I Went Over My BO Tool Bag This AM

Discussion in 'Equipment & Survival Kits' started by Backwoods, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    I had to move some stuff around in my work/BO truck this morning and while I did it I did a quick inventory. I have 2 old surplus duffle bags that hold my emergency/bad weather tools seperate from my work tools in the truck and after looking through them today I feel like something is missing but I can't pin it down as to what.

    Here's what I have in the 2 bags..........

    Shovel (2)

    Sledge Hammer

    Bolt Cutters

    Strong Magnet: helps to pick up dropped metal objects, especially helpful in tall grass, forest, & in the dark.

    Long-handled Axe

    Hatchet/Camp-Axe

    Work Gloves (2 Pair)

    Pickaxe

    Small diameter hose - For siphoning gas

    Small Chainsaw

    Machete

    K-Bar Knife

    Now let me add I have lots of hand tools for work as well as 2 mounted power inverters and a small air compressor unit a small floor jack and multi lug wrench and spare 5 gal gas can but it seems like I'm overlooking something but I don't know what??????????
     
  2. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    Chains or slings? They work well if you get stuck and need to pull yourself out. Jumper cables? Washer fluid? Don't know... Seems like a pretty complete list to me.
     

  3. endurance

    endurance Well-Known Member

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    What about mechanic's tools (sockets, box wrenches, or at least some vice grips and crescent wrenches)?

    Otherwise, seems like a nice set of tools. Reminds me it's that time of the year to toss in my collapsable shovel.
     
  4. AgentFlounder

    AgentFlounder fan of analysis

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    What kind of bad weather are you prepping for?
     
  5. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    I'm pretty much covered there. My BOV is also my work truck so all my regular hand tools are on board.
     
  6. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    Chains are something I could use. The cables I have.
     
  7. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    Snow and/or ice mostly. Other things can be even more common. This is a VERY rural area and it's common to come across a tree down in the road, a dead deer, washed out bridge or someone who didn't clear a curve completely and got themselves stuck. Most everyone carries some equipment but sometimes it's not enough.

    After thinking about it more today I deceided to add a good lever hoist (Or "Come Along" as some people call them) and some good rope to the bags.

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  8. backlash

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    Rope, Duct tape, WD40.
    Yes I think of WD40 as a tool.
    If it moves and shouldn't, Duct tape it.
    If it doesn't move and it should use WD40.
    AC
     
  9. skip

    skip Old hillbilly

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    I carry a couple of good ratchet straps with me, and use them all the time to strap finds down. Also rope; I have 4 pieces of good quality rope ranging from 50 ft to 150ft. Use them for anything from tie-down to helping pull a tree that might want to fall the wrong direction.
     
  10. O6nop

    O6nop Active Member

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    Some sort of manual saw, in case your chain saw is inoperable, pruning saw, small bow saw or a wire saw.
     
  11. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    This should be on a t-shirt :D

    2 things I can't work without.............
     
  12. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    Good idea. I'm going to look into a couple of these.
     
  13. Backwoods

    Backwoods Out In The Sticks

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    I've a couple of hacksaws but they are for pipe. Also a battery sawzall but a good small bow saw would be a good addition.
     
  14. K9-Handler

    K9-Handler Search and Rescue junkie

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    stuff

    You have gas in your truck, but do you have 2-stroke oil and bar oil for the chainsaw?
     
  15. Jezcruzen

    Jezcruzen Well-Known Member

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    You didn't mention lights. A "stand alone" DC work light can be of help.

    A chainsaw file or a flat file to sharpen your other tools?

    How about waterless hand cleaner?

    A ground sheet to lay on for repairs?

    Shop rags?

    Safety glasses?

    Hi-vis safety vest?

    Road flares and/or hi-vis "triangles"?
     
  16. Bigmike7733

    Bigmike7733 Guest

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    I think a good pry bar could come in handy