Most of us all carry a spare tire in the vehicle and maybe even jumper cables and more, but a many folks dont have any kind of emergency kit for themselves in the vehicle. Even FEMA and the Red Cross along with the government in some adds now advise this. There are a lot of terms for these kits, bug out bags (BOBs), 72 hour kits, emergency kits, and many more but it all boils down to being sure you have at least the minimum of what you need to get through at least 2 or 3 days if you have an emergency, from a vehicle breaking down or running off the road in bad weather, to a terrorist attack, to getting lost in the woods. I was looking at a thread on another page on BOBs and decided to start a similar thread here. I decided to also post my response to that thread here so here it is. I will try to post a complete list of my kits laterb ut yes I keep 2 in my truck plus add ons loose in the truck, most notably a NEF 20 ga behind the seat and a couple boxes of shells. I have a small pack as the primary but also have a fishing type vest that I keep in there and grab when I go off in the woods or whatever with a more basic version of the pack in case of getting lost or hurt. For now I will list what I would consider the most basics needed, all of which should be able to fit in a medium to large fanny pack. minimum 2 means of makeing fire; bic liter(s), water proof matches, magnesium striker, whatever spool of heavy twine; useful for building shelter, makeing traps for food/security, replace shoe laces, etc 10x 12 sheet heavy mil plastic; makes shelter, rain fly, water gatherer, helpful as blanket, can become rain suit, etc. 1-2 days food; can be as simple as a small bag of rice or a couple packs of ramen noodles cooking pot of some type; can be as simple as an empty vegie can and things can be stored in it to carry water purification tabs; theres not likely to be a faucet with pure water around when you need it water container; a small canteen or even a 2 liter or a couple of 1 liter bottles that can be tied to the belt first aid kit; can be as simple as a small tube of antibiotic cream, a couple bandaids, 10' of duct tape wraped on a business card and a couple feminine pads for major wounds, 3 day supply of perscription meds, small bottle of ibuprophen for fever and swelling controll, anti diareal meds since in emergency situation food/water may not be the best and dehydration from diarea could be fatal T.P.; put at least some kind of napkins or paper towels or TP in a ziplock so it stays dry and good, you dont want to be stuck somewhere in trouble and find the only thing to wipe with is a pine cone good and shard knife; a lock back knife or sheath knife with at least a 3"-4" blade though a bit larger would be good, dont cheap out it dosnt have to cost a fortune but dont go with the $5 cheapy, it can cut small sticks, dress/butcher game, be esed for TONS of important tasks decent whet stone; whith heavy use all but the best knives will get dull by the end of a single day and a small whet stone isnt much bigger than your thumb and can be had under $10 fish hooks; toss a couple dozen large eyed/trot line hooks and a few small 9#6 or smaller) hooks and 25 to 30 foot of fish cord in a film can along with a few small split shot sinkers, you can use the large eye hooks with your twine to set limb/trot lines to catch larger fish while you sleep or do other things and the small hooks and line to go after blue gill/perch/bait fish as they are easiest to catch and hit when nothing else will and 20 of these can often be caught in an hour or 2 and make a decent meal emergency whistle; you may not be able to yell if stranded for a day or 2 and may need to signal rescuers, even if you put this together with the thoughts of avoiding others you may have to trade with others and if it is a SHTF situation you dont want to walk up on others without anounceing yourself from a distance This sounds like a lot of stuff but it is probably half of what I have in my vests pockets and packed well will fit in any med to large fanny pack or a normal sized womans purse and provides food, shelter, fire, medical, and basics to create more if you have the knowledge. Like I say I will post a list of whats in mine later as I get the chance but these are the escentials IMHO. I hope this may get folks that havent done this thinking about it as it just could save your life, or at least be the difference between being one of the miricals of survival that '...lived 4 days on nothing but puddle water and tooth paste after running off the road in a storm and breaking both legs, more at 5' and the person found getting along like they were on a camping trip at the lake.