Emergency Preparedness: What's in My Jeep Cherokee XJ?

What's in my truck? My Jeep Cherokee XJ is outfitted to handle problems. Here is what I have in it lately:


  • Visors
    • Pens
    • Screwdriver
    • Mini lights
    • Sunglass holders
    • CD holder (No CD's anymore-- my stereo allows me to connect my iPhone with all my music on it.)

  • Ceiling console
    • Extra sunglasses

  • Center console
    • Owner's manual
    • Vehicle and insurance paper work
    • Tire gauge
    • Sporks
    • Napkins
    • Eyeglass case
    • Mini first aid kit
    • Mini tools
    • Jet lighter
    • Glasses wipe
    • Air freshener
    • Post-it pad
    • Eyeglass cleaner fluid and wipe

  • Glovebox
    • Foglight covers
    • CB
    • Spare parts-- fuses and fuse puller/tester

  • Under glovebox space
    • Sunglasses case

  • Cupholder
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Mini flashlight
    • Lip balm
    • Nail clipper
    • Measuring tape
    • Bic lighter

  • Under rear seat
    • Bottle Jack
    • Heavy duty recovery strap
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Tire plug kit
    • Trash bag
    • Plastic grocery bags
    • Large flashlight

  • Cargo area
    • Hi-Lift Jack
    • Jumper Cables
    • Wheel Chocks
    • Shovel
    • Spinner tire iron
    • Full-size first aid kit
    • Mutli-bit ratcheting screwdriver
    • Tarp
    • Piece of cardboard
    • Fishing gear
    • Anti-freeze and funnel
    • Brake fluid
    • Power steering fluid
    • Transmission fluid
    • Full size spare
    • Mini air compressor
    • Jack boards
    • Haynes and Chilton's Jeep Cherokee repair manuals
    • Large high-powered spotlight
    • Sun shade
    • Tie-down straps
    • 50' of rope
    • Empty 1 gallon gas can
    • Roll of shop towels
    • Disposable gloves
    • Tow hook
    • Tow lock
    • Leather work gloves
    • Playmate cooler
    • Drinks and food in cooler
    • Sunblock
    • Spare hat and clothing
    • Small power invertor

  • Cubby hole
    • 1 Quart of oil
    • Mini socket set
    • Duct tape roll
    • Small, long funnel

At times, I add specific things for specific situations, but you get the idea.

That's the current state of my Jeep . . . how about you?

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DDFD believes that self reliance and self sufficiency are the roads to individual freedom.  He is dedicated to living a quality life through frugality, personal growth and productivity, and defensive entrepreneurship.  He also enjoys cooking from scratch and fishing.


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