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Old 04-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by jsalbre View Post
There probably won't be many rocks on that trip, so the chances of breaking things are a lot lower. I know the JK has a stated range higher than 400km, but that's highway. If I were going to be offroad for that kind of distance I'd carry at least an extra 10gal of gas with me.
I don't think it's the relative likelihood of breaking something in Tunisia that's the challenge. Rather, it's the virtual impossibility of getting parts and getting anything fixed!

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:40 PM   #32
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I go in the desert almost every day and just take equip. for one day, but by the time you spend time off-road, for 1/2/3/4/5/10 days you will know how to "KIT" your tools and recovery gear--

Food and survival gear is personal, but first aid kits are a necessary item-

The previous items/videos mentioned are all good items--but it'll depend on your "style/purpose/length of stay/depth of wheeling and type of terrain--mud (YUK)/dirt/dust/desert/rocks/shale/hills/streams--years of practice and experience--can't just make a "list"-

Although I'll show you part of my gear that is for 1 day to two weeks and spare parts and winchs aren't shown--

Length of time and severity of the trip, I also don't show my trailer--and it's usually fulla stuff to, this stuff was all cleaned/oiled/wd'd in Feb. this yearr after last Fall/winter use-however my Sierra trips are a little different than NORMAL peoples off-roadin-

The individual has to decide for himself, just how well he wants to prepare-

I do have a new serpentine belt as spare, they never blow, but it's one of the spare items your jeep can't operate witout, -I have spare battery/fuel/water/fluids too-

It's a jungle out there and the internet --google--can provide more info


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Old 04-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #33
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I thought that was a lot of equipment for those who do not go so often....
How about those who go wheeling 3 times a year? What should they absolutely have?
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #34
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I thought that was a lot of equipment for those who do not go so often....
How about those who go wheeling 3 times a year? What should they absolutely have?
Always wheel with a buddy. Other than that I always carry first aid, fire extinguisher, water, water, water, phone and or cb and a good knife (never leave home w/out a knife). Snatch straps, hi lift and or winch plus basic hand tools should be in the back.

Basically, know where you are wheeling and plan for the worse. Worse case how long will it take for outside help to get to you in an emergency and what will you reasonably need in the interim.

While you are out there drive slow, plan your route and have fun.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #35
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Could someone please help me out with some basics of off roading? I still know a lot, but there is a lot that I don't know. Just basic stuff, like what D-rings should? That type of stuff.

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Old 09-15-2012, 01:32 AM   #36
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a handheld or CB radio if alone (not advisable) added to a must-have list IMO. The cell phone may die and radios are a good backup in emergency situations or if a friend ahead of you disappears.

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