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Old 10-26-2009
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Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN View Post
I keep as little as possible, I don't like a cluttered truck and I have road side assistance and free towing so I don't need tools locally (just enought to change a tire). I only have anything other than my Phone charger and some odds and ends in my truck. If I am taking a road trip, then all the normal emergency supplies. I don't feel the need to carry it around here, Where I am never more than 20 minutes away from help. If I break down on the freeway on the way to work, I'm getting it towed any way (not risking my life to work on the side of the road)
Yeah that's why I don't keep as much in my truck here. Can't really get away from anything here anyway. I kept so much in my truck in Oregon for running around out in the mountains and the desert away from any type of communication.
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Old 10-26-2009
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all I have in my truck is a tow strap, 3D mag lite, and my .357 mag
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Old 10-26-2009
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Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
my crack pipe
Haha you too , I have a 6D maglite, clevis for reciever, change, craftsman breaker bar, lighters, pocket knife, cds and my GF's hoodie. I like the inside of my truck clean ...
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Old 10-26-2009
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In the bed:
(I have a locking cover so I keep everything in 2 milk crates)
Jack board
Tow strap
Tool bag
Hitch shackle
Army Shovel
Tire deflation rig
Para cord

In the cab:

4D Maglite
Surefire G2 flashlight
Surefire 6P with a M60 LED drop in
Four Spare RC123a cells
Swiss Army knife
First aid kit
Glass cleaner wipes
Rubber Gloves
Heavy duty gloves
Tom Tom
Tire Pressure gauge
Jumper cables, poncho, road flares - all in a kit under the seat
2 water bottles

I don't think my truck is cluttered, you cant really see any of this, however my glovebox is full.
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Old 10-26-2009
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-Smith & Wesson Xenon Flashlight
-Crank LED Flashlight
-Magellan Handheld GPS
-50k lb tow strap
-First Aid Kit/Rain Coat/Space Blanket/Flares
-Various Tie Down Straps
-Small assorted tool kit
-Jumper Cables
-Fire Extinguisher
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Old 10-26-2009
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In the bed all I have is a few various tools and a tow strap. In the cab I have loose change, pen, paper, radar detector, extra clothes, tire guage, hat, gloves, night stick, and a compass.
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Old 10-26-2009
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maglite, tool set, bungie cords, tow rope, 4 way tire iron, knife, 3 sets of leather gloves, floor jack and a block of wood
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Old 10-26-2009
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Tow strap, first aid kid, flash light, leatherman, swiss army knife, some cd's.
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Old 10-26-2009
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sweatshirt, blanket, water, flashlight, jumper cables, fire extinguisher, etc.
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Old 10-26-2009
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Couple of tow straps, chain, tools, flash lights, gloves, .38 Special, hi-lift stuff.... the list goes on...
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Old 10-26-2009
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cup holder area: lots of change, pens, hand sanitizer
center console: cds, firecrackers, headphones, condoms (idk how safe that is with the heat), usually my ipod
behind the seats: jack, $2 socket set, towel, racquetballs, other random stuff I'm forgetting
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Old 10-26-2009
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Originally Posted by jlstang351 View Post
Have fun with the deodorant in the summer time....makes a HUGE mess!

I just have a few ratchet straps, jumper cables and a itty bitty mag lite. not much room in a std cab ranger
its the dry stick and ive already had it in the summer and kept it under the sseat no problems
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Old 10-27-2009
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In tool box I have
  • jumper cables
    random assortment of tools
    Intake filer (Hm)

In cab I have
  • Can of lysol

I want to get a 3 Cell Maglite, tow chain/ straps, and some more tools!
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Old 10-27-2009
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right now since its uninsured, its got an explorer radiator and some expo parts, fuses, axe and some other junk..

when its insured- sometimes my pellet gun and pellets, jumper cables, jug of water (water pump leaks haha), empty gas can in case i run outta gas... hmm.. thats all i can think of right now... oh and some garbage... beers for wheeling trips, cd's, insurance papers, reg papers.
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Old 10-27-2009
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I have a little stihl chainsaw 14" about 150' of rope lots of ratchet straps about 20' of 3/8s chain with hooks a sawzall assorted electrical stuff, a small tool box filled with my old snap on tools a tactical folding knife and a bigass maglight
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Old 10-27-2009
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got my gun and some throwaway gloves
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Old 10-27-2009
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a KTM sx250f
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Old 10-27-2009
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42 posts and only 5 carry a first aid kit ? I even carry a couple maxi-pads . Not just for feminine use , they also make for a sterile , absorbent oversize wound dressing.
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Old 10-27-2009
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Zombie Bug Out Bag, which has:
1 set Patagonia Cap 3 long johns
1 pair of black Dickies
1 synthetic REI quarterzip longsleeve
1 hoodie
2 pairs of hiking socks
Water purification tabs
1 liter Nalgene bottle
Mechanix gloves
North Face glove liners
Leatherman multi-tool
100’ paracord
Surefire G2 flashlight
2 – 32 round Glock 18 mags
2 loaded AR-15 magazines
Basic First Aid kit
85 SPF sun block
Lip balm
Tigers hat
6x6 tarp
(I’m sure I’m forgetting some things)

Pelican case, which has:
6 loaded AR-15 magazines
2 boxes of 9mm WWB
10 boxes of .22LR

5 MREs
1 Gallon of distilled water

Basic 100 piece Craftsman tool kit
JB Weld
Duct Tape
Can of Fix-A-Flat
Tire Puncture Repair Kit
Assorted spare fuses and bulbs
4 ratcheting tie-down straps
Bungie cords
A pair of old boots and old jeans
jumper cables

iPod and CDs

And believe it or not, it’s all pretty organized and doesn’t take up that much space. The tool kit, pelican case and bugout bag all fit neatly behind the driver’s seat and only stand about 18” tall. The other random stuff is in the glove box or door pockets. There is still plenty of room for somebody to use the jumpseat on the passenger side.

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Old 10-27-2009
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Everythings in my toolbox- factory jack and its tools, windshield washer fluid , Lucas fuel treatment truck gets a shot of it everytime i fill up. my carhart jumpsuit, my bullet proof vest for work its too heavy to carry in the house everyday im lazy. some other random hand tools. And my folding chair ina bag.
And a cot stays under my tool box at all times.
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Old 10-27-2009
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In the truck: Extra pocket knife, lighter, couple backwoods cigars, tow strap, small socket set, small deep-well socket set, mutli-head screwdriver, bungee cords, screw drivers, pliers, electrical tape, flashlight, stocking cap, gloves, jumper cables
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Old 10-27-2009
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Glove Box: Insurance, checkbook, registration, flashlight, and valve stem remover

Cab: Mag Light mini and 3D. Clothes, crowbar, and a knife in the change collector and door, gloves on dash with notebook, visor organizer with pens, notes, Cd's o yea and my CB radio

Toolbox: 3 flash lights, 5 different sized shackles, my lucky dont get stuck strap,, wrenches, sockets (3/8 and 1/2 drives), hammers, hatchet, machete, bottle jacks, cable with a few master locks( with keys!!) tie downs and a tuna bat

Bed: Cooler, blocks of wood, mat, and spit bottles
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Old 10-27-2009
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Behind passenger jump seat: LED safety flares, jumper cables, tow strap, small tool box, gloves, knit hat.

Behind drivers jump seat: Streamlight 75816 w/ extra battery, VTK from Pro Med Kits, extra diabetic supplies for myself, travel sewing kit w/ better needles and tread - cause you never know when you're gonna rip the **** outa your jeans!

Glove box: modified a/c duct and insulated to carry my insulin. Very worthwhile mod IMO since I can keep my insulin cool ALL day in FL summers.

Center console: Verizon MiFi, Ipod touch G2, outlets for modified/hardwired PV375 (unit is mounted under the center console where the blower motor would have been), Leatherman Core, Casio G-shock Frogman watch, Canon SD1000 camera, toothbrush/paste/mouth wash, etc.

Passenger seat: under - Glock 19C. between the seat and center console - Mag-LED 3D and on the back is a ThermoBak 2L.
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Old 10-27-2009
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wool blanket, tom tom, ipod, jumper cables, rifle, knife and i need to go get a roll of duct tape. Thats about all i keep in the new truck.
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Old 10-27-2009
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Depends on where I'm going, for long trips and camping I bring some tools, shovel, sweatshirts, sleeping bag, inverter, 400 amp battery jumper, tow straps, saw, axe, first aid kit, etc. Around town, I keep it light with a few esentials like flashlight, rain poncho, gloves, water and a nice army blanket for those quick naps in the parking lot. If you travel much in cold weather I highly recommend you bring blankets, jackets, sleeping bags etc. Lots of bungie cords!

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