Okay, this is the final part in the Car Preparedness series. To me comfort supplies are those extras that will make me just a little more comfortable in the event there is an issue that I might have to contend with.
Here is the list:
- Tent — I keep a four man Eureka tent in my truck. It doesn’t take up much space, and it is always there if I decide to go camping at the last minute or need it in a SHTF situation.
- Additional stakes for my tent — My tent comes with ample stakes to stake the tent into the ground, but the extra stakes can be useful if it is extremely windy, or if I had to make a spear in a pinch.
- Can opener
- Multi Tool — I think this one goes without saying.
- Camping Shovel — While it does not sound like a comfort item, it can make digging a last minute latrine easier than using your hands…
- Lantern — I had a lantern with four D cell batteries in my truck. It is great in a pinch or if I am out at night and need just a little more light.
- Glow Sticks — Not only are they good for light, but they are great for signalling in a pinch.
- Camp pillow — A small travel pillow. I hate sleeping with my head on the ground.
- Sleeping bag (I think it is a 30 degree bag, but might be a 50 degree bag).
- Two liters of water.
- Two 1lb propane tanks
- One propane burner to cook with if I need to.
Well, that’s it… Next post is going to cover what I had as an urban survival kit when I worked in Manhattan… And after that I may go into my GHB (Get Home Bag) that is always in the trunk of my truck as well. Some of the items are different than what has been mentioned in this five part series.
I keep one of those folding military shovels in the trunk and a surplus wool blanket. The shovel can be considered a ‘multitool’ which gives me comfort. The blanket would be scratchy, but it’ll be warm and can also put out some fires if need be.
I like the glow sticks too, but I found they degrade rather quickly in the car after being through a summer/winter cycle. Rotate them out after a year, and look for them on sale after Halloween!
Good advise about the glow sticks… Didn’t know that. Thanks!