Who carries what? Here's what I lug around all the time: 60" high lift, full sized shovel, set of el-cheapo tools, tow strap, first aid kit, road flares, propane heater, extra propane, space blanket, poncho, MREs, air compressor, extra coat, fire extinguisher, hammock (for summertime nap emergencies), bug repellant, toilet paper, jumper cables, gallon of drinking water, flashlight, spare tire (takes up the most room of all), extra fluids, huge lug wrench, gloves, matches, parachute cord, socks, hat. During winter I throw in a set of chains and a nice insulated coverall. Being cold sucks. If I thought I could get away with it, I'd leave my .22 pistol in it too.