Please forgive me for not posting for a while, I was spending Christmas with my possible future in-laws and was trying to make a good impression. That and my computer is still slowly giving up the ghost one byte at a time and freezes constantly.
Now to get ME on topic. I decided to leave Free Soul Boyfriend’s place last night and try to drive home and beat the coming blizzard. I ended up having to park at a crossroads off the freeway and taking a one hour cat nap, then I was able drive home OK. Was I scared? Not in the least. Lock the doors and keep the pistol handy. The next day, today, I decided to really take a look at my vehicle go-bag and go through it. Free Soul Boyfriend lives about 2 hours from me and my folks, so if I get stranded out there I’ve got quite a walk, especially in winter. So I hauled inside my vehicle go-bag and emptied it out on Free Soul Mama’s reclining chair. It’s OK, she’s at work.
First, I took out the three MREs and gave them back to Free Soul Papa. We can’t afford the good ones and I can’t stomach the ones we have. I replaced them with two canned soups, one canned fruit, and one can of rice and beans. A little more weight, sure, but they taste far better and I can reuse the cans for various purposes. I also added a pouch full of mint and chamomile teas and granola bars. Peppermint and spearmint tea are good for the digestive tract and chamomile tea is good for calming yourself down and the chamomile tea bags can be wetted and used as a poultice for skin irritations. Peanut butter granola bars are great for energy. I also added raw, unprocessed honey which has anti-biotic properties and great nutritional benefits. I found that I had forgotten to add a wool sweater.
I also rethought the way I packed it. Yes, I had the stuff on the top that was supposed to be on the bottom and vise versa. Oops. Extra boots on the bottom, warm clothes on the top. Good girl.
Also in my go-bag are a mini sewing kit, extra camo clothing, extra socks and gutchies, mini hygiene kit, mini first aid kit, extra boots, about 3 days of food, two water bottles with ceramic Berkey style filters, a hatchet, black duct tape, lighters, nail clippers, pens and paper, a camo bandana, face paint, and chocolate. That’s all I’m willing to tell you at least. If I’m out and things go down, all I need to do is reach the rural area right outside the city and I can turn into a near invisible prepper just heading home.
What I need to get is some snow camo. Should have put it on my Christmas wish-list. Snow camo will have to take a new high priority on my list. I also need to find a small earth-tone color tarp. I also lost my mini flashlight that I always keep on my person and have to get more. It was a streamlight and that breaks my heart.
If anyone has anything else to add, feel free to post comments containing useful info as I’m always all ears to new info. May God grant you all peace and lots of ammo.