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Old 05-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Krogoth Krogoth is offline
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Default Off-Road Items

The other weekend I got stuck and realized how ill-equipped my Ranger was for off roading and such. So Im putting together a list of items that are necessary for off roading and general minor "emergencies". Right now all I have is some lights on my front bumper, a recovery strap, and a cheap chinese Hi-Lift knockoff. So far the list of items I want to add is as follows:

X Toolbox for truckbed
Water + nonperishable food
Tools to include wrench and socket sets
Folding shovel
X Axe/hatchet
Fire Extinguisher
X Hi-List Jack
Jumper cables
X Recovery strap
Flashlight
X Duct Tape/Electrical Tape

And the purpose for this is to get input from others on this list and the items that yall keep in your trucks. And in the end this will help myself and anyone else who wants to stock their trucks with helpful items.

Look forward to everyone's input!
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:02 PM
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chains? i dont know if you live in snow or like to offroad in it =)
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:03 PM
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I live near the desert currently but who knows where the Army will station me next lol. Was thinking I should have chains in my truck in addition to the recovery strap anyhow! Thanks, that item slipped my mind. Adding it to the list.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:03 PM
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I would add
-a few bottles of water, some granola bars or pop tarts (can take hours of hunger until you're unstuck).
-Bungee cords or rope (loose of hanging parts)
-tie wraps (the good kind)
-Properly inflated Spare tire (ppl overlook this)
-warm waterproof gloves (for those cold nights in the mud or snow)
-Working car jack
-some extra gas (not necessary but never a loss for xtra 5 gallons.)
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:07 PM
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non perishable foods
water
fire starters and/or presto logs
extra clothing/boots/shoes
forget the folding shovel - it's a back breaker. cut the handle on a full size shovel so it fits in the box.
first aid kit
leather gloves
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:08 PM
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(if you have hydraulic clutch) --

DOT 3 Brake fluid(works as clutch fluid)
Spare Master & Slave cylinder
Necessary lines to go from resi - master - slave.

Trust me, it saved me a tow home once before.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:14 PM
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I would add
-a few bottles of water, some granola bars or pop tarts (can take hours of hunger until you're unstuck).
-Bungee cords or rope (loose of hanging parts)
-tie wraps (the good kind)
-Properly inflated Spare tire (ppl overlook this)
-warm waterproof gloves (for those cold nights in the mud or snow)
-Working car jack
-some extra gas (not necessary but never a loss for xtra 5 gallons.)
See I had thought about gas but how would I secure it? Or would it just have to be something I put in my truck when I go out on the trail? Doubt thats a daily driver item.

Water and some non-perishable snacks was also something I needed to add.

If you have a Hi-Lift jack is it still a good idea to have a regular floor jack?
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:17 PM
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tow chains are a NO GO! get sewn tow straps. they are MUCH safer and MUCH more efficient. seriously take my word for it.

i keep a hitch in the truck or on the truck at ALL TIMES just in case....

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stilll a good idea to have a floor jack ESP if ur not suspension lifted
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:18 PM
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tow chains are a NO GO! get sewn tow straps. they are MUCH safer and MUCH more efficient. seriously take my word for it.

i keep a hitch in the truck or on the truck at ALL TIMES just in case....

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stilll a good idea to have a floor jack ESP if ur not suspension lifted
i meant chains for tires xP
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:20 PM
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either way he should have them lol ive always thought about carrying snow chains for mudding but idk how much better that would be (illl have bfg ta kos)
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:21 PM
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See I had thought about gas but how would I secure it? Or would it just have to be something I put in my truck when I go out on the trail? Doubt thats a daily driver item.

Water and some non-perishable snacks was also something I needed to add.

If you have a Hi-Lift jack is it still a good idea to have a regular floor jack?
I wouldnt recommend having gas with you daily, only when you go mudding, stop at a near by gas station fill up the 5 gal. when your done wheeling, just pour the 5 gal into your truck, its not wasted. If you have the OEM built in Car jack still installed, I would keep it there (if its not in the way, you never know when you, or a fellow ranger owner might need it.

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tow chains are a NO GO! get sewn tow straps. they are MUCH safer and MUCH more efficient. seriously take my word for it.

i keep a hitch in the truck or on the truck at ALL TIMES just in case....

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stilll a good idea to have a floor jack ESP if ur not suspension lifted
x2 on both those Items, good call eric

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:21 PM
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tow chains are a NO GO! get sewn tow straps. they are MUCH safer and MUCH more efficient. seriously take my word for it.

i keep a hitch in the truck or on the truck at ALL TIMES just in case....

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stilll a good idea to have a floor jack ESP if ur not suspension lifted
I have a sewn tow strap in my truck. Whats wrong with using chains though? Now for towing, just for general getting unstuck/pulled out of an obstacle? Ive done it before in my civilian and miltary experience and havent had a problem yet. I do understand the dangers if the chain slips etc, but yeah.

As for the floor jack, care to explain why? Im just curious and want to know for my own knowledge. Gotta buy one for the garage anyways...
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:25 PM
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because a chain does not stretch so when it needs to strech..something wiull break whether its the chain, axle, frame whataever. if it BREAKS then its a flying torpedo going towards ur window which could kill you or go thru ur tailgate...

tow straps stretch and transfer the momentum from the tow truck to the stuck truck

heres an article i found


http://www.offroaders.com/tech/Tow_Straps.htm

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as for the floor jack i was thinking the stock jack...lol

its good to have two jacks. the high lift jack is not designed to hold the truck up for long periods (its so u can get over an obstacle) the floor jack jacks it up more securelly.... (please correct any mistakes ive made)
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:26 PM
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I appreciate the advice. Ill keep it in mind. Not saying your wrong or anything. Guess maybe I will have to look into D-Rings and another towstrap perhaps.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:26 PM
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I dont know if this would be extreme, but a road flare
-maglight (See Member "Alon" for a maglight holder)
-Cell Phone, CB, Satelite phone.
-If you have a buddy, chloroform him and stuff him in your toolbox so you have a spotter
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