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What do you EDC in your car?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Sly, May 22, 2016.

  1. Sly

    Sly Loaded Pockets

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    What all do you lug around in the car everyday?

    Here's what I have in my car ( to my knowledge haha)
    -spare Bic lighter
    -spare house key
    -roll of toilet paper in a zip lock bag
    -spare headphones
    -ENO hammock
    - ENO tarp and guyline
    - ENO hammock straps
    -ENO bug net
    - sunscreen
    - bug spray
    - collapsible hiking chair
    - gallon of distilled water
    - tire iron
    - 24" crowbar wrapped in paracord
    - 90 feet of olive drab 550 parachute cord ( off of a parachute lol)
    -Jack for the car
    -5" kamilus knife
    - short kamilus machete
    -full mag for 1911 (.45acp)
    -full mag for walther CCP (9mm Luger)
    -1pair clean boxers
    -1pair clean socks
    -black TAC backpack
    - 1qt oil
    -instant coffee
    -steel coffee cup
    -small container of Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning
    -small container of salt
    -small ziplock of sugar
    - 1 spoon
    -1 fork
    -ASE/standard socket set with ratchet.
    - full torx bit set ( mini uses soooo many torx bolts on their vehicles it's ridiculous)


    I'm not sure what I'm forgetting but I'll edit it in later. All of this fits in the back hatch area of my 06' mini cooper S ( excluding the two pistol mags, knife, toilet paper, and lighter) :p
     
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  2. cole3418

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    Here is what I keep in my car in no particular order:

    Tire chains
    1 gallon gas can (empty)
    Frisbee
    9'x7' tarp
    Wool blanket
    (2) rain poncho
    First aid kit
    Reflective Vest
    Rope
    Road flares
    Fix a flat air compressor (came with the car)
    Jumper cables
    Shaker siphon
    96 oz collapsible nalgene water container
    Duck tape
    (2) N95 respirator mask
    (2) Safety goggles
    Scissor jack
    Tire iron
    Bolt Cutters
    Crowbar
    Sewing kit
    Fishing kit
    2 person SOL bivvy
    Bungee cords
    Road maps
    Pen and paper
    Ice scraper
    Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
    - Tool bag:
    Leather work gloves
    Shop rags
    Scissors
    Zip ties
    Battery terminal cleaner
    Small container with screw and nails
    Pry bar
    Vice Grip
    Hammer
    Tire patch kit
    Rescue tape
    Tape measure
    Pliers
    Tongue and groove pliers
    Philips and flat head screw drivers
    Flash light
    Tire pressure gauge
    Sharpening stone
     
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  3. rsitter

    rsitter EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Literally, what you edc in your car would be what you edc everywhere right?
     
  4. nosuchagency

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    511 rush 12 ghb with far too much gear & fak to list, mayday bars, 2 separate brand water filtration setups, several pairs latex gloves, 4 bath towels, couple spare mags for each permit pistol, gun vault, pelican 8060, co comm eod, road atlas, battery jumper unit, life hammer, extinguisher, flares, craftsmen tool kit, & heavy canvas tarp.
     
  5. Maave

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    "EDC" is stretching the term a bit. Car kits are usually bag-sized and under a seat, way more crud than you'd carry on your person
     
  6. Sly

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    I want one of those co-comm EOD breacher bars so bad....
     
  7. TMW89

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    First aid kit
    Duct tape
    Ka Bar Eskabar
    Bic lighter
    Gloves (rubber/leather)
    Bungees/ratchet straps
    Screwdrivers
    Tow strap
    Coozie
    WD40
    Safety vest
    Pliers
     
  8. TankTop5

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    Seriously, nobody mentioned a fishing pole, tackle box, folding chair and maybe a beer or two?


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  9. Fragarach

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    First aid kit.
    Food/water and cooking gear.
    Sleeping gear and change of clothes.
    Automotive toolkit.
    12v electronics toolkit and spares.
    Full size axe and hammer.
    Small shovel and tp.
    Cord. Ropes. Tape.
    Basic hydration pack with trail mix etc ready.
    Backup batteries. Cables etc
    40w folding solar panel.

    Still plenty of space for more gear.
    What am I missing! ?
     
  10. Moshe ben David

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    Flares and/or warning triangles
    Reflective safety vest
    Headlamp
    Rain poncho(s)
    Mylar emergency blanket(s)
    Emergency exit glass breaker (in passenger compartment)
    Some type of rescue blade to cut seat belts (in passenger compartment)

    Just a few thoughts....

    Moshe ben David
     
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  11. Sly

    Sly Loaded Pockets

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    I think it's all considered EDC, I mean, I don't take all of that outh of the car every other day, it's in there every day. Now I need to go through the truck and make a list of that, because lists are fun :D
     
  12. black007

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    Newbie here! Car / truck gear is my favorite!

    Car
    Toyota Altezza (sport sedan, daily driver in the summer months, main highway vehicle)

    Jumper cables
    Pen
    Cleaning kit for eyeglasses
    Extra quart of oil
    Some napkins
    Legal docs for the vehicle (insurance, inspection, registration, etc...)

    So that was boring, here is my suv / camping rig

    Chevrolet Tracker (small 4 door SUV, part time 4x4 with low range, winter daily driver and camping / overlanding vehicle)
    Jumper cables
    Pen, field note book, clip board
    Toilet paper
    1 roll of shop towels
    2 ammo cans
    ***1st ammo can
    20k lbs tow strap, 50 feet
    3 1/2 inch shackles
    Work gloves
    Extra serpentine and fan belt
    ***2nd ammo can
    1st aid kit
    Nitrile gloves
    Small blanket
    2 Bic lighters
    ~100 feet of 550 paracord

    Enough oil for a full change
    Oil filter
    Gear oil for front and rear diff, manual trans and transfer case. (I carry 3 quarts, enough for both diffs, or the transmission or transfer if need be)
    Full jug of washer fluid
    Coolant, premixed
    Empty 20l jerry can
    Water jerry can, 20l, full when it is above 0
    Hi-lift jack
    4 ratchet straps
    4 bungee chords (most used item in the truck! Mainly to lash my antenna to the roof rack to fit in the garage / in parking garages)
    Full tool kit, I can litterally drop the transmission with this kit, I've done it before.
    Bottle jack
    2 cheap jack stands
    2 pieces of ply wood to fit under said jack stands
    Fiskars hatchet
    Bacho Laplander
    Mora knife
    Small flash light

    I do take more in the truck when I have planned outings, but that is what never leaves it. I definitely trade gas milage for preparedness, but it only sees severe service so I deem it nessicary.
     
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  13. Sly

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    Welcome black007 ! Haha you seem to fit in well! I'm lucky in the truck (1969 Ford f100 2wd long wheelbase), in the fact that I can drop the split driveshaft, and trans with almost only an adjustable wrench haha! I've had the radiator/motor/trans/ driveshaft out in a day with minimal tools.
     
  14. bringerofgame

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    Got all that and more...
     
  15. black007

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    Thanks alot for the welcome Sly, I believe you that your truck can be taken apart with so tools, K.I.S.S. engineering at its finest in those old trucks! I doubt you will see many of those aluminum bodied f150's around in 50 years. What engine do you have in your F100?
     
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  17. Cerberus.

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    Pretty much everything.

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    Stay Bladed.
     
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  18. Sly

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    black007 I rebuilt a 390fe bored .060 over, forged aluminum pistons, RV cam, 4bbl intake and a Holley 750cfm that runs way too rich. The nice pop when I shift is fun though haha, someday I'll get the 600 cfm on it and tune it
     
  19. WillAdams

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    Still trying to work out what I want to carry in my truck. Stuff that is in it now:

    - magnetic / capacitor flashlight (shake to charge)
    - inexpensive Winchester multi-tool w/ pliers, &c.
    - cheap whistle I found in a parking lot
    - disposable poncho (from a different parking lot)
    - two lengths of rope
    - misc. vehicle-specific stuff (windshield cleaning squeegee, ice scraper, &c.) --- need to get a second pair of jumper cables, current set lives in the car which my wife drives.

    Stuff which I'm working out how to add:

    - Seefab two-piece takedown steel longbow and aluminum arrows (either need to buy or trade for one)
    - Montague Swiss X50 folding bicycle (just got that yesterday, now just need to work out how to fit it in the truck so that it won't be damaged by being bounced around)
     
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  20. F-Bobby

    F-Bobby EDC Junkie

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    I'm actually in the process of putting together a truck bag. Gonna take some of the ideas here and put em to use. Though maybe without the Bow and Arrows...
     
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