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Old 11-29-2011, 06:12 PM
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:23 PM
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I have all that stuff in my truck! My tow strap is broke, so I am carrying a chain for now.
You are gonna see complaint's about your tow strap having hook's on it. This is a good reminder!
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:23 AM
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Yeah, all of our vehicles have most of those. Chains with hooks instead of straps though. Always have a small tool set if not a large one. "Torches" (flashlights) yep. First Aid....yep. Flat tire kit. Well, we have spare tires instead....does that count?

I know new cars are running around without spares now, or have a "donut" at best. Most drivers probably don't even carry a jack, tire iron or know how to use one. Jacks are useful for all sorts of things too.
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Those flat tire kits suck. Especially for the guys that have to work around that "slime" when they're trying to fix the tire.
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The firearm of choice............

Oh, come on!........No truck is complete without a heater.
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That tow strap looked like a chinese strap for a bicycle.
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Don't forgot a few bottle of water, I always keep half a dozen bottles of water behind the seat.
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i'm assuming the article was written by a chevy owner to have straps , chains , etc. in it ..............
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I guess that is the short list. My extended list goes like this: Ax, Shovel, Chains, 2 5gal cans of fuel, Ice scraper, Jumper cables, Ratchet straps, Leather gloves, Over shirt, 1 roll T/P, Nonperishable food items, a jug of drinking water, and like Old93junk said, a heater of choice, and preferably a CCW permit to go with it.

Not paranoid. Just prepared!
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  • Rain poncho with hood
  • I'm looking for one of those reflective belts they use around airplanes. People are awfully hard to see when they are on the shoulder of a highway at night. A reflective vest seems overkill, I would just like a belt.
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How about a couple of those collapsible reflective road cones. You could set those 75 to 100 feet either way in case you had to pull over to assist a Chevy owner.
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Family rescued from snowdrift after being stranded for 2 days.
They were using a 4WD Yukon and drove right into the teeth of this week's blizzard in NM. Whatever possessed them to try that, I don't know. The severity of the storm was entirely predicted. Fortunately they had cell phones & called relatives to let them know they were in trouble. After they were rescued, the father of the family stated he wished he had taken more water on board & sleeping bags for everyone. The news did not mention whether or not they had a GPS system on board, which might have helped rescuers find them -- they were actually buried.
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