Everybody has that one “momfriend” who somehow always has just what you need – even if you never knew you needed it. Whether it’s an aux cord, feminine products, a pen, or sunscreen – there’s someone in the group who just seems to always have everything. In my friend group her name is Kerry – and we’ve literally come to call her bag the “cool thing dispenser.” It doesn’t matter if you need the perfect shade of lipstick or a Leatherman to do some repairs; Kerry’s got you covered.
One Reddit user wanted to hear from the Kerry’s of the world and asked:
Overprepared redditors, which thing do you always carry with you no matter how much people ridicule you for it?
Now I know who to hang out with in case of apocalypse. Check out some of our favorite responses.
Tricked Out Truck
Carry on my person? Not much. But I drive out into the middle of nowhere for work all the time. 99.9% of the time you go out to the field nothing bad happens. But there is always that time when something does.
My truck has a full first aid kit, not a car sized one, but one with a full splint, suture kit, pain meds etc. I also have a Spot GPS emergency beacon, two full size spare tires, 100L of extra fuel, 20lb fire extinguisher, hatchet, hammer, socket set, multi-bit screwdriver, 4L of engine coolant, radiator sealant, j-b weld, 4l of engine oil, spare headlight bulbs, lithium battery booster, two tow straps, hi-lift jack, two traction aid ramps, thin thermal blanket and 4L of water with 2 days worth of energy bars.
People ridicule me all the time because I live in the city and my truck looks like it is ready to cross the fucking Sahara. The only thing I haven’t used to this day for either myself or someone I’ve come across is the energy bar stash.
Save The Moment
I always have a BandAid in my wallet. Through the years it’s saved the moment about a half dozen times. Usually for somebody else, not me.
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Mocking
I never leave the house without a pen. My wife mocks me for it but then she often asks to borrow it.