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Old 08-09-2010, 07:12 PM
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Steve's lucky mystery bag contents:

1 birfield
1 lucky fortune cookie toyota keychain
bag of pork rinds
Michele's lucky antenna fixin' pliers and bungee cord assortment
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:19 PM
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Steve's lucky mystery bag contents:

1 birfield
1 lucky fortune cookie toyota keychain
bag of pork rinds
Michele's lucky antenna fixin' pliers and bungee cord assortment
I get the feeling you where a boyscout or otherwise watch reruns of MacGyver. Do you have paperclips and shoestrings in your mystery bag too.

I just realized that I don't have simple stuff like electrical tape in my bag, or locktight.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:20 PM
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Something I always carry that hardly even gets mentioned is a brightly colored jacket to wear on the side of the road in the event of a road side repair. Best to be seen from a distance if outside your vehicle
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:50 PM
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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..
Chris lists an excellent set of Recovery tools and hopefully this answers your question

You made the comment about breaking stuff, are you asking what tools and spares you should carry IN ADDITION to the Recovery gear?

My daughter has a 99 4runner 3rd gen. We carry a rebuilt Toyota CV axel, two prybars, a (32 or 36) MM socket and a standard tool set with sockets wrenches etc. I can't remember the size socket we have in her storage box as its been a while. That socket is required to get the axle out.

We carry this because she broke an axel and had to limp back to camp where we replaced it with a carquest CV axle which broke the next day. So we carry a fully rebuilt spare with the tools to get it off

Also good to carry fluids (Brake, Oil, Gear, Tranny and Coolant if you have room)

The list is different for each vehicle and whether you want to do a full up repair or just be able to get off the trail. Yesterday 4 Knuckle bolts and washers and nuts where the parts keeping someone from getting off the trail. Fortunately, we had some and where able to fix them.

When you travel with similar vehicles, you can strategize who will carry what.

I personally carry, front and rear axles, one birfield, all the seals and gaskets and tools to replace that. A rear drive shaft. heater hoses, Fused links, fuses, several key relays required to start a vehicle, spare brake lines and fan belts. Probably a few other things as well

Don't forget the Duct tape and bailing wire (seriously)

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Old 08-09-2010, 07:58 PM
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Just thought of another thing you might want to have, as well.

A personal recovery bag..

Incase you ever have to walk away from your rig for help..

I have a comprehensive first aid kit, canteen, rain jacket, and a survival kit with all that survival stuff (matches, bundle of thin rope, leatherman, small duct tape roll, emergency foil blanket, hand held HAM, Spot receiver, protein bars, etc..)....
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:35 PM
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Great thread and like Romer said each vehicle has its special requirements.
Bailout bag is a great idea Chris I need to set up one of those
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everytime you go out and something breaks you will add that to your bag for the next time you go out. Did not see it but a bag of assorted nuts and bolts and hose clamps..... (Dan) would be good also.
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dang.. ok, now that I have some time:
I guess i never thought about what I carry in the truck..

I carry

a full set of 3/8" and 1/2" drive sockets, some spare front hubs, full set of open wrenches, socket for the lug nuts, socket for the pinion flanges, hub socket, screwdrivers, random bag of nuts and bolts, FIRE EXTINGUISHER, soldering iron, wiring, spare fuses, some relays with big breakers, a few spare headlight and taillight bulbs, lots of electrical tape, a roll of duct tape, zip ties, some bailing wire (which I love), locktite, some pinion nuts, about two quarts of gear oil, a gallon of water, a pack of ramen, and a bottle of break fluid, some doggie poop bags, a hi lift, 4 shackles, tree strap, snatch strap, gloves (which Tim tells me I need to use more often) I ditched the chain, a pulley, winch with synthetic rope, engine oil, bug spray, son screen first aid kit (pretty basic, but the bandaids are nice to have after a razorblade cut), usially lots aof water for me to drink, fridge with usually some beer and gatorade in it, fuel filter, fuel pump, hose clamps, hose for gas and heater stuff, cell phone, ham and CB, have teh 2010 repeater guide, and some maps from utah to wyoming with a compass a lighter (actually I think like 4 lighters) two headlamps, a can of copenhagen, and some cigarette tobacco for in case I gotta sit down and think. FOr trips to like back east or Utah, throw in all my spare parts that I have.

Most of that stuff was cumulative after the strap in the back seat and the right foot foolish enough to get me in a bad situation.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:33 AM
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Steve's lucky mystery bag contents:

1 birfield
1 lucky fortune cookie toyota keychain
bag of pork rinds
Michele's lucky antenna fixin' pliers and bungee cord assortment
Mr Rudy, you know us all too well.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:46 AM
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I don't carry any of this stuff.........

I just make sure I wheel with these guys.

Seriously, great suggestions. I would add that IF you wheel by yourself, consider taking a mountain bike if you are going very far back off road.

I am in Crested Butte and sometimes there aren't any folks to go with. TT
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