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Vehicle EDC Loadout

Discussion in 'Travel' started by JeremyV, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. JeremyV

    JeremyV Loaded Pockets

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    So with getting a SUV with lots of room it’s got me thinking. EDC isn’t just what’s on our persons all the time, it’s what we keep in our vehicles. Wether it be Bugout supplies or just spare items. I’m interested in what you guys keep at all times in your rides! I’ll post pics of mine after I get it situated how I would like, but for now I’ll make a list.

    Up front with me in center console:
    -spare flashlight
    -knife
    -multitool

    Back:
    -tow rope
    -jumpers
    -mag light flashlight
    -hatchet
    -spare water
    -general purpose med kit.

    I have lots more to get to be properly prepared but I will slowly ad on. Let’s hear what you all have!





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  2. JeremyV

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    Just how I’m starting to set it up. Need to get an organizer for up top and get a newer tool kit in a bag not plastic case as the plastic slides all over the place.


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  3. garza

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    Gloves
    Phone charger with an extra one for the wife
    Ice scrapper
     
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  4. reppans

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    I recently downsized from a campervan to a minivan rigged as stealth camper.... with enough camping/backpacking gear for self-supported camping for a day or two.
     
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  5. Tallboyjim

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    Headtorch, carrier bags,
     
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  6. LivingUpNorth

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    I always have some type of ground cover / heavy cloth in case I need to kneel / lay on something to change a tire or otherwise work on the car in inclement weather. Recently, I got a free moving blanket w/purchase from Harbor Freight which fits the bill. Ever change a tire on new, black asphalt in Laughlin, NV on a 105F day? I have, and it absolutely roasted my knees, and quickly, too.
     
  7. JeremyV

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    Note taken. Emergency blanket. Will get one this week.


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  8. Moshe ben David

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    I keep a piece of HD foam that once was a pad for under a sleeping bag in my car for that purpose. Some folks have also recommended a scrap of carpet for kneeling on. Even better for anyone in snow country: get two pieces; the rough backing can be used to help tires get a grip to get off of an icy patch! If you don't have any scrap carpet at home go to a local flooring store. They're always having to toss out samples of carpet that are not being sold any longer; they may even give you a couple of pieces if so. (I used to work in flooring you see!)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  9. DrummrsAnonymous

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    Some great suggestions here so far.

    My wife and I always keep large totes in our vehicles to corral purchases (especially groceries) and make them easier to carry in the house. We use a couple Thirty-one Utility Totes each - they’re well-built, relatively inexpensive, and carry a bunch.

    I keep a few other smaller packable bags as well - a backpack and some small totes. There’s usually a hat/cap or two in my glove box to keep my bald head warm or protected from the sun.


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  10. smokingfish

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    I'll post pictures later.

    Under my rear seats, tow strap, air compressor, backpack full of tools, tire repair kit, gauges, gloves, all secured with a bike lock.

    In the cargo trunk, I keep a med kit, fixed blade, spyderco southard, paracord, emergency blanket and food, and some eating utensils.

    In console I have a small med kit, power bank, cords, tissue, napkins, dog poop bags, and leatherman ps4.

    On my roof rack I have some traction boards and extra fuel (rotopax), though I only mount them for offroad or camp trips.
     
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    I'll take pictures when I get to camp tomorrow.

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  12. twoisone
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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    Toilet paper, plug patch, crowbar, fire extinguisher, tow truck in a box, tie downs, throw bag.
     
  13. karlito

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    Don't store batteries in the flashlight. I've had them leak inside and ruin the light - only finding out when I NEEDED it. They were alkaline, I don't know if lithiums would fare better, especially with the big temperature swings that can occur inside a car.
     
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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    Lithium’s way better.
     
  15. Durandal64

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    2001 Dodge Ram 4x4 5.9L

    Drivers Door Pocket: Squeegee, work gloves, (ice scraper in winter), LED maglite

    Center Console: Tire gauge, multi-tool, shammy cloth, extra usb charger, pens and markers, notepad, spare batteries, small first aid kit, old Dean Koontz audio book on tape

    Under back seat: 2x 12v outlets, big 1000a jump pack on a trickle charge, 12v compressor with long lead, fix-a-flat, tool roll with wrenches, sockets etc), trauma kit, small electrical kit with volt meter, tape, fuses and connectors, 6x tie-downs, extra work gloves, extra bulbs for exterior lights, travel bog roll, 2x tow ropes rated at 10k, 10k shackle for receiver

    Bed of truck: Empty because tweekers ruin all the fun

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  16. WillAdams

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    Ages ago, I got a heavy duty aluminum flashlight which has a shake generator in it to charge a capacitor --- wish I'd bought spares, haven't seen an equivalent since.