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Post by BigJesse » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:01 pm

Just picked up a 18' F150 4x4 Supercrew with the 5.0 V8 and I'm looking at making a permanent kit for it.
So far I've got some recovery stuff like tow straps, come along, tire repair, FAK, basic tools.
Besides the obvious stuff like fire making, shelter, water purification, what are some things I should think about adding?
I'm also looking at keeping the bed clean and don't plan on adding a tool box so it'll need to be small form factor. I'm limited to a storage box under the back seat (55"x13"x9") as well as behind them.
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Post by jeffro » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:23 pm

You need to keep your mount fed. ATF, crankcase oil, antifreeze, power steering fluid. Anything you change like serpentine belt or spark plugs and wired save a few of the better ones you never know When you might need one to limp to the parts house. You never have enough windshield washer fluid, I think LeaAnne washes the whole car in that stuff.
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Post by BigJesse » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:25 pm

jeffro wrote:You need to keep your mount fed. ATF, crankcase oil, antifreeze, power steering fluid. Anything you change like serpentine belt or spark plugs and wired save a few of the better ones you never know When you might need one to limp to the parts house. You never have enough windshield washer fluid, I think LeaAnne washes the whole car in that stuff.
What if I just mix it all together? Then I'd only need one jug.
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Re: Truck EDC

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:13 am

All I've carried for decades is a tire inflation pump and a set of jumper cables, which I end up using more for other folks than for me. A good FAK, a jug of water, and a brew kit for the people.

I'm not going off road, or into the bush for months, just running around between cities.
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Post by saustin1967 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:06 am

Well, it would be easier for me to take apicture of what is behind my rear seat.
But, I keep spare cold weather gear, rain gear, battle gear, and various other odds and ends.
There is a small ax or two, a machete,, a hiking pole.
Most of mine is in the tool box, but as yiou know I could live for a week out of the tool box.

I also have an air pump, jumper cables, town straps, ratchet straps, tarps, a well supplied tool kit, etc
ButI have a tool box to put it all in.

In all honesty, I really have no idea what I carry anymore, stuff just gets added and never taken out.
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Post by saustin1967 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:09 am

Also, since I use mine for work also, I always have my work tools and EDC bag in the back seat.
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Post by BigJesse » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:33 am

I may have to concede to the fact that I'll never be able to carry all I want in the small under seat storage and behind the seats.
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