Just when you are ready to go and you start driving down the road the thought always flashes through your mind, “I wonder what I forgot this time.” True to form I had forgotten some things this year.
Long gone are the days when all I needed to remember was a carry-on and a boarding pass. If I forgot something I’d just buy it. Now we go camping with the horses and basically what you bring with you is everything that doesn’t have an electrical cord and everything from barn. When you forget something it is at least an hour drive to civilization to get what you need.
This year one meal was going to be canned chili, I forgot the can opener. Immediately after setting up camp I realized that the plastic coffee filter cone was still at home. I’m glad I remembered my knife. You can open a can with a knife. You can also get a paper cup and poke small holes in it and that makes a suitable container for coffee filters. Eventually a friend was able to share a filter holder with me.
It’s always good to help out others that forget things out there. There is a panic when you forget something that is similar to the panic when you were a kid and you got to school and realized you forgot your homework at home. It’s like the panic I feel when I realize I left my reading glasses at home. One person in camp forgot matches. Had she been the only one in camp she would have had to drive an hour back to town just to get some matches. A good community of campers means never having to go to town because someone always has extra stuff.