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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-20-2018, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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What kit do you carry?

I know this depends on where you live and what type of riding you are doing but I thought it might be helpful if people posted some lists of the gear that they carry when riding. This will help some people be better prepared instead of being “that guy“. For example, list gear for when you’re stuck, List of tools that you carry, first aid kit, survival gear, etc....
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welcome to the house few beers

use the search feature and look for a thread that has a ton of info on that very subject

also you'll find that it differs greatly by the type of terrain of the riders and how many go out over prepared and many way under prepared

minimum is a tow rope or strap , a GOOD tire plug kit , a small electric air pump [the slime ones work great and are very small [remember emergency size]
some items required by many states .. fire extinguisher , shovel [GI type minimum usable IMHO ] and in some states water bucket [collapsable is fine ]

now it goes very different from there woods riders / hunters might have a bunch of recovery gear [I do and probably way too much] go find that threads about the subject as it's an interesting read.

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here is a good starting post , click on the link

http://www.prowlertalk.net/forums/ve...very-gear.html

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2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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Welcome Fewbeers! Tool kit that will handle minor repairs, first aid kit, rain gear, tow rope, 2 quarts coolant, 1 quart oil, drinking water/snacks/energy bars, GPS, cell phones (2), Tire plugs/air compressor, and for road riding my AAA Road service card! LOL. We ride mostly trails around our area, and a cooler with cold drinks, and lunches are included. We are pleasure type riders, and do not trail blaze new routes!

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Hey Fewbeers.........Welcome!! I asked a similar question not long ago and it really does depend on what you're gonna be doing. While RD isn't doing any trail blazing, I asked because that is what I'm actually preparing and hoping to get at this coming summer. Opening up a very neglected trail into the heart of the local Rockies, to make access to the Gargantua Cave system a whole lot easier than it just became because of trails from the other side closed down to motorized vehicles. So i'm one that will have a list of things that include a fair amount of recovery stuff, straps, snatch blocks, extra cable, and a winch for the back end. As well as chainsaws, axes, picks, big sledge hammer (for rock breaking), water, coolant, oil, tools to be able to at least do a clutch, a lithium jump pack (for boosting a dead machine), spare fuses, a small floor type jack, a spare tire along with a plug kit & pump, couple jugs of fuel, and then the usual of 1st aid, lunches, and so on......If worst came to worst it would be a 3.5 to 4 mile hike back out to where I would have the base camp. Anyway.....it's kind of an ongoing thing for me. I just know it's a bummer to be caught short!!!
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Hey Fewbeers.........Welcome!! I asked a similar question not long ago and it really does depend on what you're gonna be doing. While RD isn't doing any trail blazing, I asked because that is what I'm actually preparing and hoping to get at this coming summer. Opening up a very neglected trail into the heart of the local Rockies, to make access to the Gargantua Cave system a whole lot easier than it just became because of trails from the other side closed down to motorized vehicles. So i'm one that will have a list of things that include a fair amount of recovery stuff, straps, snatch blocks, extra cable, and a winch for the back end. As well as chainsaws, axes, picks, big sledge hammer (for rock breaking), water, coolant, oil, tools to be able to at least do a clutch, a lithium jump pack (for boosting a dead machine), spare fuses, a small floor type jack, a spare tire along with a plug kit & pump, couple jugs of fuel, and then the usual of 1st aid, lunches, and so on......If worst came to worst it would be a 3.5 to 4 mile hike back out to where I would have the base camp. Anyway.....it's kind of an ongoing thing for me. I just know it's a bummer to be caught short!!!

might want to look at this rack for your style outings [much like mine except my long outings are usually long distance] contains the gear nicely only issue is you have to weld in a sub frame or better said mounting brackets or it will punch holes in the wanna- be bed.


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2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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might want to look at this rack for your style outings [much like mine except my long outings are usually long distance] contains the gear nicely only issue is you have to weld in a sub frame or better said mounting brackets or it will punch holes in the wanna- be bed.


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Which rack do you have? Or did you build your's yourself?

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Mine is fairly limited as my adventures are usually not very far but the conditions are rather harsh on the machine riding in sand, mud, and high levels of water during the summer months. My typical contents include a waterproof box with the basic tools to fix most items on the Prowler, cell phone, chargers, jumper cables, tow strap, snatch block for the winch, clevis, extra fuses, goggles for dry times, gloves, tire plug kit and emergency compressor, rain coat, and finally most important of all toilet paper. Oh yeah, always have a cooler with cold beverages and some snacks. In my opinion, my winch has been the single best thing on my Prowler.

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Which rack do you have? Or did you build your's yourself?

I have the one shown in the lower picture with custom modification of a closing gate on the back that doubles as a flat shelf when lowered ... use it for a table or BBQ shelf or repair shelf , when not loaded for a trip it's a containment for my Border Collie ... the lowering gate is expanded metal just like what it's made with


the mounting plate is needed I mentioned , need not ask how I know LOL ..... ok ok here goes the story .. I didn't do this when I bought it and now have four busted out corners where the rack punched through the bed .. I should have known better but wasn't "planning" on loading it on the upper shelf heavy , well that part didn't work out on a long outing LOL so now need to buy a inner bed and bace/mount the rack properly under the bed
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2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us

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When I'm solo I carry pretty much what everyone else has. When the wife is with, I ditch all my stuff for her blow dryer, microwave, washer & dryer and full size closet mirror. And the Budlight gets thrown out for Coor's..... oh boy, I love my solo rides.........
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