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Here was a list that I compiled a few years ago. I don't bring everything on the list myself, but it's good to look at.

“MUST HAVE” CHECKLIST

[ ] Antenna for CB Radio [ ] Basic tools, duct tape, electrical tape, and a wire coat hanger

[ ] Blanket and other survival gear as appropriate to the climate (space blankets are small, cheap, super-effective)

[ ] CB Radio

[ ] Drinking water

[ ] Extra fuel & funnel

[ ] Fire extinguisher

[ ] First-aid kit

[ ] Flashlight and extra batteries

[ ] Fluids for your vehicle: motor oil, antifreeze, p/s, brake.

[ ] Full-size "usable" spare tire

[ ] Jack appropriate for your vehicle

[ ] Jacket or rain poncho

[ ] keys for the locks on the spare tire and hi-lift jack

[ ] Lug wrench of the correct size to remove a wheel

[ ] Recovery points front & rear on your vehicle

[ ] Recovery strap

[ ] Shovel

[ ] Snacks/food

[ ] sunscreen

[ ] tire pressure gauge

[ ] trash bag(s)

[ ] work gloves

!

RECOMMEDED CHECKLIST

[ ] 40 channel handheld CB (esp. for trail leaders)

[ ] An action packer, set of ammo boxes, or cargo boxes to store all this stuff. Remember, whatever boxes you have should be secured from flying around in your vehicle.

[ ] backpack, small

[ ] binoculars

[ ] bottle opener

[ ] bug repellant

[ ] bungee cords and rope

[ ] camera(s), case, lenses, film, extra memory cards, charged battery, battery charger

[ ] chainsaw, pick, machete, sawzall for trail building and repair

[ ] clothes, extra – in case the ones you have on get wet or dirty

[ ] CO2 tank, airhose, tire filler attachment

[ ] compass

[ ] cooler cup “koozie”

[ ] cooler: Coleman Xtreme or other

[ ] emergency gear for the highway (flares, reflectors, tire repair, snow chains, etc.)

[ ] extra flashlight or “head light”

[ ] full day's supply of food

[ ] gloves, warm

[ ] hand cleaner

[ ] hat that has a brim to keep your neck from getting burned

[ ] ice (lots)

[ ] jacket or vest, fleece

[ ] jumper cables

[ ] maps: Sidekick Off Road maps, state/county, forestry, BLM Desert Access Guide, etc.

[ ] matches, lighter

[ ] Off-highway lights

[ ] pocket knife

[ ] sleeping bag and thermarest sleeping pad

[ ] soda and Gatorade

[ ] sunglasses and/or goggles

[ ] sunscreen

[ ] toilet paper

[ ] tripod

[ ] Video camera, case, extra tapes, charged batteries, battery charger

!

SPARE PARTS & TOOLS LIST

[ ] anything small you've already replaced once

[ ] electrical repair kit: wire, electrical tape, crimp connectors and crimp/strip tool

[ ] engine oil filter

[ ] fuel (in addition to the first full Jerry can)

[ ] fuel filter

[ ] fuel line

[ ] funnel, plastic

[ ] fuses

[ ] Grease

[ ] Grease gun

[ ] hammer

[ ] Hi-lift jack (can be used as a come-along)

[ ] ignition parts

[ ] pliers, needle-nose pliers, channel locks, vise grips, side cutters

[ ] screwdrivers, many sizes and lengths, standard and Phillips-head

[ ] set of extra belts (old pantyhose works in a bind)

[ ] set of extra radiator hoses

[ ] short cable or chain with hooks on both ends: attach to vehicles without hooks or hitch

[ ] snow tire chains (winter)

[ ] socket wrenches (metric + standard)

[ ] spare door/ignition keys

[ ] spare driveshaft (for gonzo trails)

[ ] spare lug nuts

[ ] spare u-joints

[ ] stop-leak (or alumaseal, etc)

[ ] tire compressor

[ ] tire star wrench and tire patch kit

[ ] tune-up items (i.e., points, plugs)

[ ] vacuum hoses

[ ] WD-40 spray

[ ] wheel bearings and seals

[ ] windshield wiper fluid

!

SOME OTHER COOL THINGS TO BRING

[ ] air tools

[ ] cell phone that actually works where you’re going

[ ] computer mapping capabilities

[ ] coveralls so you stay clean when you're fixing something

[ ] GPS

[ ] ham radio

[ ] laptop computer so you can check your e-mail on the trail

[ ] paper and pen

[ ] Palm (or other PDA) with phone numbers and addresses
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