Originally Posted by vinn
I tend to keep scraps of food in my truck, extra jackets, and extra gloves. Not because I'm prepared, but because my truck is a filthy mess. Sometimes there's an avy shovel in there for the same reason.
Tee hee -- I was just thinking this. Especially during winter, we keep so much in there ... right now there are three ski boot bags with gear, 5 pairs of poles, 2 pairs of skis, a snowboard, a pair of snowboard boots, 2 copper exterior wall sconces, a curtain rod, a Game Boy, various chargers and converters, a tennis racquet (broken), 2 lawn chairs, 3 blankets, 5 packets of Del Taco hot sauce .... yikes. But much of that could come in useful. Maybe not the lamps.
I do keep snowboots in one duffel bag full of snowboots, and coats, scarves, gloves, and hats in another; we throw those in the car when we go to the mountains in winter. We have a crate with jumper cables, rope, bungee cords, flashlight, first aid kit, poncho, umbrella, doggie waste bags, extra dog food, etc. And I always keep a bucket of trail mix and some water handy.
But it's true that most of us living on the Front Range/I-70 corridor are not very close to anywhere remote. I think Eastern Colorado is probably more risky in that sense ... they get some nasty blizzards out there, too.