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Ranger Stuff to keep in a Tool box

Hi, I was just curious as to what are some good things you should always keep in a tool box?

I have a tool bag
Towels
Tie down Straps
Med-Kit
blankets
Jacket
Water


I was also wondering what is a good thing to keep in there for survival things or just things you may need on the go.
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Tools
Jackstands
Jack
Jumper cables
Recovery ropes
Wires/ voltmeter/ tools for re wiring
Fire extinguisher

A first aid kit wouldn't be a bad idea
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ah yeah I got jumper cables also would maybe a battery jumper thing be a good idea?

rather than waiting 5 hours for a AAA to finally come. I also got a fire extinguisher wires and voltmeter wouldnt make sense for me because I dont quite understand some of that.
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I don't have a toolbox but I keep a tow strap, jumper cables, maglite, knife, ratchet straps, jack, and a gas can in my truck.
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machete.
fishing rod.
few jigs and plugs.
zipties (can save your truck)
duct tape
white window marker haha
spray paint (orange/pink ) marks road if your venturing far off the beaten path
head of a broom or full broom to remove glass and such off road if offroading
small shovel to dig out.
tie down straps
5k+ tow strap
200ft of high quality nylon rope
and the usual: cables, towels, first aid, jack & jack stands.
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TOILET PAPER!!!!!
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I see people saying they keep a jack, but what about a tire iron?
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i just have a deep socket and a breaker bar in my tool bag instead. ive got about the same as everyone else, cant forget the ammo,mre,ax,blanket.
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I see people saying they keep a jack, but what about a tire iron?
I have a tire iron, I figured that was implied since the truck comes with a jack and tire iron from the factory.
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I keep a Crapsman 260 pc tool set, Proscan, bugwash, antifreeze, shop towels in a box, tow strap, bunch of tiedowns, ball peen, 24" breaker bar, hand saw, few quarts of oil, few cans of ration beer.
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lmao ration beer, awesome idea just need a few instant ice paks to cool them down lol.
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Just a minor set back. Cool it off in the creek or just consume it
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I have a tire iron, I figured that was implied since the truck comes with a jack and tire iron from the factory.
4-way lug wrench. You can use your hand and foot at the same time for leverage and if you need to help out someone else you most likely have the size to fit their lugs.
Factory irons are crap.
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4-way lug wrench. You can use your hand and foot at the same time for leverage and if you need to help out someone else you most likely have the size to fit their lugs.
Factory irons are crap.
I have a 4 way at home. So far I haven't had to change tires on the side of the road, so I haven't used the factory one.

I need to get a 4 way to keep in the truck though
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I have a 4 way at home. So far I haven't had to change tires on the side of the road, so I haven't used the factory one.

I need to get a 4 way to keep in the truck though
Winter is coming and you need to rotate your tires anyway.
Dig out what tools you have in the truck to change a tire and do it in your driveway.
Better to find out there that a rim is stuck and won't come off than at the side of the highway in the middle of the night,in a storm,with a flashlight that died.............


Throw a little neversieze around the rim center hole as these things like to bind up there.
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Winter is coming and you need to rotate your tires anyway.
Dig out what tools you have in the truck to change a tire and do it in your driveway.
Better to find out there that a rim is stuck and won't come off than at the side of the highway in the middle of the night,in a storm,with a flashlight that died.............


Throw a little neversieze around the rim center hole as these things like to bind up there.
Rotated them last month. I didn't think about the neversieze though. I might have to do that
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From (unfortunate) field testing, recieps work too in a pinch (lol no pun intended) lmao
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An unopened bottle of Black Velvet Canadian Wiskey and a bottle of 7UP for emergency pain relief only.

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lol ive got fire gear, toolbox, and the pieces to my hid kit
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Whats in mine:
Air compressor
Screw drivers
Stuff to wash the truck
Quart of oil
Different ropes
Towels
Hatchet

Tools are behind my seat
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All the usual safety items plus a U.S. Marine K-bar in the arm rest of the cab.
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