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Old 10-16-2005, 04:39 PM
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things to keep in your car

Hello everybody. I am wandering what the genral consensis on what to keep in your car is... I'm thinking that since I live in the snowbelt I need a few s/b specific items

What I think should be in my car at all times is this
OEM jack
Cheap hydrolic jack (one time use)
Cheap jackstand (better then none)
Cheap toolkit (basic wrenches, plyers, screwdrivers)
Fire extuinguisher
Road flaires/reflectors
Spair parts that fail commonly (full size spair, and fuel filters right now... dont know what else)
4 quart elcheapo diesul oil
Duct tape (yeah I know)
Old cell with a good battery (but not hooked into the network) so you can still call 911
Beef jerky
Water bottle
Small medical kit (bandaids, neosporn, asprin)
$10 in the glove box (I.C.E.)

S/B specific
Blanket (also for medisonal purposes )
Small shovel
Small Ice scraper
Jerkums straps, or rachet straps

So Is my list compleate, lacking, overzelious?
Please add what you think everybody should have in their car at all times, and what you really carry in your car

Thanks, and this should be fairly intereasting

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Old 10-16-2005, 05:14 PM
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Flashlight would help.

I carry oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, small toolkit, jumper cables, duct tape, few other things.
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Old 10-16-2005, 06:24 PM
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Fishing Rod
5way to 4 pin trailer adapter
Duck Call
Turkey Call
Rain Gear
Filet knife
Extra Polar Fleece
Extra Socks
Bungee cords
Ratchet Straps
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Old 10-16-2005, 06:43 PM
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:16 PM
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door panel (rf)
rear shelf carpet
assorted tools (screwdrivers, ratchets and sockets, pliers)
some transmission fluid (needed to change fluid)
a little while ago:
same as above, except add
old coolant (that reminds me, what kind of coolant am is supposed to use, green stuff? pink stuff? or something completely diffrent?)
and before that:
nothing! the trunk was empty when i bought it! just a spare tire and tool kit!
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:33 PM
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Tow Strap

The above items I mentioned are in my truck for real.
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:05 PM
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Nothing usually. I figure whatever breaks I am probably not going to be able to fix it. So I have a cell with AAA and MB road side.
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:09 PM
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I keep a specific winter kit in a gym bag....containing ...a german army colapsible entrenching tool...(has a pick on it) a 1 gallon bucket of old black beauty sandblast media (won't suck up water and freeze like sand) a stadium blanket spare gloves, 2 sets of strap on emergency chains..and a wool ski cap, adn coveralls (way big to wear over winter cloths) and tow strap.

in additiion to the year round kit of basic tools, jumper cables, fluids and spare filters..
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:24 PM
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I heard that a candle provides enough heat to keep a person alive in the event that you find a snowbank in the middle of nowhere.

Last year a mother and daughter were lost in a snow drift on the side of a busy major highway for two days, they barely survived.
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:34 PM
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A have a few quarts of motor oil, first aid kit, transmission fluid, white litihum grease, dielectric grease, spare fuel filters, shop towels, spare belts, oil filter, Redline diesel fuel catalyst, flashlight, armor all tire dressing, some spare light bulbs, and an extra headlight. I need spare MB coolant, jumper cables, a warning triangle for my trunk lid, some tape, and a AAA membership. The AAA membership should come soon.
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:36 PM
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:44 PM
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Since you're a dieseler, you might consider carrying a can of ether. It is very dangerous to use in an MB diesel since it can cause serious damage, but if you're in the middle of nowhere with one short crank left in the battery, a short burst of ether might get you home.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:52 PM
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Glock 23, especially on long trips to nowhere.

Veggie oil for the diesel, at least 5 gallons, flashlights, cables, cell phones etc.....

Tow strap is next on the list. Good idea MM.
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Old 10-16-2005, 11:38 PM
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Dog food, dog treats, dog bowls, dog jackets, dog first aid kit, water, dog leashes, paper towels. For me I have a jacket, toilet paper leatherman tool, mag light, cell phone and a power bar. For the car there is a spare tire, jack, and a quart of oil.

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