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#212183 - 12/02/10 03:39 AM Winter Car Kits
Frisket Offline

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
Show me your car kits for winter! What things do you include for Warmth? Food? so on so forth.

Also Prolly been posted already but here ya go!


Multiple parts all found on that dudes channel good short watch tho not to mention the other clips he has posted.

#212190 - 12/02/10 11:42 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1918
Loc: Washington, DC
In my SUV (helps to be an avid gear-head camper):


Gore-Tex boots and three pair Smartwool socks
Gore-Tex gaiters
long underwear
fleece and rain pants
fleece tops
Marmot pre-cip and dri-clime jackets
fleece hats and fleece-lined waterproof hats
multiple gloves
fleece neck gaiter and balacava
chemical hand and feet warmers


Sleeping bag
Firemaking tools & tender (lighter, matches, firesteel, vaselined cotton balls, steel wool, fatwood, Duraflame log, magnesium)
Axe, knives
Stoves (Jetboil, Kelly Kettle, Coleman duel-fuel)
MSR camp cookset


Water bottles
Mountain House freeze-dried meals (6)
Luna Bars
Cocoa, instant flavored coffee, tea bags

This and more (flashlights, headlamps, First Aid, jumper cables, tarp, duct tape, paracord/thule straps, air compressor, etc) fits in two 48-gallon Rubbermaid Action-Packers that reside where the backseats used to be. I make a point of carrying extras for others.

#212191 - 12/02/10 12:46 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
pezhead Offline

Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 76
Loc: Minnesota
How appropriate. I was just thinking the same thing. I have my coffee cans just need to organize everthing in them.

#212195 - 12/02/10 01:42 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Tyber Offline

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 301
Loc: ST. Paul MN
That is a good artical, short I wish that someone had put them all totgether for one viewing. But the articals were good.
I keep a prity good kit in my truck but I also went to cool school at Eielson AFB (required for all who work there)

I am intrested to see what other have in there car.

I was happy to see that his "snow shovel" was a grain shovel.

A touch of humor, last week I was removing a tree for a friend. The tough spot is that the tree was over 300 feet away from anywhere near where we could get a truck. my paranoia paid off, I had over 110 feet of 10,000pound webbing and over 200 feet of 10,000 pound rated rope. and over 70 fee of chains.. I think that I need to re-evaluate what I cary!

#212197 - 12/02/10 02:07 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Dagny]
Frisket Offline

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
Jebuz Dagny I was expecting to see some well prepared people but you instantly took the cake! Cant wait to see if anyone can top ya!

#212200 - 12/02/10 03:52 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1918
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Frisket
Jebuz Dagny I was expecting to see some well prepared people but you instantly took the cake! Cant wait to see if anyone can top ya!

Ha! Shucks, that's nothing.

This is ETS, surely someone's driving around with a chainsaw, gas cans, blowtorch and weaponry to bag an elk.

Us city-folk need Duraflames and freeze-dried pasta. I even carry a couple vegan dishes for friends.

#212201 - 12/02/10 04:29 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA

What's in my Envoy now stays in there all year long. The only things I add for winter are an ice scraper and one of those cheap collapsible shovels to make quick work of powdered snow. Otherwise, going from memory, this is what's in there:

In the front (center console, glovebox, door boxes):
-Prescription sunglasses
-Streamlite Scorpion
-Maglight 3D cell LED flashlight
-Microfiber towels
-A container filled with spare change
-A gerber multitool
-A benchmade seatbelt cutter
-A handheld CB
-Work Gloves
-A pad and pen
-My Garmin GPS
-Cell phone charger
-Box of tissues
-Various snack bars

Under the back seat:
-Crow bar
-Small Utility Shovel
-Gerber Hatchet
-Plastic Funnel
-Tire changing tools (wrenches and jack)

In the rear:
-My toolbox (filled with all kinds of hand tools and other little bits and pieces like spare bulbs, fuses, tire plugging kit ect ,ect)
-A quart of motor oil
-A cloth cooler bag filled with water-bottles
-A stainless Nalgene bottle
-A fleece sleeping bag
-A bright yellow windbreaker jacket
-A sweatshirt
-An umbrella
-A couple flares
-Jumper cables
-A small first aid kit
-A fire extinguisher
-Tow straps
-D-Ring Shackles
-Power inverter
-An extension cord
-Disposable Shop towels
-Bungie cords
-More Snack bars
-Towing reciever ballmount
-100ft of climbers utility cord
-Big garbage bags
-A little zipper bag with:
--N95 dust mask
--candle lantern
--Prescription goggles
--A Doug Ritter PSP
--Water purification tablets
--Disposable Poncho
--Small roll toilet paper
--A lockback pocket knife

The vehicle has a built in air compressor in the back right compartment, to which I just added an accurate tire gauge and some different nozzles.

If I'm going somewhere where I don't expect to see a lot of other people, I'll toss in a 5 ton come-along and maybe a filled 5 gallon gas container or two....but that's only when I feel like I might need 'em.

#212202 - 12/02/10 04:30 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
ponder Offline

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 367
Loc: American Redoubt
I see nothing to eliminate the SEARCH out of "SEARCH & RESCUE".
Cliff Harrison
Horseshoe Bend, ID
American Redoubt
N43.9668 W116.1888

#212203 - 12/02/10 04:36 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Tyber Offline

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 301
Loc: ST. Paul MN
OK I am loving this thread!!

Waiting to see more list and picks.

And FYI I do have a chain saw, and gas, oil and stoves, freeze dried food. List to come shortly

Get Home Bag
2 head lamps
1 Gerber folding saw
1 hand powered chain saw
3 packs JELLO for hypothermia
2 water proof dive LED flashlights
24 Spare AA batteries
24 Spare AAA Batteries
20 Spare 123 Batteries
1 Alaska Ax
2 Stainless Steel cups
1 diamond Sharpening stone
1 compas
10 safety pins
1 Fisher space pen
2 Sharpie Markers
1 3x5 note pad of Write in Rain
4 knives (different ones for different purposes)
2 Emergency Blankets (the orange ones that are higher quality
1 bag full of assorted zip lock styled bags and heavy duty trash bags.
2 utensil kits (holds fork, knife, salt and pepper spoon)

In the truck
6 road flairs
1 air compressor
1 400 watt inverter (need to upgrade this to 2,000 watts)
4 Shackles (6 Ton Rated)
2 2" by 20' tow straps
1 3" by 30' tow strap
1 4" by 30' tow strap
3 3" by 6' tow strap (tree savers ect)
1 10mm by 200' static line rope (formally a rappelling line)
1 20' tow chain
1 10' tow chain
1 8' tow chain
1 tow truck T hook set (allows me to hook into multiple autos that donít have tow hooks)
1 cold steel machete
1 Fiskars Hatchet
2 8x6 tarps
1 16x24 tarp
2 ground pads
2 sleeping bags (one at 0 degrees one at -15 degrees)
2 set Gortex uppers and lower
2 set sox Poly pro styled
2 set polar fleece pants and tops
3 sets of assorted gloves for working (1 leather 2 cloth/leather sets)
2 sets Mittens/winter gloves
2 balaclavas
3 propane tanks (hand held size)
1 propane stove
1 propane blow torch
1 large white gas bottle (MSR 30oz)
1 wisperlite international stove
1 GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist Cook Set
1 family size cook set
8 Freeze dried meals.
1 140 piece Husky tool set
1 5 piece pliers and wire cutters set
1 vice grip set (1 med, 1 large 1 extra large)

1 Poullan pro 42cc chain saw (18inch bar)(collapsed to fit in box)
1 gallon mixed gas
1 quart Bar/chain oil
3 saw wedges
1 Avalanche shovel
1 Grain shovel
2 pieces of closed cell foam
1 first aid kit

(Note, I always carry about 3 pairs of sunglasses and hats in my back pack.)

Things that this thread is showing me I need to get.

More water containers or just more water
Hand Held GPS
Possible PLB
Larger Axís (even with a saw an ax is invaluable)
A winch!
tire chains

Edited by Tyber (12/02/10 05:16 PM)

#212204 - 12/02/10 04:57 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: ponder]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1918
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: ponder
I see nothing to eliminate the SEARCH out of "SEARCH & RESCUE".

Hmmm... I concentrated my list on winter warmth and sustenance.

Seems to me that in regard to the car, eliminating the need for "Search" rests mostly with the computer on my shoulders that God provided.

Augmented by maps, compass and GPS.

And, in the winter, tire chains and shovel.

No one's had to search for me yet. Knock on wood....

If I needed to be found, then I've got multiple means to make fire, mirrors galore to flash a signal, a strobe light and a large blaze orange "HELP" flag that I recently found on sale.

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