Two questions, stemming from my late night YouTube binging.
a. Do you carry a first aid kit in your car and what’s in it? I have some paracetamol and a couple of bandaids.
b. Do you have a set of stuff you have in the car (other than spare tyre and a jack). Thinking about it, I have a Leatherman, a torch, a roll of gaffer tape, zip ties, gloves and a bottle of water on permanent bases in there (now that I read that it sounds bad lol).
OOOoooo here we go, from a young age i’ve been exploring in whatever vehicle i have so keep a bunch of stuff in my rig, but also three weeks ago my mrs was first on scene to a 100 tonne road train rollover way out bush in rural WA, i’ve got a kit stuffed with first aid supplies from bandaids to 2 soft-w torniquets and everything in between, carry a compressor ( 4wd life ) saw, two jacks, basic tools, duct tape lighters, latex gloves seperate to whats in my med kit for roadside mechanical repairs, multitool, spare belts zip ties, ratchet straps ( can be used very creatively ) and some basic recovery gear and thats just what i can remember, wouldn’t be without my first aid kit as a very very basic thing in the car i’ve had to go into it for bandaids mostly but my partners experience ( carried no equipment ) definately hit home, thankfully the bloke was somewhat ok which from the photos i’ve seen is amazing. Mates have cut knee caps off with chainsaws and all sorts. i’m never around major accidents haha.
Attached to my medical kit is a basic nalgene bottle stuffed with survival supplies, ( as much that can fit in a small water bottle anyway ) i’ve been in a situation where i almost had to ditch the vehicle mid river in remote country thankfully that time it worked out but things can go from alright to real bad in a matter if seconds. I’ve got a glass breaker/seatbelt cutter attached to both driver and passenger roll bars as well within reach if it ever goes shiney side down
I’m about 10 mins from the centre of Brissy CBD But we do have a couple of farms in the family and we do go camping & 4wding a bit. Basically i’m just too lazy to unpack & repack every time so i leave a bit of stuff in the car, you’d be surprised how often a lot of it comes in handy though.
Now that i think of it, Brissy CBD probably still qualifies as rural
…and ability to sync media from home or Netflix or Disney streaming for offline and… Basically we fucked a generation who will never know how to deal with the the mundane torture that is a long road trip with no entertainment, other than STFU or you can walk!
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? I want an ice cream. I need to pee. Arhhh stop touching me.
THAT’S IT!! One more word and i’m pulling this car over and you’re all in soooo much trouble.
The good old days, they were character building.
Every Day Carry, usually applies to gun & knife toting yanks not overloaded 4wds