The 7 Worst Items to Run Out of in Idaho
Life is rough and bad things happen. There will be plenty of ups and downs throughout everyone's time on earth, but one of the worst feelings is when you run out of something that you need. We have all been in that situation where you are in need of a certain item and are out of it, or run out of it in the process, and find ourselves frustrated at the time or deciding what to do. When it comes to living in Idaho, specifically the Magic Valley, what are the worst items to run out of, and what do you do in these situations?
Ammo in Idaho
One of the most important items for all Idahoans to own is ammo. Idaho is pro-gun, and most people are carrying. While having the gun is nice, it won't work without ammo. Imagine being out hunting, seeing a tag, and then realizing you forgot ammo or have run out. For a scarier situation, think of someone breaking into your home, you grab your gun to defend your family, and realize there is no ammo. Always have some available for when you need it.
Fishing Line and Bait in Idaho
If running out of ammo while hunting isn't the worst, then running out of bait or fishing line while attempting to fish is. You drive out to a place to go fishing and find the perfect spot, only to find out you forgot your bait at home or your line. Make sure to stop by a shop before you get to your destination or you might not be catching any fish that day
Toilet Paper in Twin Falls
While ammo, bait, and fishing lines are not things you want to run out of in Idaho, toilet paper is something you don't want to run out of anywhere. Many of us nearly experienced this a few years ago, and the panic was real when it came to the thought of life without precious toilet paper. Make sure to stay stocked, and make sure to know where a roll is before you sit down, or else you might be caught in an uncomfortable situation.
Meat in Idaho
There should always be meat in your freezer when you live in Idaho. Even for those that are vegan or vegetarian, it is good to have some meat in your freezer for when you have guests. Meat is important in these parts, and with many hunters in the state, there is sure to be plenty of fresh meat in most households. If you run out of meat, you may find your life and dinners not as enjoyable as you would like. Make sure to stay well-stocked either from the store or from your hunts.
Gas in Idaho
When traveling through the Gem State gas stations can be spread out a decent amount, and the last thing you would want is to run out of gas in the middle of nowhere with no service, no gas station in sight, and a cold windy day. It is always good to stay above a fourth of a tank when driving through the state, just in case. Running out of gas anywhere isn't fun, especially in Idaho with so much open land and unpredictable weather patterns.
Firewood in Idaho
There are many residents in the Magic Valley and throughout the state that do not have central heat in their homes, and instead use a wood-burning stove. It is important to have wood to run the stove, or to use your fireplace in general. Running out of firewood can be the difference between comfortable living or freezing to death in Idaho. Make sure you stock up plenty of wood for the winter, and make sure to spread it out accordingly so you don't run out too soon.
Sunscreen in Idaho
While it may not seem like it through the cold months, you can still get nasty sunburns if you don't put on sunscreen. During the summer, it is obvious that you need sunscreen as due to the heat you are tempted to be a nudist to not melt, but in the winter we are layered up, yet there are plenty of us that have gotten our faces fried when skiing, snowboarding, or sledding. Being caught without sunscreen, especially in the summer is not a situation you want to be caught in. Picture falling asleep in your kayak or sunning on a warm July afternoon in Idaho, and the consequences if you didn't have sunscreen. Ouch!
There are plenty of things in life you hope to never run out of, but in Idaho, these are the essentials. Make sure to be prepared and don't get caught without these items in the future. You may be able to survive for a bit, but overall, life would be tough in the Gem States without these. Check your supplies on all the above and stock up before you run out.