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What do you carry in your car?

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

  1. C.Boland93
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    Awesome suggestions thanks!
    But this one particularly piqued my interest. Extra cash makes sense, but why the expired cards? You lost me there.


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    It is a Dummy Wallet, looks good on the outside, nothing inside.
     
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    The past year has been real bad in my area with people getting robbed at gunpoint at traffic lights. I use to just keep the wallet for all those stupid store customer cards (rather than in my pocket), but it changed to a dummy wallet when these cases started to pop up. The brutal truth is that me drawing my CCW from a seated position on a person who already has me at gunpoint is almost guaranteed to turn out badly for me. By the numbers, Im better off letting them think they hit pay dirt only to discover they were wrong after many miles separate us.

    But that reminded me of another item. I also keep a charged burner phone in the center console with the wallet. It has no service, but all cell phones activated or not have 911 service. So I can use it if I lose my phone to call for help or I can pass it to a crook who demands my phone and wallet.
     
  4. Jedigreedo

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    Love the wallet idea but that's especially brilliant since it's so easy to end up with spare phones. I've still got my old ones from the last 10+ years of upgrading.
     
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    Ah okay! That makes a lot of sense now. I hadn't even thought it could be used as a decoy as such.

    Though to be fair if I gave them my real wallet, they still wouldn't get much more money :giggle:


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  6. masofnos

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    Well the answer is very simple:

    1. Gut out everything from the car apart from the 2 front seats (passenger seat can also go if you wish)
    2. Create a cupboard system throughout your car (a fold out bed would be also handy)
    3. fill the freshly made cupboards with awesome things, like a stove!
    4. profit!

    its what i did to my car haha
     
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    Some way of charging your phone, lighter socket adapter or backup battery.
    You can now get Lithium power packs the size of your hand, that will jump start your engine and have a USB socket to charge your phone/tablet/laptop.

    A couple of those plastic disposable ponchos.

    A couple of those chemical hand warmers.
     
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    i forgot to add those to my list. i have 2 of each (hand, foot, body) in the glove box and center console.
     
  9. Lellobeetle

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    There are some excellent guides/lists on this thread. Thanks to everyone for such good content. It's really helping me get my car organized.
     
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    I drive a VW Golf so all available space has to be used the best it can be. In the picture you can see four black organizers that stick to the carpet and help separate/organize things I may have in the back of the hatch. I have a fire extinguisher readily accessible for emergencies. Currently I have two ice scrapers in the back with the day pack and fire extinguisher. A bottle of RainX De Icer and the outer shell of a two piece coat are in my back seat for the winter months. I keep a Glock 43 back behind my passenger seat in a holster that sticks with velcro to the carpet. I have pen and paper in my glovebox. I carry a FourSevens Quark AA Pro QPA, Victorinox Super Tinker and a whistle with me everywhere.

    The bag contains:
    military poncho
    wool military blanket
    beanie
    a change of socks
    toilet paper
    Clif bar
    roll of duct tape
    hand sanitizer
    Fix a Flat
    FAK
    work gloves... disposable (The last pair were used to drag a dead deer off the road.)
    military canteen
    firestarter
    jump box (Why bother with cables?)
    field stripped MRE
    $20


    I like the resqme shifter idea and will have to do this myself. I will now be adding road flares and air compressor to the asap. THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEAS!
     
  11. Moshe ben David

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    There are a multitude of good ideas folks have posted.

    I am DISMAYED though that so few (I think I counted only 2) included a reflective safety vest. Great that you'd have reflective triangles and flares. But the first thing you ought to grab night or day is the reflective safety vest. You're on the edge of the highway; vehicles whizzing past -- they need to be able to see YOU even before you deploy triangles or flares! I add to that the importance of a rain poncho; transparent can be great because it can be worn OVER the vest!

    The other item I think critical is at least one kind of dedicated blade for cutting through jammed safety belt/shoulder strap. I don't really trust the small blades in things like a ResQMe or in the glass breaker mallets. Get a serrated blade from Spyderco or their discount brand Byrd. Also good are some of the dedicated rescue hooks on the market. Hopefully never need it but ....!

    The greatest thing in the world would be some years 'down the road' to be complaining of all the money spent on the gear you never used! Consider it a premium on a life insurance policy!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    • Poncho
    • FAK
    • (2) tools
    • Blanket
    • Sweater
    • Beanie
    • HD Garbage sack
    • 5x7 Tarp (w/grommets)
    • (2) Tanto blades
    • Mora HD
    • 13" Parang
    • Frisbee
    • Eat-n-tool
    • Fire kit
    • (2) pair gloves, one HD, one light.
    • (2) headlamps
    • Sanitary wipes
    • 550 cord (the real stuff)
    • Carabiners (roughly 5-6, climbing rated)
    • Cook cup (w/ soup and oatmeal inside)
    • 1 Liter bottle (empty) w/ canteen cup under it, in a side carrier.
    • RIR pad w/ pens (including space pen)
    • Mylar space blanket
    • Ruger .380 Auto LCR
    • Several "micro-cloths" (super absorbent)
    • Krypton light
    • (Bic) lighters
    • "Ranger" bands (bicycle innertube sections)
    • Neosporin tubes
    • Tylenol
    • Anti-diarrheal tabs
    • Tape, duct tape
    • (2) bandanas, and (2) Shemaghs
    • SCISSORS!!!
    All of this in a Rush 24 bag, my GHB.

    Then there's the GTTC bag...(another story), light fast and stealthy.
     
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    i need to get my car game together
     
  14. NelsonIII

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    A trauma kit and a Hi Point .45 with an extra mag. Along with the basic vehicle emergency items.
     
  15. MinistryOfTruth
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    Couldnt find anyone mentioning it but then again it's worth saying:

    Check your spare tire. If it's one of those "only get you to the nearest shop limited range emergency wheels" consider coughing up for one that matches your standard set. You don't have to splurge for a fancy rim or whatever, just one that is ok to drive normally on.
    With a matching non-emergency wheel you can just change it and have your mech fix it when you have time!
    Just dont forget to after-tighten those bolts after a 100 meters or something.

    Oh yeah, get an extender for your tire-iron to increase your leverage, anything that isnt too snug a fit if something should bend. I, errr, found some aluminium-piping from discarded/forgotten scaffolding, works pretty great!
    Fairly easy to strap it in where the back seat meets the floor of the boot.
     
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    I agree, invest in an extra full size tire instead of that "white knuckle" it to the shop spare tire.

    Spot on advice.
     
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    I'm driving a 2012 Honda Civic LX. I'm also a minimalist so I don't like to carry around too much stuff.

    In the the glove box I have:
    -Insurance papers
    -Ownership/registration
    -Roadside assistance card
    -Moleskin book + Zebra pen
    -Car manual

    In the center console I have:
    -Thrunite TI3 flashlight
    -Resqme escape tool
    -Micro USB charging cable
    -Auxiliary cable
    -$2.00 in change (coffee money for impromptu double shifts)

    In the trunk I have:
    -Spare tire + jack + wrench
    -Booster Cables
    Black milk crate which includes:
    -Windshield washer fluid
    -Small tool bag (Leatherman Skeletool w/bit extender, adjustable wrench, tire gauge, mechanix gloves)
    -Medium first aid kit
    -Rope, zip ties, duct tape, and bungee cords
    -Emergency blanket, whistle, and matches
    -Snow brush + mini shovel (winters only)

    The only thing I believe I'm missing at this point is an extra liter of engine oil
     
  18. Moshe ben David

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    Brendon: you might want to consider flares or emergency triangles and a reflective safety vest?

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    All the stuff I need for work. Real tools, quality rain gear, knives, zip ties, reflective crap, extra clothes, etc. Then there's water bottles, food, a tarp. And of course oil, coolant and all the stuff you need for the car. And the things in my extensive pockets.

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    2009 Nissan Xterra ( lots of Overland and offroading related mods to vehivle)

    I usually carry a BOB with 48 hours of clothing, and in the winter that gets upgraded to a military dufel bag. I carry a fully stocked trauma kit ( same bag as I had in Afghanistan with me) and all of my vehicle recovery tool and gear including Bubba rope, extra shackles and straps, and everything to work the winch on my truck