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here's a question for everyone and i'm lookin' for some answers..............

taking the guns and ammo out of the equation, and with a set limit of a small box, just what all would you put into an emergency box to keep in a vehicle 24/7----just in case? Weight and size limitations of say a small/medium fishin' tacklebox. Vehicle storage is epecially important as one never knows where he will be when it hits the fan and a person may be many miles from home on the road when it does hit............

I know the best answer would be to constantly haul a hundred pounds of gear in the vehicle where-ever ya go but that ain't practical and the wife is liable to get real cranky if she can't put the groceries in the back of the squeaker toy she drives if its full of gear 24/7. So for better or worse and workin' within a tacklebox, just what do ya'll consider essential to keep on hand?

Now i'm not takin' about a "mad max" or nuclear winter survival deal here.......just a kit for say anywhere from 3 to 5 days.........or longer........

One never knows when they may be put on the side of the road out in the middle of no where for a while............

opinions welcomed...........
 

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How many people are ya going to have with ya? Lets say 4 just for starters lets say 5 days at the very least 3 rolls of TP ya can make it on 2 meals a day so that is 40 MRE's Here in Texas ya are going to need at least a 1/2 gal of water per day so that is 10 gal's of water 1 flash lite and some matchs or lighter to start a fire, a good pocket knive. A roll of string and a poncho. Yep that should fit some where, not sure where it would fit but it should fit some where but not in a tackle box.
ah let me know how it turns out.
 

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flashlight, bottle of water, socket set and ratchet...TP, matches, peanuts

Snuffy...want to be perfectly clear....if'n we go fishin'....you're carryin' your own tackle box!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Small self contained medical kit, water clearing iodine tabs, small magnesium fire starter with a few trioxane fuel bars, glucose packets (if you get low on energy, they have a ton of calories with out taking up room), small tin cup, small compass, emergancy space blanket (the kind that looks like tinfoil), a few fish hooks and some line, duct tape, some thin parachute cord, hatchet if you have room, sturdy non folding knife if you don't, leatherman or plyers.

And if you want to make sure you have a least a little comfort of home, one or two of those tiny air plane sized bottles of your favorite liquor, and a a few packets of instant coffee.

With that set up, you should be able to get your self and your family buy for at least 3-4 days. Unless you live in the desert, then you better take some water too.
 

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He does, I was just in his neck of the woods this pasted week. Ah sheepdog I take it your not gonna be the pack dog on this trip? I'll buy lunch there does that help some m maybe?
 

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Damnation!!!! :evil: I fergot all about the survival kit in a Altoids tin!!!
Here's a link to a web page that explains it:
http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstre ... 88,00.html

I don't think this is all you need but they're fun to make (would be a good Boyscout project).
I've also made bigger ones, that I packed into new pint size paint cans will post some picks later. When I made my Altoid tins I had most of the stuff around the house. I still spent less than $20.00 on water proof matches, tiny fish hooks & sinkers,etc. But I got enough to make about 5 tins so it's not as expensive as buying the little survival kits in a Sardine can that run close to $10.00 a piece.
 

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Add in a couple of white tee-shirts, and some self adhesive gause that can be used for compression bandages if necessary....I agree with peanuts or some high energy item like that.....a couple of flares might be nice too.....
 

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Something to purify water with, a knife, a way to make fire, boonie hat (my #1 essential, I never leave the house without at least one), GPS. I have a week before I really NEED food, I can improvise, adapt, and overcome in that time.

Or just rob somebody.
 

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Only reason I'd need them tiny fish hooks is to put inside my pocket and keep my wallet and cellphone from being picked...Dominos Pizza delivers!!!
 

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This is when I envy boys. I can't even pack for one week in less than 2 or 3 suitcases much less an altoids can. I know we're talking '2 or 3 days emergency' here but still...... I'd need more than a pack dog. Altoids can - this I have to see. :lol:
 

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I took a peek Deadeye and was amazed. I sent the link to my son-in-law who is a Cub Scout leader. The boys would like making that.
 

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well, what i got so far is
gerber multi tool
swiss army folder
space blankets
regular compass
water tablets
2 bic lighters
4 cans of beanie weanie
4 cans vinenna sausage
deet
pocket radio

forgot to mention but each vehicle always carries a gallon of water as a "just in case" of vehicle break-down or vehicle over-heatin'. While it's not in the box it is still there as std equipment.
just lookin for more ideas and gettin quite a few here. Never could make up my mind just what xactly would be the bare minimum for a med kit.

I also think a good ole' fashion road map of your State would be a good idea to keep around as well.............
 

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Natalie said:
This is when I envy boys. I can't even pack for one week in less than 2 or 3 suitcases much less an altoids can. I know we're talking '2 or 3 days emergency' here but still...... I'd need more than a pack dog. Altoids can - this I have to see. :lol:
I like being a guy. Stick a toothbrush in one pocket, contacts case in another and I am packed for a long weekend.
 

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underwear gets dirty you throw it and go without?
 

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When you got the charm, looks, and personality I do, underwear, bar tabs, and teeth brushing don't come into play. :D
 

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Love ya Sheepdog. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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