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Old 02-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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List your 10 must have items on the trail

Let's get an idea of the most to least important items

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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#10 Basic toolkit
#9 Hi-lift and accessories
#8 Map
#7 Shelter (if vehicle can't be used, ie no doors/top)
#6 Form of communication suitable for the location
#5 Food
#4 First Aid Kit
#3 Water
#2 Plan on what to do if things go wrong
#1 Brain and knowledge of when and how to apply all the above

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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You forgot the beer.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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depends on the trail, but some possible suggestions:

Tool kit - including tools to replace axles and u-joints
  • welder
  • duct tape
  • telescoping magnet
  • spare u-joints
  • "Rescue Tape" or similar silicone tape
  • hose clamps
  • tire repair kit
  • PowerTank
  • small bucket
  • 2 large rachet-straps

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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1. Bring another wheeler with you Never wheel alone
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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Toilet paper
water
towels
tools
loppers
first aid kit
sunscreen
bug spray
friends with all the other stuff
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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1. Water
2. Lighter
3. Cigs
4. Beer
5. W
6. Snacks
7. Basic tools
8. Camera
9. Cell phone
10. Sunglasses
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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1. Water
2. Lighter
3. Cigs
4. Beer
5. W
6. Snacks
7. Basic tools
8. Camera
9. Cell phone
10. Sunglasses
Your #5 should be #1, #2 is right, #1 belongs somewhere behind #4, #3 is replaced with cigars(Romeo & Julieta). The rest all falls right in line lol. Anyway, i dig your style, let me know when you go wheeling id be down for sure to bad you dont live near Toledo
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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1.Hi Lift
2.food and water
3.cell phone
4.zip ties
5.a solid chain and strap
6.gloves
7.map of the area
8.brake cleaner(you can use it as starting fluid and to dry off electrical equipment and to help air up tires)
9.tire plug kit with fix a flat
10.A friend, cause you should never wheel alone
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #10
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We go alone, so my list is a bit different than some..
1.... Water, at least a gallon per person per day.. We carry 25 gallons
2.... Complete safety kit
3.... Tool kit, including tire repair kit, bungee cords, tiedown straps, axe, two shovels, hi-lift, compass ,etc
taking only the wrenches and sockets needed for the jeep. Take what you need and need what you take
4.... Winch and extraction equipment
5.... Enough food for 5 days
6.... 2 spare tires, one mounted, one not mounted
7.... Clothing and hiking boots, for hot, and cold weather
8.... All our camping gear,,,
9.... Prescription drugs,, penicillin, antibiotics, and anti inflammatory.
10.. Gin, Vodka, tonic water, and a couple of really nice bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon...
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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We go alone, so my list is a bit different than some..
1.... Water, at least a gallon per person per day.. We carry 25 gallons
2.... Complete safety kit
3.... Tool kit, including tire repair kit, bungee cords, tiedown straps, axe, two shovels, hi-lift, compass ,etc
taking only the wrenches and sockets needed for the jeep. Take what you need and need what you take
4.... Winch and extraction equipment
5.... Enough food for 5 days
6.... 2 spare tires, one mounted, one not mounted
7.... Clothing and hiking boots, for hot, and cold weather
8.... All our camping gear,,,
9.... Prescription drugs,, penicillin, antibiotics, and anti inflammatory.
10.. Gin, Vodka, tonic water, and a couple of really nice bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon...
I neglected to include in the tool kit, good topographical maps.. No need for cell phones though.. They don't work where we go..
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #12
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While I I don't do any "hard core" trails. I do spend a lot of time out and about in the mountains and "remote" areas.

I take the following items with me regardless if i plan on spending only a few hours or a few days.

1. axe
2. shovel
3. maps
4. first aid kit (made my own)
5. tools
6. tire repair kit / air compressor
7. leather gloves
8. recover strap
9. camera (never know what you will see!)
10. power inverter (need to charge camera battery!)

I always keep a few things in my jeep that could be appropriate anytime
1. hand sanitizer
2. baby wipes (sometimes hand sanitizer just won't do)
3. kleenex / napkins (double as TP in a pinch)
4. phone charger
5. sunglasses
6. lint free cloth (clean sun glasses, phones, gps screens)
7. tire pressure gauge (check your pressure often!)
8. spare fuses.
9. lint roller (removes dog hair from seats/clothes. Especially important when making an good impression on the ladies )

some of the areas i go to have pit toilets with no running water (tp is sometimes gone. )
some campgrounds are not open year round and neither are the restrooms.

I'm looking at options for a cb radio (i often loose cell phone service).

I've seen/done
1. trees fall between going in and coming out of area.
2. provided directions to lost mountain bikers
3. go places and not seen signs of another person/vehicle all weekend long
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I dont know about yall but try to allways bring someone to drag my winch line for me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #14
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nice lists everyone, to all the people just starting out i recommend learning how to use all the things you need to bring before you need them. examples- maps/compass, first aid kit, and any recovery gear. they don't do you any good if you don't know how to use them.

Safe Jeeping everyone
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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We go alone, so my list is a bit different than some..
1.... Water, at least a gallon per person per day.. We carry 25 gallons
2.... Complete safety kit
3.... Tool kit, including tire repair kit, bungee cords, tiedown straps, axe, two shovels, hi-lift, compass ,etc
taking only the wrenches and sockets needed for the jeep. Take what you need and need what you take
4.... Winch and extraction equipment
5.... Enough food for 5 days
6.... 2 spare tires, one mounted, one not mounted
7.... Clothing and hiking boots, for hot, and cold weather
8.... All our camping gear,,,
9.... Prescription drugs,, penicillin, antibiotics, and anti inflammatory.
10.. Gin, Vodka, tonic water, and a couple of really nice bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon...
Sounds (and looks, from the pic) like you go to some pretty awesome places. How long are you planning your trips for if you're carrying 5 days worth? Is it 5 days or are you bringing extra, in case you get stranded somewhere?

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