My truck EDC

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  1. sk33tr

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    hello all.

    i just thought i'd post all the stuff i have in my truck on a daily basis. these items have been acquired over a couple years total and all stem from a need from past situations.

    back in...2008?, maybe...i had an issue with my car ('91 accord) and i had to stop on the side of the interstate at about 2:00 am. back then, i had very few things in my car that would help me in most situations. all i really had were a jack, 1 screwdriver, a bottle of anti-freeze/coolant, a bottle of brake fluid, a quart of oil, and a funnel. and that was pretty much it.

    well, after that night of trying for over an hour to do repairs with no tools and only the light from my iphone (3 at that time, didn't have the rear "flashlight" on them, yet), i decided to put some things in my car that could help me out more.

    and now that i have a full-size truck, i can obviously carry a LOT more. so here are some pics:

    molle visor panel:
    maglite mini w/led upgrade
    glass breaker / seat belt cutter
    snap-on folding knife
    mini bic lighter
    epipen
    tire pressure gauge
    leatherman z-rex
    not shown on the other side: bandana and map of local area
    [​IMG]

    maxpedition 4 x 6 notebook cover:
    rite in the rain pen
    mechanical pencil
    sharpie permanent marker
    energizer led pen light (surprisingly bright)
    rite in the rain 4 x 6 field book
    [​IMG]

    center console (lid):
    cheap folding knife w/integrated seat belt cutter and glass breaker
    chem lights (2 yellow, 1 green)
    [​IMG]

    back seat, driver's side:
    fire extinguisher
    [​IMG]

    back seat, passenger's side:
    2 cell maglite
    [​IMG]

    back seat:
    get home bag (cheap 5.11 rush 72 knockoff by fieldline tactical) w/full med kit
    i'll do a separate post on this later. i ordered a new edc bag and when it comes in, i'll take the stuff from this bag and put it into my current edc bag as it's a bit smaller and more suitable.
    [​IMG]


    the following pics are from the swing cases that are in the bed

    driver's side upper tray:
    nite ize gear ties (12")
    snap-on folding knife (just like the one in the visor panel)
    snap-on multitool
    snap-on led flashlight
    gloves w/reflective material
    cloth reflective safety best
    cheaper (thin pvc) reflective safety vest
    [​IMG]

    driver's side lower compartment:
    tarp
    20-foot, 2-gauge jumper cables
    pack of 30-minute flares
    pack of 15-minute flares
    pack of 8" cable ties
    can of fix-a-flat
    3 led flares
    tire plug kit
    20-foot tow strap
    pack of nitrile gloves (not seen)
    [​IMG]

    passenger's side upper tray:
    set of sockets
    socket wrench
    socket extension (2 sizes)
    2nd tire pressure gauge
    extendable magnet w/integrated light
    flat-head screwdriver
    phillips-head screwdriver
    small roll of gorilla tape
    small roll of electrical tape
    small brass brush
    carpenter's pencil (much sturdier than a standard pencil)
    [​IMG]


    passenger's side lower (just beneath the tray):
    set of s.a.e. allen keys
    set of metric allen keys
    needle nose pliers
    slip-joint pliers
    adjustable wrench
    set of combination wrenches
    battery terminal cleaner
    extra taillight bulbs
    bag of hose clamps
    [​IMG]

    passenger's side lower:
    2" ratcheting tie-down straps (2) (not seen)
    safety flag (for items that extend out from the bed) (not seen)
    cheap ear protection
    pack of cheap towels
    another pack of 8" cable ties
    roll of shop towels
    container of bungee cords (various sizes)
    pack of latex gloves
    [​IMG]
     
  2. mctacticool

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    Nice loadout, i have one of those led flares as well, holds battery really well, i used mine when i was at work as a warningstrobe when parked stupid, 2 months of 'active duty' probably around 50 workdays and still plenty of power...
     
  3. sk33tr

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    thanks!

    when i first got them, i thought they weren't all that bright. obviously i was in a store with a bunch of bright lights, so i bought them anyway.

    later, i turned them on in the dark. HOLY CRAP!!! they're definitely bright enough to be noticed at night.

    and i like how many different combinations of flashing they can do.
     
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    Where did you get the molle visor panel from? I think I might need one. Just haven't figured out what I will use it for...yet. But I really really need one. (I think.)
     
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  6. sk33tr

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    it's the one from zulu nylon gear.
     
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    Image1462132171.680836.jpg

    I have The same system in me truck. I will send you a photo.
    I made it in 1000D in coyote



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  8. sk33tr

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    yesterday i added the box back to the bed of my truck that i used to have in there before i got the swing cases. i decided i wanted to have some more emergency-type items in there.

    in the box i keep a canvas tarp (much larger than the plastic one pictured above), my ghb, 4 bottles of water (in addition to the 4 that are in the cab...one in each door), 3 quarts of oil (want to put a 5-quart bottle instead to save some room), a gallon of anti-freeze/coolant, a bottle of brake fluid, and a bottle of power steering fluid.

    the box is held in place by a tension bar to keep it from sliding around as i drive. it has 2 padlocks on it that use the same key as the one on my shop so i always have the key with me without having to carry another key.
     
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    I've recently started to add "Ready to eat" meals or food items to truck. Things like Hormel BeComplets ready to eats, and recently 2 Mountain house, packs, (Sweet & sour pork and chili mac) a few of pouched salmon, & tuna packs. I keep them currently under the back seat, (Loose) for the moment. Each time wife askes me to stop at store for something I'll pick up a few more of the same items and add them to the growing pile.
     
  10. dmak

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    I do the same thing. Every paycheck I use 5% of what we earn for physical preps/cash savings. It's nice to feel prepared

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    Same here. It's part of my hurricane preps. A few cans each trip to grocery adds up after a while. I label them with their contents and the date I bought them with a sharpie in case the label goes missing. And I actually buy stuff that the family eats. I love when people complain that all they have is potted meat and Vienna sausage. Well if that's all you buy that's all you'll have.
    I usually don't have a store of food I'm the car though . I have a 12 pack of bottled water that I rotate out every 6 months. My daily commute is 5.5 miles. For longer road trips I'll carry three to five meals just for the hell of it.

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  12. sk33tr

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    i'd like to keep food items, like those mentioned, at all times in my truck. but with how hot and humid it gets here in the summer, it would cause them to spoil way too quickly. so i have to keep them in the house.

    i use my rush 12 now as my ghb since it's smaller than the bag in my previous post. and that bag is now my b.o.b. but i do keep some jerky in there in case i need something quick. i also like to keep some energy/granola-type bars in there as a quick snack since i don't want to spend the insane prices they charge at work for a snickers from the vending machine ($1.50/ea :eek:). and if i'm going to be away from the house for more than just a while, i'll take some of the other food items with me...just in case.

    and if i need to "get the hell out of dodge" quickly, i can just grab my bag of food that's next to my b.o.b. and be gone.



    good stuff, though, guys. keep posting...:D
     
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    sk33tr,

    Thanks for posting that, tons of good info and ideas. I will be starting my trucks load out soon. Gonna have to take many ideas from here.
     
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  14. sk33tr

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    no problem at all.

    and i have definitely benefited from having all that stuff in easy reach. the only things i haven't had to use yet (thankfully) are the roadside emergency items like the safety vest, road flares, tire repair kit, tow strap, fire extinguisher, etc. oh, and the first-aid/trauma kits. and those are the one i hope i never have to use.

    i have had to use the jumper cables a couple times, but it wasn't for my truck it was for someone else's vehicle. and that was in a parking lot so no need for any other emergency items. but i am glad that those items are there...just in case. i certainly feel better knowing that if something does happen i'll be more well-equipped than most people driving down the road/interstate.

    also, i keep a box in the bed of the truck with some other items.
    change of clothes in a small, cheap duffel bag
    • shirts (2)
    • pants (1)
    • shorts (1)
    • underwear (2)
    • socks (2 pairs)
    • shoes (1 pair hiking boots)
    six 1-liter bottles of water
    1 gallon of anti-freeze/coolant
    5 quarts of oil
    1 quart of brake fluid
    1 quart of transmission fluid
    bottle of power steering fluid
    oil filter wrench (still need to buy an extra oil filter, too)

    all the stuff in the bag in my first post is now in a 5.11 rush 12. also, there's a compact survival kit built around a 40 oz. klean kanteen stainless steel bottle in a maxped 12 x 5 bottle pouch. i can post some pics of that if anyone wants. although it's not quite 100% complete.

    paranoid? hardly

    prepared? you damn straight!

    hope for the best and prepare for the worst, indeed.
     
  15. Troy

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    I'd like to see how you've got it set up and what bags you use. I'm trying to put together an organized system for my truck. It's all strewn about the back of the truck. I'm thinking of using a small 5.11 bag I sometimes use as a range bag.
     
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