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post #1 of 17 Old 05-20-2014, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Do I have the right gear to take my new JK to the trail for the first time?

I am probably heading out to the badlands this weekend and I want to make sure I have everything I need to take my stock JK onto the trails.

I will be bringing...
  • Tire Deflators
  • Recovery Strap(stretchy kind)
  • Hi Lift jack + accessories (base, lifts, etc)
  • Gloves
  • Stuff to disconnect front end sway bars

This is only be the basic trails. I should be fine right?


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post #2 of 17 Old 05-20-2014, 04:43 PM
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Expect the Unexpected.. Camping there too?.. Maybe a cooler?. Sun Tan lotion assuming the top will be down.. and you could be sitting in the jeep for several hours without moving.. Water?..
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This is a "pay to play area" a park correct, i did a google, family friendly etc.etc.. If you air down they have a air up place or you will need a air supply to air up.
If it is that park i seen on the net sounds like they have recovery if needed and people there.

If its a real Bad lands meaning in the middle of nowhere i would bring a friend or two with a jeep. be ready for as much as you can meaning days of food water lots of stuff. I think bad lands out here in the west I think

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Good shot Doc..
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Good shot Doc..
Not mine Red. Just a pic from photobucket of what i think of when I hear "Bad lands". Out west we hardly have to pay to go offroad he have thousands of miles of desert and mountain trails. But you dont go alone. But that is a beautiful pic and i would love to be there right now.

My next BIG trip is in Aug. High Sierra's and it looks like this, My pic this time from last year. i would rather be sleeping in any of these places than any fancy 4 star room .


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Hey a little too rocky for me.. but that spot by the stream would fit the bill.
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Hey a little too rocky for me.. but that spot by the stream would fit the bill.
right there is were i want my ashes tossed off the cliff, turn 180* and you have this,



and off to the far distance is where we are going that lake is at 8900ft and from there it is 35 miles 4 days to do it and goes upto 10,000feet. Its about as close to perfect as it gets. we follow streams and lakes all the way.


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hey Mine are going over the North Carolina Viaduct..

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Mines only 8000 ft-





8400 ft-


As long as you can get by without an OXY tank--who cares, can't beat fresh trout for breakfast/w taters and pancakes !

This one at dawn, you can reach in and grab the Rainbows-



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Mines only 8000 ft-





8400 ft-


As long as you can get by without an OXY tank--who cares, can't beat fresh trout for breakfast/w taters and pancakes !

This one at dawn, you can reach in and grab the Rainbows-



Just kidding !
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i can smell the sweet pines from here Jim.

Red i have read that that highway is the most esthetic in the USA

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Mines only 8000 ft-





8400 ft-


As long as you can get by without an OXY tank--who cares, can't beat fresh trout for breakfast/w taters and pancakes !

This one at dawn, you can reach in and grab the Rainbows-



Just kidding !
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Beautiful pics, one of these days my jeep will be capable enough for dusy-ershim.

I've actually been going up to Shaver lake all my life, my grandfather has a place up there. On June 6,7,8 I'll be going on a trip up there to the Red Mountain OHV area. I'll get some nice pics now that I have a new DSLR.

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Yeah, some of my Navy OE projects were luckily in Sept/Norfolk/Mystic and those tree-changing colors were SPECTACULAR -

Any other month and it was unbearable--especially after the Sierra madre-

I'm terribly spoiled and conditioned to West mountain weather/environment and having my jeep have to live in the Nv desert is kinda sacrifice-

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This is mostly above Truckee-and all the way up to "Gold Lake"-


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Beautiful pics, one of these days my jeep will be capable enough for dusy-ershim.

I've actually been going up to Shaver lake all my life, my grandfather has a place up there. On June 6,7,8 I'll be going on a trip up there to the Red Mountain OHV area. I'll get some nice pics now that I have a new DSLR.
Most of which isn't passable (time) until May anyway !

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right there is were i want my ashes tossed off the cliff, turn 180* and you have this, and off to the far distance is where we are going that lake is at 8900ft and from there it is 35 miles 4 days to do it and goes upto 10,000feet. Its about as close to perfect as it gets. we follow streams and lakes all the way.
Damn I want to do that trail. When I was a kid my granddad was a logger at the old mill by Shaver Lake. The loggers all had company cabins up there. That is where my dad grew up and where I spent my summers. I fished Dinkey Creek all day long as a kid and had no idea that trail was even there until I started reading JF all day long and began researching a Rubicon trip.

Now to contribute to the OPs question, a shovel wouldn't hurt. Definitely the fire extinguisher, and a first aid/survival pack would also be good ideas.
I also do a good shakedown and inspection on my rig before I go anywhere. Just looking for loose stuff, worn belts and hoses, leaks, etc. I'm sure I've saved myself a headache or two on the trail just from that.
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