posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 06:53 PM
My situation is unique in that I can never be more than 10 miles from home, due to the size of this island we live on.
I carry an old ammo box in my van with the following contents:
Two nylon straps with hooks and tightener for securing stuff to or in my van; two bungee cords.
One roll of duct tape.
First aid kit, with compresses, bandages, packets of betadine, long SAM splint, EPIpen (my wife is very allergic to bee stings), aspirin.
50 feet of 550 lb. parachute cord.
One "D" rescue ring.
One cell phone card.
One can of fix-a-flat.
In addition to that, I ALWAYS carry at least one gallon of water, and if I'm working outside and away from home, it will be more like four gallons,
particularly if mixing and pouring/screeding/finishing concrete is involved.
When I lived in the U.S., I carried much, much more in the trunk of my car, as I lived in earthquake territory, and was also a SAR first responder. At
that time, there was a 3/8" thick steel box bolted to the underside of the trunk.
I understand the point of the "tin", especially for those who travel primarily by bike. Otherwise, I think a larger emergency container is in
order. Imagine an unanticipated critical event happening RIGHT NOW. Are there tools to help mitigate the effects of that event in your car?