Overnight Camping – A prep assessment

I spent last night, 12/18, in the THP Quarry which is the training/school site for The Human Path school. I slept in my car and the temperature got down to around 33° F. It was a rough night. I had a blanket but that wasn’t nearly enough. I had a really hard time sleeping because of the cold. Some of the stuff I had on hand was sufficient for spending one night but there were other things I forgot to bring.

Tools/Supplies on hand:
Flashlights(2)
Batteries: AA(2), CR123A(2) [Note: I have a Cree LED flashlight that takes either AA or CR123A and a Maglite 2D].
Water (3L)
Food (Beef Jerky, Oranges, Bananas, Protein Bars, Sandwich)
Clothing: Pants, Shirt, Two changes of socks and underwear
Writing: Pen, Notebook
Tools: 2 Hunting Knives, Pocket knife, Multi-tools
Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
Meds
Paper Towels (partial roll)
Blanket

Tools/Supplies used:
Cree LED flashlight
Water
Sandwich, Beef Jerky, Protein Bar
Pen, Notebook
Multi-tool
Meds

Insufficent/Missing
Paper (forgot to bring facial tissue, toilet paper)
Chair (had to borrow)
Blanket (Protected me from some of the cold above but not the cold coming from below)

Things I need to fix/change:
Build out the camp kit (BOB in progress)
Add a supply of paper.
Load the chair in the car. (needed for more than just sitting around a fire.)
Get a sleeping bag and another blanket.

At least I proved to myself that I can get through one night in the car if I have to. Now to extend that to three days.

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