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post #1 of 7 Old 10-20-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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What gear to carry?

Just looking to get some ideas on what gear everyone carries in the jeep. I DD mine and am starting to gather stuff. Looking to mount a shovel and axe inside right now.

What does you think is necessary?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-20-2013, 04:55 PM
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Depends on how well you know your jeep. I like to become familiar with parts in the shop and then by process of elimination, figure out what can break and in which situations. For a daily driver I suggest three things:

AAA Premeir. Don't care how many miles your insurance tow is good for, there is no substitute.

An extra serpentine belt and knowledge and wrench to change it

The most important is a proper shovel. E-tools are great in theory but crap in reality. You may have your jeep bogged down deep, the long handle can be used for several situations where you can't reach or don't want to touch and it makes getting rid of thieves with coincidental GSW's quite expedient.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-21-2013, 09:38 AM
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I carry a bunch of stuff but I have an older FSJ. A partial list of the more important stuff:
fire extingisher, complete tool box (including D44 hub tool), 5 gallon gas can, water, spare studs, shop towels, large jack stand, recovery gear (straps, snatches, etc), tire guage, tire deflators, rugs. Spare blankets, electrical connectors and such, a BUNCH of hose clamps. Knife, headlamp, garbage bags, first aid kit, water purifier, spare radiator hoses and belts. A bottle jack, axe, shovel. All kinds of fluids. a spare HEI cap and ignition module. JB weld. Starter solinoid. U joint and fuel filter. Spare electric fuel pump.

The ignition module and fuel pumps are a must have. If either dies there is no trail repair that is going to work.

I actually carry much more than the above list but that is stuff I wouldn't want to leave without if I was going off road.

Also, AAA platnium.

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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Really depends on where you are going and what you are doing. I spend days at a time alone in the remote Appalachian mountain wilderness in the SC/NC/TN area. I carry the usual basic mechanical tools (wrenches, jack, spare, tire plugs etc) in my ride but really I prepare more for a hike out than a vehicle field repair. Extra clothes, Shelter, Fire starting kit, Extra medication, Firearm, A flare gun, GPS and a map. Could go on and on but I pack differently depending on the location, time frame and weather of the area I am going. The most important part: Let someone know where you are going and the time you expect to be back.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-21-2013, 10:33 AM
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I carry a bunch of hand tools, jack and stuff required to change the tire. And always recovery gear to pull others out, they always call... I dont carry anything else for DD.

For trails, everything above and some spare shafts usually. Auto parts stores are never THAT far away and extra parts are heavy most of the time. And for me, I always have enough to make a fire and change clothes. Usually 4 bottles of water, small first aid kit, yada yada.

You will be surprised at what you can do when you find yourself in those situations, but that is also why I don't wheel alone.

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-22-2013, 08:33 PM
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You will be surprised at what you can do when you find yourself in those situations, but that is also why I don't wheel alone.
That is why a parts store is never far away for you, just hitch a ride.

I don't recommend wheeling alone especially if you are not up to it or capable of it.

If you do, then you already know you have to carry different stuff than people who wheeel together.

Better be able to fix it yourself or have what you need. An extensive first aid kit can help you and your passengers true, but also help someone in another vehicle too, a complete stranger even.

A welder can fix a great many things that break on the trail. If you have welding capabilities, more gear is needed. A hack saw to cut and fit, a file to deburr, a few pieces of angle iron in different lengths and thicknesses, some large vise grips, A compact auto darkening hood is helpful and easy to pack.

A fire suppresion system PLUS fire extinguishers are a peace of mind, fires do one of two things, go out or get bigger, it depends on what you have to fight it. Don't use Halon, ATFF or foam is best, but dry types will do the job (purple K comes to mind). Think it's over kill? Ask a guy in the burn ward if 500 bucks is worth it .Don't want to sound like a bonehead here, I care about you LOL

Co2 is great but what happens when the tank(s) is empty? Air is a big help in the field, a air rachet speeds things up and make hard to reach tasks easier. Bring along a compact mat or small tarp to lay on and/or lay small parts on or parts that need to stay clean.

Just a few thoughts. OP asked, i'ts just my opinion.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-23-2013, 05:55 AM
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Just for daily driving, I have all my recovery gear: tow strap, recovery strap, gloves, and snatch block in one bag. The rest I have jumper cables, Masterflow air compressor, very basic hand tool set, hatchet, custom first aid kit, light sticks, fire extinguisher, and road flares. For a road trip or off road, I'll had my entire socket set, wrench set, and a large toolbox with some spare parts and tools needed to replace almost anything that could break on the Jeep.
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