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What supplies and gear do you keep in your Jeep?

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by aggrex, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Sep 6, 2021 at 9:30 PM
    Lost In The Woods

    Lost In The Woods New Member

    Sep 4, 2021
    First Name:
    Buckley, WA
    2021 JT Rubicon Diesel
    For me, the list of things I carry in the jeep is extensive due to being in search and rescue. That being said, the very basics I would consider for off-road around where I live would be...

    1. Fire Extinguisher
    2. First Aid Kit
    3. Tug Strap w/Shackels
    4. Compact hand saw
    5. Gloves
    6. Shovel
    7. Jump Starter Box
    8. Basic Tool Kit
    9. Zip Ties and Bailing Wire
    10. Duct Tape
    11. Toilet Paper
    12. Flashlight and/or Headlamp w/extra batteries
    13. Emergency Road Pucks x3 (instead of flares w/ flames)
    14. Fleece Jacket
    15. Wind Prof Matches and/or Butane Lighter
    16. Fire Starter
    17. Pocket Knife
    18. Space blanket or space bag
    19. Energy Food Bars
    20. Extra Water
    21. Water Purification Tablets

    For me personally, I don't like flashlights, headlamps, and emergency road pucks to be rechargeable. I prefer to be able and shove new batteries into them instead of waiting for them to recharge. In winter a few other things get added in, but this is what I would consider the basics for most of the year.

    Edit: Also, make your own first aid kit. It'll be cheaper and you'll know what's actuly in it.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2021
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  2. Sep 7, 2021 at 3:25 AM

    Groundfault Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2021
    First Name:
    87 Wrangler, kind of...
    5.7 V8 with Whipple Supercharger, TH350 w/B&M Shifter, NP205 TC, Dana 60 front 4.56, GM 14 bolt 10.5 rear 4.56, 4 wheel discs, Bilstein shocks, 6" lift on 37's, Autometer gauges, all led lighting and a few other things.
    Good supply list @Lost In The Woods. Doomsday prepped here. Not really into crawling just to see if I can climb it. I use the Jeep to follow old mule & wagon mining roads in the mountains and then do a lot of hiking/camp prospecting for mining claim sites and sometimes stay out for 2-3 days (pick axe, shovel, detectors and dry wash).
    I carry all of the first aid, backpack camping and recovery gear including tree huggers, straps, shackles, 1" kinetic rope and 3 snatch blocks. Found out the hard way that it's a lot easier to use snatch blocks and your winch to pull your Jeep backwards than the hi-lift jack.
    I carry a water purifier pump and tablets. 5 gallons jug of drinking/radiator water along with filled 6 and 3 liter backpack style Camelback packs and a case of bottled water in the cooler (sometimes hard to find water to purify in AZ).
    I carry a complete tool set, electrical connectors, fuses, relays, wire, volt meter and jump starter pack.
    Spare serpentine belt, radiator hoses, u-joints with retaining straps and bolts, assorted nuts, bolts and washers, assorted hose (oil, fuel & vacuum), clamps and barb splices,
    Recently installed a new fuel pump with all -an fittings for an easy field change out, put the noisy but functional old pump in a bag for a spare.
    Gorilla brand duct tape and ratchet straps.
    12 gallons extra gas, engine & trans oil, gasket sealant, gallon of 50/50 antifreeze, tire repair kit, jack stand, 10 lb CO2 to re-bead tires, onboard compressor, 1/2" torque wrench and Dewalt high torque impact wrench because 8 lugs wear me out.
    5lb fire extinguisher.
    Headlamp and flashlights are all led and use 18650 batteries, spare batteries, 12v car charger and solar/crank charger.
    I have the phone number for an off-road recovery service programmed in my phone, but with the sketchy cell service in the AZ mountains, I also have Spot Gen4 GPS messenger service (wife still claims she wants me to come back). USGS topo maps (paper copies) and loaded on handheld GPS. Would have a satellite phone if the plans weren't over $100 mo.
    Want to get a portable welder.
    When you're in the middle, it's a long walk to the edge of nowhere.
  3. Sep 10, 2021 at 5:28 AM

    Justanotherjeeper Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2020
    First Name:
    2011 Red Wrangler 2 door
    paid cash for it.
    You guys are well prepared, and that’s a good thing. I have a recovery bag, which I carry off road along with the usual maxtrax, extra spare and anything else I may need. Usually that stuff’s in an Off Road 4 Runner which has more room than my 2 door JK and that I use for long off road trips into the wilds of Canada. The Jeep is a summer vehicle only, so it rarely gets driven with the top up. Since it’s wide open all the time, I don’t carry anything in it, except a photocopy of the ownership in a plastic folder in the locked section of the console. So far, the ownership has never been stolen, lol. I did manage to slide a breaker bar with a 19mm socket on it into the tool area in the back so that I can get the wheel off in case I have a flat tire though.
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  4. Sep 10, 2021 at 7:28 AM

    aggrex [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Backcountry '16
    I keep a 1/2” breaker bar in all the vehicles plus socket to loosen a tight lug nut in case of a road hazard.53D49389-7C7F-4913-9728-7B0561D2A4C2.jpg HF has them on sale $15 this month. Plus they can be a good deterrent or pry bar etc
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  5. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:25 AM

    Jeep4Life Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2018
    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Most of the same stuff that's listed. Will add Boots(for mud here), portable air compressor, tool for easy air down and some bungie cords(always handy for securing stuff). Air gun when we go on trails.
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  6. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    RockyRoad Rocky Road

    Jan 7, 2020
    First Name:
    Banks, OR
    2002 WJ
    I have a complete bug-out bag. Medical supplies, hunting and fishing gear, tent, tarp, sleeping bag, stove, cooking gear, good, communication devices, saw, ax, fire starting items, change of clothes, down jacket... and since I'm not very big, I have a big game cart on which to haul my gear on foot if the need arises.
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