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    Grandmaster Sylvain's Avatar

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    Question Car kit essential items? Show us what's in your trunk INGO!

    What kind of items to you consider essential in a car kit?

    What kind of crap do you keep in your trunk for emergency use?

    Im considering putting a small kit together, something who could fit in a plastic box like that (not mine, random internet pic).



    Im not too concerned about snow where I am and I also dont need much car tools as I would have no idea how to fix the damn car anyway.
    I know how to change a tire but that's about it.

    A bit of food and water will probably be on the top of the list but what's next?

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    Grandmaster Cameramonkey's Avatar

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    Expert Car Ramrod's Avatar

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    Off of the top of my head and trying not keep it all in a smallish box:

    Blanket
    Food
    Water
    Jumper Cables
    Air Compressor
    First Aid Kit
    Flashlight
    Batteries
    Road Flares (or LED powered flashers)
    Work Gloves
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    Expert selinoid44's Avatar

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    Blanket, hand and feet warmers, ammo, pocket pistol, food, case of water, matches. Man this list could get big. What if shtf? Are you prepared?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvain View Post
    ...something who could fit in a plastic box like that.
    Consider a backpack or small duffel bag. A plastic box is going to have stuff rattling inside which is annoying. In addition with a soft sided bag it is easier to stuff and move around if you are packing luggage or groceries or dead bodies in your trunk.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvain View Post
    I know how to change a tire but that's about it.
    You might take whatever piece of crap lug wrench they provide with your car and make sure the lug nuts are not on too tight for you to get off. Maybe find someone with a torque wrench and put them on at the proper torque instead of whatever setting the wrench monkey had his air gun miscalibrated at.

    Also some additional items:
    Warm winter hat.
    A couple of rags.
    Road flares or safety triangles.
    A poncho or rain suit.
    A shovel.
    Some rope.
    With water think about how your container will perform when the water freezes.

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    Grandmaster Sylvain's Avatar

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    Thanks for the help so far guys.
    I might go with a duffel bag like Kitty sugested.Easier to bring with me if I need to leave the car too.

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    Certified Regular Guy esrice's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvain View Post
    I might go with a duffel bag like Kitty sugested.Easier to bring with me if I need to leave the car too.
    Remember you buddy Yeager's advice-- pile up all the crap you wanna pack and then buy a bag just big enough to fit it inside. Too many times we buy the wrong size bag and then put non-essential stuff in it to fill it out.

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    I have several different parts spread around the truck, some of it comes in and out with the seasons.

    Fire extinguisher
    Jumper cables
    Fix-A-Flat
    Road Flares
    fuses
    Small AC inverter

    Three or four knives
    Boy's Axe
    Fasthawk tomahawk

    6000 Cal lifeboat bar
    A Mountain House meal
    water purification tabs
    A couple of bottles of water

    Lighters, matches, Mg firestarter
    small candle
    can of sterno

    mylar blankets
    wool blankets
    towel
    season-approriate clothes and shoes

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    Grandmaster Sylvain's Avatar

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    Do you guys carry extra gas?
    Is it even safe to have a cheap plastic gas can inside your trunk?

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    Grandmaster MCgrease08's Avatar

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    You don't want to haul around a full gas can inside of an inclosed vehicle. The gas fumes will escape the can, stink up the car and give you a buzz.

    I'm sure it could pose safety issues too if you ended up in a crash.

    Keeping an empty gas can is wise.
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