I took the opportunity today to do a little scouting while the wife shopped. I found a place near where hundreds of people go every day that I can get poke plants and raspberry plants to transplant (or pick the usable parts in season). I also located another little pocket of cattails where I can reach the heads when they're in season. You want to pick cattail heads when they're still green and about the size of a slightly oversize pencil.
I used to carry my dad's old army blanket in the truck, but I loaned it to a neighbor who was in a wreck, and she moved without bringing it back. SO, I also snuck in a nearby store today and got a couple $3 space blankets for the truck and a pair of $3 Vietnamese by-pass shears for cutting the plant tops off roots that I want to transplant. As I've said before, prepping isn't always about widespread catastrophes; sometimes it's just about being a "Good Samaritan." My purchases are below.