Today at work we started a new research trial. When we do so we make sure all of the trucks are stocked with items necessary and helpful to get the job done. This got me thinking as to what every man should have in his car or truck at any given time.

What do you guys think?

Here's what I was thinking:

Gallon of clean water
First aid kit
Shovel (maybe only in a truck)

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You worry me Cody :)
Well both here in Michigan and when I lived in Minnesota/North Dakota ... a cold weather kit that included blankets, granola bars, extra hat and gloves and flares.
Basic tool set
Tape (Electric, Duct/Gorilla, etc)
Jumper Cables
Toilet paper
First Aid kit
Extra Oil, Hose Clamps, Fuses, Fluids, Valve stems, etc
a roll of Quarters
Extra Gloves
Tow Rope
50/50 water Antifreeze jug
Pens/Pencils & a clip board or notebook
Disposable camera
For winter drivers: a big bag of kitty litter. Provides additional weight so your rear end doesn't slide about, and if you get stuck in ice, provides great traction. If you're more paranoid, a sack of pebbles/rocks takes this further.
How could I possibly have forgotten jumper cables?

I should add a fire extinguisher to the list.
CB radio, hairdryer, and Chimpanzee.

BJ and the bear ... classic !!!!!!!!!!
I live where it snows and blows so I always keep a blanket in the back just in case I get stranded.
I remember a few years ago on December 4th when a news reporter got stranded with his wife and kids in the snow. He tried to walk for help but ended up going in a wide circle. He was found dead from exposure. If worse came to you can always burn your tires (or attempt to) to make a signal fire if you happen to be stuck in the middle of nowhere.

You can pack plenty of useful winter survival things in an empty metal coffee can.

Among them:

A space blanket is probably better than a standard blanket since it reflects your heat.

Candles in case you are stuck in a snowbank. You can place a candle in the can and heat up the inside of the car. but make sure you keep a window cracked since it will consume all your oxygen.

Cell Phone

First aid Kit

Road Flares

The World's Loudest Whistle...can be heard for 3 miles.

I too live in the frozen Tundra (MN). I work behind a desk, so often times my clothing and shoes would be ill-suited should happenstance leaves me on the side of a dark road in subzero weather. Any vehicle that I drive in, be it my truck or my corolla, I need to be ready just in case. Thus a cold weather kit is a must.

In addition to the other cold weather stuff mentioned above, I recommend a change of clothes, a pair of warm boots OR overshoes (Galoshes to you younger kids), a warm jacket and some warm mittens or gloves. Mittens may not seem very manly but I like them better for keeping my fingers warm.
The heck with manliness definitions. If you need mittens, you need them.

In addition to the additions, I've kept emergency stuff in a backpack. Much less noise that way, easy to grab. Well, no, I don't keep the tools in there.

It's about time for the Florida people to start rubbing it in.
Isn't anyone going to touch that one?


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