First, I want to apologize and explain why it's taken so long to put up this 2nd post about packing. A camp mate got sick and so my plans to travel within the next day or so were delayed. Finally, I was ready to move on; so, packed up and took the photos. But, my new camp site had an extremely poor Internet connection that wouldn't allow me to upload the photos. Finally, today I'm in Cottonwood with a good connection and have posted everything. Such are the unanticipated circumstances of staying in the back country.
As with Part 1, these photos begin at the driver's seat and go around to the hatch, ending at the front passenger seat.
|Driver's seat, pushed back and ready to go. 4/16/15|
|Back passenger's seat on driver's side. 2 duffle bags of clothes, 2 bags of food, |
toiletry bag and chair. Top gets covered with dark blue towel for travel. 4/16/15
The next 3 photos are of the hatch area.
|1 of 3 under the hatch, all packed up and ready to go. 4/16/15|
|2 of 3 under the hatch. Water bladders (MSR 10 liter Dromedary Bags)|
are kept under a white sheet to keep sun's rays off and stay cool. 4/16/15
|3 of 3 under the hatch. Kitchen items and food storage all ratcheted and |
tied down for safety. Covered with a black blanket for travel. 4/16/15
|Back seat on passenger side. My bed covered with a black sheet|
heavy coat on far side, and curtain in the foreground. 4/16/15
|Front passenger seat: Except for the 2 black bags toward the top back,|
every other item is extra this year. I wanted to make my camp more
homey and livable as I snowbird and stay for weeks at a time in one
place (kitchen table, deck umbrella with base, side table, tent, rug).
As under the hatch, everything is tied down for safety. 4/16/15
In the past, one self-imposed "rule" I've maintained is to store nothing above window level to make it less obvious that I was camping out of my car (except for the hatch area). As you can see, I was not able to accomplish that goal this year in the front passenger seat of my car. However, these items do not obstruct my view any more than a passenger. I just use my side mirrors to assure safe turns and lane changes. For more stealth, I can cover with black curtains if desired.