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Hudo4 08-09-2010 05:41 PM

Recover Gear List?
I was wondering if anyone has a list of recover gear I should have? I'm still new to the sport and I'm looking to make sure I have everything I need because heaven knows I'm sure to break something one of these days. :D

Thanks for any and all help.

LXBRADY 08-09-2010 06:01 PM

Recovery gear or spare parts?

Recovery gear list of random order.
D rings
set of metric tools including torque wrench.
vice grips
zip ties
hi lift jack
CB or even better Ham
Cell Phone

Spare parts:

Spare CV (IFS) or short/long side axles
Fluids (90 wt, oil, coolant, brake fluid, ps fluid)
fuel filter
u joint
Most importantly stay on top of preventive maintence and every so often or before a trail run roll under the truck and make sure bolts are tight. Watch for leaks!

Depends also how hard your are going to wheel it as far the spare parts go. Good rule of thumb don't go alone.

That's all I can think of....I am sure I missed something.

rover67 08-09-2010 06:05 PM

Here's a good start for recovery stuff. He's in Firestone too, so just up the street. It's all rated gear.


Tools and spares require a bit more thought.. Steve has a good start. The tool and spare kit will morph as you use it and need stuff.

LXBRADY 08-09-2010 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by rover67 (Post 158303)
Here's a good start. He's in Firestone too, so just up the street. It's all rated gear.


Yup good stuff. I you are wondering why a chain? If someone does not have a tow point use a chain in the frame rather than a strap so you don't ruin the strap by getting caught on sharp under body areas.

Caribou Sandstorm 08-09-2010 06:21 PM

Hi Brent,

I just gave a recovery gear 101 presentation, so I can take a stab a this for you, also. You can buy a kit pre-made but they seem kind of expensive and I had to build mine over time.. Anything over 100.00 and I have to get a Purchase Order approval, so I like to fly under the radar...

Basic kit
- 2 pair of gloves, one for under your drivers seat and one for your recovery bag $10.00
- Standard recovery strap, get the one with the highest rating, I have an ARB it was $66.00 at an event I was just at.
-tree saver strap, pretty standard across the board, usually $30-50.00
-2 or 3 D-shackles or D-rings look for 4T or higher on the WLL (weight load limit) rating, it is stampped on the shackle
-"High Lift" jack 48" is probably plenty 60" seems really big $50.00
-Shovel, resin handle vs. wood (just learned that one) $no more then $20.00
- Bill Burke's "Getting Unstuck" video $29.00
-bag or pack to carry all this in... I just got an ARB bag for $40.00, they also have some new water proof ones that are super cool...

Maybe more advanced Kit additions
-Snatch block $100.00
-Chain 15 feet of 70 gage ( i think that is the correct gage)
-Winch Warn 8000 will do..$600.00 nicer is a Superwinch probably like $1200.00
-Kinetic rope $120.00
-High lift adapter to fit your sliders, just got one super cool $45.00
-hitch receiver for recovery options if you have a hitch

I am sure I am leaving out some other stuff

Forgot my tool box of shinny new tools..

leiniesred 08-09-2010 06:22 PM

Minimum? tow points, strap, friend to wheel with.

What I carry?

first aid kit
Couple-a granola bars
Hat, gloves, jacket, lighter
fire extinguisher

recovery points for and aft
Spare tire
Hi-lift jack
30' recovery strap
6' tree saver strap.
at least 3 clevises for rigging. RATED hardware only please.
Winch 8000# or bigger
snatch block for winch

Basic tools like open end wrenches, socket set, pliers, screwdriver, multimeter.
tire plug kit
hose clamps
zip ties
duct tape
electric tape
JB weld
ratchet strap
engine oil
brake fluid
tub of grease
spare hubs

some small spare parts like fuses and an ignition coil and igniter a plug wire, spare belts

Mobile phone
Ham radio
CB radio
Club roster

The more you have the less uncomfortable a breakdown/stuck is.

LXBRADY 08-09-2010 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by rover67 (Post 158303)
Tools and spares require a bit more thought.. Steve has a good start. The tool and spare kit will morph as you use it and need stuff.

Good point. I did not have squat in the early days, which was not too long ago, but when you see someone needing fluids or something as simple as zip ties you end up gathering these items as you move along. I have my lucky bag full of the miscellanous items that I never leave at home.

First aid kit is a good idea too.

LXBRADY 08-09-2010 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by leiniesred (Post 158311)
What I carry?

JB weld

Oh snap, Rudy you carry JB Weld? I got some on the bench yo! I need to pick some up for the lucky mistery bag....any guesses what else is in it?

Dr. Schlegs 08-09-2010 07:19 PM

Starting out I don't didn't have much. I still don't, but my list is growing. I picked up pieces here and there. One of the Auto parts stores was changing over to a different brand of hand tools, so I picked up an almost full set of metrics and some other hand tools for $150. Pawn shops have a lot of good stuff too, and you can get for cheep. I have picked up some craftsman at a pawn shop once that was beat, and I turned it in for new.

I would add a flashlight and a section of hard brake line (coil it up and you are good to go) to the list of things needed.

After seeing some of the set-ups others in the club had I figured just a high-lift would be good and I could get rid of my stock bottle jack. Well after yesterday, while it is not the most sexy tool in the arsenal it proved to be very handy, and I am glad that I kept it. We placed it on a spare steel rim (base) and jacked up the axle. Somethings things are more useful than they appear.

nicholasandrews 08-09-2010 07:40 PM

This is a great thread - thanks to everyone for posting your advice on items to have on the trail!!

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