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Old 07-26-2008, 07:59 PM
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I have two of these, one in my car, and one in my wifes car:

1x Molle Pack
2x locking caribiners
1x tarp/tent
2x collapsible walking poles/tent supports
4x aluminum tent spikes
5x long term storage emergency water packs
1x Fenix T1 light
4x CR123 batteries
1x 100ft bright orange 550 cord
1x magnesium firelighter
1x mini-folding stove
2x extra solid fuel packs for stove
1x good compass w/mirror sight
1x BenchMade field knife sharpener
4x Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
2x long bungee cords
2x medium bungee cords
1x SOG EOD Powerlock multi-tool
1x roll of 100mph tape
3x road flares
1x ultra-lite foil type emergency blanket
5x lightsticks (2 orange, 2 red, 1 green)
1x small stainless backpacking cup/bowl
1x fixed blade knife (RAT Cutlery, SOG, etc...)
1x .357 revolver w/ammo separate (I pack .38special for it instead of .357)
1x copy of the SAS survival guide book
1x Medical kit
  • 5x 4"x4" gauze pads
  • 1x 10 blister pack of Claritin
  • 1x tube of neosporin
  • 1x chapstick
  • 1x travelpack of advil
  • 1x roll of waterproof medical tape
  • 1x self adhering wrap (sports wrap)
  • 1x large gauze roll
  • 1x can of aerosol NewSkin
  • 1x can of aerosol Solarcaine
  • 1x small bottle of Excedrin extra strength
  • 1x box of flexible fabric Band-Aids
  • 1x instant cold icepack
  • 1x bendable splint
  • 6x latex gloves (in a small ziplock bag)
  • 1x disposable scalpal
  • 1x pack of butterfly closures
  • 1x metal mirror
  • 1x gauze fluff role
  • 1x surgical hemostat
  • 1x medical scissors
  • 1x pack of ammonia inhalants
  • 2x tweezers (1 sharp, 1 dull)
  • 1x pack of alcohol swabs
  • 1x tourniquet
  • 1x military bandage/sling

Well, that's pretty much it, just wanted to give everyone an idea of what I've got set aside in each of my cars.

Anyone have any variations on this?

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I got a folding shovel in case my jeep gets stuck. I also have bottled water and some canned food which I notice you didn't list I hope you just forgot to mention it because you need food and water in your car. I like canned food because after you eat it you can use the can to boil water.
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Is your med-kit a self build or an off-the-shelf pack?
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1-Water (a lot)
2-Blankets
3-First Aid Kit (extremely well stocked)
4-Cookies & MRE peanut butter & beef jerky
5-Flare gun, extra flares
6-Solar powered items (flashlight, charger, radio, etc)
7-Bible & desert survival handbook
8-Lastly, one very large Crocodile Dundee Knife

"that's not a knife..........THAT'S a knife!"

Everything I carry has to be heat-proof. The average temperature of a sitting car here in S. Nevada can reach over 175 degrees EASILY on a scorching August afternoon. And that's in the shade. I can make it for about 3 days if I was stranded in the summertime.
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For water, those are the:

5x long term storage emergency water packs
Regular bottled water won't survive for long periods of time in a vehicle due to the temperature changes.

Food:

4x Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
they hold up for years, they taste good, better balanced than can food, and they self heat.

The medkit is homemade

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For water, those are the:

5x long term storage emergency water packs
Regular bottled water won't survive for long periods of time in a vehicle due to the temperature changes.

Food:

4x Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
they hold up for years, they taste good, better balanced than can food, and they self heat.

The medkit is homemade

--Wintermute
What are those and where do you get them, I have to rotate out my water and food.
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A good army surplus store should carry both, however, if you don't have that option near you, you can order them here:

I use the actual military versions of these, they are damn good, and some of the highest quality available. You may sometimes find stores selling the military versions even though they say very clearly on the box "U.S. Gov Property Commercial Resale is Unlawful".
http://www.wornick.com/emergencyprep/

For the water, same thing with the surplus store, or here:

http://www.thereadystore.com/waterac...hes-CASE-of-64

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Figured I'd add in a picture of the kit. This is just the kit packed. At some point I'll take some time to unpack one and take a picture of it all layed out:



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I keep my Alice pack in the tool box along with a tent , ground pad & bag . Also keep an sks /ammo with a six gallon water can and all my Nvis ham radio gear and antennas . The pack has all the usual items as on other pages . Truck has a thirty gallon diesel tank with a thirteen gallon aux tank as well.
Also rigged with a 600 watt inverter .
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One of the most important pieces for a car kit are spare parts for your vehicle. Most roadside emergencies involve minor parts breaking. Kit should include at a minimum:

repair manual
belts and hoses
tow strap
basic tool kit
fix a flat/ air pump
small parts (sparkplugs,fuses, etc.)
full size spare tire
snow chains

The above kits are fine to carry also but it's always better to get rolling.
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My take on car kits.
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=11203
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=11275
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I also carry two five gallon buckets of ash from my coal stove. Better than kitty litter, albeit a bit dirtier, for getting out of a snowbank.
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Wow, I can tell I'm really going to like this site, so many great ideas, I think I will definitely add a tent to my emergency supplies in my car, I bought a 3day preparedness kit off a website but to be truthful, I found it lacking.

Looking forward to reading more on this thread and putting together a truly comprehensive car survival kit.
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I also keep a small stash of currency...one's and quarters....stores may be closed, but all those vending machines are there ( if power is still on) and they can dispense food and water.. so the small denomonatoins are bets
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These are great posts. I am sorely lacking in preparedness. I have a '97 Jeep Cherokee with;
First-Aid kit
bottle water (rotated monthly)
fire extinguisher
maps
roll of quarters
book of matches
other items I can't remember off the top of my head!
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We have $75 in cash in each car kit - more as an addition to a standard breakdown than SHTF. I love the roll of quarters - never occurred to me.
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in the old ladies minivan is a tub with all the fluids the van takes, spare belt, hoses, ignition coil, jumpbox/compressor, cheap shake up flashlight, water is rotated weekly(mainly because she never brings it in the house) diapers, wipes and a first aid kit. (we have a 2 year old)

after looking at this site i now know i need more in there. and something in my car other than empty soda bottles and cigar packs
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MRE's are usually only good for 5 years and they are dependent on low temperatures to last that long. Freeze-dried foods are much better for a vehicle that is exposed to high heat.
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I see a lot of survival gear, but not a lot of tools/parts/extraction gear. In my 96 Bronco I carry the following:

York OBA system w/ 2.5 gallon air tank mounted under the body. (best mod ever)
1/2 impact
3/8 air ratchet
150 piece socket set
metric/standard wrench set
60" Hi-Lift Jack (also serves as wrench)
Bucket with misc chains and tow straps
NICE tire plug/patch kit
Fix a flat
Spare Alternator
Spare Starter
Jumper cables
CB Radio
Spare belt
3 qts oil
1 qt gear oil
2 qts trans fluid
2 tubes jb weld
1 gallon of water
duct tape
couple feet of heater hose
spare bypass hose

I also usually keep my last set of plugs/plug wires as well.

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Here is a link to a product for water storage called Water Preserver, I do not have any experience with the product, but it looks promising. According to the website, "Water Preserver™ was tested for 10 years in a scientific program of laboratory sample analysis and field-testing to ensure its effectiveness for 5-year water storage. Water Preserver™ is registered and licensed by both and federal state EPA's as effective for the long-term storing of water, in addition to killing bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus." www.waterpreserver.com/index.htm
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