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    Posted: 20 June 2003 at 11:03

I was looking in my truck toolbox the other day, taking inventory, and was thinking about not having some of mygear with me, whether traveling or hunting with the truck close by. Here's my list, what do you fellows carry?

Tool Box contents:

2 ton hydraulic jack, wheel blocks, tire tool, jumper cables, basic tool kit. Quart of oil, gallon of coolant, gallon of water, duct tape, electrical tape, three flares.                                                                                                                 Two tarps, 100 feet of 5/8 inch nylon rope, 50 feet of paracord, 50 feet of 1/4 inch nylon cord.

Folding shovel, hand axe, spare knife.

94 Winchester in .30/30, 20 rounds of  ammunition.

Two 24 oz canteens for drinking water.

Wool blanket, two mylar blankets, two rain ponchos, work gloves.

Matches, toilet paper, candles, iunsect repellant, first aid kit.

Spotlight, air compressor, nylon tow strap, 1/4 inch steel tow cable, 2 ton come-a-long, several feet of fence wire.

Instant soap and water, can opener, aluminum foil, plastic cups, some canned food.

Other small odds and ends.

I used almost everything at one time or another.  Almost don't consider it survivak gear. I could survive without most of it, but it makes the difference between being damned uncomfortable to just inconvienient.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2003 at 17:42
Wow, all I carry is:
a few tow straps
some hand tools
a first aid kit I found
a flashlight with almost dead batteries
Usually a cell phone
I also try to remember my wits, forgot them more than once

That's just the stuff that happens to be in my truck, any thing else would be whatever trip specific items - food, gear, clothes, tent, etc.
I usually try not to think of the what if, but I don't get too far out in the middle of know where here in SC Wisconsin. We did drive down to Florida for a weekend once and I took so much what if stuff my wife got pretty mad about all the space I took up. That was a 36 hour round trip though. Left friday night and got back early Sunday morning. That is 2600 miles in 1 1/2 days! I should have taken more.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2003 at 01:48

I am glad you survived that ordeal BK. Ummm I sometimes carry a gps and i always carry a compass. The thing is, where i hunt, i have learned the terrain and i am always hunting with other people so if i got in a fix, it would quickly be repaired. The main place where i hunt is i think right around 5000 acres, and i know it like the back of my hand.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2003 at 02:01

If your going out far with a vehicle a signalin mirror ain't a bad thing to have, specially if your tellin folks where your going.  If you don't show up they might do fly overs to spot your carcus.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2003 at 10:26

Also if you are on a vehicle, you could just rip off one of the mirrors on it and use that as a signal mirror. Or you could just move it so as it acts like a signal mirror.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2003 at 11:20

  I try not to rip off the mirror's too often, jest makes me explain what happened to everybody who rides in the truck.  Guess it would be embarressin enough havin somebody to come get ya, but it still beats dyin.

  Now fer real, the mirror trick works, but it's a heck of alot harder to aim then the mirror with the hole in the middle.  You know your on with it due to the bright spot bein on the object your flashin...  If you don't have one get one to show the kid's (they ain't expensive). 

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