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Hulk
04-09-2008, 10:51 AM
The below comments on what to bring for Rubithon were on an old post on Pirate. All vehicles must meet TLCA requirements.

The following are only suggestions. Not everyone brings a chainsaw.

Gloves
Bring fuel (depending on your estimated usage or just fill up before you hit the trail)
Food
Money for raffle
Tarps are good
Run a bikini top and bring a small tarp for a quick soft top if rain
Camp showers or sun shower bag
Drinking water
Lantern
Mosquito repellent
Clothes (it gets warm in day and cold at night usually, but also might rain or even snow. Check weather just before trip. Dress in layers)
Chair
Tent
First Aid Kit
Chainsaw (optional. There are always a few their)
Camp stove or grill
Vodka
Sun screen
Raffle donations
Trail Snacks-doughnuts
Toothbrush
More bug repellent
Porta potty or PETT type portable toilet are required
Ice (may want to look into dry-ice). Dry ice is the ticket if you don't have an ARB fridge. A layer of dry ice with frozen water bottles on top to insulate your food works. Wrap dry Ice in Paper and put at bottom. Don’t use to much or it will freeze your entire Ice Chest.
Bring a small Ice Chest that is readily accessible for drinks, sandwich stuff
Plan your meals loosely, and freeze some of it.
A spill kit
Shovel
Always bring warm clothes, rain gear; shorts (Pack your clothes up off the floor. You WILL get water in your cab at some point. Make sure your sleeping bag is up there too)
Make up meals, zip lock or seal-a-meal them and freeze them. Adds to the cooling ability.
Zip lock bags of ice. - I had a cooler open in the bowl -- ice everywhere.
Action packers are a nice way to store everything, and it keeps the stuff dry.
Cash for raffle tickets. At least $100. Maybe two.
Toilet kits are required for all Rubithon participants.
First off, think Safety! I want everyone, their equipment and our environment to be safe. No accidents, injuries, spills, etc. Safety first.


Do not under estimate the mosquitoes! Also, bone up on West Nile virus... that info alone will prompt bug juice.
At least one set of warm/rain gear... even if forecasting 100 degree weather.
However, daily attire will probably be t-shirts and shorts.
We are going to try for an ice run again (did not need last year) so if entering early, be sure to sign up for a bag of ice when checking in. This will probably happen on Friday in support of the Marauders.
Be sure to bring your drivers license and ensure your truck is registered or green stickered. You will not even get through Tech without those.
Bring a hat. Sunscreen and aspirin, Pepto Bismo and Tums. Sometimes going from sea level to elevation, doing physical exercise, heat, laughter, can give you a head ache.
Baby wipes are handy for... well, you will figure that out.
Bring some cash. Cash is king. Spare parts, ice, a cold beer, raffle tix.
Bring a positive attitude. As long as you have that, nothing else really matters because everything works out great with a positive attitude.
If you only take one thing from this post, Safety and a positive attitude.
Plastic trash bags are a good thing for containing spills.
BEER. Canned is best- avoid glass if you can. I love bottled beer though.
Non- alcoholic drinks. I bring powdered crystal light or powdered Gatorade and a few gallons of fresh water
A few good sized tarps
Pack your stuff in waterproof containers.
Biodegradable/ eco friendly soaps, a scrubbing sponge, towels
We premix and make most of our food. Use eggbeaters for breakfast. Easy clean up.
Bring Advil to shake off the hangovers


Bring your own utensils to the Sat. night dinner. Don't Forget them for Breakfast on Saturday either.

Uncle Ben
04-09-2008, 11:08 AM
After doubling up our conversations with Tony and referring this checklist twice I'd say we are covered! :rolleyes:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=69447&postcount=12

Romer
04-09-2008, 11:25 AM
It's missing cigars

RockRunner
04-09-2008, 11:40 AM
And a bottle of grand Marnier....:beer2:.......or single malt if you are so inclined.

The cigars are a must too, they keep the skeeters away :guapo:

Shark Bait
04-09-2008, 02:55 PM
I, too, prefer bottled beer. :lmao: What is the Vodka for, martini's? :D

Convert
04-09-2008, 07:03 PM
What is the Vodka for, martini's? :D
Mosquito spray if you run out :lmao:

Uncle Ben
04-09-2008, 07:09 PM
I, too, prefer bottled beer. :lmao: What is the Vodka for, martini's? :D

for medicimable....:hic: purpasses.... :boozer:

Hulk
04-09-2008, 07:50 PM
After doubling up our conversations with Tony and referring this checklist twice I'd say we are covered! :rolleyes:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=69447&postcount=12

The checklist will be far more useful here, if we all add things that we think are necessary. I was also planning on cross-referencing my CM checklist. Now that we've polluted this thread with non-checklist crap, I'm tempted to start another thread for checklist items only.

And you didn't give me an affirmative answer when I asked if you'd figure out how to spend our $500. You said, "Maybe we should check with Tony," which I interpreted to mean, "Maybe YOU should check with Tony." So I did. You know me: I dot every "i" and cross every "t". I assume nothing unless explicitly told.

:blah:

Shark Bait
04-09-2008, 08:00 PM
Whoa. Might be time for a vodka already. :rolleyes:

Sorry Matt.

Hulk
04-09-2008, 08:11 PM
We are not amused.

:lmao:

Convert
04-09-2008, 08:31 PM
We are not amused.

:lmao:

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timmbuck2
04-15-2008, 03:08 PM
No worries about canned beer. :) http://www.9news.com/money/article.aspx?storyid=90003

Hulk
04-15-2008, 04:39 PM
No worries about canned beer. :) http://www.9news.com/money/article.aspx?storyid=90003

Good beer is actually available in cans too. No need to drink Flat Tire.

http://www.oskarblues.com/images/New%20can_r2_c2.jpg

http://www.oskarblues.com/brew/

woooody
04-15-2008, 05:34 PM
bring bottled beer. It's really not a problem in a well packed cooler.

Uncle Ben
05-13-2008, 06:53 PM
Snooping around and found this. For you folks with larger GPS/Nav units on your dash/windshield. I found it while snooping out GPS maps. Sounds like it's a hot issue right now!

"California Vehicle Code section 26708(a)(1) provides that "No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows."

nakman
05-13-2008, 10:37 PM
Snooping around and found this. For you folks with larger GPS/Nav units on your dash/windshield. I found it while snooping out GPS maps. Sounds like it's a hot issue right now!

"California Vehicle Code section 26708(a)(1) provides that "No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows."

Dang, guess I have to pry that pesky rearview mirror off..

Uncle Ben
05-14-2008, 02:11 AM
Dang, guess I have to pry that pesky rearview mirror off..

:lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: Cruisers mirrors are not attached to the window! :rolleyes:

powderpig
05-14-2008, 06:38 AM
I guess they need to stop cell phone(at least hand held) use while driveing, eating food, reading print material and having conversations as well while people drive. California is really trying to regulate too many things.
I just got a 7 inch Garmin Touch screen gps and drove by a couple of california's Finests in Big Bear and in the LA basin. Not one stoped me for having the GPS in the front of the dash area. Bummer this is what is happening with a use full tool.

Uncle Ben
05-14-2008, 08:29 AM
I guess they need to stop cell phone(at least hand held) use while driveing, eating food, reading print material and having conversations as well while people drive. California is really trying to regulate too many things.
I just got a 7 inch Garmin Touch screen gps and drove by a couple of california's Finests in Big Bear and in the LA basin. Not one stoped me for having the GPS in the front of the dash area. Bummer this is what is happening with a use full tool.

Amen to that, brother! Freedom means less and less.

nakman
05-14-2008, 10:02 AM
:lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: Cruisers mirrors are not attached to the window! :rolleyes:

Oh yeah you're right, well on all our other cars it's stuck to the windsheild. Well the nonconformist attitude still stands..

Uncle Ben
05-14-2008, 10:10 AM
Oh yeah you're right, well on all our other cars it's stuck to the windsheild. Well the nonconformist attitude still stands.. I totally resemble that remark! :rant: ;)

RockRunner
05-14-2008, 11:52 AM
I guess they need to stop cell phone(at least hand held) use while driveing, eating food, reading print material and having conversations as well while people drive. California is really trying to regulate too many things.
I just got a 7 inch Garmin Touch screen gps and drove by a couple of california's Finests in Big Bear and in the LA basin. Not one stoped me for having the GPS in the front of the dash area. Bummer this is what is happening with a use full tool.

Is it attached to your windshield or your dash? I have mine on my dash and as I read the rule it says you can not drive with anything stuck to your WINDSHIELD. So if you have it mounted on your dash you should be fine.

"No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows."

Hulk
06-06-2008, 12:59 AM
Getting this thread back on topic :mad:

Here is a link to the old checklist (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=927) we used to post before every Cruise Moab.