List your 10 must have items on the trail
Let's get an idea of the most to least important items
#10 Basic toolkit
#9 Hi-lift and accessories
#7 Shelter (if vehicle can't be used, ie no doors/top)
#6 Form of communication suitable for the location
#4 First Aid Kit
#2 Plan on what to do if things go wrong
#1 Brain and knowledge of when and how to apply all the above
:facepalm:You forgot the beer.:facepalm:
depends on the trail, but some possible suggestions:
Tool kit - including tools to replace axles and u-joints
1. Bring another wheeler with you Never wheel alone
first aid kit
friends with all the other stuff ;)
7. Basic tools
9. Cell phone
2.food and water
5.a solid chain and strap
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
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...
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.
4. first aid kit (made my own)
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
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 :flowers:)
some of the areas i go to have pit toilets with no running water (tp is sometimes gone.:rolleyes: )
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).
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
I dont know about yall but try to allways bring someone to drag my winch line for me. :angel:
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
For a moment there I though some of you were riding a Harley.
I would carry a orange blanket or tarp just in case you get into a real remote area and something bad happens. That way you can be spotted. Also for out of state visiters to Colorado buy a cheap non-resident fishing lic. that will pay for search and rescue. If you don't they can charge for looking for you and if they have to airlift you out it can get real expensive.
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