Essential items. What are yours?

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Now that the '22 is ordered, I'm building a list of essential items that will go into the truck at all times. What are some of yours? By essential, I don't mean lift kits and expensive mods, just the minimum regardless of the truck outing.

I know everyone will have different essentials based on their climate and lifestyle. Being over-prepared hasn't failed me yet!

My current list (will continually update for my future reference):
  • First aid kit
  • Ratchet straps
  • Bungee cords
  • 2 bottles of water
  • Non perishable food item
  • Roadside flares
  • Roadside triangle reflectors
  • High quality jumper cables
  • Tire plug kit
  • Inflator
  • Signaling mirror
  • High-vis paracord
  • Tarps
  • Tow strap
  • Headlamp
  • Ferro rod/weatherproof matches
  • Basic hand tools/pliers/cutting device
  • Cable ties, duct tape, and lock wire for minor fixes
  • Trash bags
  • Fuses
  • Gloves
  • High-vis vest
:)
 
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[Pretty much everything above - though I only carry gas and full size tow strap when going off the beaten path]

Multimeter
Headlamp (more convenient than a flashlight)
Battery jump-pack in case there isn’t another vehicle around to boost me, or it’s not easy to get the vehicles aligned for jumper cables
Resqme - window breaker and seatbelt cutter in one, attached to the sun visor for easy access
Twine
Bailing wire
Silicone tape (the stuff that sticks only to itself and is heat resistant)
Tire pressure gauge
Tire depth gauge
Cheap OBD-II scan tool
Rags - mainly used to protect things from the ratchet straps when hauling
Roll of shop towels
Large garbage bag
Leather gloves
Mechanics gloves
LED flares powered by lithium ion batteries

Edit to add a couple of others:
Lighter - not a smoker, but always handy to have
Light duty tow rope with integrated hooks
Tow cluster to be able to hook onto vehicles that don’t have a good recovery point
Napkins in the center console - never know when you need ‘em!
Necessary state and national forest passes
Pen
Multitool
Tire chains in winter
 
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Updated :

  • Muck boots - under seat
  • Klein canvas pouches in center console- got rid of the tray
  • Zip ties- toolbox
  • Mileage log book- console
  • Stihl Boys axe- tool box
  • Tow strap- behind seat
  • Two car seats
  • Ice mule cooler- under back seat
  • Swim trunks and shoes-Change of clothes- in mystery ranch bag, laptop/charger (flashlight, small screwdriver, box cutter
  • Ratchet straps- tool box
  • Diaper bag- back seat
  • Binoculars - glove box
  • Credit card stack- console
  • Pencil -console
  • Pen- console
  • Trauma kit: not sure where to put it yet
  • Pistol(s)
  • Gloves - door
  • Rags - tool box/door
  • Jumper cables - behind back seat (Noco jump starter instead)
  • Towing supplies- plug adapters- behind seat
  • Spare combo lock- toolbox
  • LOTO tags and locks - tool box
  • Lots of tools- tool box
  • Tire Plugging kit- behind seat
  • Baby wipes - door
 
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Now that the '22 is ordered, I'm building a list of essential items that will go into the truck at all times. What are some of yours? By essential, I don't mean lift kits and expensive mods, just the minimum regardless of the truck outing.

I know everyone will have different essentials based on their climate and lifestyle. Being over-prepared hasn't failed me yet!

My current list (will continually update for my future reference):
  • First aid kit
  • Ratchet straps
  • Bungee cords
  • Jerry can with fresh/stabilized fuel
  • 2 bottles of water minimum
  • Non perishable food item
  • Roadside flares
  • Roadside triangle reflectors
  • High quality jumper cables
  • Tire plug kit
  • Portable inflator
  • Aircraft signaling mirror
  • High-vis paracord
  • Tarp
  • Tow strap
  • Headlamp
  • Ferro rod
  • Basic hand tools/pliers/cutting device
  • Cable ties, duct tape, and lock wire for minor fixes
  • Trash bags
  • Fuses
  • Gloves
  • High-vis vest
:)
My gosh, are going to have room to carry any payload in the back?
 
I keep the bear spray in the middle glove box works great when traveling through Portland Oregon or parts of California move the sheep right out of the road
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Seatbelt beep cancel doodads (because I’ve yet to get a setup for Forscan or a willing programmer in western Pennsylvania) and a Ka-Bar…seriously what else do you really need???????
 
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Seatbelt beep cancel doodads (because I’ve yet to get a setup for Forscan or a willing programmer in western Pennsylvania) and a Ka-Bar…seriously what else do you really need???????
I read on a post here how to get rid of the seatbelt chime without forscan and so far it’s worked for me
 

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