Items in your tool box


March 2, 2003, 09:00 PM
I have a '94 F150 4x4 with a camper, I bought a tool box at the recent sports show and im a hunter/fisher, Im asking what I should keep in the tool box for hunting and fishing or an emergency... lets see so far I have rags, ammo, bottled water, crackers and cheese, knives, plastic bag, can opener, tuna, can of beans,fire ext., first aid, flares, jumper cable, rope, hatchet, strike anywhere matches, small light blanket, GPS, water purifacation tablets. most of all that stuff are in .50 ammo boxes

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March 2, 2003, 10:49 PM
some sort of sharpening stones/steel, 1 pair insulated gloves, and a bundle of chore gloves, and at least 1 spare orange vest.

March 2, 2003, 10:55 PM
Sounds good, I like what you have there. let me add some things here...

I like my P38 can opener it's very compact and nifty. You should have a folding shovel. A little fishing kit with line, hooks, bobber, lures (the kind that actually work). for knives I would have a large hunting k', leatherman's tool, and like a pocket folder. I like my Pur water filter-ability to filter or purify more water on a continuous basis
*rain gear (do get this); warm clothes- extra socks (wool), tough leather gloves and gortex ones, hat (for sun block, warmth, and rain), neck sock- I think that's what they call it- it's what the skiers wear and it keeps you warm - these kind of clothes I tend to grab often, either at work or in the mountains
an old .22 rifle that you don't care about getting scratched, maybe this is in your rig. I like to keep the guns & ammo in the cab where it's drier.
candle, cigarette lighters, fire starters. small backpack or lg. fanny pack - if you get stuck somewhere and have to hit the road. utensils - like a fork.
5 cell Mag light - not as bright as others but it goes like the Energizer bunny.
cords & a tough rope to pull people out or yourself. I like it better than those heavy chains, which don't flex and can bend frames when jerking vehicles.
I would drop the crackers & cheese since this is just a small snack item which doesn't give much energy and maybe throw in some MRE's (don't need water)/freeze dried foods
High-energy foods, such as granola bars, raisins, Payday candy bars
CapriSuns, Vitamins - out in the woods you typically will be expending more energy than usual.
You may want a water bottle that can strap onto your belt
some baby wipes in a sealed zip lock to clean your hands. flat repair stuff
This more stuff you may not want or need:
a warm sleeping bag? deposable camera? extra quart of oil?
Toolbox with the regular? pepper spray? lantern? binoculars? spot light? scope cleaning cloth in plastic bag? pair of shoes?- if you wear work boots it feels real good to change into a pair of your old tennis shoes. collapsible plastic water container?
deer or elk bags?-or just don't forget them (like me) when you go hunting
insect repellent, Chap Stick, sun lotion?
extra batteries? filled 5gal gas can but not in your toolbox - I locked it to my tie down in the truck bed

Art Eatman
March 2, 2003, 11:03 PM
Add a can of WD40 and a roll of mechanic's wire from a car parts store. Duct tape. Electrical tape. A pair of medium-sized ViseGrips, and a really large pair of slip-joint pliers.

Screwdrivers to fit anything on your guns.

Keep stuff separated in these little cheap plastic tackle-boxes. Label the boxes as to type of contents, which saves a lot of head-scratching.

:), Art

March 2, 2003, 11:22 PM
good additions by Art, but rather than WD40 I would use Tri Flow it works well and doesn't collect moisture like WD.

March 2, 2003, 11:49 PM
alright thanks guys, but more suggestions welcome :D

March 3, 2003, 11:31 AM
I would add some extra fuses for the truck, some electrical wire, tape (electrical or duct or both), and something to refill the radiator after the patching is done. Maybe a fan belt if you carry the tools to change it.

Keeping the truck healthy is half the battle.;)

Art Eatman
March 3, 2003, 12:54 PM
WD40 dries off wet spark plugs.

:D, Art

March 3, 2003, 01:31 PM
A Leatherman, lingerie, fishing gear, beer, french tickler, x-ray vision glasses, dog, bus pass, yo-yo, trade beads, fake beard and mustache, bullwhip, velvet cape, parachute, tuba, inflatable sheep, snowshoes, umbrella, decoder ring, stilts, snorkle, chicken costume, Cheez-Whiz, divining rod, espresso machine (portable), motorcycle, floss, pepper spray, donuts, extra hubcap, insecticide, spermicide, dynamite, super-glue, barbells, chocolate bunnies, flame-thrower, W-2 form (copy), broadsword, Billy-Bob teeth, hammer, one gallon white outdoor latex paint, solar-powered fan visor, postal stamps, duct tape, credit cards, spare underpants and.... oh yeah - ketchup!


March 3, 2003, 02:06 PM
LMAO nice... got it.

Carlos Cabeza
March 3, 2003, 03:50 PM
After seeing that last post I think everything has been covered.

March 4, 2003, 04:01 PM
You've got to have a rope.

March 4, 2003, 06:36 PM
doggoned Dongun, I mentioned rope...from Keith's list you've got to be able to jury-rig something like rope...and ArMa said he's already got the doggone rope. :D
everything been covered...I hope

March 6, 2003, 05:13 PM
Got lost at the false teeth, so may have been posted.

Coupla so railroad flares, snatch strap (no jokes, please), come-alongs can be handy as can a decent bow saw.

March 9, 2003, 12:44 AM
those inflatable sheep come in handy if the fish aint bitin :D

that was a beautiful (and informative) post Keith

March 9, 2003, 01:38 PM
wd 40 is good for rinse ing stuff off then on to the tri flo. I have used it on spark plugs [it ig nighted really well] & also used it to git a fire going fast. It works good for fast temp lub on my firearms sometimes till I can do better.Thanks

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