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Reducing your risk with a vehicle travel bag.

This is a discussion on Reducing your risk with a vehicle travel bag. within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by PSLOwner Has anyone found a hand crank device that can be used to charge iphones? Most of the ones I see state ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSLOwner View Post
    Has anyone found a hand crank device that can be used to charge iphones? Most of the ones I see state "does not support iphones"
    I just tried mine (mentioned in post 14) with a friend's iPhone and it didn't work. Little screen popped up on the iPhone that stated that it was an unsupported charger. Apple must have set it up so you require a data connection to a computer to charge it and the supported chargers emulate that connection somehow. I just tried it with my BlackBerry Curve 8330 and it work like a charm. (Just realized that I hadn't tried it after I upgraded that phone line.) Tried and true tested with my Motorola i880.

    I did find this one that works with an iPhone, but it the website is based in the UK and the prices are in Pounds or Euros. They also might not ship to the US. Wind Up Mobile Phone Charger / Torch This website is where I found the review for it. Wind-Up iPhone Chargers Make Awesome Holiday Gifts : CleanTechnica
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    +1 on space blanket, some protein bars and the Eton radio (which serves as a radio, light and cell phone charger).

    Heavy duty gloves are also good if there is wreckage, storm debris etc.

    Although I have plenty of flashlights, I also pack one of those magnetic shake flashlights that don't need a battery, just in case all the other batteries die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ball View Post
    Although I have plenty of flashlights, I also pack one of those magnetic shake flashlights that don't need a battery, just in case all the other batteries die.
    I have one of those, but they are pretty weak, at least the ones I have are, but they are better than nothing.

    I am trying to find something to store the batteries in. I don't keep them in the devices, as I don't want them to burst and ruin what they were in. Right now I am just leaving the batteries in the package and I rotate them out by the "use by" date. When that date arrives the batteries should still have at least an 80% charge. They then leave the bag for the battery drawer and I replace them. I have found that the batteries sold at my local RadioShack have the longest to expire date than any other retailer local to me. I have talked to the manager there and he told me that his store moves a lot of batteries so they burn through their stock quick. He also told me that they can do what they call Direct2U and order store stocked merchandise straight from their warehouse and have it delivered by FedEx to the customer with free shipping. That way you could get as new batteries as possible. He also told me that we could order whether it was in-stock or not, plus they are running a battery sale right now.

    I'm also thinking of getting some of those "Glow-Sticks" for instant light. That would give me something to install the batteries by at night.
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    What I keep in my get home bag:
    Crank radio/flashlight
    Poncho
    Emergency blanket
    Change of clothes (including long underwear)
    Boots (For those rare instances when I'm not already wearing some)
    550 cord
    Field knife
    Bandages
    Candles
    Extra smokes (cigars, extra pipe, filters, loose tobacco)
    Highway map
    2 bottles of water
    2 MREs
    GMRS/FRS radio and extra batteries. May change this to CB at some point.

    Also in the truck:
    2 gallon bottles of water
    Another MRE
    Jumper cables
    Ratchet straps (and other assorted tie downs)
    Tire cables (probably not needed with 4WD)
    Axe
    Bolt cutters (not sure what these last two are for, I just never took them out)
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    Man you guys are lightweights!

    I have "nutz's trunk of goodies" that puts all the above to shame. It is essentially a camping kit that one could take on a few day hike. Most of it is packed in the crevices around the spare tire as to not be obtrusive or visible to be stolen. Much of my camping stuff essentially lives there. Especially in the winter months. A reasonable amount of water and food doesn't take up much space either.

    For very cold climates, use a styrofoam cooler in reverse to keep water from freezing. When it is 5 degrees day after day, it will keep bottled water liquid.

    I do not have any firearms or ammo stored in the vehicle. It is irresponsible and could cause legal issues...

    This has made my life far more pleasant when my 'gal is having a rough day. Aspirin and feminine products are worth their weight in gold!
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    Most excellent

    A most excellent song retsupt99

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    A Country Boy Can Survive
    Hank Williams Jr


    The preacher man says itís the end of time
    And the Mississippi River sheís a goiní dry
    The interest is up and the Stock Markets down
    And you only get mugged
    If you go down town

    I live back in the woods, you see
    A woman and the kids, and the dogs and me
    I got a shotgun rifle and a 4-wheel drive
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    I can plow a field all day long
    I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn
    We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
    Ainít too many things these ole boys canít do
    We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    Because you canít starve us out
    And you cant makes us run
    Cause one-of- Ďem old boys raisin ole shotgun
    And we say grace and we say Maíam
    And if you ainít into that we donít give a damn

    We came from the West Virginia coalmines
    And the Rocky Mountains and the and the western skies
    And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot-line
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    I had a good friend in New York City
    He never called me by my name, just hillbilly
    My grandpa taught me how to live off the land
    And his taught him to be a businessman
    He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights
    And Iíd send him some homemade wine

    But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
    For 43 dollars my friend lost his life
    Id love to spit some beechnut in that dudes eyes
    And shoot him with my old 45
    Cause a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

    Cause you canít starve us out and you canít make us run
    Cause one-of- Ďem old boys raisin ole shotgun
    And we say grace and we say Maíam
    And if you ainít into that we donít give a damn

    Weíre from North California and south Alabam
    And little towns all around this land
    And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot-line
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive


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    An empty soup can and several dinner candles. Put the can on the dash board, light the candle and open the window about 1/2". That little flame will keep the cab of the vehicle from freezing. Been there, done that during a white out in Erie, PA. I stayed warm, had most of the items you've got and waited until morning.
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    Man, I should not have read this thread. Soon my trunk will be filled up with so much stuff that I wont be able to fit in a bag of groceries!

    A rather large item I have in my car is a good, sturdy hydraulic car jack. The ones that come with the cars are a joke.

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