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    Default How many carry emergency Equipment and what do you carry?

    Dont know how to make a poll so here goes:
    After watching a multi car roll over accident at hwy 820 & 287 merge last night at 1am I was a little dumbfounded to find very few motorists carry emergency items in their vehicles. Out of 11 vehicles stopping to assist I was the only one that had any type of equipment to help (other than cell phones which every one carries these days and are usually contributory to an accident).
    Who all carries Emergency Equipment in their vehicle and what do you carry?

    I carry:
    A fully stocked tool bag with wrenches, duct tape, zip ties, screw drivers, wire, connectors, sockets, and an assortment of other odd things.
    1gl jug of water
    2qts of oil
    6 road flares.
    2, 2.5lb halon fire extinguishers
    A large prybar
    2 flashlights
    A 1 gal collapsable fuel can (empty)
    A stocked medical kit
    A spare jack
    A thermal blanket
    And a 2x4x24 in piece of wood

    I have a kit in each of our daily drivers, all the equipment is secured in cubby holes or strapped down so it doesnt fly around in case of an accident. The whole kit weighs less than 50lbs.

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    Tire iron, jack, water, oil, jumper cables, and assorted tools...
    -John
    If it ain't loud, I ain't interested.
    '93 Chevy Suburban K1500
    '04 GMC Envoy XL

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    I carry a first aid kit, small road side tool kit, jumper cables and neat stuff called sap tape (used for waterproofing cable splices) Cell phone too to call for HELP!....Hey Mom its me can you come get me I seem to have broke down...



    Jamie

    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    I have a store bought kit that has:

    - small tool set
    - first aid kit
    - air compressor
    - small blanket
    - flares
    - jumper cables
    - tow strap

    We usually have something to drink and/or eat in the vehicle. We beef up the emergency stuff if we take a long trip with extra blankets, water, sunblock, etc.

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

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    Default Don't forget the Duck tape

    Where I go, breaking down isn't usually what kills ya, it's not have enough food and water to wait for help to arrive. I take two gallons of water, jerky, tuna fish, and trail mix. Other items I carry:

    1. Parachute (for instant shade and extra visibility)
    2. Signaling mirror.
    3. Axe
    4. Shovel
    5. Tire plug kit
    6. Compressor
    7. Flares
    8. Tow strap & chains
    9. High lift jack
    10. First aid kit
    11. Big floppy hat
    12. Duck tape
    13. Tool kit
    14. Hand held GPS (just in case I have to walk out)

    I also carry a wireless phone that isn't the same as the one I have service with. That way if my network isn't available and can always call 911 from the alternate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cableguy View Post
    neat stuff called sap tape (used for waterproofing cable splices)
    Never heard of that tape. Is it pretty good for waterproofing? Where can it be purchased?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unplugged View Post
    Where I go, breaking down isn't usually what kills ya, it's not have enough food and water to wait for help to arrive. I take two gallons of water, jerky, tuna fish, and trail mix. Other items I carry:

    1. Parachute (for instant shade and extra visibility)
    2. Signaling mirror.
    3. Axe
    4. Shovel
    5. Tire plug kit
    6. Compressor
    7. Flares
    8. Tow strap & chains
    9. High lift jack
    10. First aid kit
    11. Big floppy hat
    12. Duck tape
    13. Tool kit
    14. Hand held GPS (just in case I have to walk out)

    I also carry a wireless phone that isn't the same as the one I have service with. That way if my network isn't available and can always call 911 from the alternate.
    If I'm going off-road my kit looks similar. I throw in MRE's for food. I used to use vehicle mounted GPS's but after an incident a few years ago where I found out the hard way that my GPS wouldnt work unless it was hooked to a 12v battery that I didnt want to drag 5 miles through the woods I switched to handhelds. The Off road club I'm in requires us to have a CB installed in the truck and I always carry a handheld CB along with a cellphone.

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    lol well im afirefighter..so i basically got everything needed to get help or to help someone out if needed
    Padraic O'Neill
    1990 Chevy K-1500
    305 5.0L short bed 4x4
    new tune up..synthetic oil only..turbo 400 3 speed trans, 10 bolt rear end just flushed both axles and added royal purple full synthetic gear oil...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    Never heard of that tape. Is it pretty good for waterproofing? Where can it be purchased?
    I'm not sure its for hydro and Cable splicers. I've never seen it in stores. I'd have to ship you some....



    Jamie

    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    I have a close friend that lays fiber optic and cable, he got me a roll.

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