Hey guys- My wife and I are still in our infancy on prepping, but we've got together two nice car kits, a 72Hr BOB and some other things hidden away for emergencies. One thing we struggle with is coming up with ideas that we've missed. In our brainstorming sessions (usually on road trips) we come up with some pretty interesting ideas to add to our kit. Some of these ideas may be old hat to some of you, but we felt pretty smart when we came up with them. Since we all know flashlights, MREs, med kits and chem lights are necessities, what unorthodox items do you store in your car kits and BOBs? Here are some of ours: Dryer Lint - Yes, dryer lint. I store it by the baggy full. Handy for starting fires, costs zero and weighs next to nill. I have three pretty good sized baggies hidden away in both cars and the BOB, as well as three more baggies sitting above the dryer. Great way to start your firepits for parties too. Safety Pins - Probably a duh here, but they are just so darned useful. Need to punch a whole, hold something together or excise a splinter? We also keep a few paper clips of different sizes. I figure they do pretty much the same thing, but without the ability to punch small holes. eReader - Okay, bear with me on this one. My wife and I both have kindles, but for Christmas we got a Sony eReader as a gift. Off topic, but it's crap compared to the Kindle. After no luck trying to sell it, I uploaded a ton of my family's favorite books and some of the classicsto it as well as adding a small Power Curve solar charger to the kit. We can carry thousands of books on a variety of topics, and keep the device charged for as long as we need. Contingent on no EMP or total blackout situation, but still. Baby Wipes - I totally understand why soldiers love these. After a few days without water, just having anything to wipe away the sweat and oil is awesome. It may not keep you warm or feed you, but it does a lot for the spirit. So those are my unorthodox preps. What are yours? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!