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RockRunner
11-22-2011, 01:12 PM
So let the fun begin!

What are the top ten most essential items you carry with you as a trail leader?

Not what you take with you if you go wheeling but as a LEADER or GUNNER.

Here is my list;

1. Water
2. First aid kit as big as I can afford
3. Snickers bar(s) and or some type of chocolate
4. Cell phone/charger
5. Space blanket/survivor kit
6. GPS with charger and extra batteries/manual compass
7. Matches or lighter
8. Sharp knife
9. Map of the area
10. Sunscreen

This list contains all of the things that are in my truck when I lead or gun a trail. I have more items of course and if it is a CM trail I have the items that they give me too. I just want to see what other people think should be in the top ten of things they feel they have to take with them.

So let the lists begin :thumb:

FJBRADY
11-22-2011, 01:48 PM
Ham radio
Lucky bag.....don't ask if it has a wig in it!
Michele

RockRunner
11-22-2011, 03:02 PM
I can't take Michelle with me ;)

Ham is in the truck already.

nakman
11-22-2011, 05:04 PM
Man, no wonder your runs don't fill up that fast. :D



portable hibachi grill, extra propane
Burgers, dogs, & buns for 24 people.
crock pot full of meatballs, chili, or stew
tables
guitar - bass too if there's room
paper towels, plates, bowls, spoons, trash bags.
FJ40 RC Crawler.


:hill::cheers:

Romer
11-22-2011, 06:59 PM
Gloves

Inukshuk
11-22-2011, 07:46 PM
portable hibachi grill, extra propane
Burgers, dogs, & buns for 24 people.
crock pot full of meatballs, chili, or stew
tables
guitar - bass too if there's room
paper towels, plates, bowls, spoons, trash bags.
FJ40 RC Crawler.
:hill::cheers:

:thumb: Yes, he does.

wesintl
11-22-2011, 07:53 PM
Richard.... I'm going to say Bailing Wire.

Good answer, good answer!

rover67
11-22-2011, 08:38 PM
that's sweet, I am glad you got a shot of it :)

that there is a professional job.

edit: this instance prompted me to get a set of c-clamps for the trail tool box. That c-clamp was dang handy.

JadeRunner
11-23-2011, 09:30 AM
Gorilla duct tape, ratchet straps, bag of nuts and bolts, gear oil and pump and perhaps a small gas can with gas.

Rezarf
11-23-2011, 11:03 AM
that's sweet, I am glad you got a shot of it :)

that there is a professional job.

edit: this instance prompted me to get a set of c-clamps for the trail tool box. That c-clamp was dang handy.

What size are you thinking Marco?

rover67
11-23-2011, 12:26 PM
4" one I think is what I got.. can hold together springs packs and stuff too. I think we used a bit bigger one to pop that joint back in.

RockRunner
11-26-2011, 12:06 AM
Good suggestions guys, and I really like the bailing wire one.

What I was trying to get at was more stuff that you would take with you besides your tools and repair supplies. I was looking for supplies that you would would bring with you to take care of your people on the trail. Items like Benidril or maybe even an Epi pen (sp ), things that most drivers would not carry with them.

farnhamstj
11-27-2011, 08:46 AM
Large smile, positive attitude, and an extra serving of patience.

Hulk
11-27-2011, 09:50 PM
Toilet paper.
Coat hanger. You can do a lot of stuff with a coat hanger, including unlocking doors (just ask Three Wheel Ben about this).
Extra baseball cap.
Sunscreen.
Camera.

Corbet
01-20-2012, 12:58 PM
Positive Attitude. I see Farnham beat me to it. But its my #1