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    I cleaned out my truck today

    I had been neglecting the task for the last two months since moving south. I had a hard time emotionally doing this. I will keep some things for emergencies though. a water tight survival kit in case I get stranded somewhere. As I was cleaning out, I had to choke back the need to fall apart at the memory of how I actually made it almost four months in the back of a truck. How lonely and dangerous that was. My health did suffer in some ways. so did my emotions, but in others ways, I gained the knowledge of survival under harsh conditions. I will keep in my storage tub:
    sleeping bag
    fleece blanket
    hand and body warmers the hunters use, (saved my life)
    propane heater
    one burner propane stove
    propane
    messkit
    freeze dried emergency food
    emergency water
    firstaid kit
    basic tools
    batteries
    radio
    flashlight
    small bible
    multitool
    prybartool (cracks a skull if attacked)
    wool socks, light socks, underwear
    pads, tampons,tp
    diaperwipes
    catheters and glovekits
    a cb radio
    plastic bags
    gorilla duct tape
    calk
    backpack
    change of clothes
    extra sweatshirt
    a picture of my loved ones
    matches and lighter
    it all fits in a regular storage bin.
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    I also have a jump box by black and decker has a spot light and power sorce.
    a power converter.
    fixaflat
    airhorn
    glowsticks
    foldable shovel
    jack

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    You really are insperational. I am AB and can't not imagine doing that.

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    I think it's a good idea Jody. One always hopes these things won't be necessary, but if the need arises, you've got them.

    I've always wanted to get the radio/flashlight that runs by turning the crank.

    I keep a blanket and tools in my suv all the time and if we were taking a trip or going somewhere in nasty weather I always added a few more things like cb, food,water,etc. People get careless in their winter travels, it happened to me once a long time ago. I gotta admit, I was a lot better at being prepared when the kids were small. Did'nt want to get stuck somewhere without any "tools". I just leave the blanket out folded, my grandkids will grab it and go to sleep.

    I'm so glad you have a place of your own now.

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    thank you yes, I do have some basic tools also, forgot to list, and in winter I usually have clay kitty litter. have used it several times for other people who got their car stuck on ice.

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    oh crap, I don't have a first aid kit in there! I did have one though, did not get back in the tub.

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    Great list!

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    Jody, It sounds very lonely and dangrous-and I don't even know what the story is. I admire you!

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    Every one of those items should be considered a trophy of how incredibly strong and resilient you are, Jody. I'm truly blown away by your determination.
    It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

    ~Julius Caesar


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    I'm just glad you're NOT living like that any more! At that point I had mentally wed you to pararich LOL, looked like such a perfect idea. Funny how the major players never agree when outsiders mentally fix things for them, isn't it?

    Here's to only going forward!

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