To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 5
Long johns are always good to have no matter what the season. It can get chilly at night. You should have a good pair of pants with multiple pockets in your bag. Carpenter type work jeans or military clothing would be good. Perhaps a trip to a surplus store would be a good idea.
Gloves – 1 pair of ‘work’ (cut resistant) and 1 pair ‘warm’. Make sure that they fit & that you can still use your fingers and such. Mechanics gloves are a good choice for work gloves, a pair of insulated leather gloves might be good for the warm ones. However some research has shown that wearing gloves that are too tight can prevent you from retaining maximum heat. One or two pairs of ‘brownies’ in your bag would be a good idea too. They can be used for extra insulation if it’s really cold outside or just as extra gloves in case yours get wet.
Hats – 1 wool cap, preferably a ski mask, thick enough to keep your face warm & 1 baseball hat (hat with a bill).
Shirts – 1 long sleeved ‘polo’ type shirt 1 short sleeved & 2 t-shirts or tank- tops.
Coats – It depends on the climate. However a good poncho is a good investment. It can be used for many different things in or out.
Consider moccasins for additional footwear. A sturdy pair of shatter resistant sunglasses could be useful too. Do you wear prescription glasses or contacts? That’s something to think about.
Have you considered Chap Stick, nail clippers, toothpicks (the kind w/ the floss thingy), cleaning your ears, body, mouth, hair? What about headaches, diarrhea, athletes’ foot, blisters? Or bugs, allergies, sunburn, windburn, infections, disinfecting, hemorrhoids? Are you a smoker? Do you have special needs or habits that you may not be able to get properly addressed in a timely manner due to the incident? Don’t forget about a first aid kit.
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