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JT

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2010 12:01:00 AM

What is the most important emergency equipment that you carry in your vehicle?
Tire stuff (spare tire / jack / chains)
Warning devices (flares, etc.)
Communications (cell phone, On-Star)
Jumper cables
Personal survival gear / first-aid kit
Tools (tow chain / cable / shovel / flashlight)
Extra fuel
Not applicable
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 7:40:36 AM

45 automatic.
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sdslim
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 2:25:40 PM

Don't usually carry a cell phone or extra fuel.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 11:01:38 AM

Spare tire.
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april4
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 9:16:43 AM

Cell phone, jumper cables, spare tire, jack, tool box, and first aid kit.
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coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 11:19:00 AM

phone/flares and emergency stuff.
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rjr54
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 9:39:00 AM

Good neighbours.

My cell phone does not work outside the city . . . so it is a waste of time. When your car dies, you are dependant on others to get you back to a tow truck.
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majjad
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:52:21 PM

Mobile phone
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 6:51:53 AM

cell phone
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 9:17:24 PM

gun
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thorman52
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:38:28 AM

Jumper cables, jack, tool box, cell phone. All with me all the time when traveling.
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US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 4:27:43 PM

Cell phone
Spare tire with a jack
Booster cables
First aid kit
Flashlight
Tools
Extra light bulbs
During the winter a blanket, gloves & shovel
gas can

If you are out in the middle of nowhere and cell doesn't
Work
You are on your own
(a car drives by maybe one every hour)
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 8:44:26 PM

Warm clothes
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:54:48 AM

Communications (cell phone, On-Star)
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:27:24 AM

Tire stuff (spare tire / jack / chains)
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 11:24:31 AM

45 AUTOMATIC
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april4
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 10:19:50 AM

cell phone and fist aid kit
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MAZmobile
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 11:52:21 AM

water
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2011 7:10:06 AM

Jack, booster caables, cell phone
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krauky
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2011 5:52:14 PM

jack, cell phone
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 12:22:31 PM

9mm
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googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 8:11:29 AM

Jumper cables
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Lefty06
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2011 12:29:07 PM

Communications (cell phone, On-Star) I think this is the best because having an emergency kit, extra food, blanket, etc. is very good. If you don't have a phone or way to let someone know you're broke down-you may need the food, blanket and other provisions. From experience I know not many people stop and help.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2011 2:54:26 AM

Communications (cell phone, On-Star)
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 4:14:21 AM

Communications.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2011 9:13:00 AM

Communications (cell phone, On-Star)
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stepback
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Message Posted: May 11, 2011 10:00:58 PM

cell, first aid kit
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majjad
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Message Posted: May 10, 2011 11:34:47 PM

Fire extinguisher
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TriniB
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Message Posted: May 10, 2011 9:04:21 PM

Cellphone.
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2011 12:32:59 PM

All the above minus the extra fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2011 12:15:28 AM

Cellphone.
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ScoobyTN
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2011 3:11:26 AM

My cell phone
cables
oil
windshield wiper fluids
break fluid
a spare tire
emergency lights, blankets,flares
the usual emergency items
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gator2002
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2011 2:42:06 AM

Among other things, i carry a winter emergency kit (ie blankets, candles, water, energy bars etc.)
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gator2002
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2011 2:42:05 AM

Among other things, i carry a winter emergency kit (ie blankets, candles, water, energy bars etc.)
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Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2011 1:43:04 AM

Fire extinguisher and a cell phone
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Dee_Kay
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2011 1:43:03 AM

Fire extinguisher and a cell phone
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monty28
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2010 9:32:23 AM

myself
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2010 9:46:17 AM

In no particular order, jumper cables, spare tire/jack, cell phone. All are equally as important, and not different enough to pick one over the other.
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Nicanite
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2010 9:38:41 AM

Cell phone and jumper cables.
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jedintheshed
Champion Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2010 11:23:00 AM

Call phone
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michigan6804
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2010 1:34:18 PM

Communications (cell phone, On-Star)
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SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2010 2:55:36 AM

Communications (cell phone, On-Star)
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g747
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2010 8:37:08 AM

Jack & Tool Box,Spare Tire,Jumper Cables.
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wh_bonney
All-Star Author Albuquerque

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2010 12:49:51 PM

It's hard to pick just one. I think jack and spare.
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fuel1971
Rookie Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2010 12:22:27 AM

Tools & extinguisher
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RxHugh
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: May 21, 2010 11:12:10 PM

Personal survival gear / first-aid kit
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jeffrey561
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Message Posted: May 12, 2010 6:54:02 PM

Charged cell phone is the first emergency for me.
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boatbum2
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Message Posted: May 7, 2010 12:57:54 PM

44Mag in Arizona
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BIGBOOTYJUDY
Rookie Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: May 4, 2010 11:27:14 AM

booster cables and spare tire and a camera
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jeffrey561
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2010 9:33:14 PM

Cell phone.
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Stevedog
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2010 9:13:15 PM

a cooler and instant light charcoal
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