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Paladine71
04-30-2012, 08:38 PM
Most of us keep some basic tools and comfort items in our rigs. What emergency items do you keep in your HUMMER besides your "bugout" bag? :corn:

HUMMER INVESTMENTS
04-30-2012, 08:40 PM
We just have the bug out bag.... Interesting to see what others will have. Good idea!:corn:

Rig Pig
04-30-2012, 08:58 PM
I just have my assorted tools, 1st Aide kit, fire extinguisher, blankets, cell booster,road flares, tow rope,iffy pen,...I have a nice box I keep it all in as I mentioned I use mine while working and certain companies require you have these in and so I just keep them in there all the time now requarless working or not.

cgalpha08
04-30-2012, 09:08 PM
I keep 2 sets of wrenches, a socket set, shackles, tow rope, flashlight, tie downs, and one of those window breaker and seatbelt cutters

To be added shortly....first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and road flares.

Edit: also have an emergency blanket stowed away too.

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Paladine71
04-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Pics of your gear?

Kurt
04-30-2012, 09:14 PM
-Iridium Sat Phone Kit
-VHF/UHF handheld [ham]
-CB handheld
-Flare kit
-Water
-Big case o' spare H1 parts
-Big case o' tools for parts
-Extinguisher
-First aid kits
-LED flashlight for each passenger
-Spare batteries
-Fluid assortment
-spare fuses, test light and cheap meter.
-Paper maps and off road trail atlas book
-Compass

cgalpha08
04-30-2012, 09:15 PM
Pics of your gear?

Tomorrow haha...when its not raining :)

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3Hummers
04-30-2012, 11:32 PM
I keep all my spare parts, tools, CB, HAM radio, fire ext., flashlights, recovery gear, GPS, recovery gear, spare fluids, major first aid kit, etc. My go bag is in whatever vehicle I am in. Flashlights, water, snacks, knife, ammo, pistol, small first aid kit, spare set of clothes.

Pappibri
04-30-2012, 11:52 PM
I keep a bag of tools, blanket, water, towrope, flashlight, floodlight, First Aid Kit, Protein bars, Nuts, breakdown mini-shovel.. Have to think a lil bit more....:huh:

Gunner_45
04-30-2012, 11:53 PM
Does an Advil/Tylenol stash and a spare Pink Floyd CD count as emergency gear?

M22KLARS
05-01-2012, 12:12 AM
Depends... is it Dark Side Of The Moon?

abearden
05-01-2012, 12:19 AM
The BOB goes into the truck when I use it, beyond that I have a few extra space blankets, and lifeboat ration bars (6x 3600 calories, 2 people for 3 days in cold climates). Some might consider my water carry to be excessive as well (usually 10-15 gallons, even for just the weekend). But, worst case I hang out and tune the radio(s) for a few days before rescuers show up. :)

The rest can really be considered normal offroad/camping stuff.

alrock
05-01-2012, 12:45 AM
I've pretty much resigned myself to being one of the first survivors to go; I don't have this preparedness. I'll probably have to shoot Gunner in the leg to ensure I can outrun him, before I get taken out myself in a few (episodes) days. :emb:

Gunner_45
05-01-2012, 01:24 AM
Dan, Dark side of the moon is primary, Animals is backup.

Alex.....no need to shoot, I have been told I run like the breaking wind.....so you probably have me beat from the get go.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.....sorry.

06 H3
05-01-2012, 01:49 AM
I carry this stuff in my trunk at ALL times. A toolbox to repair most of the basics and certain specifics like halfshafts, balljoints and tie rods. So from a tools aspect I have most everything I need to be self sufficient to do repairs. I carry one halfshaft, a tie rod and a lower balljoint for spares. I have zip ties of all sizes as they can fix anything with a creative mind, 2 blankets, a smittybilt foldable shovel (thanks blacksheep, tim and the moab raffle!) coolant, a jacket, heavy pants, boots, a fire extinguisher, more spare clothes like t shirts, socks, etc. water, gatorade, small amounts of food (working on getting more emergency high calorie type meals) Battery jumper (awesome when no one else is around)

I have more stuff, I just need to think and go through it all. My plan is to organize it and keep weight in mind. To me this isnt a vehicle I will buy, wheel for a few years and sell it. It is a long term ownership type deal. I may get a DD later on but with that said I am slowly preparing it to be ready for everything and anything. I hate being dependent on others so by the time I am done I hope to have a reliable DD that is ready for some hard, tough and challenging trails ranging from, sand, rocks, dirt, mud, etc and carry all my emergency stuff.

Everything I buy from here on out will have a few things that need to meet criteria, compact, light and durable. I wanna save room and use it wisely and keep the weight down for wheeling.

is350
05-01-2012, 02:55 AM
Some of the more important things i have: 200 piece tool set, first aid, blankets, lighters, axe, flashlights, vehicle recovery straps,small fold up shovel, N95 respirator masks, and a hilift( i think an invaluable tool for emergencies).

deserth3
05-01-2012, 06:34 PM
For the most part I carry just the basic stuff for everyday travel. One thing I have managed to add is a 25x25 foot square chunk of Mylar.
I figure if worse comes to worse a big chunk of shinny silver stuff in the desert should get their attention.

Flash
05-03-2012, 08:44 AM
High lift jack on the roof rack
CB
Waterproof tarp
Camo netting
3 fire extinguishers
6 ton bottle jack
Jumper cables
Rope
4"x30' strap
Blankets (2)
Tire gauge
Airdown gauge
15# Co2 tank
1 tool bag with gerenal purpose tools/sockets/wrenchs
Trenching shovel
Frisby - (games, collects/holds water, makeshift bowl, etc)
Nuvi GPS navigation
Gloves

LED maglite on key ring
Spyderco in pocket
Swiss army knife in pocket
Hankerchief in pocket

Go bag -
Lots of stuff - but primary item is a water purifier with 2 ceramic filters.

eta: a few years back SOF (Soldier of Fortune) had an atricle on NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) preparedness. The bottom line is that if one prepares for natural disasters like Tornados, Snow storms, Floods, Draught, Riots, etc, then one is pretty much prepared for anything. It doesn't take a lot of extra gear - some general purpose camping gear is a basic beginning. The real trick is to understand the multipurpose uses of various common items (like a hankerchief can be a filter strainer, a sunhat, a tournequet bandage, even a snot rag)-(an AA mini-maglite is the same dimensions as a Kuboton and legal on airplanes)-(a camera monopod can serve as a hiking stick, cane, club, tent support, etc and is legal on airplanes)-(the same gortex rainsuit that serves you on the golf course, also works on the motorcycle or fishing on the boat and even works as cloathing while backpacking). note: Honey never spoils.

I think ultra light backpackers have pretty much nailed the minimalist approach to survival. They are a great study in making do with not very much. Well worth the research time.

06 H3
02-07-2013, 06:33 PM
I am bumping this thread for an opinion....

Yesterday my brother and I were discussing some of the modifications we have planned out in the future and one thing I mentioned was dialing in on weight distribution. I know it sounds silly but I think it helps a lot off road. The rear end has a lot of added weight compared to the front so the goal is to make the rear lighter and the front will become a bit heavier with a winch. As time has gone by I have become much more conscious about weight (compared to 3-4 years ago when I first started) and how adding lots of it can do us a disservice on the trail, yet going light will hurt you too in case you run into trouble.

He thinks one of the things that helps him is the little amount of added weight he has. Other then bumpers and a winch, he has ZERO added weight and I mean absolutely zero. He has no trail tools, no trail spares, no compressor, no fluids, no hi lift, no tow strap the only thing he has is the ability to change a tire and thats with factory jack that comes in all vehicles. He does carry food and water when on the trail in a cooler which adds about 5 pounds :huh:

While I think that isnt the answer, I am on the opposite extreme, have I gone to far and added too much?

I carry trail tools which includes specialty tools for common fixes, a sledge, 2 tie rods, one halfshaft, clothes for cold weather, boots, 2 blankets, a hi lift, a tow strap, water and non perishable foods that stay in the truck at all times, 2 mini foldable shovels, 3 u joints for driveshafts, a lower ball joint, pry bar, a compressor, a battery jumper (so I can jump myself with no one else around,) jumper cables, zip ties, arb tire repair kit, trail food and drinks, a fire extinguisher, Power steering fluid, coolant, brake fluid. Thats all I can think of right now but I am sure I have some more....

So I am sure the typical wheeler carries more then my brother but are trail spares "a hummer thing" due to a weaker front end? Just not sure if I have gone too far. Seeing I carry all this stuff too, my brother has no desire to get his own **** but I am sure one day he will break something and will be stuck then he will learn the hard way...

Bigunit
02-07-2013, 07:02 PM
You forgot to mention the grease gun. :D

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Zach
02-07-2013, 07:08 PM
You forgot to mention the grease gun. :D

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:funny You beat me to that one, Luis

Hans3T
02-09-2013, 09:37 PM
I don't have much in the way of emergency gear. :(

A basic first aid kit, blanket, couple bottles of water, flashlights, couple knives, matches, and a few other odds and ends.

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3Hummers
02-10-2013, 01:17 AM
Just keep adding to it as you can Hans.

R-code17815
02-10-2013, 09:59 AM
I don't have much in the way of emergency gear. :(

A basic first aid kit, blanket, couple bottles of water, flashlights, couple knives, matches, and a few other odds and ends.

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Same here but, I just started a Bug out bag so, Imma just buy 2 of everything, keep one set in the bag & stash a set around the Hummer.

3Hummers
02-10-2013, 10:21 AM
Chris you are touching on an age old question. Obviously lighter is better but when you bend a tie rod in the middle of the Mojave Desert and 12:00 AM suddenly the weight of parts and tools isn't so bad. And that is the dilemma. We have lost everything from fuel pumps to t-cases on runs and you can't bring it all. Best answer I know of is to bring the most common trail fix parts and the tools to replace them. If you are running with like trucks yo can coordinate with a running buddy to split the load and not duplicate everything. I am bringing a spare t case, starter, steering gear, fuel pump, injection pump, tie rods, radius rods, idler, pitman, half shafts, ball joints, belts, etc to Moab. Most of it will stay on the trailer but it will be there.

Cyouincourt007
02-05-2015, 02:53 PM
:bump::nice:

Renagade132
02-06-2015, 12:32 PM
I carry a hiking bag loaded with survival gear, but I guess I should carry a little more then that. I will put a list of what I already have in it. But I have a full size emergency warming blanket, regular Fire extinguisher, small chemical fire extinguisher, and a full size water refillable fire extinguisher. A halogen tool, 12 volt charging flash light, tow rope, safety reflective vest, tire repair kit, door opening kit (for those that lock themselves out of their trucks lol) .... Will have to think what else... Will have a shovel and axe soon too, thanks to Scarsman

06PullUouT
02-07-2015, 02:15 PM
High lift jack on the roof rack
CB
Waterproof tarp
Camo netting
3 fire extinguishers
6 ton bottle jack
Jumper cables
Rope
4"x30' strap
Blankets (2)
Tire gauge
Airdown gauge
15# Co2 tank
1 tool bag with gerenal purpose tools/sockets/wrenchs
Trenching shovel
Frisby - (games, collects/holds water, makeshift bowl, etc)
Nuvi GPS navigation
Gloves

LED maglite on key ring
Spyderco in pocket
Swiss army knife in pocket
Hankerchief in pocket

Go bag -
Lots of stuff - but primary item is a water purifier with 2 ceramic filters.

eta: a few years back SOF (Soldier of Fortune) had an atricle on NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) preparedness. The bottom line is that if one prepares for natural disasters like Tornados, Snow storms, Floods, Draught, Riots, etc, then one is pretty much prepared for anything. It doesn't take a lot of extra gear - some general purpose camping gear is a basic beginning. The real trick is to understand the multipurpose uses of various common items (like a hankerchief can be a filter strainer, a sunhat, a tournequet bandage, even a snot rag)-(an AA mini-maglite is the same dimensions as a Kuboton and legal on airplanes)-(a camera monopod can serve as a hiking stick, cane, club, tent support, etc and is legal on airplanes)-(the same gortex rainsuit that serves you on the golf course, also works on the motorcycle or fishing on the boat and even works as cloathing while backpacking). note: Honey never spoils.

I think ultra light backpackers have pretty much nailed the minimalist approach to survival. They are a great study in making do with not very much. Well worth the research time.

Completely agree that the minimalist back packer has it nailed. I read this book (Ultralight Backpacking Tip) a while ago and has helped me get "light" when traveling in the great unknown!

Hercules-H3T
01-05-2016, 07:38 PM
Tactical flashlight
First aid kit
Car jack
Frogg togg
Blanket
Ak 47 w/ 30 rounds
Gloves
Tow strap
Scarf
Hatchet
Knife sharpener
Fire starter
Pocket knife
Swiss army knife

All under the seat of an H3T



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Pooslinger900
06-14-2016, 12:57 AM
At all times I carry in the truck:

2 Flashlights (with spare batteries)
Shovel
Axe
hammer
compressor
tire repair kit
300pc tool set (with a few specific things added to it)
wire and electrical connectors
hose clamps
duct tape
Rescue Tape
rope
Carabiners
zip ties
tie downs
bunggy cords
wd-40
roll of toilet paper (a must in every vehicle I've ever owned)
2 bandanas
Recovery Gear bag (straps, snatch blocks, hooks, ect)
large and small first aid kit
power inverter
jumper cables
portable jump box
all fluids for truck
spare gas
gallon of water
sawyer water filter
change of clothes
small Tent
camo tarp
backpacking stove (with fuel)
2 emergency rain ponchos
jacket
1 change of clothes (with extra socks and underwear)
emergency blankets
various knives
multiple ways of starting fire (lighters, matches, flint/rod)
4 M.R.E.s
compass
paper maps
atlas (tho my truck has an android stereo system and is it's own rolling wifi hotspot for google maps as well)
CB
HAM radio
a few plastic bags of various sizes (trash bags, grocery bags, ziplok bags)
glow sticks
road flares
safety glasses
ear plugs
dust mask
gloves (leather and nitrile)

I think that's it. Most of it fits in my rear drawer storage system I built so you really don't notice it's there. Spare parts only come with on long wheel trips and Death Valley get-a-ways. And some may think it's a lot of crap but honestly, when you (or someone in your group) really needs something it's nice to be able to just say "yeah, I've got that!"

JPaul
06-14-2016, 10:10 AM
I'd love to see pics of your drawer setup. That's quite a few items you've managed to fit in there. I'm planning on building drawers myself soon (once I get my engine repaired at least).

Stoic Bluejay
06-14-2016, 10:14 AM
7 gal water jug filled, month work of rations box, handheld cb radio, first aid kit, KBAR, window breaker/seat bel cutter, jumper cables, extra clothes for our 5 year old (I can wear what I've got on for a few days), power converter, security bag goes everywhere with me.(what's in there is a not for the Internet). Been looking at getting a SAT Phone for a couple years now. Glad to see I'm not the only one thinking when SHTF regular cell communications are going down...CB and SAT Phone up.

Stoic Bluejay
06-14-2016, 10:37 AM
I second a pick of the drawer and specs. That's an impressive amount of gear.

3Hummers
06-14-2016, 12:36 PM
Most of my survival/self defense gear is in Go bags. I keep all the normal tools, trail repair and spare parts in it full time.

ABENTON89
08-20-2018, 12:08 PM
I always keep my Glock 22 in the glove box along with my day pack with basic EDC.

I have a duffel bungied down in the back with the following:
-jumper cables
-Husky crescent wrench
-Sawyer water purifier
-two mini first aid kits
-emergency blanket
-two emergency ponchos
-two pairs of mechanix gloves
-paracord and larger rope
-pliers
-a ziploc with lighters, waterproof matches, ferro rod, and fire starting material
-various tools
-extra 19mm socket with a torque wrench
-can of belt lubricant
-can of wd40
-tire gauge
-micro fiber towel
-some zip ties
-two Eno hammocks with straps

I plan on getting some more items like extra fluids, air compressor combo kit, and a mini hatchet plus whatever else comes to mind.

MtnArmor
12-03-2020, 09:07 AM
If you look at Pooslinger900 list very similar to mine so I won't re post the gear. I will tell you that as a recovering SAR member the most used items I've used for rescues or personal use are the following:
-fire extinguisher
-spot bleed kits
-ace bandages
-sam splint
-chest seal band aides
-head lamp
-tweezers with a jewelers loop (splinters drive me insane)
-Ham radio (Baefong radio with paper list of frequencies including State and Federal emergencies channels)
-Silky 14 inch saw
-6 5 hour energy drinks
-Hydrogen Peroxide
-Bed Rug lay down pad

I will be tearing down the current organizer of where all the gear goes for slant back conversion so I will re post some pictures before I tear it down, organization is the key, I'm anal with that stuff.

08H3
12-03-2020, 03:20 PM
I always keep a McDonald's gift card in the console in case I forget my wallet.

Bigunit
12-04-2020, 09:06 PM
...AAA Premier membership card with a free annual 200 mile tow to get your or a friend's rig home.

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