The Traveling Tool Box

   In traveling, one must be prepared for many eventualities. One is the dreaded car trouble.

   Although cars get increasingly technological and we are not mechanics, from time to time there may be minor repairs and modifications that need to be done.

   To that end, we carry a small toolbox under the seat with some common tools that could come in handy in the event of a breakdown. The box itself is a SpaceMaker that we found in a thrift store for a dollar. It is not the strongest box around, but it does fit under the seat and carries most of the tools we need.

   In the box you will note there is a small flashlight as well as a small spray can of WD-40. There also is a set of vice grips, an adjustable crescent wrench, channel locks, a pair of pliers, some side cutters, a set of allen wrenches, needle nose pliers, a box cutter and both a Phillips and a Flathead screwdrivers.

   These are sandwiched in by several shop rags that are used both for padding and to wipe things down if need be.

   Our tool box is a work in progress, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve it. Already it has been pointed out to me that although we may not need the box cutter, there is a constant need to make certain we have tape – including both duck tape and electrical tape.

   Stay tuned as we discuss how we modify this equipment as we go along. Our steadfast hope is that we do not need to use any of this equipment during our travels.

  But as the old saying goes, “It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.”

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