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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

Air compressor, emergency light, second battery, blanket, tools....
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Reference the fire extinguisher, it is mounted on my roll bar for my JKU. For my WK2, I have a box tucked in a corner of the cargo space with all my gear. Not optimal, but there you go.

Also use a multi tool (usually the knife portion) and a small first aid kit. For field sanitation, handy wipes are useful too.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

The flashlight that comes with it is def dog isht... no doubt about that. The knife, tow straps and extra cell battery is also a great idea.. I mean sure, I just bought a charging cable for it for the rig, but forgot to even explore the idea that the car might crap out and have no way to charge it. So, will be getting that right too.

This might be a strange question, but I am really leery about the jack that comes with the car (bad experience once). Any ideas on a trusty one that isn't too big and bulky?

So, I am going to take the best ideas from this thread and whittle it down to what will fit into the sub compartment (and possibly in the trunk area) and do a build up post picks. Ideas on storage containers are also helpful too.

Man, great efing ideas from you guys.. A wealth of knowledge in here and I certainly appreciate it all.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

I have friends that dont even have a simple pocket knife or multi-tool in their car.

I agree on that jack. I think im going to pick up a bottle jack.
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

CRAFTSMAN Bottle Jack, Hydraulic, 2 Tons - Bottle Jacks - 12N404|9-50280 - Grainger Industrial Supply

Although this was manufactured in CHINA, its got the craftsman stamp on it, which means "quality", right? The reviews are pretty solid, so I think this is going in the rig.

Any thoughts on this one?
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

My Jeep isn't here yet (I'm one of those waiting for a CRD), but in my Pathfinder I have at all times:

Tow strap
Blanket
A few bungee cords and some 550 paracord
Basic tools
Glock 27 w/ 2 mags
Phone charger
Flashlight
Jumper cables
Sunglasses
A couple of bottles of water

On my person I always have:
Phone
Cash
Cards
Very small pocket knife
Ruger LCP with 1 mag
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

I carry a cell phone with charger, a pocket knife and two cards in my wallet - Chrysler roadside assistance (came with the extended warranty) and USAA roadside assistance ($15 a year). Those items and 9-1-1 should cover about 99% of the problems I may encounter on the road. For long trips and bad neighborhoods, I add a .45 to cover the other 1%.
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I carry a cell phone with charger, a pocket knife and two cards in my wallet - Chrysler roadside assistance (came with the extended warranty) and USAA roadside assistance ($15 a year). Those items and 9-1-1 should cover about 99% of the problems I may encounter on the road. For long trips and bad neighborhoods, I add a .45 to cover the other 1%.
LOL.. A lot of gun toting folks up in here. Just going to stick to the leather-man and hammer should I need it. I am always packing thunder and lightning (left and right hands LOL) in case of emergency..
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

Here's what I will most likely be putting in mine for an extended roadtrip,

All times:
Leatherman Wave
Rainjacket (Changing a tire while raining without rainjacket sucks)
Extra pair of socks
Vivair air compressor
Paper Map
Compass
Headlamp
Glock etool
Mophie Juice pack for Phone
Cliff Bars
Bottle Water
12 gauge extra long jumper cables
4 Sevens Led Flashlight
2 Mini-Bic Lighters
Collapsible dog bowls

Summer Time Only
Mylar Blanket
Mechanic gloves
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellant

Winter Time Only
Collapsible winter shovel
Wool blanket
Winter gloves

Camping Season:
Thermarest Neo Air
Western Mountaineering down sleeping bag
Inflatable Pillow


I am missing some other things I am sure.

Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: What you should always keep in your rig

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CRAFTSMAN Bottle Jack, Hydraulic, 2 Tons - Bottle Jacks - 12N404|9-50280 - Grainger Industrial Supply

Although this was manufactured in CHINA, its got the craftsman stamp on it, which means "quality", right? The reviews are pretty solid, so I think this is going in the rig.

Any thoughts on this one?
If you get a flat, will there be enough height to get this under a lift point? And, will something with such a small base be any more stable than the jack supplied by Jeep.

I don't know the answers, but the questions popped into my empty head.



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If you get a flat, will there be enough height to get this under a lift point? And, will something with such a small base be any more stable than the jack supplied by Jeep.

I don't know the answers, but the questions popped into my empty head.



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Very good points.. I was thinking that as well after I watched a small video showing the usage on a flat. They used a lifted truck in the video...hmmmm. With the factory jack, it isn't so much the stability of it, it is more of the quality. My last car got a flat and the factory jack went up fine and decided to slowly lose height after a few minutes with the rig on it. After that moment, never again will I use a factory POS jack.
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LOL.. A lot of gun toting folks up in here. Just going to stick to the leather-man and hammer should I need it. I am always packing thunder and lightning (left and right hands LOL) in case of emergency..
I used to feel that way too, but old age has affected both my physical abilities and my perspective about my own mortality.
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