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Old 06-21-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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God I can be a doofus sometimes!

Forgot to pack our camp chairs. I know - first world problem to be sure :-)

Thankfully, this trip is about 45 minutes from home and DW made the trip back for the chairs. Also forgot Daisy's leash with ground screw. Sheesh! Over excited to hit the road I guess. I've forgotten meds too and that gets solved with a call to CVS.

What have you forgotten and how have you solved for that??
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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There's only one time I've forgotten something I just couldn't do without.

On one trip, I forgot to pack a spare insulin pen. I had enough for about three days left in the pen I was using, but I was on a seven-day trip. Luckily I remembered less than an hour after departing from home, so I just turned around to get it. I arrived at the campground a couple hours later than I intended, but still had just barely enough daylight to get set up.

If I'd been farther down the road before I remembered, well, then there still wouldn't have been much of a problem. I make a point of carrying copies of all my prescriptions— including my eyeglasses prescription— in my Airstream Interstate in case I have to bug out for a hurricane. I might have had to pay full price for the scrip, since the refill would have been too soon for Blue Cross to pay their share (they won't pay for out-of-schedule refills), but I could have gotten more insulin if I really needed to.

That's also why all of my prescriptions (except my eyeglasses) are filled at the Walmart pharmacy; no matter where I go in North America, there's always a Walmart somewhere along my route.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Forgot meds last week(although I did leave in a hurry one day sooner than planned, needed to avoid a storm) and this week, well.....I am finaly in venue with power(5 days of boon docking last week) and hubs who unhooked the shore power from home, left the adapter at home i triedtwo. walmarts, no luck, gave up, this is only a three nighter.

One time we forgot one of our five kids! Hey it happens, always a lot of confusion when loading up. We went back
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Forgot meds last week(although I did leave in a hurry one day sooner than planned, needed to avoid a storm) and this week, well.....I am finaly in venue with power(5 days of boon docking last week) and hubs who unhooked the shore power from home, left the adapter at home i triedtwo. walmarts, no luck, gave up, this is only a three nighter.

One time we forgot one of our five kids! Hey it happens, always a lot of confusion when loading up. We went back
Did you forget the kid because you were off your meds?
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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I keep medicine in the trailer. I keep chairs in the trailer.
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I kind of duplicate the medicine chest in my house in my trailer. Since I use the trailer a lot, I'm pretty careful to make sure I replenish stuff as I use it. The nice thing about my set up is my trailer is about 75 feet from my back door, and when I'm headed out, I pull it out of its shed into the driveway for the load-up. Oh, that takes about 20 minutes, BTW! Now, if I left the camp chairs....hmmmm, not gonna happen as mine stay stored in there!
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I keep medicine in the trailer. I keep chairs in the trailer.
Insulin has to be refrigerated, and I don't leave the fridge in my Airstream turned on 24/7/365. So my meds are something I have to load for each trip, same as the refrigerated/frozen food.

But I do keep chairs in my Airstream. And bedding and towels. And a week's worth of clothes. And a week's worth of non-perishable food. And cookware. All part of my hurricane bug-out kit as well as my camping kit.
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One time we were going to drive about 400 miles the first day out. We were so excited about getting away for a few weeks. We had the AS packed the day before and decided to get an early start so we got up about 4:30am, loaded the few personal things, locked up the house and off we went about 5:30am.

Probably everyone does the same thing the first few miles of any trip. You start thinking about what you may have forgot. I was asking wife if she packed this or that and she was asking me the same thing. After about 30 miles she asked me where I put the cell phone. I told her I thought she got it. Well you know how this story ends.

Good thing we were only 30 miles into the trip. After turning around and picking up the phone we lost only about 1 hour driving time. So much for getting up early.
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My wife LOVES lists... usually helpful!

#3 on the sign leaving the KOA in Alma, AR, was 'Wife aboard?"
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We went on a two week trip to FL and left the front door open.
Another trip we left the garage door open and doors unlocked, but our neighbor notice and closed it.
Forgot our folding tables last week.
Forgot a prescription a couple years ago.

Can't remember if I forgot anything else but I'm sure I did!

Every time we leave I tell DW if we forgot something Walmart will always have another if we can't do without it what ever it might be.
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I forgot something once but for the life of me I can't remember what it was !!!!
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#3 on the sign leaving the KOA in Alma, AR, was 'Wife aboard?"
What number was "Kids aboard?"

As they say, when your memory goes, you can just forget it!
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We load up, hook up, and get everybody buckled in their seats. Then, we sit in front of the house with the engine running for about 5-10 minutes while everyone gets settled and figures out what they forgot. On one occasion, after multiple trips back inside the house to get stuff our granddaughters had forgotten, and we sat so long that one of our neighbors came over to see what the problem was.

We didn't forget anything leaving the house. However, later, I lost the slinky on the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado, between Durango and Silverton; and I couldn't stop to go back to pick it up due to traffic and no shoulder on that highway section. I got a new one at the Montrose WalMart; and, of course, it wouldn't fit in the storage tube.

Also, one granddaughter left her cell phone on the toilet paper dispenser in a truck-stop bathroom stall. Thank goodness there are still honest people in this world. When we got back to the truck stop almost an hour later, her phone was under the counter. The cleaning person had found it and given it to the cashier. -- New rule for granddaughters: Electronics stay in the TV when we stop at truck stops.
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We've not forgotten anything significant and we never stray too far from civilization so it's easy enough to re-equip if necessary. It made me think, though, about the things we would turn back to pick up. Meds, wallet, passport, phone would be on the list I guess, all that personal stuff that you can't get in Walmart!
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