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The Average American
Spends 101 Minutes a
Day In Our Car.
What Should We Have In
Our Car To Be Properly
Prepared?
THE GREE...
We spend a lot of time in our car. Whether
it’s commuting, vacationing, road trips, going
to the store, whatever.
Accordin...
Over the course of our lifetime, we will
average 3 to 4 accidents; most will not be
fatal.
Besides accidents we will all e...
Combine how much time we spend in our
car, with the odds of something going wrong,
it makes sense that we be prepared for
...
Buy a pre-packaged Roadside Emergency
Kit. (click on image for link)
The Simplest Way?
10' Jumper Cables Tow Rope with 10,000 lbs capacity
Reflective Safety vest 100% cotton gloves
multi use 4" wrench reinforc...
Even with that kit (or making sure you have
all items on that list), there are some other
things you should have.
But—
Dri...
The following slides provide an extensive list
of items where you can build your own kit
and also items you could have bey...
COOL GUS JEEP MODE
Remember, unlike in Walking Dead, gas goes
bad. There are no hard and fast rules on time
(use 6 months for gas, a year wit...
Put it in any spare gas cans.
Also helps winterize things such
as lawn mowers if you don’t
completely drain the gas.
STA-B...
I always have a four gallon Rotopax gas
container on my top rack. Rotopax comes in
gas, diesel, water, and equipment carri...
Click on images for links
RotoPax
Rotopax
1.75 Gallon
Water
Rotopax
1.75 Gallon
Gas
Rotopax
2 Gallon
Equipment holder
RotoPax
On top of my Jeep
is 4 gallon gas Rotopax,
a 1.75 gallon water Rotopax,
and two gallons
equipment Rotopax.
I put a...
On a previous page you saw a water carrier. I have that
on my top rack and replenish that every month.
At the very least, ...
I carry extra water (a gallon jug) inside the Jeep— often
that ends up being for Cool Gus and Sassy Becca in
their bowl af...
•I have the filter on the left inside my Jeep.
•The one on the right is gravity fed.
Water
Using my Green Beret Preparation
and Survival Guide you can do an
Area Study and tailor your GnG
bags to your specific sit...
Fire Extinguisher
This unique tool does two life-
saving things:
It can cut your seat belt. Often in a
crash, it is difficult to unbuckle.
I...
Jumper cables require another
vehicle.
This compact Jump Starter can
get you going if you’re all alone.
It’s also easier t...
Worth it for an emergency.
Fix-A-Flat
I carry a pair of broken in boots with socks stuffed in
them inside my Jeep. I hadn’t thought of this until
Atlanta had a ...
Blanket/Sleeping bag
Snow Shovel
Ice Scraper
Poncho
Weather Related
Do you have a spare tire?
Is it a regular or temporary?
Where is your jack and lug wrench?
Do you know how to change a tir...
We rely on GPS, but always have a physical road map.
MAP
If you take medication, add a pill fob to your keychain or
put one in your glove compartment with important
medication.
It...
COOL GUS JEEP MODE
Cool Gus has his Jeep loaded for cross-country, out in
the wilderness, survival stuff.
The following are neat things that ...
GoTreads. These look cheap, but have actually turned
out to be very useful on occasion, particularly when
dealing with a t...
Winch and associated gear.
I carry a pair of tire blocks since Jeeps don’t weigh
much and instead of winching that dead tr...
Siphon hose.
Funnel (for gas)
Tie downs
Bivy Sack
Rain pants and Jacket
Wool cap
Assorted zip ties
Extra batteries
Star so...
Mad Max Mode
It does tend to be a bit of a gas guzzler.
Print
Book
Free downloadable Powerpoint
slideshows on survival, history
writing, and interesting information
is available ...
The guide on the left is a complete preparation and
survival guide. The one on the right is a pocket-size
manual focusing ...
New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West
Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 75 books
published, includ...
What Emergency Supplies Should We Have In Our Car?
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What Emergency Supplies Should We Have In Our Car?

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We spend a lot of time in our car. Whether it’s commuting, vacationing, road trips, going to the store, whatever.
According to the Harvard Health Watch, the average American spends 101 minutes per day in their car.
Over the course of our lifetime, we will average 3 to 4 accidents; most will not be fatal.
Beyond accidents we will all experience breakdowns, flat tires, detours, getting lost, running out of gas, having to help another motorist, etc.

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What Emergency Supplies Should We Have In Our Car?

  1. 1. The Average American Spends 101 Minutes a Day In Our Car. What Should We Have In Our Car To Be Properly Prepared? THE GREEN BERET PREPARATION AND SURVIVAL GUIDE
  2. 2. We spend a lot of time in our car. Whether it’s commuting, vacationing, road trips, going to the store, whatever. According to the Harvard Health Watch, the average American spends 101 minutes per day in their car. Why?
  3. 3. Over the course of our lifetime, we will average 3 to 4 accidents; most will not be fatal. Besides accidents we will all experience breakdowns, flat tires, detours, getting lost, running out of gas, having to help another motorist, etc. Why?
  4. 4. Combine how much time we spend in our car, with the odds of something going wrong, it makes sense that we be prepared for potential problems. Why?
  5. 5. Buy a pre-packaged Roadside Emergency Kit. (click on image for link) The Simplest Way?
  6. 6. 10' Jumper Cables Tow Rope with 10,000 lbs capacity Reflective Safety vest 100% cotton gloves multi use 4" wrench reinforced wire connectors replacement fuses electrical tape First Aid Kit with plasters, gauze, antiseptic cleaning wipes, adhesive tape, non adhesive sterile pad, cotton swabs plastic cable ties safety whistle compass 8pc Hex Wrench LED squeeze rechargeable flashlight, no batteries needed electric current detector needle nose pliers aluminum foil blanket rain poncho polyester carry bag with reflective warning triangle That Kit Contains
  7. 7. Even with that kit (or making sure you have all items on that list), there are some other things you should have. But— Drivers license. Registration. Proof of Insurance. Insurance company contact number. Water. Cell phone charger cable. Extra bulbs for turn, brake and backup lights. Work gloves.
  8. 8. The following slides provide an extensive list of items where you can build your own kit and also items you could have beyond those in the previous kit. How much or how little you want to carry depends on space and your personal preferences. You can go light or you can Cool Gus Jeep mode or you can go Mad Max mode. Additional Items
  9. 9. COOL GUS JEEP MODE
  10. 10. Remember, unlike in Walking Dead, gas goes bad. There are no hard and fast rules on time (use 6 months for gas, a year with Stabil added). I add Stabil whenever I fill up my spare gas cans and I rotate them every three months. I always top off when I reach half a tank. Extra Gas
  11. 11. Put it in any spare gas cans. Also helps winterize things such as lawn mowers if you don’t completely drain the gas. STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer
  12. 12. I always have a four gallon Rotopax gas container on my top rack. Rotopax comes in gas, diesel, water, and equipment carrier. They are stackable and also lock to each other. Below is a four gallon gas container. Click on image for link. RotoPax
  13. 13. Click on images for links RotoPax Rotopax 1.75 Gallon Water Rotopax 1.75 Gallon Gas Rotopax 2 Gallon Equipment holder
  14. 14. RotoPax On top of my Jeep is 4 gallon gas Rotopax, a 1.75 gallon water Rotopax, and two gallons equipment Rotopax. I put a cloth cover on the gas and painted the water container brown. The equipment Rotopax contain an array of survival items including emergency rations, snares, poncho, etc.
  15. 15. On a previous page you saw a water carrier. I have that on my top rack and replenish that every month. At the very least, carry some water inside your car. I recommend a case of bottled water in the trunk. Remember, what you have in your car is also at your work and your home and your school, wherever you drive and park, so it’s part of your overall emergency supply. A rule of thumb in an emergency: a case of water can supply a person for three days. Water
  16. 16. I carry extra water (a gallon jug) inside the Jeep— often that ends up being for Cool Gus and Sassy Becca in their bowl after a walk or run. I also carry a couple of bottles of Gatorade in the rear cup holder. I have Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouches stashed in various places. They last a long time and you don’t have to keep worrying about replenishing them. Water
  17. 17. •I have the filter on the left inside my Jeep. •The one on the right is gravity fed. Water
  18. 18. Using my Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide you can do an Area Study and tailor your GnG bags to your specific situation and environment. However, to be prepared a basic, well-stocked, pre-made one is a good idea. I recently purchased this for my son to have, just in case as I feel it’s a solid buy with the right equipment. A Grab-n-Go Bag
  19. 19. Fire Extinguisher
  20. 20. This unique tool does two life- saving things: It can cut your seat belt. Often in a crash, it is difficult to unbuckle. It will also allow you to break your side window to get out. The link gets a package of two. The next slide is a video about what to do if your car goes into the water. I guarantee you will learn some things you didn’t know. LifeHammer
  21. 21. Jumper cables require another vehicle. This compact Jump Starter can get you going if you’re all alone. It’s also easier than using jumper cables. It holds a charge for a long time. It can recharge your cell phone and other devices. It also has a built in flashlight. I’ve found it to be a very worthwhile investment and have used it. Battery Jump Starter
  22. 22. Worth it for an emergency. Fix-A-Flat
  23. 23. I carry a pair of broken in boots with socks stuffed in them inside my Jeep. I hadn’t thought of this until Atlanta had a huge ice storm and many people had to abandon their cars and walk home— in their work shoes. So carry a pair of broken in boots or walking shoes just in case. Boots/Walking Shoes/Socks
  24. 24. Blanket/Sleeping bag Snow Shovel Ice Scraper Poncho Weather Related
  25. 25. Do you have a spare tire? Is it a regular or temporary? Where is your jack and lug wrench? Do you know how to change a tire? Where is your battery? Do you know how to hook up jumper cables correctly? How many miles do you have left when your gas warning light goes on? (But you never got there, right, because you always top off at halfway) Things To Know
  26. 26. We rely on GPS, but always have a physical road map. MAP
  27. 27. If you take medication, add a pill fob to your keychain or put one in your glove compartment with important medication. It also is a good backup if you forget to renew on time. Keychain Pill Fob
  28. 28. COOL GUS JEEP MODE
  29. 29. Cool Gus has his Jeep loaded for cross-country, out in the wilderness, survival stuff. The following are neat things that can come in handy. Cool Gus Jeep Stuff
  30. 30. GoTreads. These look cheap, but have actually turned out to be very useful on occasion, particularly when dealing with a tire spinning in mud. Get one (left) or two (right) Cool Gus Jeep Stuff
  31. 31. Winch and associated gear. I carry a pair of tire blocks since Jeeps don’t weigh much and instead of winching that dead tree, I could be pulling the Jeep to the tree. Universal Snatch Block Extra straps Cool Gus Jeep Stuff
  32. 32. Siphon hose. Funnel (for gas) Tie downs Bivy Sack Rain pants and Jacket Wool cap Assorted zip ties Extra batteries Star sockets (jeep owners will understand) Toolkit Socket Set Cool Gus Jeep Stuff
  33. 33. Mad Max Mode It does tend to be a bit of a gas guzzler.
  34. 34. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information is available HERE
  35. 35. The guide on the left is a complete preparation and survival guide. The one on the right is a pocket-size manual focusing on survival essentials.
  36. 36. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Shadow Warriors, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. Sort of. www.bobmayer.com

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