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#42960 - 07/06/05 01:26 AM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)
7k7k99 Offline

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
I kind of like the idea of breaking up the BOB into smaller segments to prevent losing everything, but if someone has time to break in your vehicle, they will probably have time to go through the whole thing anyway. And in an emergency when you're not thinking totally rationally, you might forget some important pieces, even if you have some redundancy in the kits.

#42961 - 07/06/05 01:57 AM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)

Probably classed as fireworks there. I've noticed that if I can by firecrackers, I can probably get arial flares and smoke bombs; If I can't get the crackers, can't get anything.

#42962 - 07/06/05 06:02 AM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
I can buy pen flares in NJ no problem and everything is illegal here. <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

#42963 - 07/06/05 07:52 AM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)
Raspy Offline

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 351
Loc: Centre Hall Pa
Craig they are not illegal in PA. I'm from there also and have bought them here. Where you might run into problems is. one the stores in your area might just be being cautous about the fireworks laws and don't want the hassle so tell you they are illegal to shut you up with out loosing your business. Two it might be that the local law enforcementfolks might be a tad over zealous. In fact I think PA boating regs require arial flairs in boats over a certain size. So how could one state law require something not allowed by another state law. Not if you get caught using them as fireworks and not as an emergency device. That is a whole different kettle of fish.
When in danger or in doubt
run in circles scream and shout

And always remember TANSTAAFL

#42964 - 07/06/05 12:08 PM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Gadzooks! Say it ain't so! Law enforcement overzealous in PA? Nah. Perish the thought. Can't possibly be true. <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

I know I tried to acquire some for my kit and was told, to my face, they were illegal here and would NOT be sold here. Period.

-- Craig

#42965 - 07/06/05 12:43 PM Re: Pen flares
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
I will happily admit being incorrect. I wish I could remember who told me they were illegal.

-- Craig

#42966 - 07/06/05 05:37 PM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)
red_jeep Offline

Registered: 01/22/02
Posts: 54
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Great list! Any pics? PM me if you need space/assistance posting them. Also, what kind of truck do you have?

Here are some of the kits I carry in my Jeep Cherokee, and it takes up a decent amount of space. The pics/lists are pretty close to what I'm carrying now. Some stuff has been re-located to my wife's Durango. That equipment list is less gear-freakish and will be posted another day.

WARNING: Files are huge - 5 megapixel!

Tool Bag

  • Bolt Cutters
  • Crow Bar
  • Water, Bottled, 500+ml - Qty 6
  • Spotlight, Brinkmann Q-Beam Max Million
  • Gloves, Mechanix, Size M
  • Hatchet, Gerber Back Paxe
  • Entrenching Tool, Gerber Folding Shovel
  • Compressor
  • Fire Starters, Coglahns
  • Tie Down Straps
  • Spare Hose Clamps
  • Spare Radiator Hose - Bottom
  • Hat
  • Trouble Light, Fluorescent
  • Tarp, Camouflage
  • Winch, Hand, 4000lb
  • Tire Patch Kit
  • Valve Core Remover Tool
  • Spare Valve Stems, Qty 2
  • Patches
  • Plugs
  • Patches with Plugs
  • Epoxy Paste, Cold Weld
  • Radiator Stop-Leak, Prestone
  • Tow Strap, 30 ft, 30000 lb
  • Tow Strap, 20 ft, w/hooks
  • Blanket, Polar Fleece, Red, NCSU Logo
  • Rags
  • Space Blanket, Qty 2

Recovery Kit
  • Craftsman Mechanics Tool Kit
  • Benchtop Tool Bag
  • Trash Bag, 42 Gal, 3 mil
  • ATC Fuse Assortment
  • Emergency Flare, Red
  • Cable Ties
  • Butane Lighter
  • Screwdriver, 6-in-1
  • Adjustable Socket
  • Hammer
  • Pliers, Channel Lock
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Pliers, Vise Grip, Needle Nose
  • Bulb
  • Electrical Tape
  • Air Horn
  • Pencil
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Whistle
  • Universal Joint
  • Hanger Iron
  • Mirror Adhesive
  • Hi-Lift Fix It Kit
  • Bailing Wire
  • sewing kit
  • razor blade
  • work gloves
  • WD-40
  • Duct Tape


#42967 - 07/06/05 10:38 PM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG)


They may only be avaible through a boating supply house, then. IIRC, they are on the Coast Gaurds very-strongly recommended list. It might be that in someplaces, you need to have a "master's liscence", or what ever it is called to command a larger vessel.

Dunno, this is just me sharing my guess. I know a little about larger boats- they are pointy at one end; the propulsion is on the other; and if the bottom is in the air, you have a problem. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Small craft is about my limit.

#42968 - 07/15/05 05:04 AM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG) - PICS ADDED!!!
Alan_Romania Offline


Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 610
Loc: Arizona
Here are the Pics of my Truck Kit... Not included are what is normally carried in my truck, I post those when I get them done. Some of the items may be a little different than the original list and a few items have been added.

This is the repair kit expanded:

This is the First Aid Kit Expanded:

This is the Kit complete in a Waterproof Bag, it is not the Bag in the description which is in need of repair.
"Trust in God --and press-check. You cannot ignore danger and call it faith." -Duke

#42969 - 07/15/05 05:13 AM Re: My Truck Kit (LONG) - PICS ADDED!!!

How do you like your LM Crunch? I think it's a great idea, but the reviews are not encouraging.

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