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Title: Spring clean!
Post by: John Robertson on Apr 11, 2019, 7:14 pm
File Name: Spring clean!
File Submitted: April 11, 2019, 7:14:08 PM

This is the stuff that is carried in my craft (it's always kept in the craft):


Top left to right:
Waders (for water repair in winter!), food box + swing bin, cooking gear/gas cylinder, camping gear (sleeping bag, shower tent, etc.), hat recovery device + vacuum, empty fuel can (to transport fuel to the fixed tank)+hot air gun (skirt repair), rope, walking shoes and lifejacket.

Bottom left to right:
rope+folding bucket+hand pump+skirt material+oil/coolant, leisure battery, air jack+cooler, spares box1/crockery box (all disposable), water container, scissor jack+shopping trolley+toolbox. battery drill-driver, spares box2, oars (useless!), seats, heating oil, shovel+rucksack, rubbish picker, waterproof gear set, axe box with everything from the dash glovebox.
The kitchen sink is permanently fitted!
(http://hoverclub.org.uk/multimediafiles/2955e0fb444021943be274cb4bea836b.JPG)
Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: Al on Apr 11, 2019, 7:33 pm
So you carry everything including the kitchen sink  :D



Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: Ronnie L on Apr 12, 2019, 7:39 am
Preparation is everything
Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: Gaz on Apr 12, 2019, 7:44 am
Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.
Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 12, 2019, 11:43 am
Oh Gaz this is almost cerebral---- almost! ;)
Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: Gaz on Apr 12, 2019, 2:37 pm
Not my words, read it somewhere so cant take the credit
Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: John Robertson on Apr 12, 2019, 6:03 pm
I almost certainly carry way too much stuff - the idea was that I could survive for 3 days in the middle of nowhere (90% of the west coast!) if the weather turned nasty.  Problem now is that if I don't take something I can guarantee I'll need it on the next outing!  The other disadvantages of so much stuff is remembering  what you've got - and then being able to find it!
Title: Re: Spring clean!
Post by: Nick Flint on Apr 13, 2019, 12:22 pm
Beware of use by dates.
PS these often have the YEAR also------
You can store your food in SEALED plazie containers so the firefighter paraffin can permeate and release your bowels into the ether.
Just saying----