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 What do you carry with you on a trip? 
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This is my permanent list of things to carry during complete isolation on
trails like the Rubicon. Places like Pismo and OHV parks; I usually pack
lighter since it's easier to get to the road and onto a tow truck, compared to
when I'm in isolation.

I've relied on the bare essentials in the past but it's obvious that I need to
carry more now that I'm driving further off road. So to that extent I'm buying
more tools so I don't have to keep moving mine back and forth from my garage.

### Tools for toolbox / bag ###
- Set of SAE and metric ratcheting box wrenches
- 2 crescent Wrenches
- Philips and flathead screw drivers
- Heavy monkey wrench (Could be handy as a weapon too)
- Small pic and spanner tool for snap rings
- B.F.H. (That's a big hammer)
- Spindle nut socket (Dana 44 & 23)
- 1/4 and 3/8 inch ratchet sets
- 1/2 inch ratchet or 3/8 to 1/2 adapter
- Gator socket for ratchet (amazing tool!)
- Few larger SAE and metric sockets (for things like pinion nuts)
- SAE and metric deep socket set
- SAE Allen Key set
- One punch and one chisel
- Air Compressor and gauge
- Jumper Cables
- Knife and box cutter
- Recovery strap and shackle (avoid tow straps with lethal metal hooks)
- Pitman arm puller
- bottle jack and lug wrench
- Wood plank (For jack, to throw under tire, or change a ujoint)
- CB and/or HAM radio and antenna
- Duct Tape
- Small pry bar
- Shop Manuals
- Rags
- Hitch pin
- C clamp (Compress the disc brakes)
- Pliers (slip joint and needle nose)
- T10 and T15 Torx screw drivers
- Work Gloves
- Fire Extinguisher (check charge)
- Locking chest and cargo straps to keep it all in
- High-lift
- Valve Stem puller / repair tool
- Tire bleeders (stem puller only is fine too)
- Puncher repair kit
- Shovel
- Dielectric grease (small)
- Safety glasses
- Extendable magnet
- Large Tarp
- Welding rods 7018 or like
- Long zip ties
- Locking pliers (needle node type for clamping hoses)
- Electric tape
- Choker chain
- Spare ratchet straps
- Spill kit
- Chainsaw

### Spare Parts ###
- Axle yokes
- Spare TRE(s) and pitman arm
- Spare Tire
- Lock out hub or slug
- Front wheel bearings
- Spare serpentine belt
- Spare axle shafts front and rear
- Wheel valves and stems
- Spare u-joints (axle and driveshaft)
- Complete ignition system, from coil to plugs
- Ford TFI ignition module and tool
- Steering gear box and spare sector shaft
- Fuel Filter
- Air Filter
- Ball joints (upper and lower pair) with nuts
- Assorted bolts (metric and SAE)
- Fuel pump
- Electrical wire

### Fluids / chemicals ###
- 1min RTV (buy fresh every 12 months)
- 6 Gal. Water (or 1 Gal a day if your drinking beers)
- Sealed Oil 10-30W, couple Qts minimum
- Sealed Power steering with leak stopper
- Sealed Dot 3 Brake Fluid (Doubles for clutch too)
- Sealed Gear Oil
- Sealed Tranny / T-Case ATF (Mercon)
- WD-40
- Biodegradable soap
- High temp disc bearing grease
- Radiator stop leak
- Gas tank repair kit

### Creature Comforts ###
- Meals and snacks for on the road
- Clothes (including water proof and cold weather year round)
- Hat, sun glasses, sun block
- Blankets, a warm sleeping bag, sleeping pad
- Folding chair
- Bottle opener
- Matches or lighter
- Camera with charged batteries
- Roll of TP and wet wipes
- Toilet and wag bags
- Tent
- Sleeping Cot
- Stove with gas or BBQ with charcoal
- Cooking pan with spatula
- Plates, utensils and paper towels
- Dish wash bin (can be used to collecting leaks too)
- Swim towel
- Flashlight with good batteries
- Trash bags
- Inverter and chargers

So if you didn't catch it, this is also my personal check list and I'll keep
updating it as such. ... I'm sure I'm forgetting something, what do you carry?

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June 22nd, 2007, 8:58 am
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rear driveshaft? damn buddy, a welder would be easier and more usefull. Maybe just some U-joints?

Also, don't forget 4 boxes of chewy bars. :P

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June 22nd, 2007, 9:15 am
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I agree with richard some spare u- joints would be smart.

Things I carry you didnt list:
Shovel
Hi-lift
tow strap
duct tape
gear oil
a few spark plug wires in case I melt one on a header or something
"Fix-a-Flat" I am sold on this product after using it a few times
and probably some other stuff that I cant think of.

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June 23rd, 2007, 3:48 pm
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rear driveshaft? damn buddy, a welder would be easier and more usefull. Maybe just some U-joints?


haha... i actually do have a welder on my truck... and a crapload of u-joints

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June 23rd, 2007, 9:15 pm
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My List of stuff I take on a trail ;

Fluids ;
(2) Quarts Gear Oil
(1) Case of 10W/30 Motor Oil
(1) Case of Tranny Fluid
(1) 50/50 Coolant Mix
(2) Gallons of Distilled Water
(2) Quarts of Power Steering Fluid
(1) Quart of Brake Fluid
(1) Quart of Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak

Lubricants + Extras;
WD-40
Pentraiting Fluid
Starting Fluid
Carb Cleaner
Fix-a-Flat in a can

Spare Parts ;
Oil Filter
Assorted Hoses
Radiator Hoses
Plugs / Wires
Assorted Hose Clamps
Assorted Bolt and Wiring Kit
Spare U-Joints
Spare Front Drive-Shaft
Spare Belts

Tools ;
1/2" Breaker Bar
1/2" Rachet
3/8" Rachet
1/2" - 3/8" Impact Set
1/2" Deep Socket Impact Set
Socket Extensions / Adaptors
3 Ton - Bottle Jack / Jack Stand Combo
Gear Oils Pump
Funnel
Adjustable Wrenches
Mallet Hammer, and a BFH
Pry Bar
Jumper Cables
Assorted Screw Drivers
Allen Wrenches
Pliers
Wire Strippers
Repair Manual - Never know when you may need this...

Tapes :
Electrical Tape
Duct Tape - Forgot it last trip though.
Recovery Equiptment ;
3" Tow Strap
Spair Tire
Rope
(2) Hitch Pins

Camping Tools ;
Tie downs
400 Watt (110v) Invertor

...I know theres more, but you get the idea. Im always adding to what I bring as I find I never always have everything I could use while on a trail....

Keep posting guys, this is good to get ideas off each other on what to bring on the trail!

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June 25th, 2007, 11:52 am
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not enough shit that I need, but too much shit to weigh me down :D

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June 26th, 2007, 4:50 pm
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not enough shit that I need, but too much shit to weigh me down


i usually try to go with people who "Go Prepared" so i don't have too cary shit. but tools, all fluids, drinking water and u-jounts are always in my junk.. oh and a couple tow straps ant d-rings too

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Truck Stuff
-Tow Strap
-Tow shackles
-Hitch pin
-Gallon of coolant, Gallon of water, Gallon of 50/50
-Engine oil
-ATF
-Gear oil
-Brake Fluid
-WD40
-Starting fluid
-Fix-A-Flat
-High Lift
-Bottle Jack
-Tire iron
-Spare Belt
-Some spare hoses
-Spare spark plug wires, distributor cap and ignition coil
-10 GA wire with miscellaneous electrical connectors
-Spare U-Joint
-Jumper Cables
-Spare starter solenoid

Tools
-Shovel
-Duct Tape
-Cable ties
-Full socket set, metric and standard, deep and shallow
-Wrenches
-Vice Grip
-Various pliers
-Various screwdrivers
-Hammer or two
-Gas siphon
-Wire cutter, crimper, and splicer
-Utility knife
-Torx bits
-Allen wrenches
-Dana 44 Socket
-Leather work gloves

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July 31st, 2007, 12:27 pm
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lets see, what do i have

60pc tool kit from costco, has pretty much everything sockets/wrenches standard and metric 1/2in drive and 3/8 plus needle nose pliars and screwdriver with many tips.
D44 socket
star wrench
spare oil filter, which is also the remote tranny filter
tranny fluid (1ct)
Powersteering fluid (1ct)
gallon of 50/50
Liquid wrench
Carb cleaner
duct tape
mechanics gloves
rags
tow strap
hitch pin and hitch ball
spare belt
spare hub
Funnel and empty container in case i gotta drain something.

Snap ring pliars and picks are a good idea incase i gotta swap a hub out. I like this thread, giving me ideas on more stuff to grab.


July 31st, 2007, 12:35 pm
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Ptack1 wrote:
Funnel and empty container in case i gotta drain something.


That's pretty smart because it could save you from needed a bunch of fluid as well as treading litely if something does go wrong

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July 31st, 2007, 12:38 pm
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Just think Danny, someday you won't need that D44 socket anymore! :thumb:

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hopefully someday soon...Im keeping my eyes open on craigslist for a good price on a 60 or a good parts truck.

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BTT Trip coming up and we won't have such a complete auto store for about an hours drive... Oh and judging by today it's going to be cold, bring a good sleeping bag. It's going to be like a dorm trying to squeeze everyone inside the cabin. Also make sure that your CBs are in perfect working order as I think we are going to be putting them to good use during the clean up.

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I guess this will be a "tops on" weekend with the cold and wind making a CB even more useful. I don't have one yet but it's on my list. :jewish:

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California Monkey wrote:
I guess this will be a "tops on" weekend with the cold and wind making a CB even more useful. I don't have one yet but it's on my list. :jewish:
The cabin has enough room that we could drop them up there if we want, I might. As for CB, if you don't have one by the time we go, I'll give you my old one to use. A new one is on my list to pickup.

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