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What else should I carry in the truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mattg43, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. mattg43

    mattg43 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Truck is a daily driver, lots of highway miles. It will not be used off road too much, other than dirt roads, trips to bike trail heads, etc.

    Right now I have stuck this in the truck:

    1. 20' tow strap, looped on both ends
    2. Jumper Cables
    3. 2 12' ratcheting tie down straps
    4. 2 6ft pull tight tie down straps (designed for motorcycle tie down)
    5. 2 8ft pull tight loop tie downs.(no hooks, designed for compression/keeping things together)
    6. 1 pair leather work gloves
    7. 1 tool kit - 1/4 and 3/8 ratchet, selection of sockets, screwdriver with different tips, 1 set of locking pliers (vice grips with plier jaws)
    8. 12v air compressor
    9. air pressure guage
    10. assorted zip ties
    11. roll electrical tape
    12. Nitrile gloves
    13. first aid kit - standard bandages, butterfly closures, knuckle and finger tip bandages. 1.5x1.5 gauze, 3x3 gauze, 2x3 wound dressing, 3x5 would dressing, ace bandage. neosporin, alcohol prep pads, antibacterial wipes, germX alcohol hand sanitizer, tweezers, medical tape.
    14. Flashlight
    15. At least 1 mutlitool with pliers and scisors

    Of course, the factory jack/tool kit

    Any other things one should need for a daily driver?
     
  2. HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    mmmm......a chick
     
  3. mattg43

    mattg43 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    She stays at home cooking. Duh. ;)






















    when we go places its usually in her Cooper S - got to get the spirited driving in some time.
     
  4. HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    not that chick;)
     
  5. Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan Bam-Ba-Lam

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    painted OR wheels, bedmat, oil catch can, aero turbine 2525, rear differential breather extension, weathertech digital fit front/rear, BHLM, fog lights anytime, ruggetT custom bedside decals,
    something i do for when i go offroading, i carry a 5gal gas can and a couple of MRE's (meal ready to eat) and water just incase you get stranded somewhere you dont want to be without food/water.

    you can get them online or at any army/navy store in your area for around $5-$10
     
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    bigwalton15 Well-Known Member

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    Duct tape is always handy
     
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    How about a fire extinguisher, and maybe a 4way lug wrench? I also carry a length of insulated wire.
     
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    Jigzor Well-Known Member

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    Condoms
     
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    Detective_Dan Bam-Ba-Lam

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    win
     
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    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    Around here a shovel and snow bruch come in handy too
     
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    I have that Tigerblood in me!!
     
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    haha, sure you do.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Bottles of water and a blanket.
     
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    Cell phone charger, napkins, pen or pencil, registration, insurance card (X2), water container, fire starting tools.

    I guess it depends on where you are going.
     
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    If its you DD Make sure to print one of those sheets that insurance companies provide (or can be found online) to take down all information if you get in an accident. If you do get in an accident you'll at least have something handy to make sure you get all the information, like everyones information, witnesses, cross streets, and other drivers information, ect, ect.
     
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    birth control,antibiotics,and pepper spray
     
  18. maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    A couple lighters, a couple road flares, extra fuses, a couple pens, small length of bailing wire, toilet paper, wet ones travel pack
     
  19. mattg43

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    Some good suggestions, and some I will have to look into.

    I do carry insurance, tissue, napkins, pen/paper. My radio ipod connector charges my phone.

    I usually have a couple bottles of water with me, and I will throw a butane cig lighter in there for the fire starting. Good call on spare fuses, I have a kit from my jeep I will make sure the fuses fit and throw it in there. a bit of wire as well.

    If I am traveling or otherwise I will carry more stuff, this is just a daily driver list. I wont be carrying extra fuel or MRE's to work each day, but a great idea for a (off)road trip
     
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    I always carry an extra change of clothes. Has come in handy a couple times.
     
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