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#116866 - 12/21/07 05:13 AM Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list
Loganenator Offline
Bike guy

Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 151
Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
What does everyone think of this new article from outdoor life?

Anything missing from this list? Anything not needed? wink

Hope this hasn't been posted before and I have missed it...


You must be the change you wish to see in the world - MK Gandhi

#116872 - 12/21/07 11:32 AM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: Loganenator]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
First-aid category: - First Aid Kit...sigh frown

Otherwise looks decent. Not sure if I'd take a tent though. Staying with your vehicle and all that..

It looks more like a full-sized BOB than a Car-kit, but that's just me I guess.
''It's time for Plan B...'' ''We have a Plan B?'' ''No, but it's time for one.'' -Stargate SG-1

#116873 - 12/21/07 12:27 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: JIM]
Erik_B Offline

Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 315
Loc: Somewhere in my own little wor...
they failed to mention work gloves in the first clothing list. never leave home without a good pair or gloves(which reminds me, mine are falling a part and need to be replaced).
they didn't say how much water to store, which may lead the uninformed to just toss a few Deer Park bottles in the trunk.
They need to say more than just "First Aid Kit." as everyone here knows, all FAKs are not created equal.
Originally Posted By: scafool
Camping teaches us what things we can live without.

Originally Posted By: ironraven
...Shopping appeals to the soul of the hunter-gatherer.

#116878 - 12/21/07 12:55 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: Loganenator]
handyman Offline

Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 79
Loc: Massachusetts
It's not a bad list but there are some things that I thought were very funny for a 72 hour kit for your vehicle . . 3 sets of underwear , bar of soap , shampoo , razor , deoderant , hairbrush , paper plates and cups ????? I shower and change my undies everyday and shave almost everyday but in a 72 hour emergency situation , LOL . Shampoo and a hairbrush in an emergency kit , LOL.
Also thought it was strange that they would recomend "an extremely LIGHTWEIGHT sleepingbag" . And why a tent if you're in your vehicle . Are you going to get out of your vehicle and pitch a tent during a blizzard .
Also no mention of something for self defence - always part of my emergency kit .
I guess if your all sqeeky clean and well groomed and eating your power bar on a paper plate , then no one will want to give you any trouble or take your stuff .

Edited by handyman (12/21/07 01:07 PM)

#116880 - 12/21/07 01:13 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: handyman]
atoz Offline

Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 144
Loc: Nevada
I thought the samething there was a bit of frill in the kit. Not much else to say that handyman has said.

#116882 - 12/21/07 01:34 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: atoz]
JohnnyUpton Offline

Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 60
Loc: USA
Tow Strap
I didn't see candles mentioned.

#116900 - 12/21/07 02:35 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: JohnnyUpton]
Crowe Offline

Registered: 12/03/07
Posts: 88
In my car kit, I have a tube tent, heat sheet, 2 emergency ponchos, 3 wool blankets (laid flat, lining trunk), and an orange tarp, no lightweight tent though. I need to get to get off my butt and get some heavy plastic sheeting, as I think it would be very useful if some joker smashes my window out or if I lose a window in a crash. I think the best bet is to improve the vehicle as a shelter if necessary, but also have a fall back if the vehicle is unsafe.

#116910 - 12/21/07 03:51 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: Loganenator]
91gdub Offline

Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 172
Loc: South Jersey (the 51st state)
"an extremely LIGHTWEIGHT sleepingbag"

That's got me confused also. I carry a sleeping bag in my car at all times. Lightweight during summer months and a heavyweight for winter months.
I also keep a very heavy blanket in the car too.
Bill Houston

#116914 - 12/21/07 04:27 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: JohnnyUpton]
MoBOB Offline

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Beeswax candles are the way to go. Paraffin has a nasty habit of spewing tons of schmutz and CO.

Edited by MoBOB (12/21/07 04:28 PM)
"Its not a matter of being ready as it is being prepared" -- B. E. J. Taylor

#116982 - 12/21/07 08:41 PM Re: Outdoorlife article: Survival Equipment, Car list [Re: MoBOB]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 784
All candles release CO. ANY burning of any kind releases CO.
ALWAY crack a window when using.

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