What was your prep for today?

Poppy

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These two water proof compression sacks are in my car year round.
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In the larger one, you'll find a heavy fleece jack/shirt a fleece liner jacket, and a gortex water proof outer shell. Also a pair of socks, and two thin plastic bags to use as a water proof barrier for dry socks, should my shoes and feet get wet. In the winter months I'll add a pair of gortex snow pants.

In the smaller one, there are more socks, a towel, and a couple of pair of undies.

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I also always have a urinal, and toilet paper. Also a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, warm hat and gloves, road flares, and ofcourse flashlights are always included. I usually have 2-4 bottles of water. Come to think of it, I also have a few of those $3 ponchos, mylar blankets, chemical handwarmers, duct tape, fire starter, bic lighter, whistle, and paracord, always in the trunk.

During the winter months, I add the bag of trail mix, a long handled shovel, a length of rope, and a sleeping bag in a compression sack.
 

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Bought some summer sausages the other day to put in the vehicle for the winter, just in case of getting stranded. Plan on adding some Hershey chocolate and some peanut butter cheese crackers, and maybe some other stuff to the grub box. Thinking maybe with the sodium content, Gator-Aide might have a lower freezing temp than bottled water, so may add that to the vehicle preps. Anyone have any data on that?
Modern Gator-Aide doesn't have much salt anymore. Keep in mind many birds get their water from seeds. Sunflower seeds for example have water. Peanuts have as much as 10% water. Carrots, peas, corn, etc. So what you do is keep a few snack size ziplock bags in the car, add some frozen whatever and stick it in your pocket to thaw. Get some hydration that way. Grapes are mostly water.
 

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Trail mix, peanuts, sunflower kernels, cashews, Life Savers, Werthers Originals, beef jerky all added to my shopping list. I may also add some small boxes of just raisins, too, for some who may not want the trail mix. "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." :crackup:
 

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Modern Gator-Aide doesn't have much salt anymore. Keep in mind many birds get their water from seeds. Sunflower seeds for example have water. Peanuts have as much as 10% water. Carrots, peas, corn, etc. So what you do is keep a few snack size ziplock bags in the car, add some frozen whatever and stick it in your pocket to thaw. Get some hydration that way. Grapes are mostly water.
I think I'll stick a bottle of G-A outside on the porch, near my thermometer, and see if it freezes at the temps we are going to get. I think it is supposed to snow this weekend, so this would be a good time to test it out. Thanks for the tip on the lower sodium content, bykfixer. (y)
 

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Tell you what; raw unsalted sunflower seeds can fuel a person in a good way. Mixing maybe a quarter ratio with roasted unsalted cashews can be a good way regarding taste.

Consider not going overboard with salt unless snacking. Of course hot humid sweating a person needs salt.
 

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It's time to recharge my batteries!

Flashlights are stored on the top of my dresser, on a shelf of my mirrored hutch, hanging on a lanyard in a dark closet, and in a drawer of my roll top desk. Otherwise they can be found lying around the house. People use one, and lie it down somewhere to end up inside a drawer, or something. They'll frequently/often put it back where they got it from.

Yesterday my grandson took a Maglite M25LT stoked with an 18650, from the top of my dresser. Only to find that it was stone cold dead!

I guess it is time to gather up the lights and top them off. I like to keep them fully charged. I know that is not the best for the battery life, but I don't care.
 

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Minor preps. today:
Bought a folding and locking Klein Tools drywall saw (obviously useful for other tasks). Bought a compact folding and locking saw that takes standard sawzall blades (very handy if you don't have power for your power-tool). And finally, a very compact, hand-held bicycle pump w/ a gauge on it.

Toss that thing in your glove-box so that you have a car tire inflator in case your battery-powered one is dead. Yeah, you'll be out there for quite awhile. But eventually your tire will have enough air in it to get you home. Handy if you Fix-a-flat ain't cutting it, and your new car model didn't come with a spare.

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Minor preps. today:
Bought a folding and locking Klein Tools drywall saw (obviously useful for other tasks). Bought a compact folding and locking saw that takes standard sawzall blades (very handy if you don't have power for your power-tool). And finally, a very compact, hand-held bicycle pump w/ a gauge on it.

Toss that thing in your glove-box so that you have a car tire inflator in case your battery-powered on is dead. Yeah, you'll be out there for quite awhile. But eventually your tire will have enough air in it to get you home. Handy if you Fix-a-flat ain't cutting it, and your new car model didn't come with a spare.
Here's something you might find useful.

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Wow Dave, that's interesting.

My dad had a SLOw leak. Since he has a couple Ryobi tools, I bought him a Ryobi One+ tire inflater, for him to keep in the trunk of his car.

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I think it was about $39, now I see that it is $58.
Wow!!!
 
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