What to pack? My husband and I are going to pickup his father and bring him back to the house for a few days. We are driving 5 hours to his house then staying overnight to bring him back to our house the next day. What do I pack?
Air mattress with pump, sheets, blankets and pillows so I won’t be contaminated by his laundry soap or fabric softener. He will let us use his bed, but I am scared of that now.
Food: When I cook millet and quinoa I have been making extra and freezing it in quart size freezer bags, since it takes just as long to make one batch as it does to make a few. I figure I am saving money on electric this way. I took 1 of each, a home canned jar of pinto beans, small container of cottage cheese, 1 pack of chicken hot dogs, a bag of lettuce, a small container of Braggs vinegar, hard boiled eggs, salt, pepper, coffee, percolator, Stanley thermos filled with coffee for the trip up and back, a jug of water, coffee mug, and large glass for water. I also took along an old pint size cottage cheese container with the lid for a food bowl, while we were on the road. After I ate from it I could just put the lid on to toss or clean later. Of course don’t forget a fork!
For personal hygiene: Bar soap in plastic container, shampoo, crystal deodorant, and razor, damp wash cloth in Ziploc bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, and towel. Then there is a change of clothes and night clothes, and a pair of tennis shoes in case it’s cold. Then I had to remember a baseball hat to keep my hair back with the window down and sunglasses.
Basic Meal: Lettuce, cold quinoa, or millet, 2 sliced hot dogs, cottage cheese, sliced or chopped egg, sprinkled with a little vinegar, and salt and pepper
I forgot the dog! Don't forget the dog food and food and water bowls!