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finnbmw 01-22-2013 07:49 AM

Emergency preparedness - what do you carry in X5?
 
I am planning to put together some emergency items that I'll carry in the X5 all the time. Right now don't have much, first aid kit, flashlight, tire pressure gauge, inexpensive torque wrench with a 17 mm deep socket for tire change, screwdriver, cable ties, rope and jumper cables. With the limited space (I have the space saver tire) I am trying to be smart about my emergency kit.

What do you have in your X5 in terms of emergency preparedness? How do you fit it in your vehicle? Thanks!

BR328 01-22-2013 08:07 AM

Don't use my preparedness as a standard..but I only carry a tire pressure gauge,iPod and first aid kit (which I mainly carry as a just in case for when I go mtn bike riding). Oh and a roll of paper towels - i found those to be the most useful.

boostedX5SAV 01-22-2013 08:51 AM

Water, paper towels, flashlight, batteries

ard 01-22-2013 10:36 AM

Small tarp

Duct tape

I have small zip ties, medium and very large.

Few hose clamps, spare fuses. Hand tools, adjustable wrench. No torque wrench, I can wing that!

These are in my car, wife's emergency kit is a cell phone and AAA card. Although on a few road trips I've tossed my emergency box into the back of the X.

sparrky 01-22-2013 11:37 AM

I think my X5 came with a little tool kits and first aid kit. I have run flats so no tools to change a tire. I have also put a roll of tape and a multi-tool in the back hatch.

Other than that BMW Assist is supposed to come and get me if something goes wrong, right?

Guess I'm not that prepared if I don't even know what my preparations are...

scar 01-22-2013 12:49 PM

Fun post. some of my forester chums and I are obsessed with preparedness.

Advanced first aid and trauma bag
AED
Liquid filled silva compass and Delorme GPS
Full rain gear and boots
Wool blanket and hot packs
Mag light
Flares
Cable ties, bungee cords and ratchet straps
Electrical and duct tape
Basic tool kit
Hydraulic and high lift jacks
Medium come along
Shovel, small saw & ax
Glock and pepper spray
A few hundred bucks US and Canadian
Power bars and water.

Probably a few more items, but you get the idea.

All but the jack and come along fit in an action packer that fits perfectly under the retractable cargo cover. Truth be told this gear spends more time in my 4runner or suburban as the s5 doesn't spend much time off blacktop. But I do pack it on road trips.

ard 01-22-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scar (Post 7330307)
Fun post. some of my forester chums and I are obsessed with preparedness.

Advanced first aid and trauma bag
AED
Liquid filled silva compass and Delorme GPS
Full rain gear and boots
Wool blanket and hot packs
Mag light
Flares
Cable ties, bungee cords and ratchet straps
Electrical and duct tape
Basic tool kit
Hydraulic and high lift jacks
Medium come along
Shovel, small saw & ax
Glock and pepper spray
A few hundred bucks US and Canadian
Power bars and water.

Probably a few more items, but you get the idea.

All but the jack and come along fit in an action packer that fits perfectly under the retractable cargo cover. Truth be told this gear spends more time in my 4runner or suburban as the s5 doesn't spend much time off blacktop. But I do pack it on road trips.

Please....anything less than $10,000 in US, Canadian and gold, AND two passports, and you are really just not in the game!

:angel:

sparrky 01-22-2013 02:53 PM

Are you on safari or something. Where do you fit all of this stuff in an X5, a trailer?

dunderhi 01-22-2013 03:01 PM

I have a spare set of floor mats. Is that enough? :rofl:

scar 01-22-2013 03:38 PM

I knew this would be a fun post. I keep my passport on me but two passports is a great idea. Raises the stakes with my chums.

Like I said, it all fits in an action packer that slides under the cargo cover.

RockChips 01-22-2013 03:43 PM

Microfiber towels, a bottle of water and quick detailer in case a bird takes a **** on the ride.

finnbmw 01-22-2013 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RockChips (Post 7330690)
Microfiber towels, a bottle of water and quick detailer in case a bird takes a **** on the ride.

Glad to hear that you got your priorities straight :rofl:

finnbmw 01-22-2013 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ard (Post 7329965)
Small tarp

Curious, why a tarp? Good suggestion about duct tape and hose clamps, I'll add those as well in to my kit along with paper towel.

NMSports 01-22-2013 06:02 PM

Crossbow
Flame thrower
antibiotics
Zombie repellant
3 lbs gold bullion
8 lbs beef jerky
50' x 50' camouflage netting

It all fits around the spare tire


So I ask, are any of you chumps really prepared?

finnbmw 01-22-2013 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NMSports (Post 7330979)
Crossbow
Flame thrower
antibiotics
Zombie repellant
3 lbs gold bullion
8 lbs beef jerky
50' x 50' camouflage netting

It all fits around the spare tire


So I ask, are any of you chumps really prepared?

Uh, I sense this thread is taking a wrong turn :D

MMME30W 01-22-2013 06:38 PM

I bought one of these a few months ago, works very well:

http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-85P-Port.../dp/B0036E9VB6

Also:

Petzl AAA headlight
Safety vest
Camping first aid kit
Tire pressure gauge
Microfiber towel and instant detailer
Gloves
Quart oil
Blanket
Becker Crewman (in case of Zombies :bigpimp:)

dcharnet 01-22-2013 06:53 PM

A copy of Joyce's Ulysses and a Petzl to read it with.

1naztyx5 01-22-2013 06:55 PM

I'll play!

-1st aid kit
-space saver tire kit-also have RFT
-paper towels
-flash light(s) 1 in the glove compartment, 1 in the center console and 1 in the trunk.
-plastic gloves
-1 jack stand

I think that's it.

Die Wolfe 01-22-2013 08:06 PM

A loaded Glock 27 with one in the chamber on my hip and an extra magazine in the center console.

serge1 01-22-2013 10:05 PM

50ft rope, couple garbage bags, a shovel.

Die Wolfe 01-22-2013 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by serge1 (Post 7331508)
50ft rope, couple garbage bags, a shovel.

Hehehe, perfect.

Hahahaha

dkreidel 01-22-2013 10:41 PM

BMW Mobility kit
flares
warning triangles
hydraulic bottle jack
qt of oil
Sig P226
40 S&W ammo + 2 spare magazines
microfiber towels
paper towels
2 flashlights
tie wraps
30' #16 AWG two conductor wire
Elishewitz FTWS survival knife
ACR 406 Mhz GPS PRB

EDIT: I looked this morning; add:
1 bottle of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

..it's sparse in Montana :D

bkhk 01-23-2013 01:26 AM

A packet of "wet ones" in case I need to visit a public dunny, BMW Roadside Assist card and iPhone.

Die Wolfe 01-23-2013 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkreidel (Post 7331565)
BMW Mobility kit
flares
warning triangles
hydraulic bottle jack
qt of oil
Sig P226
40 S&W ammo + 2 spare magazines
microfiber towels
paper towels
2 flashlights
tie wraps
30' #16 AWG two conductor wire
Elishewitz FTWS survival knife
ACR 406 Mhz GPS PRB

EDIT: I looked this morning; add:
1 bottle of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

..it's sparse in Montana :D

I like the choice of weaponry and Sriracha sauce, haha! Not surprised about the scarce supply up there; but Tapatio is what I would pack! Lol

Die Wolfe 01-23-2013 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bkhk (Post 7331687)
A packet of "wet ones" in case I need to visit a public dunny, BMW Roadside Assist card and iPhone.

Yes! Wet Ones work wonders hahaha...and of course an iPhone is essential. Is there ANY other smart phone worthy of connecting to a BMW? (Rhetorical question)


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