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What EDC/ emergency preparedness items do you keep in your vehicle?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by afultz075, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. afultz075

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    So i'm getting around to cleaning out my car for the first time in about a year and i've decided to get serious about carrying items in my car to prepare me for just about anything. I was wondering what essentials everybody keeps in their car so we can share some good ideas.

    Here's what I have so far and where it's located:

    Clipped to the topside of the driver's seat visor -
    Spyderco Salt I Serrated (I like this because it has the advantage of being rust-proof with it's H1 steel)

    Center console compartment -
    Leatherman Blast
    BIC Lighter
    Couples boxes of matches
    Hand Sanitizer
    Band-Aids
    A couple BIC Pens
    Mechanical tire pressure gauge

    Glove box -
    Small leather binder w/ registration/ins card and maintenance records
    Spare brake light/turn signal bulbs
    Phone charger

    Compartment under arm rest -
    GPS
    Microfiber cloth (great for cleaning the inside of my windshield)
    Also considering keeping my pistol in here for long trips once I get my CCW

    Under seats -
    Ice scraper
    Road Atlas
    Febreeze spray

    Trunk -
    Folding Military Entrenching Tool
    Bottle of Motor Oil
    Paper towels
    Zip-ties
    Armor-all wipes
    Rain-X
    Portable air compressor for inflating tires (runs off the cigarette lighter)
    Small tool kit (has pliers, screwdrivers and sockets)

    I know i'm missing a big essential here - a flashlight. I am planning on getting a 3D cell Maglite LED for the glove box due to its throw and long runtime. Also possibly considering a small hatchet for in the trunk.
     
  2. Buckles

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    Ive got a pelican case with:
    FAK
    Flashlight
    Knife
    Zip ties
    Towel
    Batteries
    Bottle of water
    Power Bars.

    In the bed of my truck i keep:
    Viair Compressor and 3 gallon tank
    Pry bar
    Tie downs
    Tow strap, chains
     
  3. squatch

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    I used to carry all this: http://edcforums.com/showthread.php/64720-Backcountry-Exploration-Vehicle-EDC
    [​IMG]

    Now I've had to slim it down to fit in the boot of a Subary Outback (nestled with the pathetic spare and tiny storage compartments). I still have most of the gear, but am missing the serious extraction gear (winch) and air compressor. I will be getting an air compressor mounted under the hood soon.

    I like the Outback for commuting and road trips, but I miss my 4runner for camping . . .
     
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    I keep a small survival kit under my seat, everything I would need to survive for a few days in the woods if I had to, including:

    med kit
    emergency blankets
    ponchos
    couple of knives
    firesteel and tender
    lighter
    folding shovel/trenching tool
    compass
    aluminum foil
    paracord
    hand-crank flashlight
     
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    Hmm. Nice fresh bodies are great at stopping bullets....sure!
     
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    Wow, quite an impressive setup there Flight-ER-Doc! (I hope you have an Excursion or Suburban to haul it all around in.) It would be pretty cool if you could share some pics...

    Just some basics in our rig... sure I'm forgetting something:

    Medium First Aid Kit (First Responder level)
    Paracord
    Gerber Folding Saw
    Gerber NATO Folding Shovel
    Leatherman PST
    Small Folding Knife
    MSR Cook Pot
    Basic Survival Items in MSR Cook Pot
    Firesteel & Tinder
    Emergency Blanket
    Poncho
    Flagging/Surveyor's Tape
    MRE
    Water Bottles
    Spare Dog Leash / Collar / Bowl
    T.P.
    Baby Wipes
    Hand Sanitizer
    Spare AA NiMH & Lithium Batteries
    Notepad & Pens
    Flashlight
    Silva Compass
    Mechanix Gloves

    Oh, and last but not least, the handyman's secret weapon... DUCT TAPE! ;D
     
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    I'm gonna guess, this:

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    That's not big enough.
     
  13. squatch

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    You can fix/affix anything if you complement the duct tape with zip ties, hose clamps, vice grips, and JB Weld.
     
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    I didn't notice a blanket/sleeping bag on your list - if you don't have one it might be a good idea to add it. I hear PA can get chilly.
     
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    toolbox with the bare necessities for fixing stuff if it breaks. sockets, scredrivers, vice grips, plenty of zip-ties, locktite, duct tape, electrical tape, and various nuts and bolts ive picked up. saved my behind more than once. also in my toolbox is a pair of gloves, mini air compressor (plugs into cigarette lighter), tube of tire slime, funnel, and extra fuses. to those of you that carry just a small amount of stuff might i recommend fuses? those have come in handy many times for myself and others when something small goes wrong.

    jumper cables, flashlight, and of course a tire gauge. i normally have a towel, and in the wintertime a sweatshirt/jacket in there too. i always have a knife on me, but also have a generic multi-tool in the center console along with another screwdriver, pen, and napkins.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I know I have posted this pic numerous times, and have always promised to make an updated list... its still gonna take while with jury duty taking up the majority of my supposedly planned less eventful summer