ATD Tools 5928 12 V 1700 Peak Amp JumpStart
Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Xtreme 300-Lumen LED Lantern
RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove, Black
Some of what I'm buying is not going to make the final cut but I want to see everything together to decide what I do and do not need. That's one of the reasons I like buying from Amazon and Walmart. Amazon takes returns up to 30 days and Walmart up to 90 days.
I also bought a few things from some different stores:
I got this from Northern Tool:
Battery Doctor Automatic Over Discharge Battery Protector — 12 Volt
This from Sears:
Coleman 50 Qt. Wheeled, Ultimate, Ice Green
I plan to get the $69 mattress from Walmart to sleep on and a couple of plastic drawers for clothes and food. I'm also going to pick up a plastic plate, bowl and cup from the dollar store. I think that's all I'm going to need for my first major trip, something 5 or more days. The trip to Richmond Tattoo Festival is only going to be 3 days. I may go ahead and load everything for that trip anyway so I can give it a true trial run.
Looking around my apartment I have so much junk to sell before I head out. Books I've never read. Stuff I've never used. I'm seriously a hoarder. But I'm not letting my stuff take me over going forward. Yes I might still buy books but they're all going on the kindle. Clothes will be limited to what I can carry in a tote. Food is limited to one drawer and a cooler. Shoes are limited to 3 pair - tennis shoes, hiking boots, flip flops. Personal hygiene, beauty products, and jewelry limited to a tackle box. Things are just going to be a lot simpler.
I am worried about how Maku is going to handle everything. I hate the thought of limiting his world to just the inside of a van. Plus I have to fit in his litter box, scratching post, and food and water bowls. Someone else mentioned putting her cat on a halter and letting him go outside on a long lead. I'm going to check into that. Maku means the absolute world to me and I can't risk him getting harmed but I don't want to diminish his quality of life either. Decisions, decisions.
That's all for me. Take care and be blessed.