Nothing worse than getting caught out with vehicle related trouble. What are the essentials that we should all carry in our trucks, utes or whatevers.
Torch that works and a spare battery.
Something to light a fire with.
Jumper leads and not those noodle ones.
Snatch strop or tow rope with assorted shackles.
Assorted spare rounds in the centre console. Driving back down from Double hill up the Rakaia and a mob of Chamois crossed the road in front of us. Of course all the rifles were empty. My brother grabbed a round from the ashtray and attempted to load a 30.06 into his 270 as they dashed back up the hill unbothered. So make sure they are the right ammo.
My uncle always carried a small folding pruning saw. Heaps of applications for that. My Grandfather always had an axe and a shovel in the back of the Landover as well as shingle screens. He was hard core though bless his soul.