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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
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    Lost In The Woods

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    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.
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2021 at 3:25 AM
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    Groundfault

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    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.
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2021 at 5:28 AM
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    Justanotherjeeper

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    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
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    aggrex

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    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
     
  5. Sep 20, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Jeep4Life

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    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
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    RockyRoad

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    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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  7. Mar 13, 2022 at 6:33 PM
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    MTgeezer

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    This is the list of the standard "trail gear" stashed in the Willys 3B. Anyone familiar with Willys flat fender Jeeps will be wondering how all that stuff fits in a vehicle with a severe case of SDD (space deficit disorder). The answer is I boxed in the wheel wells for storage back in the early 70's when I put the glass tub together. I also made a large glove box at the same time by boxing in the entire right side of the cowl. The "pioneer" tools are all mounted under the hood. The Willys has the 10cid York based OBA and a Premier Power Welder. It almost goes without saying, it also has a winch. A hybridized Warn 8274 (9.5 XP motor, Zeon 12 contactor, & 125' of 3/8's Amsteel). There are also two Crosby clevises permanently attached to both bumpers.

    My wife and I usually stay overnight on most trips so our two backpacks with the entire "kit" are in the bed. That includes a quality tent, good down bags, air mattresses, stove, cooking gear, food, 5 L water bladder and a water filter. If the list seems long it is because more often than not, we go solo. I have been doing that for 6 decades and have yet to walk out of someplace or call for help.

    A final word of wisdom: leave the harbor freight tools home. The only difference between a broken tool in the boonies and no tool is you wasted money on it and the space/gas getting that broken one to where you actually needed it.

    The kit for the JK is similar but tailored to it.

    Willys CJ 3B Tools/Supplies


    Tools:

    ¼ drive socket set; Fine tooth ratchet, breaker bar, 1 ½ and 3” extensions, 6 pt sockets 5/32 through 9/16


    3/8 drive socket set; Ratchet, breaker bar and 3 & 6” extensions, universal, 5/8 spark plug socket, 3/8 x ¼ adapter, 1/8 through 3/8 ball tip hex drive sockets, 3/8 through 1” 12 point sockets, 3/8 to ½ adapter


    WRENCHS: ¼ through 1” combination wrench set, 6 and 10” adjustable wrenches


    Pliers: 10” groove joint, 6.5” slip joint, 6.5” needle nose, 5” diagonal cutters, Visegrip 4LN, 7WR, & 10WR.


    SCREW DRIVERS: Combination screw driver (3/16 x ¼ flat blades, #2 x #3 phillips), Yankee flat blade ratchet, General #1 x #2 phillips ratchet


    MISCELANOUS TOOLS: Tire stem tool, wire strippers/crimpers, ball end Allen key set (.050-3/8), 12 oz ball pein hammer, 3 lb engineer’s hammer, adj hacksaw frame with high speed blades, multi tool with insert bits, Weather Pack terminal tool


    MISCELANOUS: three 1” ratchet straps, Crosby 2” web clevis, ProComp 30’ 7k recovery strap, Tmax 8k kg snatch block, Mil surplus tree strap, set tire deflators, air chuck, blow gun, 25’ Coilhose air hose, tire gage, Mil surplus waterproof match container/matches, Maglite 3D cell flashlight (LED converted), light and heavy leather gloves, 25’ 12 ga extension cord, Milwaukee 4 ½” magnum grinder, 4 extra grinding discs, welding mask, welding gloves, 50’ #1-0 welding cable (“positive” cable has quick connect end for stinger or clamp so can double as jumper cables).


    SUPPLIES/PARTS: WD40, high temp RTV, Right Stuff RTV, qt oil, qt 85-140 gearlube, qt power steering fluid, qt brake fluid, Gorilla super glue, blue thread locker, JB weld, can Gojo, roll paper towels, roll toilet paper, six 30 gal trash bags, four 36” “wire ties”, approx 40 4 to 8” wire ties, roll 3M electrical tape, roll duct tape, roll Gorilla tape, roll mechanics wire, hose clamps (one #400, two #236, two #72, two #32, one #28, one #24, two #20, one #16, one # 12), line cap assortment, ten’ 3/8 fuel line, 15’ ¼” high pressure nylon line with approx 15 adapter fittings to adapt to invert flare and 1/8-1/4” NPT), Allen head cap screws (10-32 through 3/8, up to 4” long, 2 each), Nylock nuts (#8 to ½” NF and NC, six each), wire terminals/splices (10-12, 14-16, and 18-20; GM spade, Weather Pack; about 6 each), extra fuses (ATM), complete set of new V-belts, two 27 spline drive flanges, Tera Low 26 tooth main drive gear/nut/D18 “PTO” cover (to replace the Warn overdrive when I finally blow it up), about 2 lbs each 1/8” 6011, 6013, 7014, and 7018 welding rod.


    GENERAL: Double bit ax, mil surplus trenching tool, stock jack and lug wrench, 20T bottle jack, jerry can spout, two fire extinguishers (First Alert, 10BC), small and large first aid kits, space blanket, box alcohol wipes, can/bottle opener, matches, bottle 100% DEET, spray can 40% DEET, assortment of bungee cords, Gempler’s tire repair kit. And depending on where I am wheeling, a Stihl 015 or 017 chainsaw.

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  8. Mar 13, 2022 at 8:19 PM
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    aggrex

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    That's an awesome list.....I may have to make some adjustments to my bug-out bag. Thanks for sharing
     
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  9. Mar 14, 2022 at 5:11 PM
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    aggrex

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    Just in case anybody needs some new work gloves the local Home Depot may have some marked down. Leather gloves were 50% off and Thinsulate gloves were $3.03 great prices to stock up your Jeep ;)

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  10. Aug 26, 2022 at 9:32 PM
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    Dahlia47

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    I grew up in the middle of no where. No cell, no land line, electric, running water...nada! we were taught to carry at all times, whether hunting, hiking , driving or horse. Take a whistle, mirror, compass, matches, lighter, blanket, flashlight, water, blanket, extra clothes and shoes, canned food, tarp, knife, gun, fishing line and hooks. Bare bones basics. That will get you through for quite a while. I still do this. I have given my kids the basics as well. They are city dwellers, but still need the emergency basics. They also have a emergency HOME kit. We get bad weather here that will knock out the basic " city slicker" necessities. .....city slickers....
     
  11. Jan 31, 2024 at 5:36 PM
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    Chasinmendo

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    Wqen hubs, winch, driving lights, fog lights.
    These are items I carry in the jeep for the jeep, not personal items:

    2 Space Blankets
    Tire inflator
    Tire plugs and glue
    Tire irons
    Water
    Engine oil
    Brake fluid
    Cruising axe
    Fire starting materials
    Trench shovel
    Small pick axe
    Basic tools especially 1/2 and 9/16 wrenches, iron workers pliers, channelock, pump pliers combination screwdriver
    Snatch block
    Nylon strap of a couple of different sizes
    Tie wire
    Wagon jack
     
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    Big Iron

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    Bottle of Jack Daniels works. You are not the odd one ;)
     
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  13. Feb 4, 2024 at 5:41 PM
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    LYFZGOOD

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    A “Bottle Jack” ? or a Bottle of Jack :rofl:
     
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  14. Feb 5, 2024 at 11:01 AM
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    shooter65

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    I'm certainly late to the party but I think that because of the limited storage of a non modified Jeep, you may be best served with several "go bags" depending on the season and purpose of the trip. I carry a lot more in my truck then in the other vehicles because I can. Most of this will probably not be needed when driving my wife's 2023 Rubicon or 2019 Scat Pack but it's a totally different story when driving my 67 Coronet and another story when driving my 2012 Ram. It's easier for me to have one basic breakdown kit for all the vehicles.

    As far as getting a hotel room, when a winter storm comes through, especially if there's power outages, hotel rooms fill up surprisingly fast. Although my wife and I could get through on the highway in a winter storm with the Rubicon or my Ram 2500, a few years ago, there was a storm and people started abandoning their cars in the middle of the travel lanes which closed the highway for DAYS until PennDot could get them all towed off the road. People do incredibly stupid things when they panic and/or are unprepared.

    The one thing I carry in all vehicles year round is a breakdown kit. The Rubicon is my wife's daily driver in the winter when the Scat Pack is tucked in for a long winters nap so I need to add a tow strap to this kit for her jeep.

    My "American Express", Colt Defender is always on me so I don't include that in any list. I would no sooner leave the house without it then without my prosthetic leg.

    Breakdown Kit:

    It could be more but I wanted to keep the size small enough to not be intrusive but small repairs could be made on the road to keep me going. I keep these kits in the vehicles all the time except to change batteries in the flashlights, twice a year at time change.

    Phone charger cord - not for breakdowns specifically but always in all vehicles.
    Shopping bag to put garbage in.
    Leather gloves to work on hot items.
    Nitrile gloves
    Hand cleaner
    UV rated zip ties
    Quality duct tape
    Silicone rescue tape for emergency hose repair. Rescue Tape - The World's #1 Self-Fusing Silicone Tape
    Shoe Goo
    J-B Weld
    Shop rags.
    foldable razor knife.
    Emergency tool, mainly to help others in an accident.
    Locktite threadlocker.
    Permatex Form-a-gasket.
    Pliers, crescent wrench, and six way screwdriver.
    Small tactical flashlight that you can hold in your mouth. (WITH FRESH BATTERIES)
    Emergency flares, no better fire starter also.
    Emergency Fan Belt
    As someone else said, AAA card and Credit card(s) but these are always with both of us.

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    Winter Kit:

    Blanket
    Boots
    Heavy coat
    Carhart bibs
    Energy bars
    Water
    Hospital Urinal, stuck in traffic between exits can get quite uncomfortable.
    Military surplus entrenching tool

    Trip Kit:

    Quality socket set.
    Old clothes to work in if possible.
    Rain gear.
    50/50 pre-mixed antifreeze.
    Oil.
    Trans fluid
    PS fluid.

    Off Road Kit:

    This has all been covered above so I don't have anything to add.

    Finally Go Bags for when we take the puppies with us. They have there own set of needs. LOL
     
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  15. Feb 6, 2024 at 3:17 PM
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    aggrex

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    Thanks for sharing! Always something to consider when checking out a good list.
     
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  16. May 8, 2024 at 6:23 AM
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    It's a Jeep! Duct tape and bailing wire.
     
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