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Old 04-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Favorite Airstream provisioning tips

Here are mine. Share yours.

1. Have a reserve collection of travel size over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, and the like somewhere to avoid extra trips to town if you run out of something.

2. Velcro a battery operated clock in place somewhere so you know what time it is even if the shore power is off.

3. Consider a locking, folding knife for a kitchen knife. Uses less space and won't cut you if you're fumbling around in the drawer for something.

4. Bring spare bulbs and batteries for everything.

5. Sewing kit.

6. Reasonably complete safety preparations would include a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, weather radio, reliable flashlight, and flares.

7. The larger multi-tool folding knives, while too big for many people to carry around, are great to have in a drawer or toolbox.

8. Cards, checkers, chess, dominos, and a novel.

9. Liquid soap dispensers, wall or counter mounted, where needed. One less thing to secure before traveling

10. Corelle or melamine, but you knew that!

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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Clothes pins, zipties, paper towels
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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All alcohol in plastic containers. Glass can break, and we don't want to be guilty of alcohol abuse.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Great list.
The only thing I can add is my IPad!
My prefered "book reader" not to mention everything else it does.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by DanielB View Post
I like to have a piece of rope with me at all times.
I do carry a length of elastic cord that I use for clothes line.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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1. Duct Tape, Bailing Wire, Zip Ties, Bungee cords and Rope to fix things that are moving that shouldn't.

2. Silicone, WD-40, BoeShield or the penetrating lubricant of your choice to fix things that aren't moving but should.

3. A rain jacket. Even in the desert. It is inevitable that you will need to be outside in the rain when you don't expect it.

4. A functional flashlight to make things light when it is dark. A hiker's headlamp is even better when you need both hands to do something.

5. A pair of work gloves and a few pairs of Nitrile gloves for messy chores.

6. Bug spray and sunscreen.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
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Fire starter. Like a flint and striker, matches, lighter, etc.
A shovel is a must for me.
An assortment of fuses for the truck and trailer. Never know when a fuse will blow.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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I like to carry tire pressure gauge...for TV and Airstream tires...nothing worse than a low tire either slowing you down or flattening your trip altogether.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #10
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Crescent wrench and a hammer..and a screwdriver if I can find it.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:28 AM   #11
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A 5 gallon bucket has many uses around the camp.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:03 AM   #12
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:44 AM   #13
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All of the above, plus:

a well-hidden spare key to the Airstream's door and a spare set of tow vehicle keys inside the trailer

also, one extra set of pre-packed wheel bearings and grease seals. Got stranded once for two days due to a failed bearing. Never again.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
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Adding to everyone else's lists, not a complete list in itself:

Ziplock bags.
Mylar space blanket.
A hat (essential for my poor bald head).
Indoor/outdoor thermometer.
Traveler's checks (easier to replace if lost or stolen than either cash or credit cards).
Cell phone charger.
Air compressor.
Tire plugging kit.
Broom and dustpan.
Wasp spray.
Aluminum foil.
Comfortable shoes (two most important things in life, comfortable shoes and a comfortable bed; if you're not in one, you're in the other).

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