In Deep East Texas, we have to be prepared for all kinds of things year-round. Lots of times, we have to commute to work, sometimes over considerable lengths. Because of these two things, there are things things that we have to keep in our trucks - or cars, I won't discriminate - that we consider essential.

If you don't have these things in your vehicle, you may want to reconsider and get them...

Not pictured - but still equally as important and essential: A cooler, first aid kit, tire repair supplies, sunglasses, and chewing gum...

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There you have it. These are the "essential" items for the Deep East Texas truck - or car, whatever works for you. What are some essential items that you have in your vehicle? Are they as essential as the items listed above? Let us know in the comment section below!