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Old 03-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Are You That Guy?

You know the guy... the one that always shows up for every trail run with no tools, no fluids, no straps or recovery gear, probably no lug wrench, no brains, no common sense, likely no lunch or drinking water, and then expects everyone on the trail to bail him out when he gets stuck or breaks down?

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Let me guess, you're tired of helping "that guy" out when he gets into trouble ?




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Old 03-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Yeah, I am that guy! Why bring your own stuff when someone else already has it (is what I always say). LOLOLOLOL
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I'm usually the polar opposite of that guy, as far as rig stuff. I bring just enough food and water to keep me satisfied for the day, but I know how to survive in the woods if need be. Make rules for your next trail run, that's what I do for everything except local trips with close friends.
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You know the guy... the one that always shows up for every trail run with no tools, no fluids, no straps or recovery gear, probably no lug wrench, no brains, no common sense, likely no lunch or drinking water, and then expects everyone on the trail to bail him out when he gets stuck or breaks down?
This isn't just how they wheel...this is how they live their lives! They live their lives like sheep, with their heads in the grass denying that wolves even exist. They complain about the sheep dog and how it constantly harrasses them, telling them where to go and when to do it. Then when the wolves attack they complain and want to know where the sheep dog was and why he didn't protect them... They figure they'll just call the police, AAA or depend on one of us that are prepared INSTEAD of preparing themselves. THere's a fine line between being naiive and just plan stupid...and we know you can't fix stupid. Please, don't be stupid.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:45 AM   #6
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It's time to thin the hers. These type of people are on the list right below crooks and politicians, as if the second doesn't fit into the first category.
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You know the guy... the one that always shows up for every trail run in a JK Unlimited.


Just kidding.

We have ran across those guys while out on the trails. Not so much within our group on club runs. Everybody is happy to pitch in and help out though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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Just kidding.

We have ran across those guys while out on the trails. Not so much within our group on club runs. Everybody is happy to pitch in and help out though.

That might be more of an issue than we initially thought...
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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Just kidding.

We have ran across those guys while out on the trails. Not so much within our group on club runs. Everybody is happy to pitch in and help out though.

Ouch! Us Unlimited folks are that looked down upon on the trails?
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"that guy" probably collects money from the government (our money, actually) and voted for Obama.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #11
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I'm a worse version of "that guy". I'm that guy in a perfectly clean shiny jeep driving in the other direction as 10 wranglers go by on their way out to a trail.

It happened twice this weekend.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #12
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When ever i have gone with a small group, there' s always been someone who didn't have either tools or recovery gear, but they weren't "cheap" or "dumb", they just didn't realize how serous these group trails are. They had no idea that you actually fix things on the trail, and felt pretty bad whenever we needed something. The people I don't like are the ones who say "I know what I'm doing, I always go offload" and end up getting stuck or broken with NO gear and get mad at us for taking so long to get him out.
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I also fear that I never bring enough stuff for myself!! That I won't have the ONE tool I might need...lol
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Just out of curiosity....what is your list of things you bring out on the trail? I always bring some tools, tow strap and water....but it is hard to bring evrything. One of the things that I have found really cool about the Jeep community is that we help those in need when we can. I help others when I can and have been helped plenty of times!
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Just out of curiosity....what is your list of things you bring out on the trail? I always bring some tools, tow strap and water....but it is hard to bring evrything. One of the things that I have found really cool about the Jeep community is that we help those in need when we can. I help others when I can and have been helped plenty of times!
I am also curious as to what others carry on the trails.
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I'm a worse version of "that guy". I'm that guy in a perfectly clean shiny jeep driving in the other direction as 10 wranglers go by on their way out to a trail.

It happened twice this weekend.
Nothing wrong with that...someday when it is time your Jeep will end up off road....maybe not by you...might be one of your kids or might be when/ if you decide to "Try It". IMO Jeeps like yours end up being the ones everyone wants 'cause it usually still pretty close to stock...when it is time to start wheeling it.

Even though my TJ does go off road, and is my DD I frequently hear that, "Your Jeep is to clean", or "Your Jeep is Pretty, it doesn't look like a Jeep".

But its your Jeep do what you want!!!
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There are quite a few threads around with long lists of what people carry with them on the trail.

I carry quite a few tools. Mostly basic stuff. End wrench and socket set. Deep wells and standard.
Plus, some things that are commonly used on trail fixes.
Torx bits
A 32mm socket to take the front hub nut off and a 12 point for the other side.

Thinking about buying a "DeVise". It's a vise that fits in a 2" receiver. Would be really handy for u-joint fixes on the trail.
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i'll winch you
i'll loan you tools
i'll help you fix your junk
STAY THE FUGG AWAY FROM MY FOOD AND BEVERAGES,IT COULD GET YOU HURT
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:25 AM   #19
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nothing beats knoiwing your rig too. And doing your own maintenance, so you have an idea of what your rig can handle. I think the original poster here means the guy that has nothing in his jeep, a flat spare or no spare tire and no tools or water. Not even bailing wire and duct tape. And possibly his or her jeep isnt maintained but they wanna go wheeling with the other jeeps and dont understand what it takes, ive been out with these types. I was fortunate that my old man taught me young to have some equipment in your truck or jeep.
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I used to do the trail leader thing on trails that I was familiar with. I didn't mind winching or strapping somebody over an obstacle. But the people who would start a run with stuff already broken on their Jeeps drove me nuts.

The last straw was a guy who could not start his Jeep and reckoned it was finally time to put on that new carburetor on his YJ - and had it with him in a box with a two-year-old postmark. And YES he borrowed tools to swap carbs.

I left him beside the trail with some of my tools, while I took the other Jeeps up the mountain and back. At which point we had to fix his repair and jump his battery, dead from cranking the engine. That was my last trip as trail leader for a couple of years.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:12 PM   #21
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nothing beats knoiwing your rig too. And doing your own maintenance, so you have an idea of what your rig can handle. I think the original poster here means the guy that has nothing in his jeep, a flat spare or no spare tire and no tools or water. Not even bailing wire and duct tape. And possibly his or her jeep isnt maintained but they wanna go wheeling with the other jeeps and dont understand what it takes, ive been out with these types. I was fortunate that my old man taught me young to have some equipment in your truck or jeep.
You forgot wd-40

I always have a 197pc tool kit with me when I'm wheeling. 2 straps (one tow and one recovery) with me at all times.

But I hate to admit... But my dad is "that guy." I guess he hasn't been in my Jeep enough.. must not burn when he pees.

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