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BS: Something that is always in your vehicle

Jayto 16 Mar 09 - 02:08 AM
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Subject: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Jayto
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 02:08 AM

I just put in a post that something that is always in my truck is Tom Waits cds and an ipod with Waits on it.

What would you say would be the oddest thing in your car to someone that was catching a ride with you somewhere?

I am going to have to think about this one lol. The ones I am asked about the most are 2 books The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Weird Kentucky. I have a baby food jar full of guitar picks but thats not weird. I pretty much have a library in there. I don't ever want to get stuck out without a book so I basically pack a library around with me. The 2 I mentioned are the ones people always ask about though. Hmm I will think but what about you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 02:35 AM

The stale aroma of old farts


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 04:42 AM

Wellies


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:18 AM

Given my age, and the fact that the car is a big old Volvo - a large subwoofer in the boot, very teenage of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: jonm
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:23 AM

A singers' chromatic pitch pipe. I sometimes learn songs off CDs in the car, then sing them to myself. The pipe means I can establish what my natural key would be for that song and I can start creating a guitar / 'tina accompaniment in that key (although that bit, I don't do in the car!).

Many years past, some scrote broke into my car and stole the stereo and all the tapes. I got the tapes back, though. I could track him from the car park - he had obviously been walking away, going "never heard of that, never heard of that, don't want that one...." I just followed his trail and picked them up again.

Lastly, my father bought a part-chavved Vauxhall Corsa when he needed transport, quickly. There's nothing funnier than listening to the Archers through a subwoofer system.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: gnu
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 06:37 AM

An extra large, thick bath towel on the front seat. Keeps cold stuff cold and warm stuff warm and wet stuff off the seat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 06:44 AM

A footpump and first aid kit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 07:26 AM

Always at least one Flageolet !


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 07:57 AM

My old night stick


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 08:16 AM

Trash. Sometimes a .22, a .32, a .38 Special, or a .357 Magnum. Also, in the trunk, a couple of books on tapes (one about a Texas Ranger and the other is Baum's "Patchwork Girl Of Oz") and two "Aw, shit, I'm stuck in the snow!" kits, which include food and blankets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 08:22 AM

Someone's old nightstick. A habit I picked up in NYC.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: artbrooks
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 09:14 AM

An ice scraper - in New Mexico??


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Stu
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 09:31 AM

An Armalite, bazooka, fourteen hand grenades and a Sherman Tank.

Er, actually no but I'm trying to keep up with you mad gun-toting yankees.

My Clarke's high D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 09:40 AM

The ballot box.

We bought a mess of them at Surplus City. Handy bins-- flat tops that flip up. Flat enough to set things on top of, like the pillow that forms my driving armrest.

(The bigger ones in the house hold pet food. Another smallish one holds cinders on the front porch, for winter ice on the front steps.)

The one in the car, one day, held a thurible full of used and out-but-still-hot charcoal and unburnt incense from an ordination service-- the bin, being metal, was a safe place where it would not fall over in transit as it cooled during the hour-plus ride home, still redolent with the incense. I doubt any other Mudcatters cense their cars, but you never know.... Mmario-- maybe. Or Padre.

It fits just right between the front seats of the van, positioned so that the flip top gives the driver access to the contents-- extra water bottle and empty, folded softsided cooler for carrying restaurant leftovers to the next stop. Not the emerg tools-- those are behind the drivers' seat-- but the things I might need to reach while driving long distances, and that are not in the carry-all I lug in to meetings and overnight stops.

Further back of the driver's seat are all the oddments of boondocking, but I bet I am not the only folkie who carries a complete living suite, onboard, in one form or another.

Soon, another odd item will be the portapotty, but Jon & Kate on the teevee beat me to it for their sextuplets, so it may not seem too odd to too many.

One day I had a Bishop on board, but he wasn't wearing his pointy hat-- so he doesn't really count.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Jayto
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 11:54 AM

I drove a van for yrs. I was down in Mississippi one time and saw where this military surplus store was having a sale on body bags. They were pretty much giving them away. I stopped and bought one. I used it as a massive suitcase for years. I filled it with clothes, blankets, pillows, just whatever I needed. I even used it as a sleeping bag a few times. People would always laugh about it when they got in my vehicle or I would pack it in somewhere. Especially because our music lyrically was very dark at that point. I remember we (Chris Knight and me) were in the studio recording some acoustic demo stuff. Everything we recorded that night was about fighting or murder. When the session was over I told the engineer I was just going to crash at the studio (it was open 24 hrs and they had nothing booked again until the next afternoon and that was us). I walked out to my van and grabbed my body bag. Everyone in the studio fell out. I remember the guy from our label said "Why am I not surprised." lol. I never heard the end of that. It also became a major story passed around in Nashville and now by fans of Chris. I have seen the story told on several different fan post sites. It worked perfect though. I gave it to my Mom and she puts her Christmas tree in it now to keep dust off.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Alice
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:11 PM

A down sleeping bag, because where I live, I could get stuck in a blizzard any time of the year. And an ice scraper and a box of kleenex.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:14 PM

A Mah Jongg set. You never know when you'll run into three like-minded people!


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:32 PM

>>a box of kleenex<<

I normally take a toilet roll in case one gets cut short Alice. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:45 PM

Firearms, I hasten to point out, are by no means ALWAYS in my car.

However, the "winter kits" (as we call them) contain at least one knife (of the Swiss Army type), at least three meals of MRE-type rations, at least a wool blanket, some "storm candles", stormproof matches, a couple of books, a roll of toilet paper, a couple of LARGE trash bags, some large tin cans and an old aluminum pot, a folding triox stove, an "avalanche" type shovel, duct tape, and other odds and ends which could be useful if stuck.

Which we once were, and which is why we have the kits in the cars -- and if you know about survival you'll see why the various items are in there.

By the way, these all fit into a medium-size duffle or gym type of bag and I check them every year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Phot
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:49 PM

In the Discovery, Two Maglights, Leatherman Wave, GPS unit, and and all the Ordinance Survey maps to cover Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire! 25 Tone SWL recovery rope, High Lift jack (Farm jack in the USA) recovery shackles, jump leads, and a saw.

In the Skoda, just a camera kit! (Removed when I'm not in it!!)

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Amos
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 12:56 PM

My survival kit includes a long high-strength rope, the necessary tools and blankets, along the same rationale as Rapaire's except we don't equip for "snow" (is that how you spell it?) , which we believe to be a legendary or mythical event, like Noah's flood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 01:07 PM

Well if we're counting winter kits, I say they ain't nothing surprising except unless a Flatlander wet behind the ears hops a ride, which they do of course when their car is stuck in snow they ain't prepped for, in which case the "unusual" very quickly becomes the "wanted." I didn't bother to list ours because everybody isn't a fool knows they need one, but in our neck of the woods the kit contains crap for the rescued ("them") as well as the rescuer ("us"). Not just enough for us, but for them as ain't ready cuz LawdaMUSSY, we're surrounded by 'em these days, 'ep.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Jayto
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 01:22 PM

Yeah if we count winter kits I have to add about 4 coats ((2 military wool pea coats, 1 olive drab military fatigue coat, and a leather jacket.) I also have to add rubber boots and a few pairs of jeans and socks. Since that ice storm I have kept more stuf like that in my truck. Hand warmers and stuff like that as well. Yes a pistol as well. It depends sometimes a .22 or .40 cal or .45 cal just depends what I feel like. I keep them because through the spring, summer, and fall i have spur of the moment fishing and camping trips. Snakes are BAD around here so they are an outdoors thing plus I enjoy stopping by the shooting range sometimes as well. Noone ever sees them though so they wouldn't think about them because they are out of sight. Plus around here noone would think anything about it anyway. I know some of you will have a blast with this but here goes.. everyone packs a gun around here.I know what's coming with that statement lol but why lie lol.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 01:22 PM

"My survival kit includes a long high-strength rope, the necessary tools and blankets, along the same rationale as Rapaire's except we don't equip for "snow" (is that how you spell it?) , which we believe to be a legendary or mythical event, like Noah's flood." Amos

What? No parasol to keep off the sun?


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 01:46 PM

I've never drawn my weapon in an emergency. I've never had my house burn down either, but I still carry insurance. Does that make me a "Mad insurance yankee"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Jayto
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 01:50 PM

I don't think it makes you mad at all Kendall. Anyone that is on the road much at all is mad not to have something IMHO. I have never pulled out except to pack out in the woods or to a lake fishing and some target shooting. If the event show up though I want it there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:07 PM

Most unusual to most folks, I guess, would be the braid of sweetgrass on the dashboard. It is sacred to me, but also scents up the car nicely when the sun bakes it during the day.(Learned about that at a powwow.) Also, a couple of feathers and 4-5 small stones: a rose quartz, smoky quartz which grew "baby" crystals on one side after I got it, a great piece of carnelian with an "eye" formation in it, and a couple of others.

Other than that, various grandson detritus, including but not ltd. to crayons, paper, trash (mine, too), dog leash, enough dog hair to knit a rug, tire pump, miniature phone book, piles of giveaway in the very back to be taken to Sally Army and the usual spare tire, jack, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Cool Beans
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:12 PM

A road map of Newfoundland. I live in Michigan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:15 PM

The decaying corpse of my.....oh, never mind.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Stu
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:34 PM

"I've never drawn my weapon in an emergency. I've never had my house burn down either, but I still carry insurance. Does that make me a "Mad insurance yankee"?"

It just seems so . . . unsafe, but then I suppose as we don't have personal firearms I suppose it would. I didn't mean to start a debate, more to point out a cultural difference in a playful way. I mean, I do carry spare bulbs in my car, but that's not as dramatic.

It was only a joke fellows, please don't take offence. Especially if you are carrying guns ; )


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Peace
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:43 PM

Gloves for emergency situations--latex. About ten pair. And an OPA (oropharyngeal airway) for the possibility that something hits the fan. In winter, survival stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:52 PM

I've thought about adding the little .22 rifle at times, but haven't done so yet. Don't see any need to.

Jayto, you ain't SEEN people packin' guns 'til you've been out here. We haven't had a shooting in a couple years -- came close, but the cops Tasered the guy instead of shooting him and he thanked them later.
An conservatively estimated average of 4 firearms per household....


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 03:52 PM

Well, I guess we law abiding gun toters are a bit sensitive in this area. It's all a matter of opinion. After 18 years in law enforcement carrying a weapon is just an old habit.

You don't think anything of a uniformed officer walking his beat and being armed, what's the difference? How many under cover officers do you suppose are out there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Stu
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 04:20 PM

"You don't think anything of a uniformed officer walking his beat and being armed, what's the difference?"

Our coppers don't carry guns in the UK, except for specialist firearms squads so we never see guns, only at airports. To me, seeing someone out of uniform with a gun would make me very nervous (seeing someone in uniform with one gives me the jitters).

But then we were brought up and live in different countries, so no surprise we react differently to guns.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 04:33 PM

Different cultures. Visit Switzerland sometime.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 04:57 PM

I always keep Swiss Chocolate in my car


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: paula t
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:00 PM

Various empty soft drinks bottles, crisp packets, crumbs and numerous cool CDs. That's one of the joys of having teenage daughters and running "Mum's Taxi service".


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: number 6
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:02 PM

A magnetic compass ... it's a lot cheaper than a GPS.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:03 PM

Wow that sounds like me, only "Dads Taxi Service" :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: paula t
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:13 PM

Yes,Villan. It's a great service. It comes with an unlimited supply of extra seats for the waifs and strays who have been told they can have a lift, magic petrol which is never used up - just so long as you make sure you make a number of journeys to exactly the same place in one day, a driver who can listen to radio 1 at full blast and listen to the latest escapades of at least 5 excited young ladies at the same time , and a car which can change direction extremely quickly when one of the waifs suddenly realises they have gone past their house because they were too busy talking. I wouldn't miss it for the world though!


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:22 PM

Year 'round, I have an ice scraper and a long-handle snow brush in the body of the car.

And there's a big shopping bag of used books in the trunk (boot), which is going to be given to the county library for their periodic book sale fundraiser. That bag has been riding there for about three months, but one of these days . . .

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Peace
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:26 PM

While y'all are looking in the trunk, etc., make sure your spare tire is inflated and in decent shape.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:37 PM

And you have some mats to put under the tyres.

Paula, you are a radio 1 fan as well :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: GUEST,Peace
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:41 PM

That's what the passengers are for, Villan . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:50 PM

Oh, yeah. We have fire extinguishers in both cars. ABC types, and we check 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 05:51 PM

What, Peace, no taking apart a ball point pen for an airway?:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 06:05 PM

I need to get a REAL spare tire. I have one of those hard rubber wagon wheel thingies now.

I usually have a utility knife and a flashlight of some sort. Right now, there's a sleeping bag and a lot of birdseed (where it's not a temptation for moths and mice). There's always a load of CDs and a road atlas.

I bought a 'bitch in a box' (GPS nav system) but I haven't used it to get anywhere yet. I've memorized the way to Mary's house in Maine and my friend's house in Toronto. I'll probably use it for my Apple Hollow adventures this summer. I'm trying to decide if I want to download any special voices for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 06:09 PM

Ah yes a Sat nav

Its wonderful when you are in the car on your own, even if you know the way.

I have this lovely womans voice who talks to me all the way, gives me the right directions and doesn't argue with me :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 08:00 PM

The only thing unusual about our car is that the radio/tape/CD player is never on when I'm driving.
I sing along, and harmonise. Sort of.




I can't harmonise with my eyes open.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Something that is always in your vehicle
From: Jayto
Date: 16 Mar 09 - 10:28 PM

I do have a big cardboard box containing all kinds of documents pertaining to my divorce. I know if I take it out I will lose it so it's there.

oh and no ofeense taken about the gun thing. Everyone has different views about it.


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