After you have assessed damages, done clean up, hopefully got your power back soon enough and are on your way to some sort of normalcy? Packing your stuff.
Of course, it is not just “trow shit in the box and put it away.” It needs to be properly cleaned, preserved if needed, replace spent items and even improved on stuff you already have.
IE: I realized that my seriously hand-made heavy-duty extension cord was missing from action. I did happen to have plenty of spare cable from another job and the male and female plugs I had as spares were used. Now they need to be replaced.
Somehow some humidity got in the generator’s gas tank and it was performing a bit roughly. I had to go out and cruise around till I found an open gas station and bought two small containers of gas treatment. That solved the problem and one is now stored in the Generator box of stuff.
And yes, in the next couple of days, the generator’s gas tank will be emptied and the oil changed before storing it. I am also making the tires flat-free because South Florida weather will ruin rubber like termites to cheap wood.
What is on my list to buy? An adapter to fill the 1 lb propane bottles from your BBQ propane bottle. And I need to look for an adapter hose to connect the gas stove to the regular BBQ propane bottle. I would love to have both options.
Another Streamlight Siege lamp will be bought. I can’t stop singing the praises of this little thing.
Maybe another pair of good gloves just to leave in the hurricane kit. A back up for the back up of the originals.
Something always go wrong, but this time it was non-consequential. The stove’s knobs came apart, I am guessing cheap plastic. I did not enjoy having to use pliers to get some cooking done, but I remembered I had 2 bass guitar volume knobs somewhere in a closet from a AK safety lever modification project from years go. The fit was tight enough a mallet was needed to convince the knobs to go in. Don’t knock it, it worked.