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I have looked around, used the search and like me I know there are several newbies out there with this question.

"what do I bring out to the trip?" im sure every trip is unique and requires its own list but to simplify it I wanted to create a Sticky for all to see and use.

So have at it guys. List what you carry, why, when how, for what etc.


CB, i used a simple and cheap Cobra 19DXIV

Cb antenna Firestik FS-3BK 3 Firestick Ii Tunable Tip
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FireStik MK-204R Adjustable "SS" Door Jamb Antenna Mount Mini-Kit
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Shovel Bond LH015 Mini D Handle Shovel

hi lift 48" X-Treme Jack by Hi-Lift®
Hi-Lift Jack Part XT-485 - 48" X-Treme Jack by Hi-Lift®

Full Spare Tire

Basic Tools Allied 59091 235-Piece Mechanics Tool Set

TireGauge Campbell Hausfeld 50Psi Pencil Gauge

Air Compressor Rockworth RW2G110DPNG 2-Gallon Portable Electric Air
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Jerry cans 5 Gallon Metal Enviro-Flo Plus Can by Blitz
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Tow Straps Neiko 51004A Heavy-Duty 20-Feet Tow - Cargo Strap with 20,000-Pound Capacity

TP, you just never know
Trash bag, BINTIA Bring It In, Take It Out

SPARES, ill leave it up to the more advance guys on what typically breaks on the trail.
 

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recovery strap

Good list, you should add one of these:

 

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Guide book and or GPS, here in SOCAL
Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails - FunTreks Guidebooks for Jeep Trails, 4 Wheel Drive Trails, and back country roads

Fire Extinguisher Rugged Ridge Roll Bar Fire Extinguisher
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First Aid Kit Anatomy of a First Aid Kit

Jumper Cables
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Motor Oil
Extra motor oil can be helpful on the trail.

DUCT TAPE- you never know and it does magic

Essential Fluids
(Oil, coolant & transmission fluid)

Fix A Flat Great to use in a pinch…Slime 70005 Safety Spair Flat Tire Repair System
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Basic Personal Needs- Food, Water, snacks, non perishable etc

TOOLS
Complete Socket Set with SAE (standard) and Metric with 3/8" and 1/2" drives. Deep and standard sockets.
Crescent, open end combination box wrenches SAE (standard) and Metric
Allen Wrenches
Torx sockets (especially if you own a Jeep)
Standard & Phillips screwdrivers, large, medium, small
Large Hammer (a.k.a. the "BFH")
Pliers (various sizes)
Needle Nose Pliers
Vice Grips, various sizes
Large channel-lock Pliers
Pipe wrenches - having 2 medium of these can be useful for tie-rods.
Utility knife or razor blades
Crescent wrenches (medium & large)
A BIG pry bar or length of strong metal pipe, inside diameter of pipe large enough to slip over a wrench or socket drive for extra leverage.
Magnet

Work Gloves, leather
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Hi-lift jack, shovel, tow straps, carton of bottled water, food, tool box (with enough tools to take apart the whole suspension and put it back together), tire plug kit, spare tire, duct tape, self protection, ammo for said self protection, and cooler with ice.

Everything besides the tool box with sockets and wrenches, and the cooler, fits inside the mounted bed tool box. Love the setup.. even with the KC it feels like plenty of space.
 

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In addition to everything else as stated above, I bring spare parts like ball joints and whole tie rod assemblies as well.
 

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In addition to everything else as stated above, I bring spare parts like ball joints and whole tie rod assemblies as well.
nice addition, anyone else with small parts to add to the list:confused:
 

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u joints are always a good idea`
 

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man that is a lot of weight! The tool kit would probably be very trip specific with some basic tools- I believe this is the crux of the sticky suggestion request.
Pliers, standard screw driver, Philips screw driver, wire, duct tape, blade, etc..
a route plan and estimate return trip advise to a third party in case you are rolled over in a ditch and it is after dark - they can call the cavalry.
 

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Great thread. My question is directly related.
I couldn't find it in a search, maybe someone could direct me to an existing thread. Or, we could include in this list: Essential Spare Parts.
What are the most common trail fixes on the (2nd gen) Frontier?
Not specific to hardcore crawling, but more general trail riding and backcountry/overland type offroading.

Thanks, ~Ben
 

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SPARES, ill leave it up to the more advance guys on what typically breaks on the trail.
nice addition, anyone else with small parts to add to the list:confused:
include in this list: Essential Spare Parts.
What are the most common trail fixes on the (2nd gen) Frontier?
Seriously, let's keep this going. We've heard spare tire and repair kit, u-joint, tie rod, ball joint. Of course air/oil/fuel filter, rad. hoses, oil/fluids, fuses & bulbs, nuts & bolts, maintenance manual. What else for a week or two+ in the backcountry (or just peace of mind)? Let's hear from those that know what's up! Thanks, homies!

Peace, ~B
 

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Ax and dry matches and tire chains.
 

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Fluids. Engine, trans and diff fluids. If you can opener a pan your screwed with out fluids. Also a gallon of pre mixed antifreeze incase you put a stick through your radiator. Brake fluid incase you brake a line (done it). Extra brake lines. Vice grips. In first gen trucks one is well advised to carry at least one extra Torsion bar. When the break you are sitting low rider, and the tools to change one. Weak link steering components. Again for first gens extra hubs, I've seen a few of those go flying. Extra valve stems and cores and a means to change them. A good hammer, I like a 28oz ball pein, very useful if you know how to use it.
 

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With regards to fluids, I saw someone on another forum post a rather elaborate list of off road gear and tools that he always carries. But then he stated he carries only 1 qt of each fluid.

Having knocked my oil pan loose on the trail before, I carry a 5 qt jug of motor oil, 2 qts of gear oil, etc. I'd like to have enough to be able to drive the truck out if something like that were to happen again.

I may have overlooked it, but I didn't see RTV on the list. I always carry that now too.

My kit is far from complete, and I keep seeing great ideas pop up in this thread.
 
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