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Old 10-31-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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What's Your Off-Road Prep Kit?

Just want to get a feel for everyone's off-road prep equipment. What rescue equipment do you have stashed in your Jeep. Make sure to tell what type of off-roading you mostly do

I'm mainly sand & woods with some mud if it rains.

I keep a tool kit in the back with the essentials, a tire plug kit, and electrical tape. There's an ammo box with a tow chain and jumper cables. There's a tree saver strap. Small shovel. Broken fire extinguisher Plus, I have a t-55 socket and wrench. Can't leave home without that on the TJ.

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Old 10-31-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have a cell phone......wheel with buds most times......and basically use my 35+ years of 4 wheeling knowledge to the best of my ability.......


We wheel in sand, hills, and Looziana gumbo mud........


Also, it doesn't hurt if you have the baddest vehicle in the pack......



My '03 TJ with LS1 GM V8, 4L60E tranny, and NP 231 don't hurt......backed up by Dana 44's with Detroit Lockers and 4.56's, and last but not least, a Warn out front........

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Old 10-31-2010, 08:55 PM   #3
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Good thread. Especially for inexperienced wheelers like myself. Im looking to make a recovery kit just like to make sure that I have the essentials
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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I carry---
2- 20'/30' recovery straps
2-3-- d-rings
1- gloves
1- 200 piece craftsman socket set with torxs set tossed in
1- tire plug kit
1- assortment of fluids (oil-brake-tranny-diff)
1- Leatherman is always on my hip and a extra one in the jeep lol.
1- Jumper cables/assortment of electrical stuff.
1- tire pressure gauge.
1- assortment of nuts and bolts (lots of stuff from screws to bolts)
1- compressor for filling tires up.
1- tools to pull apart my locking hubs (special socket 4 key socket)
That is all I can think of at the moment.
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I carry---
2- 20'/30' recovery straps
2-3-- d-rings
1- gloves
1- 200 piece craftsman socket set with torxs set tossed in
1- tire plug kit
1- assortment of fluids (oil-brake-tranny-diff)
1- Leatherman is always on my hip and a extra one in the jeep lol.
1- Jumper cables/assortment of electrical stuff.
1- tire pressure gauge.
1- assortment of nuts and bolts (lots of stuff from screws to bolts)
1- compressor for filling tires up.
1- tools to pull apart my locking hubs (special socket 4 key socket)
That is all I can think of at the moment.
Question is where do you keep it all at? Do you have it in bags or what
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Nuts and bolts tire pressure gauge in the center console. I carry one bag that carries the fluid assorted sockets and electrical. That goes behind the passenger seat in the foot well (then push the seat tight to it) holds the bag in place. Then the socket set goes behind the drivers and I tighten it in the same fashion. The straps just sit in the back. Drings also in the bag. Gloves go in the back pocket of my pants I am wearing so they are always on me.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:32 PM   #7
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Thanks. Im trying to figure out how to set my Jeep up. I have heard mixed emotions about taking out my back seat to allow more room. I dont have kids so that wont be a problem. However, I do have a dalmatian that could be a little upset. Its not my DD so im weighing the pro's and con's.
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So, if you have all of that gear, WHERE do the friends that have never 4 wheeled before sit?


I mean, in my life story, my Dad had a 4x4 back in '65, so I reckon I was born into the sport, and we have broken more axles, winch cable, windshields, chains, etc., than 99.9% of the members here, and was just wondering.......WHEN DO YOU ENJOY THE SPORT?
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I usually wheel on rocks and dirt, and this is what I usually pack for a day of wheeling. This may seem a bit overkill to many of you, but I like to be prepared. It's the boy scout in me. If I knew how to weld, I'd carry welding equipment too. Most of this kind of gear I've either used or have seen used on the trail. Camping is a whole 'nother story (all this plus much more).

- tool set containing assortment of wrenches, sockets and drivers
- bag containing: more tools not included in above tool set (more wrenches, hammer, rubber mallet), a few extra nuts/bolts, tire repair kit, rachet straps, trowel, toilet paper, travel john urinals, lightweight tarp for building an impromptu shade or shelter
- another bag containing: 2 tow straps, tree saver, snatch block, winch line dampener, work gloves, 4 clevis shackles (in addition to the 4 that are on my bumpers)
- pull-pal winch anchor
- impact wrench with various sockets
- axle housing plug
- axe, shovel (if you wheel in woodsy areas, a chain saw comes in handy)
- first aid kit, several flashlights, a few knives, lighters, compass, rope, emergency blanket, emergency poncho, rain coat, fleece jacket, beanie, gloves
- water (usually about a gallon), snack bars, lunch if a long day is expected
- CB radio, handheld GPS unit (in addition to the dash-mounted EOM GPS Nav system), GPS-enabled cell phone, Spot GPS messenger
- movers mat to lay down on top of if I need to get under the Jeep (also doubles as a blanket if needed)
- jumper cables
- air compressor
- DSLR camera

That may sound like a lot of stuff, but nearly all of it will fit in the trunk area of my 2-door JK, allowing me to take three passengers if I want to, but I usually don't want that many passengers, and I usually like to have some of that stuff more handy (closer to me).

On my front bumper is a winch, and on my rear bumper are 2 5-gallon gasoline cans when necessary.
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I usually wheel on rocks and dirt, and this is what I usually pack for a day of wheeling. This may seem a bit overkill to many of you, but I like to be prepared. It's the boy scout in me. If I knew how to weld, I'd carry welding equipment too. Most of this kind of gear I've either used or have seen used on the trail. Camping is a whole 'nother story (all this plus much more).

- tool set containing assortment of wrenches, sockets and drivers
- bag containing: more tools not included in above tool set (more wrenches, hammer, rubber mallet), a few extra nuts/bolts, tire repair kit, rachet straps, trowel, toilet paper, travel john urinals, lightweight tarp for building an impromptu shade or shelter
- another bag containing: 2 tow straps, tree saver, snatch block, winch line dampener, work gloves, 4 clevis shackles (in addition to the 4 that are on my bumpers)
- pull-pal winch anchor
- impact wrench with various sockets
- axle housing plug
- axe, shovel (if you wheel in woodsy areas, a chain saw comes in handy)
- first aid kit, several flashlights, a few knives, lighters, compass, rope, emergency blanket, emergency poncho, rain coat, fleece jacket, beanie, gloves
- water (usually about a gallon), snack bars, lunch if a long day is expected
- CB radio, handheld GPS unit (in addition to the dash-mounted EOM GPS Nav system), GPS-enabled cell phone, Spot GPS messenger
- movers mat to lay down on top of if I need to get under the Jeep (also doubles as a blanket if needed)
- jumper cables
- air compressor
- DSLR camera

That may sound like a lot of stuff, but nearly all of it will fit in the trunk area of my 2-door JK, allowing me to take three passengers if I want to, but I usually don't want that many passengers, and I usually like to have some of that stuff more handy (closer to me).

On my front bumper is a winch, and on my rear bumper are 2 5-gallon gasoline cans when necessary.
See this is the complete list. I carry that when I go wheeling say in cali. Out here in the midwest there "PARKS" so if something were to break I can get it towed to the campsite not more then 1 mile from anywhere in the park so it really is not a issue. Most of that doesn't need to be carried out here. Yes we even have to pay to play out here .

BTW I don't have my rear seat in the jeep. I took that out the third day I owned since my goal is only one other person is going to ride for free with me. I kept the rear seat in the stang any everybody always wanted me to drive WELL NOT ANYMORE drive your damn self lol
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I have heard mixed emotions about taking out my back seat to allow more room
Taking the back seat out literally takes one minute. For the 97-02 (I believe that's correct), and I don't know exactly about 03+, the seat flips up then you just pull it out from one side, pull out the other side and lift the seat out. It's an easy process.
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Taking the back seat out literally takes one minute. For the 97-02 (I believe that's correct), and I don't know exactly about 03+, the seat flips up then you just pull it out from one side, pull out the other side and lift the seat out. It's an easy process.
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After going out on Saturday, I'd say get a spare 'Air Filter' for your kits... Having one on hand would have been a win for a few people.
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D-ring shackles, tow strap, assorted torx and sockets, Box/open wrenches, a few screwdrivers, flashlight, head light, pry bar, shovel, duct tape, assorted zip ties, bungees, ratchet straps, misc. nuts, bolts, and screws, gloves, receiver hitch shackle. I'm sure there's more but thats all I can think of off the top of my head. It all fits nicely into a black bin that I toss in and strap down in the back right before I leave.
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Taking the back seat out literally takes one minute. For the 97-02 (I believe that's correct), and I don't know exactly about 03+, the seat flips up then you just pull it out from one side, pull out the other side and lift the seat out. It's an easy process.
03 flip up the seat and pull the latch and its out
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cooler of beer in the back and a pack of zip ties in the glove box.
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I think there was just a thread like this . search for that one theres alot of good info in there
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1 20' tow strap w loops
1 30' tow strap with hooks
1 hand winch in case i need to go backwards
smitybuilt winch on the front
hi lift jack on the hood
assorted fluids
jeep knife
wrenches

I have used everything on this list at least once on my past trips out of necessity...
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