Friday, January 6, 2012

Time to hit the road.

Location, at Home, CA

I have been working on all of the chores necessary to get on the road.

Besides getting the truck and trailer ready there is the thousand and one items that need to be considered for an extended trip. I start with an equipment list which details all of the physical things I need to think about. I also have a clothing list and a food list.

Food takes up the most time. Some food I take from home, such as frozen meat. Mostly it has to do with the extras needed to do a particular meal. I break my list down into, what do I buy now, and what will I buy on the road.

I also need to think about what computer things I need on the road. For this trip I will take the Netbook (because it is smaller) and my old laptop as a backup. I have all my important files on a portable drive so that goes. How about all those power cords needed to charge everything? Got those I hope. Books to read? I always have lots of those. Maybe I should consider a Kindle to reduce the weight! Ipod and Satellite radio? The radio is new. Hopefully, it will make those long desert road stretches bearable.

The truck is gassed, the food is bought, and cloths are loaded in the trailer.

Tomorrow I will load the truck and recheck my lists.

I plan to blog while gone but rumors on the internet are saying that phone companies are blocking use of PC to cell connections for internet connections because of excessive overuse. I hope that isn’t the case as we rely on our cell phone connection to the internet while on the road.