How to Turn a Honda Civic into a Farm Truck/Long Range Commuter Vehicle

Work gloves. Wasp spray (which can double as mace, in a pinch). Heavy-duty plastic ties (for fence and car hose emergencies). Halter and rope (for loose horse emergencies, which, oddly enough, seem to happen during fence emergencies). Roll of paper towels (for food emergencies). Dental floss. Extra peppermint gum (for post-food emergencies). Small bottle of hand sanitizer and small container of diaper wipes (for pre- AND post-food emergencies). Stuff to recharge and utilize smart phone iPod, if you ever manage to take the time to figure out how to load music on the stupid thing. Extra egg cartons. Gas card, complete with passcode written on it in huge numbers with Sharpie since you always forget it. Various implements of destruction and measurement (pruners, small saw, snow broom, tire-pressure gauge). Blanket for trips with nieces and nephews and/or for impromptu out-of-car-under-tree sanity breaks.

Bring it on, fall quarter. I’m ready.

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7 responses to “How to Turn a Honda Civic into a Farm Truck/Long Range Commuter Vehicle

  1. Yay!!!!!
    (There is an (as of yet unloaded) ipod around here too 😉

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I get more annoyed by new technology by the day–as much as I love it, I feel like I have to “re-learn” every time I pick something up and it’s been a while…sigh.

  2. Reading your list, I think you’re ready for just about anything. The only thing you don’t have, although diaper wipes are similar, is a towel. Toss in the towel and you are ready to leave the galaxy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Knowing_where_one.27s_towel_is

    • The towel! Yes…I would want to be able to leave the galaxy, if the opportunity presented itself. Do you think a picnic blanket could serve as a substitute? 🙂

      • You know, if Douglas Adams had really thought about it, he would have written in a picnic blanket rather than a towel because really, it’s a better choice. Picnics and bathing! Use it for toga parties on Beta Centauri! Hide under it when the Vogons knock on the door for a poetry reading!! So much more useful, so yes, use the picnic blanket and head out for that restaurant at the end of the universe.

  3. Excellent list. In addition to what you have in your Civic, mine also has a spare pair of paddock boots (you never know when you are going to have to ride a horse, right?), a scraper/brush (in Canada you never know when it will snow!), bungie cord, a large towel, shovel and, of course, hairspray. 🙂

  4. Wolfie, usually I have a pair of old slip-on leather shoes (my “farm shoes” I call ’em) but lately seems like they’ve been on my feet whenever I get in the car!

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