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Was just tawkin' to G/F on the phone ....
Hurricane Irene is predicted to be upon us here in Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay in 36 hours or less. Talbot County Emergency Management Co-ordinating System just called (via recorded message) to inform that a Hurricane Warning has been issued for our area.
G/F lives in Annapolis (Anne Arundel County) ... about an hour's drive to the West, over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
She knows I have a lot of hiking / backpacking gear, and was asking me to bring whatever I thought would be appropriate. We are expecting power-outtage for undetermined amount of time.
Aside from the usual items (potable water & water for sanitary needs ... candles ... batteries .... portable radio .... flashlights ... dried food ... fresh fruit ... etc.) ... what ELSE do you suggest ?
Most of my gear is in a rented storage warehouse. I'm going to be going there in the morning, to retrieve a few things, like sleeping bags, cook stove, water-treatment stuff, candle lanterns, etc.
She tells me her neighbors are big-time "tail-gaters" at all the Midshipmen's home games ( GO NAVY ! ) ... and have high-dollar portable cooking gear, they will share with us.
G/F is NO "girlie-girl" ( Thank Goodness ), and is a veteran hiker / camper. ... but, she recently loaned all her stuff to her out-of-town daughter.
Neither one of us is much of a fan of board games (I used to be), and we don't have any between us, now.
I guess (?) I'll be waiting for the storm to pass, before heading to the beach with my boards. Last time I surfed hurricane surf, I had a new $500 board end-up in shards of fibreglass and core-foam. I was somewhat beat-up, too. (to put it mildly)
Ideas and suggestions welcomed !