Automobile Survival Kit

by R. Hansen

~ a list of what I have rattling around in the trunk of my car ~

by Randy Hansen

Miscellaneous Loose Stuff

Jumper Cables

Wool Blanket

Large Screwdriver



"Space" blanket (aluminized mylar)

Leather work gloves

"Space" sleeping bag

Tire Gauge

Magnesium bar/flint

Tire pump

Parka with 2 pr. gloves

Ground cloth (4 mil plastic drop cloth)


Spinner wrench

KA-BAR knife

Tow rope w/hooks

1 gal. of water


Wool scarf



Folding shovel/pick


Box of heavy trash bags.


Fire extinguisher

Wood for splints

Spare fans belts, fuel filter, oil filter, oil, wiper blades

Plastic reinforced tarp w/grommets, one side camo, other side aluminized mylar

Cheapo $9.95-style 40 pc. socket set English and metric

Wristlets (sock with toe removed to

cover up the wrist between glove and sleeve)

Plank of wood (to use under car jack on soft ground)

12 volt DC spot light, fluorescent light, and work light (magnetic mount)

Medical kit (13" X 10 1/2" X 2 1/4" box)

Cotton swabs

6 - 2" X 3" pads

Fever Thermometer

7 - 2" X 3" adhesive pads

"Kling" rolled gauze 4" X 5 yards

4 - Butterfly closures

Wet-proof adhesive tape 1/2" X 10 yards

5 - 1 1/2" X 2" pads

4 oz. drinking water, retort pack

10 - 3" X 4" adhesive pads

Neosporin (antibiotic cream)

7 - 4" X 4" pads

Eye bath cup (1 Tbl capacity)

5 - 2" X 3" Biolclusive dressings

Paper adhesive tape 1/2" 5 yards

1 - triangle bandage

Cylume sticks 1 red, 1 yellow

12 - safety pins

4 pr. disposable gloves

1 - Cold compress, crush to activate type

Vial of Witch Hazel

2 - 2 gal. zip-loc bags

Vial of Alcohol

Vial of Hydrogen Peroxide

80 assorted strip and spot Band-Aids

Pump style snake venom remover


Vial of Dr. Orient's electrolyte replacement formula


Vial of Boric Acid Powder (mix 1/64 tsp. of B(OH)3 to 1 Tbl. for eyewash)

Contents of 1 - 15" X 5 1/2" X 11" mortar box or 2 - 7" X 5 1/2" X 11" 50 cal. boxes (weight of mortar box 7.625 pounds, contents 10.625 lb., total 18.25 lb.)

Wool Balaclava (pullover for head and neck)

GI leather/fabric mittens long wrist w/ wool liner gloves

Israeli gas mask w/filter

Wool socks

8 oz. butterscotch

Wire saw

Ontario pilot knife w/ sheath and stone

Dental floss, waxed (50 yd.) and unwaxed (200 yd.)

3" X 5" signal mirror

Dental floss handle

Funnel w/filter paper holder

Filter paper (fast and slow)

3 - survival candles 2"D X 3/4" in metal cup

Cylume sticks, 12 hr. 2-red, 2-yellow, 1-green

5 feet glow in the dark string


Vial of Metallic Iodine crystals

Pocket Knife

Multi-sizing Wrench

5 pr. Disposable Gloves

Doz. Balloons

Potassium Iodide

Magnesium bar w/flint insert

3 boxes Waterproof Matches

6 ft. Tape Ruler

Whistle w/lanyard

Folding camper's stove with 2 packs of hexamine

"Dynamo" flashlight (hand squeezed generator flashlight)

"Space" Blanket

Pocket purifier water straw

500 aspirin

36 - 100mg caffeine tablets

5 sticks gum

1 lb. baking soda

Butane lighter

7:1 block and tackle w/ 60 feet of rope

4 - 2 gal. zip-loc bags