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Old 03-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #31
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Ok, so you've decided that you're going to give it a go.
Next thing on your list is to get the absolute basics together before you hit the trail.

You should have the following, at the very least:
Recovery strap & later a tree strap
Recovery points on your Jeep shackles or good strong hooks front & rear
First aid kit
Tool kit good assortment of wrenches & sockets both metric & standard, assorted pliers, duct tape, big zip ties, wire cutters, screwdrivers, etc. You might need the ONE thing you didn't bring if something comes apart or breaks.
Tire pressure gauge
Fire extinguisher

Bungees or straps - Something to securely tie all of your gear down in the back.
Food & water, trail snacks lots of water.
Fire cigarette lighters or some waterproof matches
Insect repellent, sunscreen, blanket if it's cold weather season.
Trash bag! If you pack it in, pack it out! Tread lightly. Leave nothing behind but tire tracks. Even further along those lines, if you see something laying out there, pick it up and haul it in to the trash can.

I know I'm forgetting something, but someone else will surely chime in for me.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by harrington View Post
OK I'm sold guys...Looks like I'll be headed right down the road to Chestnut Ridge Park - Shelters Someone told me they even have dedicated trails for Jeeps and after checking around it appears that there is a club that meets there.
Good for you! You will have fun... no doubt about it. Even logging / forest access roads can be fun... so long as it isn't paved

And like the others said, take pics and share them!

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Old 04-06-2010, 06:32 PM   #33
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Stock YJer here, JEEPS are MADE to be taken into situations where all sorts of land traversing manuvers are made much simpler by design. Not going off road in a jeep at LEAST 1CE, is like owning a Porche in Germany and NEVER taking it over 100mph... if you like the styling and the ride get at liberty with the soft full length sunroof, less of an off road warior (BUT still good off road) more hiway and city uses, pretty sure you can get the 6 speed too... Just think about the Porche Thing, then think, Do I understand the Jeep Thing?
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:12 PM   #34
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I knew from day 1 mine would be taken off-road, but I never imagined how capable it was. I crossed creeks, climbed out of creeks, rode on some pretty easy-going trails, some not to easy and even went mudding in some extremely deep (didn't know til after) ruts. All just a couple weeks after I bought it. I don't even have my plates in yet!
here is my proof:

and my baby is 99.9% stock!

it will blow your mind. keep in mind to drive within your limits. This was by no means my first off-road experience. You will be grinning from ear-to-ear for the whole day/weekend.
Do it for yourself, do it for your jeep
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #35
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You won`t see this on the hwy.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:03 PM   #36
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To add to Kate's list:

I always take a knife and a map of the area.

Optional: binoculars.
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I'm an outdoor person. I go camping, hiking and hunting. I purchased my Jeep this year because I'm planning an Elk hunting trip to Colorado in October. I got my Jeep to take me to the places I want and need to go. It's the best equipped vehicle to do that...mods or not.

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