View Full Version : MUST HAVE MODS.....the list begins...
03-09-2006, 08:57 AM
i was thinking we should compile a list of modifications/gear we should all have, even for very basic offroading and camping outings. the do not leave home without list.
-first aid kit
-tire repair kit
-front and rear recovery points
-batteries for flashlight
OK lets see the list ......
03-09-2006, 01:11 PM
Good idea. Here are a few additions off the top of my head:
Another spare flashlight.
Enough water and food to walk out of where ever it is you're headed - and a way to carry it on your back.
Radiator hose repair tape.
Spare fan or serpentine belts.
A tire repair kit will do you no good without a way to re-inflate the tire.
Hand cleaner - might seem silly but it can save a lot of mess.
Hi-Lift Jack and base.
03-09-2006, 02:13 PM
OK we have a list of gear growing now some must do mods....
-tire upgrade...size if possible, even 1 or 2 sizes can give extra ground clearance...but at the least an upgrade to A/Ts...all season radials DO NOT CUT IT!
-some type of OBA, either permanant install or portable but an air source is a must
-some type of storage for gear
-quality filters...yes there is a difference, and this is an upgrade
-recovery points fr and rr, if you do not have them install them
OK lets see some more...
03-09-2006, 02:41 PM
check here: 4x4 Equipment List (http://www.sidekickoffroad.com/equippingF.htm)
Ham radio (VHF, UHF etc)
GPS or paper topo maps
fire making items
TP in a plastic baggie.
extra meds, if needed.
Snatch block, tree saver
Battery jump starter (esp useful if you're alone)
spare RX glasses, if you need them.
Personal ELT, if you're into gadgets.
camping stove w/extra fuel
extra tranny fluids
03-10-2006, 04:57 AM
nice list, good link!
-topo map, road map
03-10-2006, 06:52 AM
I know there is another thread floating around on a list of things to bring.
I think the basic min list has been covered!
03-10-2006, 02:22 PM
Has anyone mentioned communications? Not always useable, but can come in very handy. FRS, CB or 2m, can be useful out in the bush.
03-10-2006, 02:23 PM
OK, I just noticed that Ian mentioned a CB.
03-12-2006, 02:27 PM
extra set of keys
03-12-2006, 08:36 PM
extra set of keys
Yeah! Very important and often overlooked.
03-12-2006, 10:41 PM
Gun. Knife. Common sense.
'Cause being part of the food chain is only good if you're on top of the pyramid.:gunt:
03-13-2006, 01:51 PM
Add a lighter and sharpie to the list.
Some racheting straps, rope , and tarp are good.
Map of area
leaving behind a travel plan with a friend not on the trip.
foul weather clothes related to season of travel.
Toiletries and any meds you need for time going out plus a margin of error. ( gone on wheeling trips where diabetics didn't bring insuline. Not a good thing to find out about when they are crashing!)
03-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Don't forget an 8X10 utility trailer to carry all this stuff.
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