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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:49 AM
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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!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:07 AM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:51 AM
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Water, paper towels, flashlight, batteries
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:36 AM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:37 AM
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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...
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 PM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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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!

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:53 PM
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Are you on safari or something. Where do you fit all of this stuff in an X5, a trailer?
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:01 PM
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:38 PM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:43 PM
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Microfiber towels, a bottle of water and quick detailer in case a bird takes a **** on the ride.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM
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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
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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?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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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
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:38 PM
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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 )
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A copy of Joyce's Ulysses and a Petzl to read it with.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:55 PM
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-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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:06 PM
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A loaded Glock 27 with one in the chamber on my hip and an extra magazine in the center console.
Shouldn't you be driving a Range Rover instead?

Anyway, I have:
window breaker / seat belt cutter
swiss army knife
led flashlight
cig lighter air compressor
first aid stuff
whatever the car came with in terms of tools in the back (I really should check if it's even enough to change a tire eh?)

I should add:
change of clothes
duct tape
lighter
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Shouldn't you be driving a Range Rover instead?


I should add:

change of clothes
+1 on the change of clothes or at least undies!

Never know how long you may out of reach from home.....
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50ft rope, couple garbage bags, a shovel.
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50ft rope, couple garbage bags, a shovel.
Hehehe, perfect.

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