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Old 05-11-2009, 08:57 PM   #31
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I always roll with a LED keychain light its probably the most usefull/used tool i own
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:59 AM   #32
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Hmmm...why don't I have one of those in my car? It's not like they're expensive.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:19 PM   #33
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i take along a wind-up LED flashlight. batteries? i'll forget to replace them!
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #34
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Apparently there are cigarette lighter rechargeable LED flashlights too. The batteries in those things seem to last quite a while anyway though I'm not sure what winter temps might do.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:59 PM   #35
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Battery-less flashlight (shake it to charge it up)
Pressure gauge
Biggest air compressor I could find that uses a cig. lighter outlet.
1/2, 3/8, 1/4 inch ratchet and socket kit
Tire Plug kit
Safety Glasses
Deerskin Work Gloves
Screw Jack
Duct Tape
Hammer
Flat head screwdriver
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:59 PM   #36
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Alkalines in a flashlight should be good for several years if it isn't used much. I would NOT recommend using rechargeable batteries as they self-discharge and you'll end up with a nearly dead flashlight in 6 months with no use.

Tell you what Max, you wanted to know what one of my super-cap projects would be? You linked to it! With one of these it should be plenty bright.

In all seriousness, I keep in my car(now):
- Factory jack kit
- A pair of panty hose(everyone wonders but it's in case the belt fails, I at least get my water pump going again to the next town)
- Tow strap
- Two ratchet straps
- Your typical pliers with wire cutters and adjustable wrenches.
- 2x 3/8 metric socket set(Deep and normal socket) w/ ratchet, breaker bar, and extensions
- Set of metric wrenches
- Fluorescent work light with 20' cord to cigarette lighter(If my battery can't power this I'm not going anywhere anyways)
- Cigarette lighter to battery terminal clamp adapter(What if I blow a cabin fuse!)
- Fuses
- 5 collapsible, reflective roadside triangles for those idiot drivers that might not see the emergency lights flashing
- A self-made coolant hose repair kit that includes a 2" diameter copper coupling, 3/8" copper coupling, 4 hose clamps, and a razor blade
- Electrical repair kit including liquid electrical tape, crimp fittings, and two spools of 14 gauge wire.

That's about it. Believe it or not the utility bin in the back of the Durango is only maybe halfway full with all that stuff crammed in there.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #37
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I was totally thinking along those lines. Maybe the next time I need some parts! I could order a few and make gifts for people. Oh yeah, I forgot: I'm lazy.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:29 PM   #38
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I have a 50-100 lb tool box in the trunk besides a portable air compressor, tow rope and jumper cables. You never know what you might need if the car breaks down so I try to carry plenty of tools.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:37 PM   #40
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jeep45238: Take a good look at the "shake light" A friend of mine had bought one, and it stopped working. He took it apart and found out that it had a lithium button cell hidden inside. The shake mechanisim was purely for looks - It wasn't wired to anything. I'm not saying that all are like this. I'm sure maybe some of them actually work as described, but his was a fake.

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