Slow lane cruiser
Name: Another Matt
Joined: Jul 2012, #82294
Location: Goose Creek, SC
If I'm going more than a 3 hour drive I always have the following with me:
Cordless impact wrench, impact sockets, ratchet straps, duct tape, zip ties, flashlight and headlamp, assorted pliers, ratchet box end wenches, torque wrench, pry bar, wire coat hanger, socket set, assorted screwdrivers, wire, wire connectors, electrical tape, spare fuses, extra assorted light bulbs, hacksaw, drill and bits, assorted bolts, jumper cables, cheap blanket, extra shirt and a BDU goretex jacket, tow strap, air compressor, tire plug kit, tire Guage, WD40, water, MREs, for first aid I carry a Combat Lifesaver Bag packed full of stuff (IV needles, drip set, IV bag, tourniquets, 4x4s, rolled gauze, combat gauze, medical gloves, compression bandages, NPAs, SAM splints, Tension Pneumo Thorax Decompression Needles, and triangular bandage)
But for around town I just carry:
Jumper cables, screwdrivers, pliers, vice grips, tow strap, small socket set, tire plug kit, air compressor and my factory jack with a 4"x4" block.
One of my friends borrowed my truck and got a huge bolt stuck in the tire and the cheapo Walmart plug kit sealed it and he drove the 3 and a half hours back. I used it one time too. Best $10 I ever spent. I have a tendency to go overboard when I prepare for things... But when the SHTF I'm almost always ready. Almost all those tools can fit behind and under the rear seats too. (Tertris style of course)
I also have the AAA with 100 miles of free towing.