Finally put my vehicle bag together. Since I have a a fairly long commute to work my goal is to have something in the vehicle with me in the event of getting stuck in snow now that winter is beating its way towards us. Or in the event that some other unforeseen circumstance could cause me to either be stranded for a period of time or end up having to walk some distance.
I was asked if I was going to throw a folding shovel or some type of snow removal tool into the back of the vehicle also. I thought about this for a bit and came on the conclusion that if I was foolish enough to be driving to fast for conditions and ended up in a snow bank, or more than likely in a ditch facing the opposite way I deserve to be stranded. We have all, or most of us that live in a part of the country that has snow and ice with some frequency seen that one vehicle I just described above. The driver standing on the side of the road with a total look of “I’m fucked” on their face.
I don’t say this with contempt, because when I was 16 I was that driver. To arrogant, to fast, to much slush and snow, and my 71′ VW Bug in a ditch facing up a 10 ft bank to the top of the road.
I will say no to the shovel. The calorie expenditure vs. the effort? not practical in my mind.
So here is what I have now:
A bag. I bought a second Voodoo Tactical Tobago 3 Day assault pack a while back. Not cheap but I have had another of the same for 3 years now and it has held up pretty good after some fairly good abuse. It is good sized and if one is not careful they could overload it will to much weight.
A couple items I added after I took the pictures, a sleeping bag, a set of Gortex pants and coat. Also a can of my poor mans Sterno