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Vehicle Prepping

A big part in being a smart prepare is making sure you are always prepared for any situation. The most common thing that everyone does is driving to and from places every single day. Your vehicle is your mobile command center and you need to be prepared for all types of situations. In this article, we've broken it down to help you organize your vehicle and make sure you are always prepared. 

Basics

  • Inflated spare tire
  • Wheel wrench
  • Car jack
  • Jumper cables
  • Toolkit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Car charger
  • Rain jacket/poncho

The items listed above are the basic things every person should have for their vehicles. However, people don't prepare for the most common issues, we prepare for anything and we want to be prepared for any situation that can possibly arise. Some people may go for the 'Get Home Bag' option, but we have a list of things that can fit in your trunk or back seat. Along with all those things we have listed above, here is a more comprehensive list to help you survive any situation that is broken down into more detailed categories. 

 

Tools

  • Socket set
  • Screwdriver set
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Ice scraper
  • Flares
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Some form of weapon
  • Spare Ammo and magazine

Fluids

  • Oil
  • Power steering fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Transmission fluid
  • Washer fluid

Battery 

  • Jumper cables
  • Jump starter

Navigation

  • Atlas (your state and the surrounding states)
  • GPS (optional if you have a smartphone)
  • Compass

Miscellaneous 

  • Blanket
  • Wool socks
  • Extra Shoes
  • Extra clothes 
  • Zip ties
  • Duct tape
  • Fuses
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Paracord
  • Knife

Emergency Items

  • Water
  • Water filter 
  • Work gloves
  • Food
  • Shelter/Tarp
  • Lighter/matches
  • Emergency radio
  • Camping stove
  • First Aid Kit

It is important to remember to never add something to your collection without knowing the proper use of it. YouTube is a great tool to search equipment and see how it is used. You can also go on YouTube or do a Google search to see what other people are adding to their vehicles to better prepare them for life situations. This list is not a hard and fast list of the things you have to have in your vehicle. This is just a basic start for anyone. Just remember, if you have a job in the city working 9 to 5, your list of survival gear is going to look different than the person work in the woods logging. Your gear list is personal to you, don't just add something because you saw it on YouTube and it looks cool, add it because you can see a situation where it would be used.

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