Originally Posted by azflycaster
Don't leave home without it!
I couldn't resist (playing with the picture, that is).
I have enjoyed reading and learning here.
I have been frustrated to need something and find out that I left it home when packing for the trip 'cause I felt I wouldn't need it.
I have been frustrated to come home from a trip and put a duplicate on the shelf to something I left home 'cause I didn't bring it but needed it on the trip so I bought another one.
I have been frustrated to find myself doing something the manual way instead of hooking up the drill (or whatever) because I left it home ("I can do it by hand").
I have also been amazed at how much stuff I take along and do not touch during the trip. I have been fortunate to not suffer a flat, fire, blown fuse, bad connector, terribly unlevel sites, dead batteries, power failure (such as in campgrounds), or come upon an accident in need of
That being said, I do what I can ahead of time to preclude issues, and to mitigate effects from them. I have dual axles, so flats are less of a concern for me (on the trailer that is), I try to do maintenance to keep things as proper as possible, I do carry fire extinguishers and have a carbon monoxide detector on board, I do carry lots of tools (houshold as well as automotive), I have multiple flashlights on board, and I try not to ever hurry (such as setting up camp, or breaking down camp to leave). (I learned that lesson by leaving my electric plugged in one time...I was lucky I only needed a new cord cap...).
Last time out, I had to borrow a corkscrew
, and it wasn't for opening engine oil...so I am glad to have friends and neighbors! It's a lovely day in the neighborhood when we're rallying.