Even before I was born, my dad was always adventuring around the world. He started climbing in Russia, and then moved on to Ukraine, the US, and beyond.
Always the daredevil, he knew how to prepare for any kind of trip. One of the first things he repeatedly reinforced in my mind was the importance of always having a thermos of tea nearby. It was repeated so often, that all of my friends and I even started to joke about it whenever packing for another trip!