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My GFs & Friends laugh at me for CAR-PREPPING...

My GFs & Friends laugh at me for CAR-PREPPING...

adrocles

My car is actually a big part of my bug-in scenario. I own a 1997 Discovery that has been heavily modified for offroad and camping. It has a small solar array that I can use to power basic stuff, such as fridges, throught a 12/230 converter (I can either use solar or the engine to power the converter). It has a 200L water tank on the roof, as well as a shower. It also has RV batteries that power a 100L fridge that uses very low power. edit: typo


JellyGirl17

At the risk of breaking any gray man boundaries, I would LOVE to see it! Your car sounds awesome.


adrocles

Yeah no problem. I live on a 300k inhabitants island, so kinda everyone here knows it \^\^' I just don't know how to post pictures in comments. I refer you to my previous post in /r/4x4 : https://www.reddit.com/r/4x4/comments/okjnud/my\_new\_to\_me\_ride/


JellyGirl17

Ok. Yeah. That is as fantastic as I thought it would be. Thanks for sharing!


SMTRodent

Love those old school discos! Although, as I was always warned, a rig like that isn't immune from being stuck, it just gets stuck in more interesting places. One of the most useful courses I ever did was winch training and we even used it once to get someone else's bricked Range Rover off the road. It was a really good fun day out.


adrocles

Yeah I'm still in the process of "reliable-ising" this thing. Also I never go out there on my own. I joined an offroading club which is of great help teaching me the ropes.


Maelstrive

That looks hella cool dude !


cascas

Wow it’s awesome.


war_against_myself

This kind of setup is literally a dream to me. I hope to get something like this together with my boys when they get a bit older Thanks for sharing that. Awesome setup.


Guilty_Jackrabbit

What a fuckin stud. Love it.


wtfnothingworks

I knew preppers and overlanders had a lot of overlap lol I’ve got a similar plan to bug-in with my rig in the backyard for most scenarios


needsmoreprotein

Holy shit… this thing sounds amazing.


traveler_1303

that looks awesome, love what you did with it. I used to have a '99 Discovery II and it was by far my favorite car!


STiLife656

A lot of ppl overlook tools, jumpers, tire puncture kits etc.


wtfnothingworks

This! I’d recommend keeping an obdii sensor in the tool bag too, that thing will save you so much time. I also keep the old belts that got replaced at the last maintenance. A set of fuses and as many ways to patch a tire as possible lol


GacDre

Not me I even have crap to repair a blown hose for a couple 100 miles... And TY for the reminder


No_Word_7340

I’m on the road most of my day ranging from the Ga/Tn line south to Marietta, and East to Canton/Woodstock. I carry a bag with enough kit and equipment to get me home catered to my route for the day. I keep my stuff in an Eberlestock F-4 Terminator. I always carry a poncho, poncho liner (Helikon Swagman Roll), SOG pocket knife I keep stupid sharp with glass breaker on pommel, SAK Trekker, Leatherman MUT (work tool), a platypus 1L bag, Source 1L bag (bladders carried varies depending on season), a case of MRE’s (stripped), two pairs of socks/ skivvies, 30’ of tarred bank line, 100’ paracord, E-Tool, Suunto MC2 compass, two canteens (same as bladders in regards to season), and other little odds and ends (IFAK, toiletries, fire kit, signaling kit, a book, other personal stuff depending on location). I don’t pack a map, because I travel backroads mostly unless I must take interstates. A few years ago I returned to my vehicle post job completion, and found the battery was dead. I sat in my vehicle bundled up in my Swagman roll, sipping coffee, and reading while waiting on a tow truck for three hours while it snowed. I hope this helps, and if anyone wants any further listing of kit/equipment feel free to ask. Take care, and have a good day.


GacDre

GOTDAMN Thanks for all of the details...I'm going to be up all night googling this shit...Stoked!


No_Word_7340

If you want a more detailed list, I can provide one piece by piece tomorrow after work. I chose the F-4 Terminator because I have a herniated disc in my lumbar spine (L-5 S-1), and that bag has a chunk of padding there that really helps. When I say chunk, I mean a 5”x5” block of foam that has enough give to remain comfortable, but not so soft it collapses and provides no comfort/ support. I’m off to bed, have a good night/ day.


SpankyRoberts18

Please make a detailed post. I would love that.


No_Word_7340

Detailed List -Bag-Eberlestock F-4 Terminator -Water bladders 1L: Source and Platypus -Canteens: Pathfinder 40oz canteens Stainless Steel x2 or US surplus plastic canteens for winter. -Water Filters: Survive Filter both the pump style, and the straw that’s compatible with any coke or water bottle with 25mm threads (IIRC), and a spare filter for each. -Knives: SOG SEAL UXR, Swiss Army Trekker M81 Woodland Camo, Leatherman MUT. -Sleeping gear: Helikon Tex Swagman Roll and Poncho (summer/ spring). Snugpak Softie 3 with Swagman Roll (winter/fall). USMC folding ground pad. -Cordage: 30’ #36 Tarred bank line, and 100’ survive brand paracord on a plastic spool with razor for cutting if necessary. -Clothing: Shemagh (any brand will do, I went with brown/ black color), 2pairs merino wool socks, 2 pairs of skivvies (doesn’t change per season). Tru-Spec pants, they’re a discontinued model I’ve had for close to 10 years. Zero Foxtrot shirts for staying zero, and support a veteran owned company. -Boots: Salomon Guardian (fall/ winter). 5.11 coyote tan warm weather boots (I don’t remember the model). -Fire kit: Bayite 6”x .5” ferro rod, bic lighter, zippo lighter (I’m a smoker), ziploc snack bag with drier lint covered in Vaseline, 5col Ranger bands (size large), and 5col quick light tinder. -Compass: Suunto MC2. -Sunglasses: Oakley Flak Jacket 2.0, Polarized XLJ lenses (black). -vehicle kit: Stanley Fat Max jump box with 4 USB ports, compressor, battery/alternator tester. Road flare kit. -toiletries: contact case, glasses with case, solution, hand sanitizer, IFAK from Spartan Armor Systems, toilet paper with roll removed in ziploc sandwich bag, small toothbrush with travel size tooth paste tube. -Personal defense stuff: handgun of choice, 2 extra mags in carrier, 4 spares in bag with additional 50 rds HP, and 50 rds FMJ. -Food: a case of MRE’s. I like the XMRE brand, your choice on 1300,2200, or 3000 calorie. Military surplus MRE’s are good too, and cheaper. They don’t taste as good or fresh as the XMRE’s. Always strip MRE’s to make them more compact for storage. Be sure to eat or rotate them out in winter, don’t allow them to freeze. -Accoutrements: AMES USGI E-Tool steel/steel model. Not the aluminum/steel model, but that choice is for you to decide if you choose to purchase one. Something to read (I like field manuals, and other boring things). Rite in the Rain notebook with pencil or their pens, (for purposes of filling out a SALUTE report or just taking notes in the field). Challenge coin (it’s a creature comfort). If I missed anything I’ll come back, and add as needed. That’s my basic get home kit, feel free to use the information as you wish.


GacDre

How about I just get to chat you some questions if necessary? TY Sir-


No_Word_7340

I’ll help to the best of my ability. If possible, I will answer questions when I take my lunch, and give you a more detailed list after work if you or anyone else may want it.


quuxoo

Good list mate, but I'd consider adding a battery starter/jumper kit. The newer ones are quite small and allow you to charge phones etc as well. I bought a GooLoo brand off Amazon a few years back and it's worked great, saved a bunch of time waiting for AAA.


No_Word_7340

I keep a Stanley fat Max jump box in the truck. It’s a tank, but it works well.


ForTheWinMag

Awesome! And massive shout-out to the Swagman Roll, and to Canterbury for telling me to get one. One of the best purchases I've made.


No_Word_7340

It is kickass. In my opinion, it’s too damn warm for a summer sleeping bag. I sweat out of the bag at 70ish degrees.


pintord

Plus fire extinguisher and glass breaker (I have and axe).


GacDre

I have big dumb audio systems in both cars...I have never considered a fire extinguisher and will start looking.. TY


jkxs

Check out [Element fire extinguishers. They do not need servicing.](https://elementfire.com/)


GacDre

I was looking for this. Ty


jkxs

Expensive, but when shit hits the fan, it is worth it. They had a 15% Black Friday sale last year (ordered a E100 for $101.96 on Nov 25th, 2020 after free shipping which IIRC was express from Canada). I have a cheap ABC 2.5 lb fire extinguisher in my trunk if I see someone else's car just start to get on fire I guess. Since it is a gas, it won't damage electronics (same idea as argon fire extinguishers). I think that and the no servicing needed is the biggest draw. It also works on grease fires (type K). ​ [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUR6zrz3DYU](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUR6zrz3DYU)


GacDre

Yea super pricey....and CLEARLY worth it...scouring ebay now Plus my second ride is a tiny 02 spyder itll be ideal what with the amps under the seats and speakers taking up the footroom https://www.google.com/search?q=mr2+2002&oq=mr2+2002&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i65.4435j0j9&client=ms-android-tmus-us-revc&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=vnD830Y5LUIo1M


pintord

In my TDI and I have an extra 20L diesel jerry can too. I've been thinking of getting an emergency mini diving tank.


GacDre

You can never be too Prepped! Ty


Good_Roll

> I've been thinking of getting an emergency mini diving tank Like a bail out bottle?


Demonthrall22

Came here to say OP needs a big axe


museumsplendor

Best to have a seatbelt cutter and glass breaker. There have been wrecks people survived but died of smoke inhalation trapped in their seatbelts.


Mr_Fraunces

When my daughter started driving I wanted her to practice using a glass breaker so I called the junk yard and asked if were any we could practice on. The guy said he had about 10 cars waiting to go into the crusher and if we came that afternoon we could break all the windows on those cars. We went prepared with a spring loaded glass punch, a center punch, and some ninja rocks. Learning is fun!


Ok_Boss_6438

What did you find worked best?


Mr_Fraunces

If I were inside a car trying to get out I would use a spring loaded center punch on a corner of the window. From outside trying to get in, back up a couple of feet and wing a ninja rock at it.


Mamasan2k

I just learned about these. I wonder if someone tossed one of those out a window while driving if it would damage other cars glass? Might be a handy way to get away from a road rage situation...or cause one.


Caverwoman

I’ve never had to use it but I really like my Spring loaded glass breaker and cutter that plugs into the cig outlet and also has USB ports. Seems secure in there and an easy to grab spot for if/when I do need it.


AccidentalDragon

I had to google this. Perfect stocking stuffers!


greenathlete3

Yep! My mom got me this for Christmas one year and I bring it whenever we travel so I have it in rental cars as well.


museumsplendor

Nice


Omfgeveryusernameist

Do you have a link for that? I think I need one too 😂


Caverwoman

Ztylus Stinger Car Emergency Escape Tool: Life SAVING Rescue Phone Charger Adapter, Spring Loaded Window Breaker Punch Hammer, Seatbelt Cutter, 2 USB Ports Max 2.4A Christmas Gift Idea (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3D4J58/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SNDEX6GTX4E728AWWYHF Not sure if this is the exact one I have but it’s very similar


Quiet_paddler

I remember these being a thing a while ago, and seeing review videos like [this one](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-0kUFcV7I&t=259). Not sure if technology has moved on from this, but these types of devices shouldn't be too hard to find.


ForTheWinMag

My wife got me one of these for Christmas, and it's actually pretty handy once you put a decent edge on it -- especially if you need to get somebody else out of their vehicle, not just self-rescue. www.offgridtools.com/collections/survival-axe/products/ogt-pro-survival-axe-aluminum


prepperdave321

Here's my kit that lives in my vehicle all the time: * Fire extinguisher * First aid kit * Dried snacks * Space blanket * Paper maps * zip ties * duct tape * rags * garbage bags * work gloves * small air compressor (plugs into 12V outlet) * tire pressure gauge * tire sealant * manufacturer's jack (stored in vehicle) * full-size spare tire Things that get added when driving in remote areas or camping: * extra oil * extra windshield washer fluid * hanging work light (plugs into 12V) * heavy wool blanket * shovel * Ratchet and set of sockets * Hammer * I've thought about adding a tube of JB Weld and some waterproof hose repair tape in here but haven't gotten around to it yet. I probably should get on that.


CrayonMayon

This guy gets it. Only things I would add (from my setup) is an inverter, a battery powered lantern, and compact MREs (I have some russian ones, they don't take up much space). Also I would suggest a budget multi tool and a hatchet in place of the hammer. I have that stuff in an organizer at all times. Because, well, climate disasters. edit: also, carry rope. I have a roll of paracord, gives me comfort


QidQuick

I'm sure you already know but be careful about keeping MREs in your car. Most aren't designed to be stored above 80-90^o F and car interiors easily reach 110^o on a sunny day. Freezing temperatures will also break the seal on most MRE packaging (though your Russian one might be better designed for that). In any case, it's usually best to keep things that can withstand heat like roasted nuts, granola, and some energy gel packs.


JASHIKO_

I feel like you need a can of WD-40. Who knows when you need it.


unimportantfuck

Maybe a can of PB Blaster?


RamboYJ

Good list! Only thing I would change / add is a full size jack. I don’t trust those flimsy manufacturers jacks.


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ForTheWinMag

JB Weld, marine epoxy, hose tape are solid adds. Toss in a Haywire Klamper kit and some wire and you're golden.


Ok_Boss_6438

how do you store it in your vehicle?


tranquil21

It always dont understand why people tease people about being slightly prepped. A sleeping bag, a change of clothes, water and some flood. Means you’re ready for anything, life, love, car breakdown, impromptu car ride, music festival. Turns your car into an adventure machine


GacDre

https://youtu.be/nagC41Pe4c4


tranquil21

Nice song


iBelieveInSpace

[Pretty much it.](https://imgur.com/a/htwWrfi) Not pictured is my first aid kit, blankets, clothing, and [my sillcock key](https://imgur.com/a/4NQkyCT)


GacDre

Nice work!


iBelieveInSpace

Thanks! I just kept slowly adding. The bag is awesome. It's collapsible and there's one more section I don't have filled because it would pretty much take up all of my trunk space. Edit: typo


ojownz

Where did you get the bag?


iBelieveInSpace

[Amazon.](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08QZM2JXS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1) I thought it was gonna be shit but it's actually awesome. I was thinking about getting a couple more to put in closets. When it's completely collapsed, it's pretty much the width of a text book


Cytokine11

If I left any of that in my car, my window would be broken and it would be gone in a flash.


GacDre

In which paradise do you reside?


Cytokine11

Name any urban city 🤷‍♂️


anthro28

My girl used to. Then she was fell into pond at the start of a hike and didn’t freeze to death because I had extra clothes.


GacDre

Hahaheehee-ho ho!!!


IncipientPenguin

This is the most elaborate laughter I've ever seen typed out in response to an anecdote, or anything, for that matter. I'm impressed. Is this a direct transliteration of your response to reading the story, or is this a hobby of yours?


GacDre

I take any funny jab at the fairer sex I can...As I am all ways out hunting Wabbits.... https://youtu.be/QQcccIfy7mE Get out of jail tip: "but Hoe is only short for Honey, Honey." Works everytime YmmV


juneburger

Goodness guy


MissMelTx

Other than a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit, nothing really, but I love in the middle of nowhere Texas and in the past 5 years have not traveled more than 100 miles from home, I will will go full weeks without even going the 30 miles to town


GacDre

Not even to Mexico? Thats a peccadillo!!! Jk not really- TY


Throwawayprincess18

Flares, air compressor, jump starter, tow strap, shovel, flashlight, blanket, first aid kit, glass breaker/seat belt cutter, Fix-A-Flat, wiper fluid, fire extinguisher.


No_Word_7340

I have a Stanley Fat Max jump box with some extras. It’s a kickass unit, and hasn’t failed me. 4 USB plug ins, compressor, battery tester, alternator tester, LED light, and the obvious leads.


muzzleundisciplined

Blanket, stainless bottle with water, jumper cables. Additionally, I keep a multitool and corkscrew in my glove compartment for mechanical or wine emergencies.


GacDre

Booze emegencies are the bestest..Although ive learned to open wine bottles on walls... Google is yo fren... Ty


Not_Ursula

Sometimes I think my car prep is better than what I have at home: Mexican wool blankets Rain ponchos Shovel Hand warmers Gloves & toques (that’s a beanie in Canadian) First aid kits Sewing kit Matches & candle Small kettle Toilet paper Pads & tampons Toothbrush Extra cash Hard candies Bottled water Disinfectant wipes Flashlight


GacDre

That is so funny I just responded to someone with this thinking it meant weed...Doh! "I woulda listed the Togue first and I aint heard that slang...cool ¡QueVivaMexicoCabrones!" Haha the jokes on me.. Again


OliverHazzzardPerry

WORK GLOVES. What’s the most likely emergency repair in a car? Changing a flat tire. Don’t want to scrape your knuckles? Don’t want to get filthy? Keep a pair of old work gloves in your… wait for it… glove box. And get a spinner lug wrench. The piece of shit that came with your car is trash.


GacDre

Hatechu Bro...Speak the truth...My silly ass drives around without a spare as thats where my bumpthumpbump speakers are will install an undercarriage spare tire holder and buy a proper lug wrench asap mañana! And if you dont know what the Spanish word mañana means it doesnt mean tomorrow it means "not today". Jk will be on that shit thanks for the check up from the neck up.


DanteCharlstnJamesJr

Reminds me of when a friend adamantly refused to carry around a set of jumper cables. Then he needed a jump, and there was no one around that carried them either. He spent one bitter night sleeping in his car until morning cause no one was able or willing to drive out and give his car a jump. Never the less, he changed his mind real quick


ponytoaster

I don't these days, but I carry my usb rechargeable jumper. I was skeptical at first but they are great. Restarted mine and my parents car loads and enough for them to then buy their own. Obviously gotta keep an eye on the charge but I'm quite good at that. Lighter, safer, can solo jump and can also double as a powerbank and torch.


ForTheWinMag

I bought my first rechargeable jump box ten years ago. I was on a site where we couldn't do vehicle-to-vehicle inside the perimeter due to everyone not wanting to die in an explosion. The first time I jumped a dead full size truck off that thing, I was sold. Haven't traveled without one since, and they keep getting better as technology improves. I still carry cables just in case, but use the rechargeable far more often.


adamsark

I've got my emergency bag and my prep box. The box has a 2 liter bottle of water, a lifestraw with a squeeze bag so I can refill the bottle if needed, granola bars and a pack of chocolate dipped Graham cookies, garbage bags, tea light candles, a portable solar panel, charging cables for most types of electronics, a spare battery bank, a fire extinguisher, an electric lighter, a folding umbrella, and a plastic box that sits in a felt/fabric box. The emergency kit is one of the generic 80$ kits you can get at Canadian Tire. My car came with a spare tire, but I also have a can of sealant just in case. I leave a blanket across the back seat, a cloth one, but I'm planning to replace it with a wool-lined one when I come across one. I also keep my workout bag in the car so I have a spare set of sweat pants, underclothing, a hoodie, shoes, shower amenities, and a towel.


adamsark

I still need to get a portable radio with a crank charger, and I'm thinking of keeping a trowel or folding shovel in the back, but that seems like overkill...


GacDre

All the ones Ive seen were impractical for actual cranking...Can someone suggest one for us please? Ty


adamsark

I mean, you can get a decent one for 20-40$... It's one of those things that work in a pinch, crank it for a minute, and it works for ten.


GacDre

Also I was told the Chinese cheepies stop cranking...doh! I shouldnt say Chinese as I love all of their cool vaping gadgetry..


GacDre

Yea but can't we do better especially for an appliance we shall own from now on unless the maruaders grab it... Hehe Oh and bonus points for overkill as this can easily go WCS status... I am so glad the climate is perfect here... For now


Specialist_Dream_879

Two bottles smart water Sleeping bag Lifestraw Tire inflator and plug kit Duct tape Coldsteel kukri Woobie Rain poncho Jerky Trail mix full of peanut butter and chocolate And possibly a Winchester 12 gauge pump assorted ammo A soft sided backpack guitar case to carry everything 😳almost forgot about the first aid kit


prepperdave321

Be careful of leaving all that in a guitar case. Here that's just an invitation for theft if it's visible. I know people who popped into the store for half an hour in broad daylight with a guitar in their vehicle and when they came out it was gone.


GacDre

Rad...I have a life straw somewhere...and a sexy little KelTec... in the locked cabinet... of course...Will be googling the rest...TY https://www.google.com/search?q=kel+tecshotgun&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjOvPHqo9rzAhWkAzQIHQG-BHMQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=kel+tecshotgun&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzIECAAQDTIECAAQDTIECAAQDTIECAAQDTIECAAQDToHCAAQsQMQQzoICAAQgAQQsQM6CAgAEAgQDRAeUKOtAVi8vgFg8MMBaABwAHgAgAHnAYgBiAuSAQUwLjYuMpgBAKABAcABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=o7hwYY7fHKSH0PEPgfySmAc&bih=753&biw=412&client=ms-android-tmus-us-revc&prmd=isvxn Hah! I got an automoderated ding for using a url shortener..


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homebrewedstuff

The comments here are awesome, and hopefully show OP that he isn't alone. I have my "first aid bag" in my car, and it has a slew of first aid items and a CPR mask in the outer compartment. In the past 5 years, I have used the first aid items in there several times on myself for minor things, but my main concern was needing to administer first aid on the road to someone in an accident. I'm CPR certified, so I added a CPR mask after one of my friends had to administer CPR on someone who turned out to be COVID positive. I also have some sticks you can snap to make glow in case of breakdown. Also, I keep a 1L bottle of water. If you need to irrigate a wound to administer first aid, that is a lifesaver. Or if you break down and need to hike home, you've got water. Toilet paper. I used to drive a lot for work, and I have a spinal cord injury from an accident. I cannot feel the onset of a full bladder or full bowels until it is nearly time to do business. Being male, I can duck into a stand of trees or brush for #1, but I planned for #2 none the less. I haven't needed it, but it is there if I ever do. I have a tool my wife bought on Amazon that can break glass and cut seat belts that I keep in my door pocket. I also have a Leatherman tool and I've used it several times. I will leave it at this. My car bag is mostly stocked around first aid on the road and getting home if I break down. I have a lot of other things in there like solar powered battery chargers for small electronics, water filtration/purification stuff, a lot of things others have mentioned. I just wanted to share with you what I have actually used my bag for.


GacDre

Now we just have to hear about all of this homebrewing..... Son! TY...


homebrewedstuff

Mostly home brewed beer and wine. I have 2 stills that allow me to make distilled water. Of course I can distill anything else as well. In theory, you could make hard apple cider in a food grade container, then distill it, back sweeten it, and add some cinnamon sticks to soak in the finished product and have some might fine "apple pie moonshine". But that is just a theory :P


sintixerr

A weeks worth of backpacking gear. First aid kit with tourniquet. Solar powered weather radio/light. water,.water purification system, and rations above and beyond the backpack kit. Masks and ppe (not just for covid). United States printed road map. Garmin inreach satellite comms. Two sets of normal clothing plus blankets jacket and gloves. Couple of walkie talkies. USB charged car battery starter. Jumper cables. Hand winch and strap. Rope. Air compressor for tires. Normal small set of hand tools. A lightweight bugout knife up front and I have a zippered wallet that has a bunch of urban and wilderness essentials (knife, water tablets, emergency blanket, painkillers, plastic ziplocks for water containment, and a variety of fire starters). I keep. Err. A lot. In there..


GacDre

As you should!


Consistent-Ad9873

Well speaking of keeping a lot of preps in your car, which I do, one thing I haven’t seen here that I added a long time ago is a way to carry all this stuff if my car stops working in SHTF. I keep a collapsible soft sided garden cart in my trunk, large wheels work off pavement, 300lb capacity, give you a break from your pack, can collect items on the way home, carry a small tired child, allows for collection of firewood while camping, etc They don’t make mine anymore but this is close: https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/caab9278-3f61-43e4-8ce8-54d4c54197f4_1.47664c284bec371a0cff35a2902530f3.jpeg


blackwolf413

I love it when non-preppers make fun of us for simply being prepared, then when they need it most they tuck their tail between their legs and ask to borrow/use it.


GacDre

I'm afraid of a little line at my door of brokeasshoes and wannabe bros when AHBL #AllHellBreaksLoose https://youtu.be/0u-qmfUFeXI (for chorus)


Jimmigill

Blanket.


biobennett

r/VEDC [my vehicle EDC](https://www.reddit.com/r/VEDC/comments/hi6aiw/2016_forester_has_a_lot_of_room_for_items_just/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


GacDre

I feel rather dumb...and did join...Very nice photo! And organization


biobennett

You don't know what you don't know, and nobody knows it all. No worries


GacDre

Right on... https://youtu.be/5HtUnubXAO4 Click on the description for lyrics if you feel like it


ZionBane

I missed your comment.. Yah.. great Reddit! and cool set up!


sarg_m

I carry commas and other punctuation at all times.


GacDre

And i thought I was bad where is the Unfunny award?


marchcrow

I really don't get this attitude - "People laugh at me but I get the final laugh" kind of shit. Does my partner prep? Nope. The furthest I've gotten with her is that we have more of the budget devoted to it. I still handle it and quite a few purchases have gotten a side eye. But I don't do it to get praise, I do it so we're safer and an rely less on others in an emergencies so there's more to go around. Sometimes feels like people here lose sight of that. I don't have much in the car at the moment. Just a basic set of tools, a quilt, some snacks. We bring water with us every time we're in the car cause I haven't figured out a good way to store it in there (very very small car). I want to expand and include some portable urinals and toilet paper coins because we've had several instances of traffic being trapped on the interstates near here for multiple hours.


saucerton1230

I have both our cars set for survival. Anytime I’m out or camping and I need something I say “trust the car” then I go searching and Bam there is what I need stashed away for such an occasion


Loganthered

So drive by them when something bad happens. I keep an emergency bag in the car. Lots of bandages, masks, gloves, 2 tarps, ratchet straps, 8 tent pegs, cordage, machete, 2 down blankets, old wind breaker and hat. I also keep 1 foil pack emergency ration from walmart. It lasts at least 5 years and is only $5. I recently replaced the last one i bought so i opened the old one and ate some. Its basically a compressed supplement powder bar.


Purple-Turnip-2879

no food stuffs some moving blankets, tarp, bank line, short machete, & fire starter


GacDre

Nice because moving blankets are especially handy as can be a tarp...will be googling 'bankline'.. TY


19pj19

My biggest emergencies i usually have when away from home are forgetting my wallet or being underdressed for the weather so having some cash and warm clothes is a must. Besides that ive got a small first aid kit, a pocket knife and a flashlight.


GacDre

#metoo lool but nocap


vorstin

My daily driver has water and granola bars, an extra jacket and change of clothes for myself and my son (who is usually with me), a small first aid kit, a mini shovel, a bat, glove and ball, a towel and a few other things. My off-roader vehicle is stocked slight differently because of the use and space. I pack this one on each trip based on where we're going and all that.


DakotaChiliBeans

Nothing.


GacDre

And you Sir/Ma'am win the internet for today... Right on- https://youtu.be/YgfTyZbZTak


DakotaChiliBeans

I'm honored. Thank you so much, I never won anything before.


GacDre

Well your luck is about to change if you keep fucking with the likes of me As I suffer from this https://youtu.be/ObSumBgCRIU and it usually rubs off NoCap


IamPrepped

What’s an electrolyte water? You mean a gatorade? im basic


GacDre

Pedialyle is most common but the 'smartwater' brand is said to be fortified with minerals that assist against dehydration some feel they are superior to water.. I prep hoard and all ways have this water additive powder packet around that I love... 'Liquid IV' tangerine You aint more basic than me I assure you. Gatoraid is exactly *it*.


90sfemgroups

How often do you switch the water bottles out in your car? I always wonder about this. Currently have the hoodie, first aid kit, blanket, pillow, white towel, water, physical road map, and some cans of food. I want to add a flashlight and deck of cards and extra book.


GacDre

My thing is that I'm constantly giving them away and going through the lot... So I dont rightly know and I know less about H2o storage but thx for the question anyway I hadnt considered a book but a couple couldnt hurt...I always dig having 2 lights & 2 knives...One set for the cars and another for the manpurse... and a KUBATAN for the keychain...


Greyzer

My wife keeps drinking them, so every 2-3 months or so.


639wurh39w7g4n29w

I keep a small toolkit. Metric and SAE. Ratchet straps, a moving blanket, change of clothes. When traveling out of town I make sure to have at least a nalgene full of water. I’ve used it. I broke down in the middle of nowhere, after hours, in the winter. I got a tow to the shop and did the overnight in the car until they opened. I’m not in it for SHTF, more like awww jeez this sucks.


SwissCheeseSuperStar

I recently put a Stop The Bleed kit in my car


GacDre

https://youtu.be/pdy9_XzNMpI


SwissCheeseSuperStar

This made my whole fucking day!


GacDre

And of course I must take this too far and mention the word...*Menstral* as thats what the song always makes me think about. Too soon? Too hard? Too Fun-


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GacDre

Oh no you didnt...


GacDre

As it did mine...Bro! Hehe


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GacDre

Those are my peoples up the road the scene here is called: https://youtu.be/l6qBdXHshP0 And your link is epic all ways has been all ways will be


WarSport223

R/VEDC


GacDre

Yea I heard of that sub earlier ugh!


TheYellowClaw

I need the fire extinguisher. Recently, post-Ida, I added freeze-dried food, a change of clothes, and some books to the trunk of my car; I already have an overnight kit, a medical kit, MREs, blanket, extra flashlight, maps, etc.


FrequentWay

1. A couple bottles of liquids in stainless steel bottles located in an battery powered ice cooler. Or a large thermos of coffee. 2. Granola bars. (tasty snack food) 3. Mountain House. (emergency meal on the road) (BEEF STEW) 4. Flashlights, Collapseable Snow Shovel (Steel) 5. Wool Blanket. 6. Battery bank for jumping the car / refilling the air.


GacDre

I took notes...TY


GermanRanger

I prep gasoline in winter, but that's because I'm in alaska. It's not because of isolation but incase I get stuck somewhere it's back up heat. Yeah i never let it get low on gas to begin with but when it's -40 out its damn cold.


KidFresh71

Glass breaker, small first aid kit, flashlight, few bottles of water, jacket, toque, granola bars, candy, walking shoes, sunglasses & prescription glasses. Lip balm & advil outside the first aid kit. Hatchet.


GacDre

I woulda listed the Togue first and I aint heard that slang...cool ¡QueVivaMexicoCabrones! Im going to let this mess stand as I thought you were Referring to weed as Toque is tokes in Spanish...lol


stickymaplesyrup

I have a regular car kit with jumper cables, safety cones, thermal blanket, flares, etc. Then I have a second bag I put together myself with some extra warm clothing, hand/foot warming packs, a few snacks/protein bars, extra first aid kit including a mickey of vodka for sanitation purposes if needs be, a small pencil case with pencils, pens, small notebooks, a deck of cards, candles, waterproof matches, another blanket, and a mylar blanket. In winter I always carry a small shovel as well. I live in a heavy winter area, so this stuff is more geared towards being stuck in my car in inclement weather for a while.


Iforgotmyother_name

Clipboard, paper, lead pencil, auto fire extinguisher, work gloves, grocery bags (sturdy kind), change of clothes/shoes/rags/towel in dufflebag, packable backpack, pry bar, empty 32 oz nalgene water bottle, window breaker, outdoor sticky notes, small transfer shovel, and pushbroom detached from handle. I also always bring a gearbag with me when I go places that contain things that I don't like to store in the very cold and/or very hot car interior.


Electrical_Hour3488

I always prepp for winter travel. Even stuff shit in my wife's car. 30 mile drive to work in the country. If she was to get snowed in it would take awhile


JASHIKO_

Almost always have water and a snack. But to be honest here in central Europe there's almost nowhere you can go without being within walking distance from some kind of help. In the middle of winter, it's a bit of a different story and you'd probably want something just in case of a breakdown and you have to wait out a tow truck.. But everyone will have their full winter clothing with them 90% of the time they drive anywhere. I've only started doing it recent but if I'm driving more than 30 mins from my place I throw my BOB in the boot.


GacDre

Ya bro or Sis but were talking when all hell breaks loose like venom status...(chorus) https://youtu.be/0u-qmfUFeXI Help may be difficult to find but dont mind me...Heehee


JASHIKO_

Always good to be prepped! But I've found that a lot of younger women these days have no real concept of shit getting bad... IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.... Guys to but guys are easier to reason with. Take it from someone who's living in Poland (not my home country) You'd think with Polands track record over the centuries people here, especially women, would be a little more clued into possible future comings... History always seems to repeat to some degree or another. I completely understand your situation, you're just better off saying you leave half your camping gear in the car to save moving it around all the time. Or come up with another lazy non-prep excuse. Great video by the way!!


GacDre

OMG I envy you living in Poland no matter how cold Those stunning Women everywhere!!!


JASHIKO_

Hahaha it's funny you say that but that's exactly how it is. The further east you go from here the better it gets too. It's one of the first things most men will notice the first time they come here.


ButterPuppets

My mom bought me a “rugged geek” jump starter. It’s about the size of a box of Kraft Mac and cheese, and can jump a car 3 times on one charge. I keep it in my trunk. While I do have regular jumper cables, this is way easier to use, and is also great if you’re parked in an awkward spot where it’s hard to get cables to the hood (like in a parking lot against a wall with cars on each side of you, or on a busy street with a car in front of you). And it doubles as a really big portable usb charger. I strongly recommend one (or a similar item) to keep in your bag with your jumper cables.


Greyzer

I need to upgrade my vehicle EDC, but I always have a change of clothes, comfortable shoes, 2 liters of water, wet tissues, charger cables and basic toiletries/medication on board. I also have a spare tire and a jack. I also try to keep my gas tank at least half full at all times.


Rig88

Another spin on this... car prepping with a baby in mind. I work on the assumption, if my SO does breakdown with baby, I can go meet her, but she might have time to wait, potentially in the cold and rain.


proudlyowned

Then next time they ask, tell them no, and next time to pack their own “prepping” bag.


GacDre

You are so atrocious... ;)


proudlyowned

Psh, just wait until shit hits the fan and my lazy family comes knocking on my door. You want to see atrocious? I will use a firearm to tell them to find somewhere else if I must lol


GacDre

You didnt just Psh my good word there no did you Madam? Ill be in league with Satan commandeering war on my neighbors long before my fuckedofffamily or any sexy marauders arrive... Shits gonna sound like this...I'm tellin ya... https://youtu.be/oErpd1h00Ug SexyMarauders in bikinis... swoon!


L1berVir

Get new friends and swap that pussy out for a new one. They'll only try to loot you in an actual emergency by showing up and expecting to be taken care of.


AboveAvgAngel97

Next time they need a small thing make it clear that you have something they need then don’t give it to them since they don’t believe in being prepared.


GacDre

StayEvil- award issued


justinchina

our minivan has hidden space under the floorboards where the seats disappear when folded flat...so ours is chock-a-block full of...stuff. small axe, foldable shovel, sleeping bag, fire starter, a katadyn water filter, and lots of food ('cause i got lots of kids). if there is an earthquake, and we have to sleep in the driveway...we are all set. if we are driving in the winter, and get stuck/lost...all hope is not lost. when my wife and i were first married, there was a famous case where a young family got lost in the mountains of OR because of bad GPS directions, and the husband didn't make it out, but the wife and kids did, and that has always stuck with me. so we are always prepped. just last week, on a weekend away, we were on a beach, wanted to make a campfire...and wouldn't you know it, i was able to produce all the necessary parts. our friends were a little surprised when i appeared with a hatchet that apparently came out of nowhere. if i had any other car, i wouldn't do it, as our vehicles get 'broken into' a lot...but this particular van doesn't attract much attention (one look inside, and you know it's a low value target), but even when we have left it unlocked, and someone has bothered to rifle the glove compartment...you would never know what lies just beneath.


GacDre

GoodLord broken into geeze where are you Porkland? Have been eyeballing acreage in Oregon your reply brings pause & the antibooze laws suck up there...


justinchina

no. up near seattle, but same same. we have a pretty constant stream of folks just walking around, looking for low hanging fruit, even though we are in one of the most expensive towns in the state. they don't actually do any harm, just looking for unlocked doors. I think, the case of the family was a big deal in my mind because we had just gotten married, and took folks a LONG time to find the family. the thought of just being stuck off a freaking logging road and forced to make hard decisions has just always stuck with me.


GacDre

"Forced to make hard decisions." What a sweet way to put it- You ever seen StawDogs? The one with Hoffman? IDK why but that popped into my head...clear as day. TY


GacDre

You I am sure probably do not need to click this. https://youtu.be/yXkqGVfm1mo


fxa120830

I just have what I need to change my tires at night, in the freezing cold, ungodly hell of summer. Plus a water or two. Plus a hoodie, rain jacket, umbrella. In the event my air compressor messes up, I have a high flow bike pump in my car, I use it for biking and when I’m too lazy to go get the air compressor to fill my airs up. I live out in the country, so the rest of stuff is at home, and I pity the fool who would dare try me at home.


GacDre

Sweet...


Leviathan_Lovecraft

Seriously? That barely counts as car prepping (not gatekeeping, sorry) you're just being ready. Some people just watch staged shows like Doomsday preppers and such or think we're all insane mfs driven by politics. I feel like preppers get a bad rap on purpose to make sure the government would have full control if stuff collapses or martial law ensues. People who are already ready or have guns would be harder to control. Just remember, the people who make fun of you for prepping will be knocking on your door the second even the smallest thing happens.


Heck_Spawn

Yah, but are you getting laughed at from the guys or the girls???


Ecsta

I mean I just have some basics like a blanket, air compressor, tire repair kit, extra oil (German car so its a necessity), battery cables, first aid kit, and random tools. I've thought about adding a full size spare and basically everything I need to change a tire, but it would add a lot of weight so I just use CAA when flat tires happen. The only reason they laugh is because they've never been in a situation where they've needed it. It'll eventually happen and then they'll appreciate it.


threadsoffate2021

Blankets, usually an old pair of shoes and socks. Good flashlight. Water in the summer months (definitely not in winter!). And maps. A nice atlas of North America and also a more detailed atlas of my home province.


papusa_booty_butt

Marked. Good thread will post later.


Dumilor

A pair of sweat pants and a collapsible umbrella in a 1994 F150 shorty. The pants are rolled up neatly and placed above the dash. The umbrella is on the hump just under the seat. In case of emergency I can get to them quickly.


CreepyRatio

Rechargeable flashlight - but don't store it in the car (and the charging cable)


Kelekona

My mom has so much emergency stuff in her jeep that she had to remove some things to take 3 adults on a picnic. Me, I have jumper cables and a tie-down strap. Plus the spare tire kit. I need to get a poncho and some space blankets in there.


ancient-lemon

r/Vedc is a fun place Wish it was bigger


merme

My go bag stays in my car, except for my gun and anything sharp. I'm not allowed to have those in my car for work. My go bag has 4 days t-shirts and shorts, coat, 1 pair sweats, 1 pair jeans, space blanket, pillow case (put other clothes in to make pillow), spare tennis shoes, spare flipflops, can opener, few cans of food, dried snacks, bottles of water (that get swapped every few months), vitamins, spare notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpie, basic hygiene supplies, first aid kit, scissors, tape, gloves, masks, eye protection, small solar powered power bank (for phones), car jump battery kit, reflective pop-up cones, garbage bags, zip lock bags, spare tools (small hammer, few screwdrivers, adjustable wrench, etc), zip ties, fire starter I'm near forest most of the time so a lot of my gear is also part of my camping gear. I'm sure I missed something on the list


ForTheWinMag

Let 'em laugh! It's always fun to be the one who saves the day...! I've had a "have gun, will travel" kind of a job for the past 12 years; my poor vehicle always has to be ready for whatever. So, apart from the seasonal gear for cold weather travel -- Carhartt bibs and coat, boots, hats, mittens, warmers, etc, *and* my Get-Home and Bugout bags with food, knives and tools, fire making, navigation, spare clothes and base layers, fishing kits, cordage, water purification, alcohol burners, solo stoves, cooking gear, etc.... 5 gallons of water, in jugs and bottles, minimum, and some empty platypus water bladders. MREs, freeze dried meals, dried fruit, jerky, trail, granola bars, peanut butter, oatmeal packets, olive oil, and a cast iron skillet that I almost never use but feel naked without. A 5 gallon bucket with toilet seat lid; inside are all the hygiene products, spare water filters, toilet tissue, feminine hygiene products, trowel, contractor bags, wipes, powder, sanitizer, Lysol wipes, etc., to set up a privy, latrine, or use the bucket with bags, and a lightweight tarp and cordage for privacy. I used to keep a portable shower bag, but it froze on a job site and got torn. Haven't replaced it. A small bottle of camping soap and detergent, and a folding bucket to do laundry as necessary. And air fresheners, because living out of a vehicle gets funky. Solar panels, battery packs, GoLabs portable station, etc., along with a battery pack that can jumpstart the vehicle without the jumper cables, and a vehicle power inverter to run my Toughbook and comms. Spare cables for damn near everything/one. Crank light/charger, plugs and adapters, extension cord. Handheld radios, lineman's phone. Two ultra heavy duty canvas tarps -- 8' x 16' for extra dry space when living out of the vehicle and emergency water collection. Frogg Toggs, and rain jacket. Hidden stash of cash and gift cards to stores and restaurants. Full set of hand tools and some Bosch power tools -- Sawzall, impact driver, drill, batteries, and charger. Haywire Klamper kit (!!), and duct tape, of course. My large set of entry, lockout, and lockpicking tools (beyond my EDC kit), with a vehicle set -- long reach, pump wedge, etc. Spare padlocks and chain. Also a 4-way water key and other security drivers, wrenches. Full trauma kit, portable litter, and meds, as well as the ouchy-booboo kits for cuts, burns, blisters, splinters, and the predictable results of general jackassery. Spare hygiene kit -- toothbrushes, paste, flossers, scissors, mirror, combs, bar soap, travel deodorant, etc. These can be given away as *very subtle hints* to coworkers..... A spare for each of my work guns, with support gear, and at least one spare set of low-pro plates, battle belt, etc, for whoever forgot their stuff, with mags, blowout kit, etc. Range bag with some teaching gear essentials. Spare BCGs, small parts, cleaning tools and lube. Lights, lights, lights: small handheld Streamlights, bigass rechargeable Olights, Maglites, headlamps, penlights, spotlight, spare WMLs, 120v LED work light, etc. Large tools -- bolt cutters, pry bar, axe, demo hammer, small heavy duty shovels, etc. (I used to carry a chainsaw with a light mounted to it, but it wasn't worth the hassle.) Come-along, clevis shackles, chains, towing straps, ropes, spare rappelling harness, carabiners, rescue-8s, spare prusik loops/knots, VALs, rope gloves, etc. 2x ABC fire extinguishers. Full size Rand McNally Atlas, individual paper state maps, county maps. Spare orienteering compass, Vortex rangefinding binos. My Toughbook came set up with a subscription-free GPS as well. Canon DSLR, GoPro Hero7 black, and support gear. Tire kit, pump, LED roadside flares, fix-a-flat, 4-way, jumper cables, power steering fluid, quart of 5w30, aerosol de-icer, emergency traction straps for getting unstuck from mud/snow, spare fuses and bulbs. I had a little air compressor, but it was garbage. Need a better solution for filling tires. PPE: work gloves, leather gloves, safety glasses, masks, earpro, etc. Wool blankets, fleece, backpacking tent, inflatable pillow and pad, ground cloth. Spare boots and lightweight shoes, wool socks, wool socks, wool socks, and more wool socks. There's probably a ton I'm forgetting, but I'll be switching bags out soon for colder weather and it'll come back to me. Needs: I have two full size spares, but really need a safari rack to carry them properly. That's a major weak spot for me. I have a come-along, and tow straps, but not an actual winch. And of course a new suspension system for my Toyota after dragging all this crap around. Also, I have this recurring nightmare where I get pulled over and the officer wants to empty my vehicle to search it, and I have to explain everything and put it all back in. *Shudder.*


HughDanforth

you smaaart! I have a winter box and three season box in my car. Winter includes snow pants, and an extra large coat that I can put over my regular coat.


SilverWolf1776

you might be interested in r/VEDC


nickthatknack

Trunk: Spare tire Jack Fix a flat Air compressor with digital tire pressure checker Manual tire pressure checker Flashlight Road triangles Jumper cables Portable battery starter Pancho Water gallon jug Empty water bottle Blanket Neck pillow Sneakers Pants Vacuum Window wiper(like they have at the gas station) Window cleaner and a microfiber cloth In big center console. Deodorant Lotion Bandaid Hand sanitizer Mask Wet wipes Napkin Comb Brush Small notebook and pen Gloves Small knife Smaller center console Car charger Usb C, lightning, that old IPhone charger and USB A. Old phone Vent mount Glove box Manual Map Accident forms Pen Drivers side cup holder Seatbelt cuter and window break Gum container with $10 quarters and $40(used to full my baby up) Edit: I'm on mobile and the spaces between compartments are not showing like I thought they would


Matto-san

Cars are a great prep to start with. The odds of getting stranded are a lot higher than what people dress for. Plus most people will always have their car nearby if some crisis does happen while they're out.


Princessferfs

I keep in my car: ponchos (changing a tire in the rain is no fun), a compass, paper map of my state, a candle in a tin can, water and granola bars, blankets, socks, Kleenex, basic first aid kit


doublebaconwithbacon

In short, I have my get home bag: * Bivvy sack * 2 pairs socks * Full first aid kit w/ moleskin * Boots * N95 mask * Batteries * Battery powered cell charger * Flashlight * Emergency blanket * Poncho * Umbrella * Leatherman multitool * Laminated maps * Compass * Note pad and mechanical pencil * Cash * Snacks * Water * HAM radio handheld with case for AA batteries * Work gloves * Garbage bags * Zip ties * Paracord * TP * Tire inflator kit * Tire sealant kit * Storm proof matches Probably a bunch more stuff I am forgetting!


RitaAlbertson

The parts of my car prep I use most often are the wine key and the deck of cards :)