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#214251 - 01/04/11 02:36 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
from memory, my little 1990 honda civic holds:

in the glove box:
-screw driver
-3" fixed blade knife
-flashlight + 2 sets batteries
-lighter
-kleenex + baby wipes
-sunglasses
-charger for cel phone
-bag of trail mix
-power bar
-bubble gum
-local map
-pre-paid phone card
-tire pressure gage
-keychain led
-compass
-charger for the kid's DS

ashtray + console:
-a ton of spare change
-couple of batteries
-bic
-lip balm
-rolaids
-tylenol

under the seats:
-seat belt cutter
-2Ls water
-extra hats + mitts + socks (wool)
-long wool scarf
-50 ft paracord
-chemical warmers
-baseball hats
-1/2 of toys r us wink

in the trunk:
-spare tire, cables
-jack, tire iron
-fix-a-flat
-flares
-work gloves
-shop towels
-tarp
-50 ft paracord
-collapsable shovel
-golf umberella
-sleeping bag
-sm tent + fly
-wool blanket
-kitty litter
-washer fluid + oil
-air compressor
-fire extinguisher
-H20 proof flaslight
-extra batties galore
-coffee can, candles, bic
-more water
-extra coats
-extra snowpants
-work gloves
-paper towel
-extra sunglasses
-fully loaded first aid kit
-sm lunch bag with instant drinks + thermos, mres + heaters, hard candy
-2 fully loaded hiking kits, ready for a few overnights in winter
-1 scout leader's pack with hot chocolate, thermosses, snacks, extra lanyards, extra flashlights, local maps, compass, radios, 1st aid + psk

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#214255 - 01/04/11 04:05 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2742
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Awesome list!

If I get stranded in your vicinity, could I please have some of the "half of toys-r-us?" I'll be warm and hydrated, but utterly bored to death. grin

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#214262 - 01/04/11 11:30 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: ki4buc]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2823
Originally Posted By: ki4buc
I hadn't ever really considered the fact that the police would actually order me to evacuate. All this volunteering these years in EM, and knowing my limits, I figured I'd either be left alone voluntarily to get other people, or I'd be more than willing to leave.

The other thing I hadn't really considered having to prepare for was trying to convince a cop that I have enough experience and education to know my limits, I'm fine, save other people that don't have a clue, and yes, I do understand where you're coming from, and yes, I do understand the big picture.

Guess I'll have to make a much more portable vehicle kit!


Some places they actually do consider that, we got caught in a snowstorm around the PA/MD line a few years ago, steep grade on the highways there and a state police roadlock was setup and they would ask if you had 4x4 and/or chains and/or a shovel, etc before they would let you pass. We had all and my cousin's VFD tags on their vehilce made the inspection go quickly.

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#214263 - 01/04/11 11:33 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2823
Originally Posted By: Frisket
I think it started with katrina? Where cops pushed their weight around and Forced people to evac against their wills. I think it was all over the news how cops did not have the authority to Force people to evac and yet they happily abused the situation and their Firearms to force people to leave. So yeah personally if i was forced to leave my car behind i would dump my bag and fill it with thee most expensive contents of my vehicle. Swhy now that i think about it more i may very well make a full list of my bag's so if i do dump items i would know what i have and am missing so if needbe i can buy it again without worry im forgetting that one small item.


Everythng in mine is pre-packed to make leaving the vehicle behind if needed. Wrench and Tool tolls, FAK, GHB, etc all in their own bags so I can pick and choose what I need based on the situation. I make sure to not just put things in without them being in some sort of bag/pack that can be easily carried or transferred to another vehicle if needed.

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#214264 - 01/04/11 01:08 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: bacpacjac]
Murph Offline
Stranger

Registered: 12/06/10
Posts: 20
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
from memory, my little 1990 honda civic holds:

in the glove box:
-screw driver
-3" fixed blade knife
-flashlight + 2 sets batteries
etc. etc. etc.


Looks very through! I'm going to print it out and check it against my less than organized car.
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#214276 - 01/04/11 05:18 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: dougwalkabout]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Awesome list!

If I get stranded in your vicinity, could I please have some of the "half of toys-r-us?" I'll be warm and hydrated, but utterly bored to death. grin


LOL! For my fellow ETSer, at risk of seven-year old melt-down over a missing treasure, you got it Doug!
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#214278 - 01/04/11 05:20 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Murph]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Murph
Looks very through! I'm going to print it out and check it against my less than organized car.


It drives my husband nuts, Murph, but it's my car and he has his own. Besides, he's grateful for it every time "something comes in handy."
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#214283 - 01/04/11 05:40 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: bacpacjac]
Eric Offline
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Registered: 09/09/06
Posts: 323
Loc: Iowa
Nice list and it covers a lot of contingencies. By comparison I am light on shelter/foodstuffs in my normal kit but I get pretty close to this when packing for travel (i.e. not commuting to work).

I didn't see the following which are part of my basic car kit (Maybe I missed them).

- Good, Heavy Duty Jumper cables
- Good tow rope / chains
- Spare Fuses for my car (right type/size)
- Brake Fluid and Transmission Fluid
- Zip Ties (how did we ever do with out these)
- Some basic automotive tools

My basic car tool kit may be a bit excessive (grandpa owned a garage/towing business) but here are some additional things that I carry.

- 12V Test ligt
- Fuse Tester
- Code reader for my car (actually any OBDII)
- about 6-8 screwdrivers (phillips/standard varying sizes)
- offset screwdriver
- Set of combo wrenches from 1/8 to 1" and Metric Equivalent
- adjustable wrenches (one big and one small)
- Standard and Needle Nose Vice Grips
- Standard and Needle Nose Pliers
- Forceps (straight and curved Kelley style)
- Standard and Metric Allen Wrenches
- Spark Detector
- spark plug gapper
- Tape (Duct, electrical, Muffler, tail light)
- Hammer
- 12V Halogen spot light
- Hydraulic Jack (hate those things that come with the car)


This is just for my regular around town driving, I add more for "traveling". The wife just shakes her head and makes me pack the car. smile

-Eric
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#214305 - 01/04/11 09:47 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Good list Eric!

We did a check today and found:
-a back-country road book (not always accurate but, topographic and WAY more accurate that a regular map (pocket behind the seat)
-a spare pair of glasses in a hard case (glove box)
-a wire fishing leader, J-hook and Gerry worm (review mirror)
-disposable plastic straws (glove box)
-gasline anti-freeze, transmission fluid and extra fuses (under seat)
-extra wipers (trunk)

Sometimes I wish I still had my mini-van! wink
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#234675 - 10/28/11 06:04 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

I hope everyone in the northeast U.S. has their vehicles equipped for a winter emergency - such as being stranded in snow.

We had some excellent discussions on ETS last winter that merit being dusted off.

Best wishes to everyone in the path of this storm. Probably not going to be a big deal in my area and I'm not going venturing much beyond the Beltway this weekend but this is motivation enough for me to get my car preps winter-worthy.

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