-read Traveling Companion who loves
A kite (not the bird), and plenty of string;
Replace the Alternator on your vehicle with one that generates both DC
and AC power (keep the old one and carry it with you)
Spare Starter Motor, Spare Auto Battery if vehicle is not equipted
with dual batteries.
Towing insurance with at least two companies.
Air-in-a-can flat tire inflator.
And most importantly: *All* of the books by the late Ellen Meloy, in
On 5/1/09, Felix J <AThiker at smithville.net> wrote:
> Ken Bennett wrote:
>> You already have on your packing list:
>> Tent/sleeping pad/sleeping bag/other camping gear/cooking gear/
>> cooler/food/small folding table & folding chair/clothing/sewing kit/
>> day-hiking gear/camera/binoculars/guidebooks/maps/laptop.
>> What other essentials or comfort items would you add?
> Cheez-its and toothpicks. (Actually, I don't see
> flashlight/lantern...but, they may be under 'other camping gear' ...oh,
> I see Ken mentioned it) I like to have water...several gallon jugs of
> it....just in case you get stuck a long way from anything and need it.
> Felix J. McGillicuddy
> ME-->GA '98
> "Your Move"
> ALT '03 KT '03
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