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#143150 - 08/07/08 12:56 PM Identify Survival Items in Picture
TexasDayLily Offline
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Registered: 08/06/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Texas
I found this picture on the Doug Ritter blog about the Kim Family tragedy. I would like to identify the items in the picture.

http://www.equipped.org/graphics/carkit_lg.jpg

Here's what I have so far

Items from starting back left corner
23 Assorted bungee cords
Carry case
water 12 large bundled in sturdy containers w/ screw on caps

Duct Tape (Premium Industrial Grade)
Adventure Medical Kit (Fundamentals)
Cord (not sure what kind)
Fix Flat
Can Air? or lubricant?
12 Volt portable Air Compressor

Tool Kit with Hose clamps?, other items unknown ...
tennis ball wrapped with tape? (what is this? really)
come along ? with woven cable
cable ties
round orange things ?
Road Emergency CB Radio

head lamp
Tarp or blanket or cloths
leather work gloves
jumper cables
Tarp
Toilet Paper

Could someone please offer suggestion as to what is seen in the picture.

Leslie Smith


Edited by TexasDayLily (08/07/08 01:02 PM)

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#143151 - 08/07/08 12:59 PM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: TexasDayLily]
clarktx Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 250
Loc: Houston, Texas
Welcome to the forum! I'm new here too so I will let some of the other guys point it out. They are a regular brain trust.
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#143152 - 08/07/08 01:29 PM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: clarktx]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 369
I'll tell you what I don't see in that picture.

Water filter (the bottled water might not be enough)
Fire making tools (may be too small to see in picture, if there)
Emergency food (MRE's, SPAM, or whatever suits your fancy)

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#143153 - 08/07/08 01:51 PM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: TexasDayLily]
marduk Offline
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Registered: 01/25/04
Posts: 160
Loc: Mid-Missouri
The round, orange things are Powerflares:
http://www.powerflare.com/

The white strap thing is a tow strap:
http://www2.northerntool.com/product/200333875.htm
http://www.offroaders.com/tech/Tow_Straps.htm

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#143191 - 08/07/08 10:33 PM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
ironraven Offline
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Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
CityBoy, if Doug bought it due to not be prepared, I'm not quite sure what the total fall out would be.
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#143200 - 08/07/08 11:49 PM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: ironraven]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1142
Loc: Channeled Scablands
The items I don't see that may have saved Mr kim's life are
tire chains and a shovel.

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#143204 - 08/08/08 12:18 AM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: marduk]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5264
Loc: SOCAL
OT: Speaking of PowerFlares, what is the best color LED for a Car Kit? Red, Amber, Red/Amber? Probably not white, blue or green.

Edit: Found the answer in a thread on PowerFlares -- going with three Red.


Edited by Russ (08/08/08 01:37 AM)
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#143205 - 08/08/08 12:20 AM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: TexasDayLily]
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#143206 - 08/08/08 12:33 AM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 1998
Originally Posted By: CityBoyGoneCountry
I'll tell you what I don't see in that picture.

Water filter (the bottled water might not be enough)
Fire making tools (may be too small to see in picture, if there)
Emergency food (MRE's, SPAM, or whatever suits your fancy)


It's not a survival kit, it's a car kit designed primarily for urban driving in the middle of the 6th largest urban area of the U.S. with extremely low liklihood of an unexpected natural disaster (like earthquakes or tornados). As such it is optomized for my enviroment and likely emergency circumstances which are un likely to extend beyond a few hours stuck on the freeway under any reasonably forseeable circumstances (though there's also a PSP in the glove box). If I travel outside the local area or off highway my full survival kit goes in the car. There's no good reason to carry that on a daily basis to go down to the corner supermarket or to the airport or the like, it just takes up room I often need for cargo. I adapt my equipage as appropriate to the environment I may have to deal with. If I lived in LAX, as an example, I'd have a far more survival oriented kit in the car because the threat level (earthquakes, etc.) is far different.

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#143207 - 08/08/08 12:35 AM Re: Identify Survival Items in Picture [Re: TexasDayLily]
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Posts: 1998
Originally Posted By: TexasDayLily
tennis ball wrapped with tape? (what is this? really)

Radiator Hose Repair Tape
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