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Lesson No. 4: Always check your spare tire. I've had two flat tires in Big Bend. It was a long drive to Marathon and back to get another spare....
As a appraiser/realtor, go by you local real estate store and buy the cheap 20-30 dollar combo lock box and instead of carrying keys to be lost have second set to car locked in the lock box on the car/truck itself and make sure everyone knows the combination that is traveling with you and where you locked/hide the lock box, this way everyone can gain access to the vehicle including the dummie that lost his keys (personal experience) :oops: :oops:PS: I do this on all my cars and all my sons do same, lock box is cheaper that locksmith.
Buy a camel back
There needs to be "some kind" of an easy indicator to see what your water level is.
Quote from: "SHANEA"There needs to be "some kind" of an easy indicator to see what your water level is.You mean you can't tell just by the change in weight on your back?!?!
Ok Shane(and other CamelBackers) here it is.Before filling your Camelback, slip in a ziplock bag (of whatever size is appropriate for you and your CB) full of water and then proceed to fill. A sharp WHACK on the bag will release your "reserve" when you notice that familiar sucking gurgle. A bit of your favorite "beverage base powder" added to the baggie will quickly let you know you have succeded and also warn you of a "premature emission". This has undergone extentensive lab testing in my living room last night! Field trials are awaiting(I smell a road trip) And no, the baggie does not seem to cause any "clogging" problem, but due to the marvelous NASA technology, it does take a real WHACK to release(sometimes bursting a seam rather than unzipping!)Now about the patent rights............It still does not "take the place" of a spare water bottle, just a convenience.
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