Join Date: Feb 2013
KKiowaTJ is offline
Re: what to take off roading
I have drove to and from many trails in the US except johnson valley. Everything listed is good to have, But a second rig is hands down the most important. To anchor too, To pull you out, Or if you break and cant limp to the trail head.
Walk back toward where you came, as mentioned let people know where you will be and walk toward them not venture down the trail and get lost. Follow your tire marks and tell them your plan too before you go.
As mentioned, HI-Lift jack. You can use it for many things.
Winch, If all else fails, You can winch 50ft at a time to get your rig in a better position to work on or get to for a tow. First-aid kit helps too.
All fluids your rig takes, Somthing to catch all the fluids that will dump on the trail. Tool wise i carry a 150 piece tool set, Dead blow hammer, BFH, Couple pry bars and WD40.
A case of water and power bars/snickers. Warm coat or another outfit incase you get wet. Good shoes or boots for traction.
Any spare parts you have or material that you can make "that" part to get off the trail. A handheld CB for walking out dont hurt either, Cell dont always work, But channel 19 will have ears and can send you help.
Theres much more, But if you wheel with friends, You carry this, They carry that and everything is there incase. A TRASH BAG, It might not be your trash on the trail, But pick it up from all the ass hats that left it, They are the reason why trails are getting closed. Pack it in, Pack it out.
Safety, If you, Your rig, Spotter etc dont know where you are and what to do, Somebody is going to get hurt. If you have a wire winch line, Two golf balls in a tube sock slung around the cable will drop it dead if snapped.
Gun, Either my sawed off mossy 500 or my 9mm. You never know whats out there. Could be an anaimal or a group of shake and bake meth heads. But this is a somthing i do, Might not be for all, But i feel safer with a firearm and dont let it be known you have one until you NEED it.
Good luck and be safe