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These things are not needed but they might help you one day.
Just to be clear I probably carry 80% of this all the time, the rest: spade, both puncture kits, ice tracks etc are only put in the frunk for longer trips/certain times of the year.
It may appear at first like a lot but as you can see from the above photo it fills the frunk of my Tesla P90DL Facelift around 70-90% so not that bad with the odd thing like jackets and boots kept in the rear and battery pack kept inside the car.
Also, consider this list of ‘Must Have Accessories for your Tesla Model S‘
- 24 LED Strobe Beacon (note this has a magnetic base, the Tesla is made from glass and aluminium so it won’t stick, I’ve got two of these Delkin Camera Mounts that I was thinking of securing to it but it adds a lot of weight so I’m not sure. I may do a DIY job on it and fix some suckers to it at some point but in reality the only time I probably will use it is when I get a puncture/helping someone out on the side of the road so I won’t really need to drive with it on the roof. I also picked up an extension cable for the cigarette lighter should I want to place the beacon on the floor or elsewhere.
- Flashing Road Flare – Not as bright as I had hoped but still pretty good, Lidl supposedly do similar ones sometimes
- 2 x clip on strobes – Ideal to clip on to your person if working on the car
- Rechargeable Portable LED Work Light – Trying to fix a puncture is crap in the best of times, without a decent light it can be almost impossible at night
- LED Head Torch
- Light for our dog – Often he is in the back of the car, he often has one on his collar anyway but I keep a spare in the car
- Some glow sticks – Always useful, could chuck on the road as a sort of flare/cone
- LED Lenser Torch – Mostly used for dog walking but I keep it in the car most of the time
- Gerber Suspension Butterfly Knife / Multitool
- 90 Piece Premium First Aid Kit Bag
- Emergency Escape Hammer – Kept inside the car
- Heavy duty tow belt – The towing hook in the Tesla is inside the Red emergency bag supplied in the frunk.
- 3-4 Microfibre cloths – Ideal for cleaning windows/mirrors whilst charging or cleaning hands etc when broken down
- Some decent window cleaner – I normally carry some FastGlass or Hydroglass
- AlcoSense Lite Breathalyzer & alcohol tester – I don’t plan on drinking and driving but for the morning after it may be useful one day – I may add some of these if going to France
- Tesla standard emergency kit (small first aid kit, warning triangle, tow bar etc)
- A small spade or fold out version (depends on time of year if I carry these at all)
- Some sealed drinking water – You could easily just buy some bottled water instead
- Non-Slip Gloves
- Ice Grips for shoes – Slip over existing shoes to add grip to shoes
- Ice tracks for wheels – With the weight & 4×4 of the Tesla I probably will never need it but good in the winter as a backup
- Anker Portable Battery pack + MicroUSB + Apple Lightning + USB C cables
↪ Recently replaced with a VicTsing 500A Peak Current Portable Car Jump Starter Power Bank with 13600mAh Capacity which supplies a 12V supply to power lighting etc should my car battery die.
- 24W Solar Charger (Not taken on most trips but sometimes chucked in the car) – I have two of these in our emergency grab bags
- A spare coat / socks for us both
- Old piece of rope
- £10 or £20 (I forget which) note in a cash stash
- Walking boots
- A few Hi-Vis Jackets
- Kidde KSPD2G Fire Extinguisher Multi Purpose 2.0kg ABC
- 5 x foil blankets – One for each person in car + spares for lying/sitting on etc
- 2 x Survival Sleeping Bivi Bag
- Hand Warmer Value Pack
- (Not carried for most trips but if going to Scotland or somewhere out in the middle of nowhere it’s probably in the car) Fire Steel, Cotton wool balls smothered in vaseline and dipped in candle wax, Solo Stove with Mug, a few lighters, some dry kindling and waterproof matches dipped in wax.
- Ring RAC635 12V Preset Digital Tyre Inflator – Carried 100% of the time
- Slime 1800330 10914 Tyre Repair Set + decent tyre valve (one in the slime box is crap) – Carried on long trips only
- Silverline ‘Old school puncture kit’ – Fairly simple once you get the idea – Carried on long trips only
Originally written by William Fealey for his blog.