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What should I keep under the rear seats?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by eazyrider711, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. eazyrider711

    eazyrider711 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've read up a bit on tools and gear and I have some ideas. I want to put some stuff in the rear seat storage for emergencies. So, not really gearing out a whole off road kit, but something I can always have with me in case I need to pull someone out of a snowbank in the winter.

    Here's my list so far.


    Any obvious things I'm missing here? My truck is a DC, but the rear passenger side storage (behind the seat-back) has a sub or something so no storage space there. How much can I realistically even fit in that storage?
     
  2. NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Go at least 20k rating and 30'. If you get a second strap get a 20'. I'd keep a recovery shackle that fits in your hitch receiver too. Give you another pull point either for your truck or a stuck vehicle.
     
  3. medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    Socket wrench and extension with a 10 and 12mm socket. You can almost disassemble the entire truck with that. :D
     
  4. MrStumpy

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    Okay it's too small to fit a DB (dead body) back there, so I opted for the following:

    Snatch Strap
    Small compressor
    QuickStart battery charger
    Road flares
    Small tool bag
    Fire extinguisher rated ABC
    Emergency med kit (w/ quick clot and rubber gloves)
    Spare batteries (CR123) for my 300 lumen tactical flashlights
    Leather gloves
    Portable solar panel charger (if you are in the middle of BFE and your cell phone or truck battery is dead you might end up that way too without one.)

    The only other item I am looking at but not bought is for the real Trekkers because it is expensive. That would be a Personal locator beacon. If you are wheeling in areas that have no cell coverage this is almost a must. If someone is injured or you have a medical emergency this sends a distress signal to satellite's and then relays to local rescue facilities.
    I have some other junk but this in the main list

    Steve
     
  5. skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    What's under my backseat.
    First aid kit.
    Winch controller
    a few misc. sized bungees
    collapsible fishing pole
    small tackle box
    1 pair leather gloves
    What's behind my backseat.
    Streamlight Tasklight-Best flashlight I have ever owned.
    20'/30k# rated recovery strap
    small 3/8"&1/4" socket set
    small screw driver/plier set
    1 roll electrical tape
    1 roll duct tape
    1 roll TP
    1-3/4" shackle
    jumper cables
    4 AA batteries
    4 AAA batteries
    In the cubbies in the bed.
    receiver mounted shackle
    tie down strap
    collapsible dog water bowl
    Thats all I can remember right now. There might be a few others I'm forgetting.
     
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    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    if you have a 14mm as well!
     
  7. Gaunt596

    Gaunt596 Resident Otaku

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    as of right now ive got:
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    a bucket of different sized bungees
    a flashlight
    jumper cables
    ice scraper
    i think theres some other stuff but thats all i can remember off hand
     
  8. 96Taco

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    Most the good stuff has been covered in the posts above, but here are a couple more thoughts.

    I always keep a multi-meter in my vehicle. But it looks like you have a 2012 so probably not a lot of use for it haha. Not a bad idea anyway. My 96 use to be riddled with electrical issues so I got pretty handy with it.

    If you do highway driving in bad winter conditions you should have some kind of 24 hour kit. Something for warmth (blankets), nuts+energy bars. Shovel in the bed too.

    Other handy items I like are tissues, wet wipes, advil/tylenon, gum, tire pressue gauge, knife and some cheap gas station sunglasses in case you forget yours.

    I know one person who has $100 cash stashed in his truck. Never know when you might need some cash when you're in a bind.
     
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    Also some pen and paper. Never know when someone is going to rear-end you and you have to write down some details
     
  10. eazyrider711

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    Dang, you guys cram a ton of stuff in there. I need to look again, didn't realize it was that much storage space. How do you fit an AC compressor in there?!?! :eek:
     
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    MRE's, first aid kit, tire plug kit, jumper cables, sockets, wrenches, zip ties.....just some "bug out" survival stuff (if I can drive in a bug out scenario), otherwise I made a BOB to grab if I have to go on foot (got the GR2 from GORUCK). Check em out they have some badass gear, very well made. (goruck.com). An dennnn.....("NO AN DEN!!"), tons of other gear BEHIND my seats! Could prob live out of my truck for at least a month.
     
  12. Okeetee

    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    How about throwing a cheap, old blanket behind the driver's side passenger seat (the empty space behind the seat when it's folded down).

    You never know when you (or someone you're freeing from a snowbank) might need it to stay warm in dire situations.
     
  13. eazyrider711

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    I just ordered,

    • the 2 shackles
    • recovery strap (30,000lbs)
    • bungees
    • gloves
    • receiver hitch with d-ring

    Thanks for the info and help. I think I'll still add a blanket and maybe a shovel if I can fit it in, but this is the basics I wanted to start with.
     
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    Mentioned above, but go for a good tire patch kit too, one where the tools have 'T' handles rather than screwdriver handles. I've used mine numerous times on my Taco, friends cars, and the fourwheeler. Always comes in handy.

    Ratchet straps, first aid, and a hammock are always back there too.
     
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    One great thing about having a shell is being able to throw something in the bed and lock it up. I have a winter box that has an extra coat, blanket, tire chains, extra socks, winter gloves and some of those hothands packets. It stays in the bed from about October thru April.
     
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    Agreed
    ..:spy:..
     
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    The most important emergency item that I keep in my truck is a roll of toilet paper. You never when you'll have to go!
     
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    Jumper cables. First aid kit, battery powered flashligh. Road flares, solar blanket, caution triangles, tire kit. Socket set. Bungees, straps, velcro, camping paper and some various ofther junk.
     
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    Along with 2 sets of wrenches (SAE and Metric), 2 sets of sockets (SAE and Metric), screwdriver set, pry bar (3 sizes), 3 adjustable cresent wrenches, few different pliers, first aid kit,stock jack. (this all barely fits in the back). Machete, SOG all in one, Gerber hunting knife, goose down gloves (canada eh), beanie, munchies, flashlights (2x leds and one maglight) tape, lighter, coins. (all up front)
    The most useful tools for yourself and others you maybe helping: high visibility vest, tire canister and this set here.
    ARB-10000010-Thumb.jpg
    Oh yea rusty booster cables floating in the back somewhere. Heh
     
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    Anytime I go out into the sticks I keep the following in my truck, IMO most important to least important

    (very basic bare minimum list)

    Basic survival essentials food/water/bush knife/Gun/2m radio/flashlight/lighter
    towstraps
    assortment of essential and misc. tools, wrenches, sockets, BFH, screwdrivers/tire repair/plug kit ect
    assorted nut/bolts screws
    misc. wiring
    mechanix work gloves
    blankets/pillow
    ratchet straps
     
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