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What do you EDC in your car?

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

  1. smokingfish

    smokingfish Loaded Pockets

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    I was stuck for a few hours in a unmarked road in some deep deep mud.

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    So I think I will invest in some recovery gear.
    Shovel, axe, tow straps, and might get some maxtraxx boards to place under tires for grip when stuck.
    Also now I'm looking at some winches, although there were no trees to winch.
     
  2. G.T.

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    There is an alternative available for situations like you've shown in your pictures. Open terrain with no trees to toss a strap around. It's called a "Pull-Pal" and they work very well. Folds up into an easy to transport shape but be warned, they are a bit heavy so if you opt for one make certain that you have plans for a secure storage spot for it as it would make for a very deadly missile if something bad happened and it started flying.

    Another alternative is of course to carry a shovel and to dig a hole to bury your spare tire into and winch off of it. Takes longer to rig but it does work.
     
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  3. smokingfish

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    Getting some maxtrax recovery panels soon.

    For now, I strapped a small d handle shovel on the roll cage. Secure straps in the mail.
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  4. smokingfish

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    My goruck is locked to my rear seats. When it gets warm I'll have the tops off and probably easy to enter, especially if I decide to take the doors off too.

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  5. G.T.

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    Right on, I think the problem so many of us run into is where do you draw the line when it comes to recovery gear. It's easy to fill the truck with every possible piece of kit to help resolve every possible situation but then there really is no room for you and your traveling partner and the personal gear that comes with.

    We just added an off-road camper trailer to our fleet so some things can be offloaded from the truck and carried on the trailer but the head scratching never really stops.

    Love the dog pic. My GSD loves wheeling and riding in the truck in general. Here she is on a cheeseburger run in my JDM LandCruiser.

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  6. smokingfish

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    Oh I love the land cruisers, especially if Japan born!

    My buddy GAVE away his 1988 land cruiser not knowing how much it was worth... I almost cried.
     
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  7. Paracord Junky

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    Local maps
    Jumper cables
    Cute little yellow compressor
    Fix-a-flat
    Dedicated tire guage.
    Large towel
    Small towel
    Solid multi-head driver
    10" crescent
    Duct and electrical tape
    Paracord
    Bottled water.
    Few cans of baked beans.
    Two 1-cell led flashlights with spare batteries
    Small power bank good for two and half phone charges.
    Pack of Bics
    Pack of smokes
    Length of steel pipe.
     
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  8. ac7ss
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    What I can remember off hand that stays in the car when I am not in it, not including stock items for the car:
    • Phone charger and spare cables
    • Flashlights
    • Safety vest (2)
    • Emergency electric "Flare"
    • Signalling flare
    • Towels, watertight bag
    • CPR mask
    • Pens, pencils
    • Rain hat
    • Umbrella
    • Sharps container
    • Stable food
    • Jump cables
    • Mylar blankets
    • Tyre chains
    • Knife
    • Tape of various types

    I really should look at what else is in the bags.