Here is my buying guide for you or your loved ones, pass it along, so you don’t get socks or a sweater for Christmas!
These are in more order of importance, just the order I thought of!
- Emergency Bivy- Great for all Vehicles year round, hyperthermia is a rick even in the summer, it will take longer but your body temperature will drop. If your on a day-trip and something happens on 5th trail and you need to sleep on the trail, you have a way to stay safe and warm
2) Shovel-Good shovel can be useful in sand, mud, gravel, or any type of terrain. A good army surplus folding shove is good for all cars, but for your off road rig, and spade shove with longer handle might help.
3) Tire repair kit-Can be used for any tire, off-road or street tires, good to have for all cars.
4) Shovel-Good shovel can be useful in sand, mud, gravel, or any type of terrain. A good army surplus folding shove is good for all cars, but for your off road rig, and spade shove with longer handle might help.
5)Recovery Boards-ARB or MaxTrax is what I recommended, but use caution on the cheaper ones, read reviews and make sure they are rated for your vehicle weight
6) Communication Radio-and good Walkie-Talkie is needed if your in a group of more than one vehicle, having vehicle mounted radio, you can get more distance behave it has more wattage, and better antenna, but a good hand held radio is fine as well. Hand held can also be used for recovery or spotting, or if you scouting down the trail.
7) Tire deflators, many options, you can use a pressure gauge, and ones that remove the stem core, or ones that do not. I have ones that screw on and release pressure with removing the valve stem, makes it easier and I think faster.
8) Jack Base stand- AEV makes a great base for the JL-JT and the JK. This will give your factory jack a few inches higher “starting point” when you have larger tire and/or a lift. Also it will work with a Hi-Lift jack. Lastly the AEV jack base will give the jack a larger “foot print” for working in sand and lose soil.
9) Trash bag-Make sure clean up after yourself and keep any campsite cleaner than you found it. Police the area before you unpack, clean up anyone else’s mess, and then police before you leave after you packed up. Also if you see trash on the trail, pick it up!