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Thread: Minimum/Extended Equipment List suggestion and shopping guide

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    I agree with Paul a map and compass is a great idea. I try to use these when possible so my skills don't get rusty. It is hard to argue against a good gps though.

    I like his idea of extra fluids. I always had some in my car when I was a kid.......I guess because all my cars leaked something.

    Great ideas!

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    Not recovery gear, but I always like to have a few nature valley bars(or some equivalent), bottles of water, and either a lighter or a book of matches stashed away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangarang View Post
    Not recovery gear, but I always like to have a few nature valley bars(or some equivalent), bottles of water, and either a lighter or a book of matches stashed away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sptrmike View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangarang View Post
    Not recovery gear, but I always like to have a few nature valley bars(or some equivalent), bottles of water, and either a lighter or a book of matches stashed away.
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    Just three posts ago--thanks for reading.
    But yes, every time and it can be used for drinking, washing, cooling(you and a rig ;), etc...
    Traction, articulation, and gearing make a good off-road rig. Just a big lift, wide mud tires, and a winch simply do not.
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    During the summer I'm not as careful about it, but this one is easy! When I go wheeling in the early spring / late fall I always have a compression sack with of a complete change of clothes in the bed box.

    Cold and wet is just about the worst. I learned this the hard way by ingesting water into my intake and oil pan during a water crossing, it was raining and I ended up having to get in the water to hookup the strap to the front. When you're wet and the motor doesn't run you develop Hypothermia quickly. I couldn't even read AAA my member number when we finally got to cell service. Hypothermia sets in quickly when the heater goes away It was a lesson learned the hard way.

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    Thanks for sharing and it is scary ^, but it can happen, even in the summer, ask me how I know ;)
    Traction, articulation, and gearing make a good off-road rig. Just a big lift, wide mud tires, and a winch simply do not.
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    A couple of new items added and some links updated. Also posted in a new format here:

    http://exploringnh.com/home/equipment/

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    All great info, and a good idea to bump it. There's a lot of us noobs joining up recently.

    Shovel: I picked up a couple of Army surplus folding shovels for $20 each at Metro West Surplus Army Navy in West Boylston. These are the real deal, can even be used as an axe if necessary, and you can usually find them with the original case. facebook.com/MetroWestSurplus

    A couple of recommendations on the chain saw. Get one with a good chain brake, it has to be able to stop the chain at full throttle, and it should be weighted to work as an inertia brake. I test mine every now and then; with the saw NOT running I hold the saw so the end of the bar is about a foot above a stump and let it fall while holding the handle, the brake snaps shut. That's critical to stop the chain in the event of kick-back. Keep FRESH fuel and start it often, use only premium and dump it after no more than two months. I put left-overs in the tractor's gas tank, it doesn't care that there's a little pre-mix in it.

    On the air-down thing: I picked this up at Walmart http://www.walmart.com/ip/Campbell-H...Gauge/17128846 I changed the gauge with one from an extra tire pressure gauge I had laying around to make it easier to read.

    Almost forgot; I really like the new format, looks nice and it's easy to follow.
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    Great thread. Its good to have a checklist of stuff. Now I know what I need to buy!

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    Another bump for newcomers. Post 1 of this thread has some very good information.
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    R&R in Hooksett has 12v compressor's for $40. I picked one up because my girlfriend's beetle has a slow leak. I wouldn't trust it any more than something else from R&R or Harbor Freight, but its something. Took about a minute to get from 25 psi to 35.

    Like my old man says, Harbor Freight is the titty bar of tool stores; its all cheap garbage, but when its hanging in front of your face its pretty hard to say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87Harley04TJ View Post
    R&R in Hooksett has 12v compressor's for $40. I picked one up because my girlfriend's beetle has a slow leak. I wouldn't trust it any more than something else from R&R or Harbor Freight, but its something. Took about a minute to get from 25 psi to 35.

    Like my old man says, Harbor Freight is the titty bar of tool stores; its all cheap garbage, but when its hanging in front of your face its pretty hard to say no.
    R&R carries a decent selection of Lisle tools. So not all junk. And my Harbor Freight winch has never let me down. Only thing that ever has let me down from there is their ball joint presses. Have to turn it in for a new one after every use...
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    Oh yeah, not everything there is junk, I've had great luck with a bike lift I got from HF, I was just saying, sometimes it really is too good to be true

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