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Old 05-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Recovery Gear Essentials?

Hello All!

I am putting a list of recovery gear together and I was wondering what most of you deem essential recovery gear...

Currently, I only have my trusty Raw-hide gloves, ARB EZ tire deflator, ARB Air Hose Kit, screwdrivers, and obviously my winch controls..

So what is essential?

I was thinking about the following:
Fire Extinguisher
HD 30' Tow-strap
6' Tree Saver (c'mon we're in Oregon here people; we love our trees)
Tow receiver hitch mounted Hook (or "D" Ring).

What else? Any recommendations on Brands?

Thanks

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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Always a second vehicle.
Yeah, I have had to learn that lesson the hard way distorted.. I was thinking more in terms of "Gear" though..
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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First Aid, some food, water, Duct Tape, wrenches, pliers, sockets, and tire repair.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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A first aide kit, misc tools: socket set SAE/Metric, Torks, allens, slip-joint pliers, tire plug kit...


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Old 05-18-2009, 05:41 PM   #6
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Yeah, I have had to learn that lesson the hard way distorted.
We all have.

I agree with the posts above ...safety gear is important.

I usually pull a small trailer with most of my garage on it with tools, gear/tents, parts, straps, and every fluid I mite need and then some.

So I go overboard but I'll always have the tool or gear I need.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #7
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I actually do have a fist aid kit stored within the jeep.. I never though about the misc tools though.. I have all the "Jeep" sockets (i.e. Large Allen and Torx) which I will definitely bring along!! I am actually looking to see what all i can store in the jeep at all times.

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:02 PM   #8
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A short handle shovel
hi lift jack
rope
tape
zip ties
fix a flat
small square piece of wood
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:49 PM   #9
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gotta have tow points front and rear

in addition to all the good suggestions:
u joints at least, axle shafts if you have'm
jumper cables
i keep some rubber boots that slip over my regular boots
mag lite
zip ties
bfh
poncho
fluids

i pretty much go overboard myself.....most of that is in my dd xj right now as well.
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Propane and/or mapp gas torch
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:54 PM   #11
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Depends on the trip? Tow strap, front and back recovery points, and a second vehicle are absolute minimum. The list is endless from there.

Bonus stuff..sunscreen, bugspray,cooler
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a cooler and a cupple of beers for after your skined nuckles from fixing you rig on the trail and helps the driver of the second rig with his second thoughts abought trying to go where you just drove and broke your rig
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a cooler and a cupple of beers for after your skined nuckles from fixing you rig on the trail and helps the driver of the second rig with his second thoughts abought trying to go where you just drove and broke your rig
the beer should be for after you get back and are off of the trail.
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yup, no beer on the trails.
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^Agreed.
A blanket is also a good idea, just in case. Yes, even in summer- it'll cool right off, and those shorts that were working nicely with your TA/C system with the doors off won't help much when the sun goes down- Mark W.
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A "Big Red" 4 ton comealong in case you need to winch in two directions at once. These are lightweight & cheap.
A few straps of various lengths, & a few D-ring shackles to connect them as needed.

If you will be in an area that has no winch anchor points, (sand) then take a cheap galvanized boat anchor along. use your shovel to bury it, & a few shackles (at least one of these should fit, & be left on the anchor).
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a power saw, i always like to carry a saw, has saved my ass a few times. Although im usually on family owned property, i wont suggest just cutting things anywhere.
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I always carry a small bucket of nuts & bolts just in case I lose one out of somewhere that is needed, all sizes & lengths. Thats aside from the tow gear, tools, jack , jumper leads, tire repair kit, oh & a male person with some muscle bc I have a hard time lifting the wheels if I get a flat.

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