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Old 12-03-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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trail must haves

Everyone here has different levels of experience which leads to learning from what you forgot to bring with you the time you absolutely needed it.

What's your list of must haves in the Jeep for going on a run? And what's the one thing you just will not go out without?

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Old 12-03-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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Slim Jims.

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I always forget the camera and a couple of bottles of water. Have a small toolkit, tow straps, two fire extinguishers, and my cell phone if wheeling solo.
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:06 PM   #4
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Slim Jims.
Ewww, aminal by-products wrapped in plastic.
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Ewww, aminal by-products wrapped in plastic.

There's nothing wrong with slimjims. They introduce preservatives into our systems and allow for less embalming fluid when we die. Just like Twinkies.
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Twinkies are good for you and I say that with six years experience as a fitness instructor
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:22 PM   #7
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let see i carry
some tools
tow strap with out metal hooks
blanket extra coat
gps and cell phone
mre's not the best tasting but if stranded they are good
jack
same size spare tire
some tp. the leaves arnt soft enough and out here there is more cactus than leaves mabe a rabbit would work
always a cooler with sodas and water
water for the jeep you never know
some oil and tranny fluid
diff oil and something to catch oil we dont leave that on the trail
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lol

if you do any mud at all make sure you bring another vehicle and a tow strap
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:17 PM   #11
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so far the list is...

Slimjims, twinkies, a couple of rabbits, camera, and I'll leave out the beer cuz I don't drink. Seems like there's got to be better stuff guys

Seriously though, why tow straps without hooks? I've seen that a lot and I wondered why.
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Seriously though, why tow straps without hooks? I've seen that a lot and I wondered why.
the tow straps with the loops on the end as opposed to hooks are so much easier to hook to someone. you can put the strap through the loop and wrap it around something(like a slip knot) instead of hoping the hook with hold onto the strap(especially when you need to get a little running start and give a tug). hope that made sense.

and to add to the list...
hi-lift
shovel
maglite or equivalent

and then i also carry a hatchet and small sledge(lil 5-pounder)
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A change of cloths just in case
and a pup tent (been stranded before without shelter and sleeping in the jeep is no good for the most part)
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Always a bad decision.
It's for after the day is done.
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It's for after the day is done.
Not me, you ever wheeled with a hangover,OUCH!!!! assuming its a multiple day excursion that is.
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Not me, you ever wheeled with a hangover,OUCH!!!! assuming its a multiple day excursion that is.

No I haven't and I don't plan to. Just nice to have a cold one or two after a day of fun.
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No I haven't and I don't plan to. Just nice to have a cold one or two after a day of fun.
good idea, I and a few friends went to the old Iron mines in MN, at the ends of the day camped out and had a huge bonfire. The next morning was miserable, I felt every rock
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Ouch, I bet that wasn't fun.
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Yeah wasn't fun and was happy to get to pavement again.

On a serious note though,Tiny I put together a kit in a case that has tools, road flares, jumper cables, batteries, flashlight x2, a compass, and an emergency radio/weather radio. I also bring a spare jack, tire patches and plugs. A air compressor that runs off my cig lighter (since I don't have on-board air), a Come-along(for obstacles in my path, I am winch-less on this rig), change of cloths, a tent, tow straps, energy bars, my K-BAR(Knife) and 2 to 3 gallons of water. This is when I go wheeling away from the house at a distance.. When I go for a day near the house I usually just pack my kit in a case, and a cooler with water and lunch in it (idea being if something happens I always have my cell phone and a call for help it close).
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so far the list is...


Seriously though, why tow straps without hooks? I've seen that a lot and I wondered why.
tiny terror the truth is a safety thing the hooks if they give can fly back and go through widshields and hurt somone or even kill
where the straps with out the hooks just drop to the ground no sling shot effect


there was an artical a while back maybe I can find it but it was with some people using the hook style tow strap and it let loose flew through the windshield and killed the driver of the jeep.



its for youre safety
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the tow straps with the loops on the end as opposed to hooks are so much easier to hook to someone. you can put the strap through the loop and wrap it around something(like a slip knot) instead of hoping the hook with hold onto the strap(especially when you need to get a little running start and give a tug). hope that made sense.

and to add to the list...
hi-lift
shovel
maglite or equivalent

and then i also carry a hatchet and small sledge(lil 5-pounder)
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tiny terror the truth is a safety thing the hooks if they give can fly back and go through widshields and hurt somone or even kill
where the straps with out the hooks just drop to the ground no sling shot effect
Thanks guys, I heard it so many times and no one ever said exactly why but it stands to reason the metal hooks would be an issue.......... Um... add duct tape and rope to your list there khenderson, and you sound like a serial killer.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:52 PM   #22
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CB radio, cell phone, plenty of water for the day, spare tire, FIRST AID KIT-------very important, as I always seem to be the one that needs it.........lol. Some tools, jack, winch is always nice, along with proper straps, even a tree strap as to not mess up the trees. A properly rated snatch block, gloves, a couple of heavy duty D-rings, and the best one yet.............NEVER WHEEL ALONE!!!!!!!!! And of course, my favorite, as tailgunner, never leave a Jeep behind.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #23
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Always carry a large can of that fix-a-flat stuff along with the other items mentioned here. Seems someone else always needs it. Usually some guy on a dirt-bike or mountain bike.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #24
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I don't think I've read it yet.... toilet paper. Always got the girls screaming for some.
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I don't think I've read it yet.... toilet paper. Always got the girls screaming for some.
really soft paper towels in my Jeep ....more uses than toilet paper
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really soft paper towels in my Jeep ....more uses than toilet paper
Either that or those wet wipes, good for tp and just general wiping of hands and such. They have small travel size containers, and individual packets (like those you get with the fried chicken dinner). I take the individual packets when we go backpacking.
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I always have a couple rolls of shop towels. They can double as TP, diapers, napkins, Pig Pads in a hurry also. Definitely a quicker picker upper.

The one thing I never go out wheeling without is ANOTHER PERSON!!!!!!! Going out alone is bad business. Might not bite you in the ass for 20 years and then the one time you are broke down in the snow with no cell service and 20 miles from the nearest road will teach you to always wheel with at least 2 vehicles.

After that I follow pretty much everyone else. Tools, hi-lift, spare shafts, fluids, plenty of water, gasket maker, straps, spare tire, radio's, etc...
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:52 PM   #28
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Lots Of Great Info Especially The Hooks Will Get Rid Of Mine Soon But Where Do U Carry It All.
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #29
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all i need is a roll of duct tape and a little bailing wire

j/k. when im wheeling i usually carry :
-hilift jack
-tow strap(s)
-LOTSA TOOLS
-CB
-cell phone
-bailing wire (im serious)
-duct tape
-water
-fluids water, oil, PS fluid
-liquid gasket (in case you gotta go into the pumpkin
-fix-a-flat
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I know I'm on the tail end of this, but, I always carry the following:

Hi-lift, full size spare, lug wrench, tire plugs, extra gas, water, jumper cables, 1/2 in fuel line, zip ties/ bailing wire/duct tape, wd-40, ratchet strap, chain, compressor, large knife, full size axe and shovel, first aide kit, flashlight, tow strap, waterproof matches, winch controller, D-rings, full toolbox with american, metric, torx and a myriad of other stuff, fluids.............. I don't know where I put all this crap and can still fit four people's int sometimes. But it's best to go prepared.

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