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What do you keep in your car?

I don't know why, but I always have tons of food in the car. I suppose it it is to be prepared in case I am stranded in a blizzard or something. :) I always have an assortment of gum and candy. Chocolate stuff in the winter, not so much in the summer. I usually have a variety of chips, pretzels, granola bars, etc. It definitely comes in handy with the kids and when we are out and about. What do you have in your car?

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  1. Water and mints. If there is a forecast for considerable snow and I'm driving somewhere away from home, I might take a couple of PowerBars, just in case. But I don't generally keep food in the car.

    1. In Florida and Mexico:
      water and more water
      2 small coolers, one with cheap tableware for impromptu tailgating and picnics, the other for transporting seafood and highly perishables
      corkscrew
      wasabi
      soy sauce
      spear gun
      filet knife
      small manual juicer
      electric coffee bean grinder, I have no idea why it is still there.

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      1. re: Veggo

        Ummm --- where are you going to plug the electric coffee bean grinder in? ;-)

        1. re: boyzoma

          I haven't had much need for it. What idiot would keep an electric coffee maker in their car?
          There is a crockpot in the trunk, too, still in the unopened box. Same reasoning, what idiot travels around with pork shoulders and lamb shanks in their golf bag?

      2. Water, gum, and earthquake supplies (including protein bars).

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        1. re: maxie

          Right now, Warheads. Man, are they bad.

          Usually, nothing.

        2. Two pair high quality chopsticks in a bamboo box in the glove compartment. Cork screws, bottle opener, Daiwa Mini-cast fishing rod & reel, tackle box; and tent, sleeping bag, mat and boots in case the fishing is really good. The rainbow and brookies are really biting now.

          1. Bottle opener, corkscrew, oyster knife, squeeze lemon, crackers, water, gum.
            This is when I had a car...

            Can't understand Veggo's coffee bean grinder.;)