Vehicle Emergency Kit (Secret Compartment)

I use a lot of my older outdoor gear as well as other stuff in a vehicle emergency kit to be prepared to help myself and others on the road. Full list of items**: Tier 1 (Access from driver’s…



  1. ak

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    nice TinMan,I would add an emergency battery jumper in case there's nobody around to jump you.

  2. Kurd Phoenix

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Can you tell me what suv is that please?

  3. Tom Nim

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    What kind of gas can is that? I've always thought there wasn't really a way to carry gas without heavy fumes.

  4. Rod Fromleftfield

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Fantastic video!! You basically have all areas covered. I have to remember to get a decent saw for cutting branches and a crow bar always comes in handy. That simple winch is amazing! Thanks for the ideas!

  5. Walter Waldschrat

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Servus gut vorbereitet hast du auch einen deutschen Kanal Gruß aus dem Weinviertel 🇦🇹🔪🔦🌲

  6. mamabear Lil K

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Awesome kit. Just starting on my own so appreciate the ideas.

  7. Tan Wee Koon

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Nice complete set of gear inside your car. I did just that too, had some of my duplicate, unused or 'secondary' level gear that I have already upgraded or changed out, to be stored in the car for en emergency. Thanks for the video Bro!

  8. Federico Amati

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    One on the best videos then i have seen!My conpliments!

  9. Arpad Muller

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Awesome kit! I am going to collect some of the stuffs, but what I have and I can recommend to you is a car jump starter.
    Thanks to Li-ion/li-po batteries, these are now lightweigt, and can charge w usb, and you can store everywhere.

  10. Neo Survivor

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm


  11. Daniel Buscher

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Enjoyed the video! It gave me some additional ideas I can use in my own emergency kit.

  12. Lai Ynna

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Manuel, great video again!
    I would add some of those handwarmers, in case you ever have to work on your car in freezing temperatures (they never seem to break down in nice sunny weather ;)).
    Also a few emergency blankets, supercheap, easy to pack too and they can be absolute life savers!
    You also mention having a first aid kit in the back of your car, but do you have one in the glove box too? I was thinking that if you would be unfortunate to be in an accident, you might not be able to get out of the car immediately, so having a small first aid kit near you that could for instance help with severe cuts could be handy.
    And last but not least I would also put a small fire extinguisher under a chair, for the same reasons as above.
    As for the rest, you have some really cool additional stuff, like the dyneema rope (and cool video on that too!), so thanks for sharing :)!

  13. Walkertongdee

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    So is the Tin Man like in the Wizard of OZ? Cause that would be cool!

  14. Friedhofswolf

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Sehr gutes Set Up, aus eigener Erfahrung würde ich noch ein paar Rettungsdecken dazupacken auch wenn du gute Wolldecken hast, bei einer eventuell bereits bestehenden Unterkühlung, und wenn sie nur leicht ist, wirken die Dinger wunder, ich habe meine in Verbindung mit diesen billigen Zehenwärmern im Auto, das geht eindeutig schneller als aufwärmen in der Wolldecke und kostet ja quasi nichts. Du hast zwar eine im Verbandkasten. aber wie gesagt, billig (liegt oft sogar rum) und effektiv außerdem kannst du, wenn du sie innen in die Tür einklemmst und quasi das Auto von innen damit Verhängst wie mit Gardinen mit einer deiner Kerzen sehr schnell auch im tiefsten Winter sehr gut warm bleiben und du hast wirklich nen komfortablen Shelter, das spart dir viel Energie die du mit Körperwärme erzeugen müsstest

    aber nochmal. Sehr gutes Set Up!

  15. MrSachasan

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Super organisiert 🙂
    Nur ein paar Anmerkungen:
    Das RescueMeTool hab ich auch ich würde es nur irgdw innen befestigen hat ja extra einen Clip, weil wenn du mal auf der Seite liegst mit dem Auto oder sonst wie kann es sein das ist beim öffnen der Box dann wegfliegt und du nicht mehr rann kommst 😮

    Und das Messer in der Mittelkonsole ist halt ein einhandmesser, könntest damit Ärger bekommen weil es griff bereit liegt, ich weiß gibt kaum Sinn aber du kennst deutsche Gesetze.

    Und zu letzt, setz bei Pfefferspray immer auf hochwertige weil die billigen Standard Sprays wirken kaum und wenn nur nach einiger Zeit :O
    Kann Foxgear nur empfehlen 🙂

    Trotzdem tolles Video 🙂
    Mach weiter so 👍🏻

  16. charles meyers

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Well thought out kit. Add a few dryer sheets to keep mice out of your food…

  17. liam wallace

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    What vehicle do you have ? Looks smart

  18. linda fox

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Very impressive and comprehensive!

  19. flywaii

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Great system. I'd suggest buying water in aluminum cans instead of plastic containers as plastic-related chemicals may seep in the water after years of storage; even if not exposed to direct sunlight.

    I also like keeping my trunk empty-clean from any long-term stuff and keep all my 3rd level preparedness gear with the spear tyre (I don't have a separate compartment above the tyre though – all is organized in and around the wheel itself). I have also recently discovered to have tons of space under my back bench car seat where I now keep the majority of 2nd-tier stuff (surprising for the small city car I have) + a large umbrella and a tall camera tripod for night photos (I'm a photography freak lol). Do you have any space under your back bench in your Audi?

    I don't remember seeing duck tape – do you keep a roll or two in your car? The grey/silver threaded duck tapes are most versatile and strong.

    In addition, I keep a sleeping bag as 3rd-tier (of those highly compressible ones) and an inflatable mattress and air pump (designed to span the length of the front to back seat (full body length). Handy when you are on a Eurotrip on the autobahn and get really tired, or when somewhere in the Swiss bush and decide to car camp. Sleep is almost as if you were in your room at home.

    I have a full change of clothes – handy if you need to change a tyre in the rain (despite having also a rain/wind coat). This includes a pair of socks but also trousers, a T-shirt, a pair of surplus skiing thermal underwear and I'm thinking of adding some old hiker shoes (not done this yet). Note on the raincoat – why buy a cheap sweaty poncho when you can have a wind-stopper, summer jacket and a rain-coat in one? I keep this one with my 2nd-tier stuff and actually often use it when biking).

    Note: on tyre-changing in 2013 alone I did that 3 times. My record is 15 minutes from start to finish (it was before work in the morning rush-hour so I had to be quick lol). I'd also advise you to have a strong red or yellow strobe light to put next to your emergency reflective triangle when in unfall – you can use an old but quality bike backlight. Much better than a reflective triangle and car indicator lights alone. Of course, keep the batteries out of the light for long-term storage purposes.

    I saw you have an alcohol burner but I'd go with an Emberlit style stove instead. You can burn practically anything you find in the forest or bush with these stoves and don't need to keep any burning fuel (be it alcohol or gaz) in your car + it takes much less space.

    Great tip for the NRG-5, I have canned food too and some camping dried food but didn't find a good enough military grade food with long shelf life (longer than 5 years). I'll get those straight away.

    I keep a 5L diesel jerrycan instead of a 3L, which allows me for a little over 100 km range for my car. Especially handy if you are going from Italy to Austria and don't want to fill up at the crazy expensive Italian gas stations. 😉 Oh, and get yourself a siphon pump for your fuel hose, so you don't have to suck out the petrol from the other car with your mouth.

    Things I myself don't have in my car kit but have thought about adding (I didn't see you having those either):
    – traction mats (when you need to get out of deep snow – we have lots of snow in Switzerland and a folding spade is handy but mats can be much quicker) (3rd-tier)
    – emergency cash – 200 EUR will save a day or three if you must stay at a hotel or for an urgent car mechanic repair
    – external USB battery (1st-tier)
    – tyre air gauge (1st-tier)
    – emergency glares (3rd-tier) – but as you said – we don't live in the Australian outback. Despite all – highly interesting option for being visible on the autobahn in case you must do an emergency stop.

    This is by far the best video I've seen for car preparedness kit to date. You Germans with your huge sense of reason. I'm driving to Frankfurt next week (yeeey). Hope we meet one day. Thank you.

  20. El Kay

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Very good.

  21. ubique505

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    nice load out man…great video

  22. TangoTexan

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    fantastic job! you're better equipped than some police cars or fire trucks that I've seen.

  23. Lewibooi the Waffle

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    nice video!!😊

  24. mike rice

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    i see 5 to 8 break down each day

  25. Richard Williams

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    no first aid kit, or did i miss it?

  26. Jesus was a Carpenter

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    well done man, i've got all the same items in my truck….

  27. Hans W.

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Klasse Video, danke! Was ist das denn für ein Auto? Das "Geheimfach" ist klasse…

  28. Thomas Johansen

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Hi. Great Channel. What kind of brand is your outdoor/bushcraft pants. U once wrote about Them in one of you videos. ???Thomas. Dk.

  29. Waldheimat

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Moin Manuel, schöne Idee das nicht gebrauchte Outdoor-Zeug ins Auto zu packen. Meine Tipps: Deinen Feuerlöscher würde ich gegen ein Löschspray austauschen, wegen der höheren Wirkkraft. Zumindest solltest du diesen befestigen, sonst schießt dir das Teil durch den Fahrzeugraum. Außerdem eine Rolle Zewa für vielfältige Putzarbeiten, eine Rosenschere für Schnippeleien und ein richtiges Abschleppseil. So nun viel Spaß beim upgraden. Lg Jörg

  30. CargoCultScientist

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I would also add some Modafinil in the kit, studies by the military show that you can use them safely to stay awake for 48hours and still function adequately.

  31. CargoCultScientist

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The Knipex wrench plier is the most awesome, and most expensive pair of pliers I own. Why don't you put the headlamp in the tier 1, accessible from the drivers seat?

  32. Kai :D

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Wie findest du eigentlich immer deine Übernachtungsplätze? Fragst du da immer vorher die Besitzer?

    Gruß, Kai

  33. James Carmean

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Very well thought and equipped vehicle emergency kit. You have about all you should need for a normal emergency..whatever that is, lol. Do you add a tarp or tent with a sleeping bag for winter carry? Other than a firearm and ammo you have it well covered. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Robert Rios

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    lots of great ideas for emergency situations. thanks for sharing!

  35. Huan Son

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    wo soll man denn in Westeuropa liegen bleiben dass man so viel zeug braucht?!

  36. Eli H.

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Nice example of a good set up. Thanks for another great video.

  37. Matthias Dittgen

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Nützliches Set – hier und da noch ein wenig ausbaufähig, aber alles notwendige dabei!

  38. Stern Taler

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Im Winter würde ich einen Schlafsack definitiv mitnehmen. Mehrere Filzdecken halfen nicht viel gegen die Kälte, ich weiß jetzt nicht wie gut diese Decken sind die du hast. Auch einen Gurtschneider würde ich noch dazupacken.

  39. clancy6969

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    road flares, or glow Sticks if you can't get those.

  40. didimau1

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Brilliant mate given me some great ideas, hoping to accumulate as much surplus bushcraft stuff like you have! Awesome bud 🙂

  41. dcox01

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Great kit. One thing I would suggest is rain gear. I've had to change a tire in the rain. NOT fun.

  42. Andre Börsch

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Hi! Deine Zusammenstellung gefällt mir. Waren einige Sachen dabei, die ich wohl auch noch ins Auto legen werde. Danke für die Tips! Was ich an Deiner Stelle noch ergänzen würde, wäre das oft genannte Gewebe-Klebeband. 🙂 Falls Du noch übrig hast einen Wasserfilter (vielleicht einen Sawyer Mini) und einen kleinen Hobo. Wenn Dir mal der Brennspiritus ausgeht, hast Du immer noch die Möglichkeit auf "KLEINER" Flamme was zu kochen.

  43. Xeromorphic

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    nice video! One thing I always keep in my car is something to do; When your car breaks down and you have to wait an hour or two for help to get there its nice to have something to do.

  44. Ansgar Finn

    March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Sehr gute Ideen , dein Video hat mir gute Angerungen verschafft deshalb Danke Dir !!!

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