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Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby zbuddy » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:26 am

Although preparing for a zombie outbreak is certainly going to augment what you’ll keep in your vehicle’s emergency kit, it should always contain some basic gear that you will need for generic situations.

Having said that, I wanted to name some of the items that I keep in my car’s trunk as my small, yet practical, emergency kit –and I wanted to know what practical items you all may have in yours.
Firstly, I keep all of this stuff in a small/medium sized common colored backpack – sorry, no YOLO bright red swag bling for this dude.

Food items are:

• Stainless steel water bottle (in one of the side pouches) and two large bottles of water
• Mainstay food ration bars
• Foil packs of proteins (SPAM, Tuna)
• Foil packets of coffee with creamer
• Foil packets of Land O Lakes hot coco (a lot of calories)
• Foil packets of Gatorade (it’s got what plants need!)
• Bag of Idaho Spuds (dehydrated mashed potatoes) with bacon or something

Other items:

• Two cheap Bic lighters from the gas station
• Chemlights – Glowsticks
• Mylar blanket
• Cheap plastic poncho (dark color)
• Reflective belt
• Two emergency candles
• LED headlamp
• LED flashlight
• Swiss Army knife (standard)
• Multitool
• Store bought medium First-Aid Kit with some extra stuff added (e.g., N95 masks)
• Crowbar – different uses, but you never know when you may have to get your Dr. Freeman on
• Some 550 cord
• Some Duct tape
• Some garbage bags
• Old pair of pants
• Scarf/Handkerchief

I also keep random items in my car as well, such as an umbrella, but they are not in the pack itself, so I omitted them from the list.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby UnderDude » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:48 am

Nice list brother. You should also consider a tire plug kit. Only a few bucks more.....
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby zbuddy » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:25 pm

UnderDude wrote:Nice list brother. You should also consider a tire plug kit. Only a few bucks more.....


Like a fix-a-flat sort of thing? I don't have all that much automotive stuff in the trunk, other than the spare tire stuff that is standard with the vehicle.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby UnderDude » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:28 am

Exactly.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby zbuddy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:43 pm

I'll pick one up next time I stop by the automotive store, for sure.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby kiltedninja » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:27 pm

I'd say get a wool blanket or a poncho liner too. Cause a heater is nice, but in an emergency, redundancy is good.

On my last road trip we waited in my broken down car all night for a tow truck in the snow, all I had to keep warm was a poncho liner, my Carhartt and a bottle of whisky. The poncho liner went to my friend in the back seat, and I was wanting for something more. Now I keep two wool blankets in my trunk.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:35 am

If you have a pair of pants that are tight on you those are the ones that should be in your kit.
It won't be long before they are big on you in a true survival situation.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby Red Star » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:16 am

YAY, I'm gonna fit in my clothes again! :mrgreen:

Still gonna be a long time though. :oops:
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby zombreach » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:13 pm

:good post: Red...you are hilarious!!

I think a good thing to keep in the vehicle would be Walkie-Talkies. If you are in a dead zone or your phone battery dies, they are the next best thing if someone in the group needs to wander off for a bit (scouting, scavenging, potty break). Or, if we are talking zombie apocalypse, the satellites will be down and phones will be obsolete anyhow.
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Re: Practical Vehicle Emergency Kit

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:08 pm

Once upon a time, didn't we discuss how long GPS satellites would be accurate?
How long before they fall from the sky?
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