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What to keep in the car for emergencies?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by mr00jimbo, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    bolt cutters
    knife
    ether
    handcuffs
    visqueen
    duct tape
    ski mask
    surgical gloves
    vasoline
    binoculars
    condoms
     
  2. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    What I keep:

    Civic (nearly new):
    Gun (Revolver, so I can ignore it for years, although I don't)
    Tire Pressure gauge
    Number to Allstate Roadside Assistance
    Matches (always have a way to make fire)
    Compass
    Need to add:
    A multitool
    Radiator Hose Repair Tape
    Up-to-date Atlas
    Emergency diapers
    Emergency Wipes
    (I have a child)

    Truck (I seldom drive it):
    Extra antifreeze
    Extra Oil
    Enough tools to jackleg a radiator hose repair
    Wheel Chocks (parking brake doesn't work)

    I used to carry a lot of tools but realized that tools are useless without repair parts 90% of the time.

    One thing I learned was to carry a tire pressure gauge even if your car has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Even if you know you have a flat, figuring out which tire is low can be a problem.
     
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  3. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Perhaps, but tracking slow oil leaks can be expensive and time consuming. Sometimes carrying an extra quart of oil is much cheaper and easier. A small oil leak is pretty far down the totum pole of repair priorities, especially since repairs can be very expensive.

    Antifreeze is the same way but usually a coolant leak is a higher priority. Leaking oil tends to either be burned or exit the engine. Leaking antifreeze can wind up in places you don't want it - like the oil.
     
  4. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Just trade the Scion in on a truck. Then you can carry the Smart car in the bed. :tongueout:
     
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    You're ready for just about anything. Add a video camera and I think I'll ride with you. It could be fun.
     
  6. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Basic tools

    Duct Tape

    Jumper Cable

    Air Compressor

    Green Slime Fix-a-Flat can

    In the console I have a Fenix LD20 flashlight, some pepper spray and a Cold Steel Recon 1 knife.

    AAA membership

    Bottled water

    First Aid Kit with extra gauze and Quickclot

    Lighter

    Cheapo survival bankets

    Cheapo rain ponchos (saved my bacon a few times)

    Cheap Mechanics gloves. Good for keeping your hands clean when changing a tire before a wedding, and to keep you hand warm when you forget your regular gloves during winter

    In a small range bag I have a Box of 9mm ammo and a box of .380 with ear and eye protection. In case of emergency and as backup for when I go to the range.

    Small Backpack with a Dajo survival knife (which has a fire steel and emergency whistle), bear spray, poncho, pair of wool socks, a metal water bottle, headlight, small flashlight, paracord a box of cliff bars and an esbit stove. This can be for emergencies, but it also for dayhiking when the mood hits me.

    Cheapo Walmart collapsable fishing rod and tackle box. Not for the end of the world, but when the mood hits me I like to go fishing too. This will probably be coming out now that winter is creeping up on us here in PA.
     
  7. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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  8. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

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    .....with a good battery.
     
  9. Mr Spock

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    Have you ever seen that model scion? It is the same size as a smart. That is the joke... I rotate my backup cars in and out of my primary. Can never be too prepared.
     
  10. SC Tiger

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    I had a roommate who carried a deactivated cell phone in his car with a car charging cable. He said that, in an emergency, even a deactivated phone can call 911.
     
  11. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Ok - missed that. I thought the Scion was a little bigger.

    The Smart isn't a car - it's a lawn mower that someone forgot to take out of the box.
     
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    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    :rofl: I love it. I wanna trunk monkey. The last one is classic

    +1 that is true, its a federal law that all cell phones should be able to call 911 even if they have no service plan. The problem is you can't call 911 for road service, and if you put an old cell phone with a charger in your car what do you do when the car battery or the alternator is dead?
     
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