What tools are important to keep in our camera truck?

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Update by Chris Tropea to the Nissan Frontier Desert Runner project car
Aug 23, 2023 | Nissan, Frontier

Starting to get some of the stuff that will live in the truck full time loaded into the rear under-seat storage bins. I am not going to go too crazy packing for everything but just want to be prepared for emergencies. 

Right now, the Frontier’s tool kit is a spare ¼-inch ratchet set that I had at the house, but that will be replaced with something a little bigger and well-rounded for any small issues I might run into on the road. I also still need to purchase a small battery jump box to keep and an LED rechargeable headlamp. 

I do really like that the storage bins have the netting on them to keep things in place during travel and not let them roll around on the floor. 

What other tools would you recommend we carry?

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1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
8/23/23 1:12 p.m.

Um.  Cameras?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/23/23 1:20 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Um.  Cameras?

Those go in a separate truck. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/23/23 1:21 p.m.

Also, we do have a run-down coming up of Chris’ camera rig. It’s pretty cool. Like a certain submarine, it also uses a Playstation-like controller. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/23/23 1:24 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Also, we do have a run-down coming up of Chris’ camera rig. It’s pretty cool. Like a former submarine, it also uses a Playstation-like controller. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/23/23 1:33 p.m.
Colin Wood said:
David S. Wallens said:

Also, we do have a run-down coming up of Chris’ camera rig. It’s pretty cool. Like a former submarine, it also uses a Playstation-like controller. 

Ow. 

ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
8/23/23 1:46 p.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

For security we don't leave camera equipment in the cars but like David said we will have a breakdown of what I bring to a video shoot in a future update. 

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/23/23 2:39 p.m.

Fire extinguisher. 

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/23/23 2:55 p.m.

I recommend one of these or something similar. Handy for jump-starting vehicles, as well as charging phones and camera batteries. 

I've had very good luck with this brand. It puts out enough power to jump just about anything. 

Ice chest... maybe with ice.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/23/23 3:00 p.m.

Oh, yes, Chris is often there with the full cooler. 

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