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Shawnee Jeep 06-29-2013 05:11 PM

Basic Toolkit - Suggestions?
 
What do you recommend for a basic tool kit to keep in the back of the JKUR? Mostly a daily driver but occasional off road. I assume jumper cables, tow strap, hi lift jack.

But what else?

Thanks.:thumb:

Up Hill Bill 06-29-2013 05:18 PM

Cell phone and a credit card......





Sorry, mate. I'm just in one of those moods......

1Topp 06-29-2013 05:24 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/9...15b0776da5.jpg

Tools and Equipment
Standard wrenches, 5/64 - 7/8.
Metric wrenches, 8 - 19. Standard hex key set, 5/64 - ľ.
Metric hex key set, 1.5 - 5.
Torx key set, T9 - T40.
Ratchet screwdriver.
Adjustable wrenches, med. and small .
Vise grips, small and large.
Hammer.
Two small pry bars.
Army Leatherman tool.
E-tool with case.
Folding four-way tire tool.
Jumper cables.
20 Foot tow strap.
100 feet 550 cord.
Ratchet tie down.
100 mile an hour tape.
Vinyl tape.
Heavy duty zip ties.
Large pocket knife.
Tire gauge.
Army cleaning brush.
Flashlight LED.
Air compressor AC/DC.
Hand vac DC . Fire ext. Combat life savers bag.
10 feet of 1 inch webbing.
OEM tire jack and tool.
Lighters.
Plug gap tool .
Assorted spare Jeep parts.
6 foot tape measure
Personnel Equipment
BDUís top and bottom.
Field jacket and gloves.
Tees, socks and UW.
TP, Soap, Wipes and DO. Sleeping bag.
Nomax gloves.
Shoulder holster U.S..
DCU boonie hat.
Two 1 Qt. Army canteens.
Army goggles.
Platoon pendent.
Spare glasses and repair kit.
P38 can opener.
Army earplugs and case.
Army safety pin large.
Maps.

Up Hill Bill 06-29-2013 05:30 PM

Among other things, I always carry a small sturdy shovel, a hatchet, a fixed-blade sheath knife, and a machete.




Better yet, just always go wheeling with 1Topp! :thumb:

Neral22 06-29-2013 05:48 PM

He forgot MREs and matches!

1Topp 06-29-2013 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Neral22 (Post 3911934)
He forgot MREs and matches!

MREs :nonono:

Walkingstick 06-29-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Neral22 (Post 3911934)
He forgot MREs and matches!

MREs are amazing these days.

Walkingstick 06-29-2013 06:33 PM

Tools:
Machete 21" by Express.
2 ton hand winch
Hi Lift Jack
Folding knife.
Fix blade
SAE and Metric ratchet heads and open end wrenches.
Allen keys
Star heads/keys.
Propane torch
Zipties, plasticiuffs
Waterproof bag with dive bag
E-tool or small shovel.
Toilet Paper
Miscellaneous food items(non perishables)
Spare Camelbak bladder/w hose
Ratchet/tow straps and chain
Camo webbing and good long gun.
Porn stache

Neral22 06-29-2013 07:01 PM

Besides my BOB, 2 tool boxes, a weather emergency kit, and a roadside emergency kit, I also have these + a Kurki machete... So in all honesty, i'm not too far behind him ;)

Martin10 06-29-2013 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill (Post 3911879)
Cell phone and a credit card......Sorry, mate. I'm just in one of those moods......

+1. What kind of repairs do you expect to do on the side of the trail or road? I used to carry all kinds of tools with me but after awhile I realized I never used them. If it is a mostly a daily driver I would not worry too much about it. All I carry anymore is a multitool and a flashlight. A long time ago I helped a friend replace a head gasket on a shovel head on the side of the road. I am way too old for that stuff anymore.

it_felt_so_good 06-29-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill (Post 3911879)
Cell phone and a credit card......





Sorry, mate. I'm just in one of those moods......

Realistically this is all you need for a, "mostly daily driver." But I would still carry the most basic stuff like flashlights, blades, small shovels, etc.

Shawnee Jeep 06-30-2013 07:45 AM

All good ideas. Thank you!

fallenbird 06-30-2013 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by 1Topp (Post 3911962)

MREs :nonono:

Nothing like veggie omelets in the morning!

redbilly 06-30-2013 09:37 AM

I carry:

Leatherman with blade and pliers
LED flashlight
Recovery strap, tow strap, treehugger
Snatch block
Gloves
Spare D-Rings
Crescent wrench
3 way metric Allen tool
Bungees
Duct Tape
T-50 bit and ratchet
Digital tire gauge
Viair compressor
Water purification pump
Fire starter and paste
Pocket chainsaw
3600 Calorie ration bar
Mylar blanket
Glow stick
Candles
Full medical kit
I want to add a rotopax 2 gallon gas tank as well.

1Topp 06-30-2013 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by fallenbird (Post 3913265)
Nothing like veggie omelets in the morning!

:crazy:

MSpiegel00 06-30-2013 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by fallenbird (Post 3913265)
Nothing like veggie omelets in the morning!

The Veggie Omelette was taken out of the line a little while back. The current stock my unit has that we just picked up maybe a month or two ago, are actually pretty good compared to what they used to be. They're getting much better with the selections. Granted, there's a bunch of them that are still trash, but overall, not terrible.

Walkingstick 06-30-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by MSpiegel00 (Post 3913530)

The Veggie Omelette was taken out of the line a little while back. The current stock my unit has that we just picked up maybe a month or two ago, are actually pretty good compared to what they used to be. They're getting much better with the selections. Granted, there's a bunch of them that are still trash, but overall, not terrible.

Buffalo chicken isn't bad. But it's reminiscent of a soup.
Light years ahead of the old C rations. Beenie weenies hahaha

Neral22 06-30-2013 02:37 PM

I like the beef mac. Not bad cold either. Its the chicken i avoid!

MSpiegel00 06-30-2013 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkingstick (Post 3913723)
Buffalo chicken isn't bad. But it's reminiscent of a soup.
Light years ahead of the old C rations. Beenie weenies hahaha

+1 for the Buffalo Chicken. Although, it was better when it first came out, with chunks of chicken, rather than the stringy, hair-shaped things it has now instead.

Walkingstick 06-30-2013 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by MSpiegel00 (Post 3914188)

+1 for the Buffalo Chicken. Although, it was better when it first came out, with chunks of chicken, rather than the stringy, hair-shaped things it has now instead.

Agreed haha.
The maple patty with that oat junk was good.
Trying to remember what else I had. Oh the Chili Mac was pretty good.
Mashed Potatoes were absolutely horrific, much rather would have eaten playdough.
The Veg Penne was decent, think it was the Penne dish that was veg. Beef patty kinda sucked, reminded me of McDonalds.

dadrunamok 06-30-2013 07:57 PM

In DD mode, I have a set of "dog bone" wrenches in the back that are always in the Jeep. I always have a Leatherman tool on my keyring. Beyond that, I have a snatch strap, a tree strap, a tow chain and a set of jumper cables. D-rings for the winch are on the bumper.

If I'm wheeling, I throw my toolbox in the back. It contains sockets and box-end wrenches as well as screwdrivers, torx drivers, allen wrenches, pliers, etc.
I had to buy a couple of missing sockets and wrenches (the 18mm and 21 mm were not included with my sets for some reason, but are necessary for JK suspension bolts). I also throw in first aid kits for myself and my tires.

kjeeper10 06-30-2013 08:21 PM

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My new must have tool. This tool would have come in handy on more than one occasion :thumb:

Forget PB blaster, Meet Mr Nut splitter :D

MSpiegel00 06-30-2013 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Walkingstick (Post 3914445)
Agreed haha.
The maple patty with that oat junk was good.
Trying to remember what else I had. Oh the Chili Mac was pretty good.
Mashed Potatoes were absolutely horrific, much rather would have eaten playdough.
The Veg Penne was decent, think it was the Penne dish that was veg. Beef patty kinda sucked, reminded me of McDonalds.

The veggie burger is leagues ahead of the regular patty. Veggie lasagna isn't bad either, with some hot sauce. I had one about three weeks ago while we were in the field (forget which one it was), but it came with potatoes au gratin. I eat mostly all the the main dishes cold, so I decided to heat up the potatoes, and they were actually pretty good. I was impressed.

Walkingstick 07-01-2013 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MSpiegel00 (Post 3915146)

The veggie burger is leagues ahead of the regular patty. Veggie lasagna isn't bad either, with some hot sauce. I had one about three weeks ago while we were in the field (forget which one it was), but it came with potatoes au gratin. I eat mostly all the the main dishes cold, so I decided to heat up the potatoes, and they were actually pretty good. I was impressed.

Yeah haha.
That heater does an impressive job.
The potatoes I had were the Garlic mashed potatoes, don't think those were the same ones you had. I'd still eat it with enough hot sauce... Seems like hot sauce is the cure for everything.


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