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#281243 - 07/06/16 07:30 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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...Bought my first Spot PLB.

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#281244 - 07/06/16 08:59 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1367
I finally gave in to European fashion and bought a "man bag," which is in reality just a purse. When in Rome, as they say. Since it's hot and I like to carry stuff, the bag is coming in very handy. I'm moving away from the Maxpedition organizer that opens like a book because it takes up too much space. I'm putting my kit in the purse -- flashlight in the most accessible pocket, and the rest in a plastic bag. You know, "break glass in case of emergency."

I'm wondering whether I might need to prepare differently when I'm abroad. I have to say they seem to have a very rapid emergency response system in the cities. Also, this place is very safe. I can't carry a sidearm, but I think it's OK.

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#281351 - 07/14/16 09:26 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1154
Nothing really for me.

But I am looking for a 12v tire pump for my DS1. The other day, my car had a flat tire, and he saw how handy it was having a tire pump in my vehicle's emergency kit. I am givng him money to buy one for his car.

DS2, was travelling to our home town with mom and DD, I gave him a flashlight.

I am planing to have each of them add a light gizmo to their car kits. It looks like this.


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#281352 - 07/14/16 02:54 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2876
Loc: USA
I like those lights.

I have a Costco jumpstarter in each car. It inflates tires, has an area light, charges USB or 12V gizmos, and of course it can jumpstart a car. Even if you have a car and jumper cables (which I do) it's much easier to use. Highly recommended.

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#281357 - 07/14/16 09:08 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 848
Loc: Southern California
I've had mixed luck with jump starters, but a decent tire inflator is worth it's weight in gold. Particularly if you have run-flat tires instead of a spare tire or large volume truck/SUV tires. I carry a Viair 70P with a battery adaptor, and it's head and shoulders above my Wife's Campbell Hausfeld.

For nocturnal repairs, I've yet to find anything better then a headlamp loaded with lithium primaries, and a hi-vis vest


Edited by Mark_R (07/14/16 09:17 PM)
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#281373 - 07/17/16 03:46 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: TeacherRO]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1828
Loc: MINNESOTA
I bought a better car.the 24 year old beater had it's last hard to fix,fix.unless I cut thru the floor to get at a impossible to rejoin tail pipe.slow heater fan,not good in Minnesota! one door won't open,stuck windows,foam in a bunch of rust holes.
we have a nice new SUV but my little grocery store runner has had it.if I had to outrun the ash cloud from Yellowstone I could be in trouble or if it died by the side of the road in a zombie attack at least the stuck windows would keep them out.
but really, transport you can trust is a must.


Edited by CANOEDOGS (07/17/16 03:46 AM)

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#281374 - 07/17/16 06:23 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2806
Loc: La-USA
I deployed my camper so I could see how the new truck tows it. I also had mods installed in/on my truck to improve it's capabilities.
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#281412 - 07/20/16 08:22 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Bingley]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2237
A man bag/ purse/ laptop bag is the way to go. Extra space for my jacket, water bottle and phone battery

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#281429 - 07/21/16 06:58 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Bingley]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3588
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Bingley
I finally gave in to European fashion and bought a "man bag," which is in reality just a purse. When in Rome, as they say. Since it's hot and I like to carry stuff, the bag is coming in very handy. I'm moving away from the Maxpedition organizer that opens like a book because it takes up too much space. I'm putting my kit in the purse -- flashlight in the most accessible pocket, and the rest in a plastic bag. You know, "break glass in case of emergency."


Good for you, Bing! I've never understood the aversion of guys to carrying a "murse". It's a place to hold your water bottle, jacket, snacks, lunch, book, some of the junk from your pockets... they're just so practical.
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#281430 - 07/21/16 07:00 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Mark_R]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3588
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Mark_R
I've had mixed luck with jump starters, but a decent tire inflator is worth it's weight in gold. Particularly if you have run-flat tires instead of a spare tire or large volume truck/SUV tires. I carry a Viair 70P with a battery adaptor, and it's head and shoulders above my Wife's Campbell Hausfeld.

For nocturnal repairs, I've yet to find anything better then a headlamp loaded with lithium primaries, and a hi-vis vest


I agree completely, Mark, on all counts!
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