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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

Seriously, if you wind up in any kind of trouble that would require any of the survival type gear, you try 911. If you get through the first thing you say is;


I'm travelling with a nine month old

Your call will rightfully get some attention.

Of course we all hope it never comes to that. Have a great trip.


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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

12 Volt Tire Inflator with Light. One of these has been useful for me on several road trips.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

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Seriously, if you wind up in any kind of trouble that would require any of the survival type gear, you try 911. If you get through the first thing you say is;


I'm travelling with a nine month old

Your call will rightfully get some attention.

Of course we all hope it never comes to that. Have a great trip.


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Thanks Bill.. You're correct, 9-11 is always the first call, but if it is mechanical in nature, I always want to have the bare essentials. I.E. jumper cables some misc tools and duct tape etc etc.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

One thing I forgot to add: we can bring all sorts of medical first aid kits and survival gear but it's just as imporant to LEARN first aid and some basic SURVIVAL SKILLS. Im not talking about being a trained EMT or combat medic or Army Special Forces level. But at least knowing some basic skills like CPR or have reference books going through the steps to treat heat exhaustion or heat stroke--and recognizing the symptoms of each and its differences, wrapping a sprained ankle/finger, making simple splints, recognizing signs of dehydration, using signal mirrors---a CD is just the right thing to use in a jiffy, how to dig a snow cave, making a simple lean-to shelter.

I keep a copy of an US Army Special Forces Medical Handbook so I can at least look it up in an emergency.

But 99.99% of our traveling will just requrie a few things and not reaching the level of a bug out vehicle. Enjoy your trip.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

Good idea on the first aid book.

I downloaded the car manuals to a Kindle and keep it in the console. The one I got is the PaperWhite, not a full tablet, but can hold a lot of reading material and takes up little room. I think it was $120.

I think I will find a first aid manual that I can download.



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Good idea on the first aid book.

I downloaded the car manuals to a Kindle and keep it in the console. The one I got is the PaperWhite, not a full tablet, but can hold a lot of reading material and takes up little room. I think it was $120.

I think I will find a first aid manual that I can download.



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First aid manual.. great point. Since I really know nothing about first aid (did due a cpr class before the little man was born), it is the kind of thing that should be kept up to date. As for wrapping certain injuries.. totally invaluable. Man, glad I posted my question here.....
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

For about $500 you can buy a 11" Windows netbook, GPS & Streets and Trips, , OBD-II dongle with OBDWiz software, and the Factory Service Manual on CD (may need to downgrade to Windows 7/IE 8 to see the graphics though). Unfortunately it doesn't work with Android or iOS (or Firefox for that matter).

Depending on the GC model you may also need a $20 140W ac inverter for power.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

I'm always wary of gee whiz high tech stuff. They will always break/freeze up/run down batteries/malfunction just when you need it. I prefer the old fashioned maps and books as a back up.

The army has these whizbang GPS guided gizmos to self locate in land navigation but some of us old timers say that anything that uses a battery is called a toy---when the SHTF, you have to go back to good old LandNav with a lensatic compass, current topographic map, straight edge, and pencil. Let's not forget, 3 "Norths" magnetic north, grid north, and true north, figure out your declination angle, shoot your azimuth, know your step count for every 100 meters, reduce steps by half when walking uphill, etc.

Same as first aid medical refernce manuals---those DVDs, on line down loads are great----unless they don't work, freeze, malfunction, wrong program, won't interface, etc.

Plus, what if you needed to use the first aid manual, but the person being treated is about 50 yards away? Are you going to run back to the car to play it, run back to the person, run back to the car, etc?

A good old fashioned book, coffee stained and tattered, dog eared and shop worn will remain portable, readable, and functioning under all conditions that would kill your laptop, I-reader, I-pad, or electronic gizmo.

Remember that your Sirius/XM Nav, at least the 730, will read out your exact location on "Where am I" in logitude/latitude so write that down EXACTLY so you can read it to the rescue people to locate your precise location. But if tha does not work, back to that good old lensatic compass and map....let's see, reverse azimuth is -/+ 180 degrees, shoot two known points to get the trianglulation.... that's if I can match these known points since all mountains look the same...

Tht's just the old fart in me. That's why I still treasure my trusty 1911-A1 .45 ACP, good old fashioned Remington 870 12 gauge 21" pump, and Springfield M1A "Loaded" .308 Win, scoped with a Leopold 4x12.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

I agree with what you say, to a point. I walked point for many months in the beautiful jungles of SouthEast Asia. And using the methods you described we never got lost.

I don't get why you say you would have to run back and forth to the vehicle. A Kindle is small, light, portable and coffee stains wipe off.

It's one of the easiest ways to keep up to date information.

If they can sell a Jeep with no in dash CD, I say we can toss the books.

For finding location, can will still call for a couple of Willy Pete's to shoot an asmuth?


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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

Heres my list:

Keltec Pf9, two mags
Folding knife
FAK with quik clot
Shovel
Sog tomahawk
Gallon of water
Marine food bars
Flashlights (the included one is garbage)
Extending tire iron
Portable tire inflator/jump starter/charging station
Recovery strap
Fire starting tools (various)
FRS Radio
Packable down jacket
Small toolkit
Gloves
Backpack
Miscellaneous microfiber towels/rags
Moving blanket
Hand sanitizer/moist
Snap lights

In the winter I add the following:
Change of clothes
Waterproof boots
Handwarmers
A couple fleece blankets

All i can remember for now. Most of it fits around the spare.
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