Here’s a list of possible items you might want or need to take along with you. Let me know if you feel something has been left out. I’m just jotting down anything that comes to mind, not necessarily what I would pack. I know it’s not a complete list, so help me out here.
cell phone, chairs (foldable), clothesline and pins, camera with memory card, computer with internet, crock pot, generator, GPS, Kindle, ladder, stepstool, fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, storage containers, memory foam mattress, laundry basket, buckets, mop and scrubbers, shovel, basic power tools, hatchet/axe, first aid kit, multimeter, emergency road cones/lights, flashlights, table (foldable), grill, screen room, fishing gear, bike and cyclist’s gear, hiking gear, field guides, water sports gear (I have an inflatable boat, paddles, PFDs, air pump), binoculars, firearm with ammo, (and/or other protection device), solar panel(s), adapters for outlets, outdoor rug, door mat, cast iron skillet, small canister vac, broom, well-stocked toolbox, battery tester, fix-a-flat, tire pressure gauge, tire jack, levelers, chock blocks, hitch lock, zipties, duct tape …
Canine Crew’s Equipment
Here’s my list for the dogs. I’m not much of a cat person. This list could be adapted for those of you of the feline persuasion.
Leads, collars, harness, dishes, bed, crate, first aid kit, whistle, PFD, pooper-scooper and bags, portable water dispenser, doggie booties for rough terrain, exercise pen (folding), tie-out or cord for run, toys, vaccination record, vet visits records, grooming supplies …
News Flash!!! Battery Charge Thief Apprehended!!!
We interrupt this message to make an important announcement. The Chevy Express van, also known as The Perfect Tow Vehicle, has been restored to perfection. The culprit reponsible for the draw on its battery has been identified and taken into custody. The perpetrator is one power inverter which still had ties to the battery although previously thought to have been disconnected. Cost: $32.50 for 1/2 hour labor. Let’s hope this puts an end to the vicious crime spree against an outstanding member of the tow vehicle community.
The auto electric guy said I could have the power inverter hooked up with no draw on the battery if I had a cut-off switch installed. Parts and labor would cost about $95. I told him to fergeddaboudit. He also said I probably could sell it for about $100-$150. Whatever. I’m just happy my van is okay!