The Buick's trunk-- it's a day short of the "week" 'till she be properly name-called!-- holds the following items:
- BOB (no, not my girlfriend's husband's body, silly-- my Bug-Out-Bag...)
- large tarp
- collapsible lawn chair
- tool box(es)
- cast-iron cookware
- jumper cables, heavy-duty
- spare water-- both potable AND emergency/vehicle use
- replacement oil (~4 qts.)
- antifreeze/engine coolant (2 gal.)
- windshield cleaner fluid
OH! And let's not forget the spare tire, jack, lug wrench etc...
In fact, it is the latter triage that caused the former ensemble to become grief today, for the spare is neatly ensconced in one of those 'hide-under-the-trunk-carpet' cubby-holes.
BURIED, in essence. It is also today, alas, that said spare and affiliates were needed...
Which meant hauling out the mountain of prep/emergency items atop said grave...
Fortunately, I was at the house, and not on the side of some Houston, Tx. highway, when in need of unpacking (and eventually re-packing) the sundry items...
A mere 15 minutes later I was on my way to work.
A small price to pay, that quarter-hour it took to remove things one never hopes be needed. I mean, SHEESH!!! what a pain, all this "stuff" impeding my getting to sell-my-time place a few minutes outside norm. The larger comfort is, knowing and SEEING that were it ever some roadside one were flattened or otherwise stranded on, well... almost ANY (mechanical necessity) eventuality was ready to be met...
As a bonus, the out-hauling and replacing of said items was fair opportunity for... we'll label it an 'involuntaty inventory'! lol! **Cyg. makes mental note of things to add in the near future: 4-way lug wrench; small hydraulic jack; replacement cans of fix-a-flat; 12-v compressor; full-sized wheel and tire to replace 'donut'; 1st aide kit... SIGH!!!**
Prep on, folks!
[p.s.-- Mayberry-- jeeps are looking better and better, what with the spare readily mounted on her rear...];P