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BCHunter
02-12-2007, 09:11 AM
I'm thinking what should i be looking at buying so i don't get stuck again, i own a warn winch but its old big and needs servicing...

is there any other tools you guys use?

In The Zone
02-12-2007, 09:15 AM
Hi lift jack (jackall) tow strap min 3"x 20' , tools, come along and snatch block
tire plug kit , ether, and a cooler full of bevies

this is only minimum supplies i typically take..
not including spare parts

bakelite
02-12-2007, 09:19 AM
New winch....tow strap...4 ton comealong...jack all ..... good tow points depends on how much room you have I like to bring an old piece of carpet, good to lay on in the mud or snow and also makes a decent traction device too. First aid kit for when the Jack all breaks your nose...just kidding. :)

Kinslayer
02-12-2007, 09:20 AM
Hi lift jack (jackall) tow strap min 3"x 20' , tools, come along and snatch block
tire plug kit , ether, and a cooler full of bevies


Beer for sure - attract the onlookers who could pull you out.

For sure come-along, strap.
As for the jackall - get the biggest one you can afford - first pics any of us show are of our trucks flexed out on some shit or another - a 48inch jackall isn't gonna be too helpful when it, at the highest position, doesn't lift a tire off the ground! Go to princess and get a 60 inch Hi-Lift brand jackall, 100 bucks you will never regret.

but often overlooked -
RUBBER BOOTS and a SHOVEL.
Rain gear
>WHEELING BUDDY<

UU
02-12-2007, 09:21 AM
I usually just bring Nutbar :dontknow:
a.k.a Mikey in a box

surreysinner
02-12-2007, 09:24 AM
cellphone/cb/spotlight/spare set of dry clothes/misc tools/duct tape

BCHunter
02-12-2007, 09:26 AM
great list going...

Tmax
02-12-2007, 10:02 AM
never go alone.

bakelite
02-12-2007, 10:07 AM
never go alone.



that's a real good one...hard sometimes...but real good. [cheers]

Kinslayer
02-12-2007, 10:10 AM
I usually just bring Nutbar :dontknow:
a.k.a Mikey in a box

Sorry, I gotta:

Dick in a box, best gift ever.

barracuda
02-12-2007, 10:15 AM
leah and I almost always go alone (pretty tough to watch wildlife and quietly explore if you have a group) . if you go alone always remember that all your chances must be assessed and you actions calculated and you wrong choices are amplified.

we try to have some kind of winch , jack and shovel for a minnimum.

bakelite
02-12-2007, 10:19 AM
Toilet paper....seriously. [cheers] Hand cleaner, paper towels. Fluids for everything. First aid kit. Gloves. Flares, good for lighting fires too. Some energy bars or something like that to munch on instead of insects.

kinda nasty
02-12-2007, 12:02 PM
all you need is a tow strap, a jack all, and a buddy whose truck is at least as big as yours. PS let him go first and he will get stuck instead. LOL

pumpkin
02-12-2007, 12:32 PM
never go alone.


And DON"T get stuck when your twice the size of the trucks you go with[36]

Kinslayer
02-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Yeah, it's a good idea to go get a big rubbermaid tub and make a 'recovery kit' with all this shit - goin wheelin'? Whip it in the back and you are cool.

UU
02-12-2007, 02:21 PM
leah and I almost always go alone (pretty tough to watch wildlife and quietly explore if you have a group) . if you go alone always remember that all your chances must be assessed and you actions calculated and you wrong choices are amplified.

we try to have some kind of winch , jack and shovel for a minnimum.


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MR.MIKE
02-12-2007, 02:28 PM
spare battery jumper cables and some welding rod put them together and you got your self a on board welder

barracuda
02-12-2007, 02:43 PM
And yes i admit we have had to walk out [15] [15] [15] :party0010: :vroam:

UU
02-12-2007, 02:44 PM
If you think you might need it and you don't bring it, you will

barracuda
02-12-2007, 02:50 PM
or you could do what i have done and make a list, gather up the jack,shovel,rope etc go in the bush, get stuck and realize all your stuff is stacked neatly in the driveway along with the list .
DOH!!!!!

Tmax
02-12-2007, 02:51 PM
And DON"T get stuck when your twice the size of the trucks you go with[36]

yes mental note. dont get stuck if you're twice the sice of the other trucks.

check.



[15] [15] [15] [15] [15] [15] [15] [15]

surreysinner
02-12-2007, 03:56 PM
or you could do what i have done and make a list, gather up the jack,shovel,rope etc go in the bush, get stuck and realize all your stuff is stacked neatly in the driveway along with the list .
DOH!!!!!

Thats what i did last time camping. Had a bunch of shit on a list and forgot the most important thing in the driveway....my 88 000lb tow strap and wouldnt you know it got stuck with camper and trailer with 2 oth trucks with me.

No problem right....fuck was i pissed when i found out i forgot it. Oh ya, did i mention it was in a river crossing at 9pm freezing ice cold runoff water? Not to mention about 10 drunk people stopping buy with comments and no towstraps.

So i say #1 thing is towstrap ....a big fucker!

lizard
02-12-2007, 04:52 PM
1 fix your winch or go buy costco one
2 bring another 100ft or more of cable(never seem to have enuff line)
3 chokers an treesavers & cleavis's/hooks ....maybe a block or 2

flashlight/spotlight
jumpercables
tarp to lay on ground
spare ujoints
shovel
only thing I used a comealong with was my baja and buggy and hanging a moose.

UU
02-12-2007, 04:57 PM
FOOD

you can still have fun being cold, wet, stuck, and broken,

add hunger and your miserable

Dirty Sanchez
02-12-2007, 05:04 PM
If you do go alone, bring your mountain bike.

flipper
02-12-2007, 08:33 PM
Bring a tire inflator, even slow is beter than none. If you don't want to take your whole tool box you can secure your basic tools wrenches and exc. to metal surfaces useing high power magnets from princes auto. Wise choices on where you put your truck if you don't have a tow vehicle. I never go alone, someones always in the bitch seat.

westcoaster
02-12-2007, 09:16 PM
How many would consider using the jackall as a come along?

All you need to do is put a grab hook on the top bar and another on the lift arm. While you wouldn't have the pull distance a comealong would, the pull power would be better with the long jackall handle.

redman
02-12-2007, 09:16 PM
[stoned]

weiser
02-12-2007, 10:52 PM
Warm blankets in a dry container. Its a real piss off getting stuck or broke down at 6pm and Knowing ya can't walk out till day break and waking up every half hour to fire up the truck.

barracuda
02-12-2007, 11:05 PM
or just make sure you have the right company to keep you warm[39] [finger] [19] [1c] [39]

mark
02-14-2007, 05:24 PM
How many would consider using the jackall as a come along?

All you need to do is put a grab hook on the top bar and another on the lift arm. While you wouldn't have the pull distance a comealong would, the pull power would be better with the long jackall handle.

ive done it. it works good except you only get 48 or 60 inches at a time and then have to shorten your strap so it is kind of slow.

tenpack
02-14-2007, 06:43 PM
lighter and food. Broke sucks but hungry and cold is way worse.

jakerngr
02-14-2007, 07:03 PM
i have all the popular things in my dry box
lots of tools hammers,hatchet,chainsaw,straps,shackles,spare parts (vehicle specific), tie wire,spare valve stems,valve stem cores,either, lug nuts, and an assortment of nuts and bolts for god knows what. hose clamps can be used for lots of things. my fire gril,fire starter,spare surpentine belt,shovel

thats all i can think of right now
thats whats in my truck all the time.

Kinslayer
02-14-2007, 07:20 PM
or just make sure you have the right company to keep you warm[39] [finger] [19] [1c] [39]

[21] [bacon] [11] :goatse:

highwaystar
02-14-2007, 08:34 PM
for what its worth i go out wheeling deep into the hills alone quite often and heres what i bring, I got a cheep duffel bag from crappy tire and throw everything small in it to keep it all in one place, then seatbelt it into the back:

-come along from princess auto, its cheap (quality and price) but it has saved me a long walk out. One good use and the teeth chip off. [16]

-Tow strap (again princess auto, expensive 80 000lb one or something like that)

-cheap 8.88$ princess auto 8000lb tow ropes. they do come in handy and are cheap but the hooks turn into projectiles easily i learned.

-Tons or cheap rope. If you keep getting stuck you can wrap it through your rims and around your tire and its like a poor mans chain. Works in snow, dont know about mud? make sure you can clear your brakes. Yea i know, laugh it up.

-hi-lift jack (awesome)

-shovel, I have a cheap old folding army unit, but recommend a garden spade

-extra gas

Even through all this, i still bought a winch, once I get out of school and working in march i can have someone make me up a bumper probably alsek industries if they can I have a bunch of work for them :D

BOVINE
02-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Duck tape!!

captain
02-22-2007, 11:10 PM
a woman to relieve the stress

WagoneerXJ
02-23-2007, 11:08 AM
I carry a few things....Hi Lift Jack...FULLSIZE spare!, tool box, jumper cables, 2X15 ft chains, cable sling, long tow strap, 5 or 6 various sized clevises, couple litres of oil, one ATF, PS Fluid, Brake Fluid, Pre-Mix coolant.....

mark
02-23-2007, 05:13 PM
Duck tape!!

you mean duct tape?

Jeep Victim
02-27-2007, 08:14 PM
Kinda Nasty ain't kinda nasty,she's really a cream puff,cool Blazer though and she's good at flippin Jeeps back onto their wheels after Jim flips em off their wheels.Hi Jen!

ray
02-28-2007, 10:20 AM
shovel

highlift jack

rope

chain

tow strap

comealong

winch


sparetire


toolbox(proper tools for your truck)


extra u joints axle shafts in truck bed or box or roofrack carrier



tire plugs



tire patchs



flashlight



firstaid pack

ray
02-28-2007, 10:20 AM
everything i carry

kinda nasty
03-01-2007, 07:24 PM
got your new lic plate frame on yet. lol