Keep several extra tie-wraps in the Pilot for such emergencies on the road or securing a varmint or twoPardon... I was thinking half-shaft CV joint boots for some reason. Still a Good Idea to use the right Oetiker-style clamps, but a tie-wrap might be OK for the boot on the rack. To me it looks less than half fast. but might function alright.
Maple Syrup? What, no waffle maker, box of batter, powdered milk, water, cured bacon, and generator all to go with the Maple Syrup?Amen! Tie-wraps, a few bungee cords, towels and window cleaner, a few large heavy-duty yard-sized trash bags, work gloves, rechargeable flashlight, portable battery compressor, spare bulbs, jump-start box... Maybe a bottle of maple syrup or something. As long as we've had the car (fall 2012) and the driving done, I can safely say that I've never used any of the ride-along fixit-kit stuff on our own car. Done a few field-service help sessions for others who were stranded though.
That said, it's unlikely that I'll be doing field repairs on tie-rod or even CV joint boots.