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What do you carry in your car?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by C.Boland93, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    What's the motorcycle and have you thought about emergency kit/preps that you can store on that?
    It's certainly more difficult to do on naked bikes, panniers give you a bit of an option, I've always carried a few vehicle/breakdown related items and some extra gloves/items that would aid myself or a pillion/crash victim.
     
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  2. QuodErat

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    I have a duffel that serves more or less as a BOB. It contains (to the best of my recollection) a microfiber blanket, a very simple FAK, socks and a change of underwear, a cheap emergency light/strobe, a deck of cards and some dice, and a couple of power bars. A Code Alpha pouch in the glovebox holds the usual assorted goodies: writing instruments, notepad, band-aids, etc.

    I'll try to remember to edit this post and add a photo of the duffel once I've glanced in the trunk.;)
     
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  3. ManVsLawn

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    All this duffel talk makes me remember that movie,

    "8 Heads in a Duffel Bag...."


    What a terrible movie. We can all still laugh at Pesci, though.
     
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    earthman... the bike is a 2007 Yamaha 1300 FJR, which I sold earlier this year... I carried a couple of bottles of water (80mph in 92F temps is like riding in a convection oven)...rain gear, extra gloves, and sweat shirt... the other pannier was to lockup the full face Shoei helmet... I wore open weave Joe Rocket jacket in summer, and Harley leather in cooler temps...only basic metric hand tools
     
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  5. earthman

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    A lot depends on where you live/ride and the season at the time doesn't it, water is certainly a good choice, even on a mild day, you never know how far away you might break down from a water source or how long you have to wait for a tow truck.
    Nice bike by the way, now the question is,......what do you ride now?:)
     
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  6. 4rmless
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    Hey C.Boland93, does that mean we should congratulate you on a new job?

    Check out Stayhold, they are plastic boot organisers with Velcro bases, very sturdy and will fit in a small boot, we have a Focus and a Cee'd so also not masses of space. You're lucky to presumably not have to carry stuff around for kids.

    Here's what is in my car:

    Glovebox:

    Foursevens Quark AA + Traffic wand and head strap (probably not best used together!)​
    4x Spare Energiser Ultimate Lithium AA in Powerpax holder​
    Leatherman OHT​
    Messograf Caliper/tread gauge pen with Fisher Space Pen refill + Field Notes Expedition (for taking details in accidents)​
    Berocca tube full of £1 coins for parking etc (I know there's a change drawer, but it sometimes runs dry)​
    Phone charger cables​
    Work gloves​
    Gaffer Tape​
    Hand sanitiser​

    Cabin:

    De-icer, Scraper, Microfiber cloths​
    A-Z​
    Fire Extinguisher (ABC dry powder)​
    Res-Q-me (attached to gearstick)​

    Boot:

    Adventure Medical Family First Aid Kit​
    Chemlight sticks​
    Change of clothes + gloves​
    Rain Poncho​
    Boots​
    Microfibre Towels​
    6 litres water​
    Large quantities of Jerky, Peanut M&Ms (ultimate long term storage snack) and dried fruit​
    Roll of binliners​
    Foot pump with pressure gauge​
    Large blanket
    Space blankets
    Jumper leads
    Hazard triangles, markers&tape​
    Folding Shovel​
    Prybar​
    Jack​
    Small toolkit (really just wrenches etc for this car)​
    Paracord, Tape, Tow rope​
    Spare tire (this one is a bugger, can't fit a full size in our cars without mods, would prefer one)​

     
  7. C.Boland93
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    It does indeed! I start on the 1st. Excited about it.

    Luckily yes, no kids. I hope to have a dog when I'm more financially stable though. At least dogs are easier to train!

    I already own a Res-Q-Me and I'm ashamed to say it lives in a drawer because it's too bulky for my keys. I'd be interested to know how you have it hooked up to your gear stick?

    The spare tyre is a sore spot. I found out a few months ago I do not have a spare. After removing the tyre that had shredded. That was a dumb moment of mine. I'm not sure what options I have regarding that however.


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  8. C.Boland93
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    Also thanks to all of you for the suggestions. I'm going to make a prioritised list and pick off a few items every month I think.


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  9. PragmaticMurphyist

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    Congratulations! Here's wishing you every success!

    How about a short paracord loop around the sun visor hinge?

    If you look on a well-known online auction site for "Ford Ka spare wheel" you should find some possibilities.


    Sounds like a good approach. I've picked up some ideas here myself. Good thread! Thank you!
     
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  10. earthman

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    Check out breakers yards and eBay etc for a spare wheel. If your car wasn't designed to carry a space saving spare wheel period, there maybe a work around,......often the basic model of the car you have comes with the slimiest wheels, buy one of those and make a space for it in the boot, maybe make a false floor for it to sit under.

    I had a Smart car and managed to do it, wedged the wheel upright behind the front seat, passenger hardly lost any leg room.
     
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    Last week when the big blizzard blew through, a major highway that goes through Pennsylvania has hit hard and people were stranded for over 24 hours.

    While I felt sorry for them I couldn't help but think if I were in that situation I would have been annoyed, but just fine. I have a full BoB with food, water, warm clothes, toiletries, etc., as well as a duffel fully stocked for car repair emergencies. I could have cooked some dinner off the side of the road and kicked back to wait it out.

    People think stuff won't happen to them until it does.
     
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    Congratulations then!

    Dogs are probably easier, yes.

    I just tied a loop of paracord tightly around the gearstick, with the detachable part of the Res-Q-me on it. Will provide a pic later.
     
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    Res-Q-me:

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    Note to self: Clean car.
     
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    Carrier bags, breakdown card.

    And a phone charger.
     
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    Sometimes I am stuck at B.F.E. for work. I always keep a roll of this in truck.
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    Thw image was TP.
     
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    I use a hair tie. Exactly the same idea.
     
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    Full BOB and roadside gear.


    Wisdom means having the ability to admit what you don't know.

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    Our car equipment: in thr glovebox compact analog point&shoot camera,victorinox huntsman,flashlight. In the trunk :a giveaway cheap laptopsatchel with a bigger handcrak flashlight,multitool,warning vest, a picnicblanket, carfuse,cabletie...
     
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    Excellent. Subtle enough to not get in the way too. Thanks! Also my car clean looks worse than that

    I'll have to practice my pretty paracord knots.


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    1. Bug Out Bag (contents are separate from everything else listed)
    2. Fix a Flat and stock spare tire equipment
    3. Change of clothes (including boots)
    4. Spare jacket, gloves, scarf and hat
    5. Fire Extinguisher
    6. Extended IFAK
    7. Lock Box
    8. Dummy Wallet with about $20 in change, expired credit cards, expired drivers license and store customer cards.
    9. Insurance kit with its own dedicated flashlight, pen, pad and insurance information
    10. 1000 Amp jumper box with USB charging ports and air compressor
    12. Charging cables for electronic gadgets like iPhone
    13. Large Umbrella and Poncho
    14. Tool Bag with socket wrench set, screwdrivers...typical items needed for cars
    15. Roadside flares and electronic flashing buttons
    16. XL Carabiners to clamp grocery bags together for easier unloading
    17. Large can of pepper spray inside driver door
    18. Street and Topo maps for my area and those around it
    19. Wool Blanket
    20. Olight S15 Baton flashlight
    21. 2 extra loaded G17 magazines
    22. Battery kit including 2 x CR123, 4 x lithium AA and 4 x lithium AAA

    Im probably forgetting about a lot of other stuff.
     
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