* Water, 1 gallon per person per day minimum, 2 gallon minimum in summer.
* Personal supplies for at least twice the time you plan on being out: If you are going on a morning trip, pack a lunch and trail snacks, beef jerky, fruits, dry/canned food, etc. If you are going on an afternoon or all day trip, assume you may spend the night in the vehicle and pack accordingly: medications, flashlight, batteries, matches/lighter, and blankets & gear appropriate to the environment, area, and season.
* Fire Extinguisher
* First Aid Kit, ID card, with emergency phone number contact info and medication allergy information.
* Spare Key kept on your person
* Towstrap, at least 20', bare with no metal hooks/brackets attached
* Full Size Spare, lug wrench
* Standard Bottle Jack with 12" square wooden platform for use in soft ground
* Basic Tool Kit
* Fix-A-Flat and/or Tire Plug kit and air compressor (12 volt plug-in or other)
* Trash bag, for your own as well as other's trash
* Towpoints front and rear, frame mounted
Many of our newer vehicles have no good place to attach a towpoint in front. In an emergency a 20' towstrap can be looped through itself around the front crossmember. If this is your situation get a 20' towstrap, not a 30' one. The 30' straps are too thick to go around the top of the crossmember. A "hidden hitch" style receiver with the hitch pin inserted can be utilized as a rear towpoint.
NECESSARY SUPPLIES (REQUIRED IN GROUP)
This is the shopping list you really need to fill in order to be properly prepared. You should endeavor to attain these supplies as soon as possible. In a group outing all of these items should be available through one or another vehicle in the group.
* HiLift Jack
* Work Gloves, Shop Towels
* Hand winch device such as a come along (the HiLift Jack can also be used as a winch)
* Tow and winch supplies: "D"ring/clevis, snatch block (pulley), blanket or heavy towel to lay on the cable while winching
* Extra fluids: oil, transmission fluid, etc.
Complete tool kit including but not limited to:
Socket set with extensions
Screwdrivers, std & Philips head
Baling / safety wire
Pliers: std, needlenose, channel lock
Electrical tape & spare connectors
Hacksaw with spare blade
Super Glue/Quickdrying Epoxy
Tank sealant putty
Shovel, std or military foldup
Axe, at least hand axe/hatchet
Assorted Spare fasteners, nuts, bolts, pop rivets, etc
Spare Parts such as belts, hoses, radiator stop-leak, etc
Map and Compass if you are new or unfamiliar to the area
None of the following items are necessary to get you back home. However,
we have large vehicles with plenty of space and there is no reason not
to pack a duffel or (soft!) travel bag with these items. If (when) you
end up needing any one of these items you will be very happy you brought
them all along.
* Work coveralls, cap, golashes/rubber overboots , and plastic tarp to lay on
* Hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes (if you are not already wearing them)
* Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Waterless hand scrub and/or Wet Wipes
* Sunscreen, Insect Repellent
* Change of Clothes
* Also a cooler with latching top and handles to use as strap point
These are the fun toys that make wheelin' more enjoyable. Some are expensive,
some are not. Some require training. Some you may already have. Get them
if you can.
* Camping gear: tent, stove, water purification tablets, etc
* Winch and full winch supply kit
* Onboard air compressor such as ARB or QuickAir
* Externally mounted Jerry Can for fuel
* 12 volt and battery powered portable tools: Impact wrench, drill, spotlight
* Ham radio (license required to operate)
* Onboard welder
Have a safe and enjoyable experience. See you Off The Road!
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