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  • Fri, Jul 19, 2013 - 04:46am



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    Vehicle Emergency Kit

So this is my current car kit. I have two such kits as we have two vehicles.

They are identical in probably 90% of their contents. I had been adding things over time, stuffing whatever I wanted to stuff in the backpacks, so as you can see, there is a lot of overlap.

I already I know that I want to pare down some things, but I thought I'd share with you the contents as they currently stand.

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Contents of vehicle kit. Everything fits into the backpack to the right. The backpack has an integrated two-liter hydration bag that is flat when empty. Not pictured is water stored in sealed canning jars in a tool box.

Additional comments: Looks like I have 4 sources of light, two of which are rechargeable (one headlamp, one hand flash light). Four blades, two of which are folding knives, the other is a mess kit multi-tool, and one is a general muli-tool. Yes, there are diapers in the upper right. And there are square picnic napkins in 3 zip bags in the lower right, each with 18 four-ply napkins (takes up less space than a 200-sheet one-ply toilet paper roll). There is a portable stove with two cannisters. Middle bottom you see a first aid kit, an Israeli battle bandage, and the IKEA kids' stainless steel cookware set. On the left is IOSAT. On the bottom left are trash bags and mylar blankets. There is also a mylar emergency tent and a few N95 masks. Ointments, bug wipes, etc. Ask me if you want something identified.


First aid kit. Contains a "Save a Tooth" system, customized with an Israeli bandage, Quik Clot, etc.


Goal Zero solar charging kit – has a USB charge port, came with a 5W LED Luna Light, 4 AA and 4 AAA NiMH batteries. Added 4 AA and 4 AAA Sanyo Enerloop batteries.

Additional comments: There are also extra alkaline batteries and a SteriPen bottle that uses UV light to sterlize water. Inside the bottle is also a thermometer (in case kids get sick) and water purification tablets.

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