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    Other than the obvious and basics. What are some things you carry and why.

    Here is what I have planed on so far
    BOB/GHB
    FAK
    water
    tool set
    tow strap
    Extra Jack
    Tire repair kit

    Also debating on a firearm for this vehicle, my niece (23 yo) will be driving this. She has more experiance with a long gun but can use all my handguns just fine.

  • #2
    in the Cherokee, theres storage space under the rear seats. what about stashing a canteen, MRE's and a first aid kit there. that way its out of sight. if some one does strip out what they can see if shes away, the odds are good that will still be there.

    I have a box I made that I can load if neccessary in the back, that is a complete kitchen, including food. and another that holds, tents, sleeping bags and other items.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TennOutdoors View Post
      in the Cherokee, theres storage space under the rear seats. what about stashing a canteen, MRE's and a first aid kit there. that way its out of sight. if some one does strip out what they can see if shes away, the odds are good that will still be there.

      I have a box I made that I can load if neccessary in the back, that is a complete kitchen, including food. and another that holds, tents, sleeping bags and other items.
      Under the rear seat ( drivers side) there is going to be a power inverter, a stereo amplifier, under the other seat I was going to mount the auxiliary fuse panel for the extras.
      I am planning on building a box for the rear of the Jeep something like this.http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...torage_box.htm

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      • #4
        I would recommend chains for winter conditions if this applies. I would also recommend a couple of carpet runners or carpet scraps for traction aids in sand if this applies.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stitch View Post
          I would recommend chains for winter conditions if this applies. I would also recommend a couple of carpet runners or carpet scraps for traction aids in sand if this applies.
          Good idea. Thanks.

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          • #6
            On the gun, what about a pistol grip with folding stock 12ga mounted to the driver side roof. That way she can easily reach up and retrieve. Assuming she's rt handed she'll have hand on pistol grip and muzzle heading out the window or door.

            Maybe an on-board air compressor to let you run tools air tires or air tanks for portable power.

            A stupid question as I'm not always up to speed on the acronyms... What does FAK stand for?
            I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CountryGuy View Post
              On the gun, what about a pistol grip with folding stock 12ga mounted to the driver side roof. That way she can easily reach up and retrieve. Assuming she's rt handed she'll have hand on pistol grip and muzzle heading out the window or door.

              Maybe an on-board air compressor to let you run tools air tires or air tanks for portable power.

              A stupid question as I'm not always up to speed on the acronyms... What does FAK stand for?
              FAK- first aid kit.
              I don't know about the shot gun, my thinking is if she has to fire from the cab a pistol will be well out of the way so as not to blow out her ear drums from a 12 gauge only partially out of the window.

              I was thinking about onboard air. But there is no room in the engine compartment to fit in a compressor.

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              • #8
                like that idea for carpet strips and such. Need to add that to my jeep. Id look into a winch too. but a vehicle winch can be pricey. id stick with a small portable compressor. I have one I carry in my jeep and on my four wheeler its actually been pretty handy on occasion.

                I keep designing a gear box for the top, but havent come up with one I like yet. Im also looking to put a two inch lift on my jeep. but dont like the idea of the mileage dropping.

                Id install a scuff plate too. Ive seen a few jeeps get their tranny fluid case or oil pan punctured by rocks.

                stock two belts, a couple of Univ joints, tie rods, spark plugs, plug wires, oil fule and oil filtesr, fuses and other odds and sods. I and my friends have needed every one of those at some point while off roading. in a Real SHTF event, it would really suck to break a tie rod and be stuck and have to leave all the loaded gear and food.

                you could also add one of those enclosed racks off the back for extra storage space. for the life of me I cant think of what they are called at the moment.

                if i think of more stuff Ill add it later.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TennOutdoors View Post
                  like that idea for carpet strips and such. Need to add that to my jeep. Id look into a winch too. but a vehicle winch can be pricey. id stick with a small portable compressor. I have one I carry in my jeep and on my four wheeler its actually been pretty handy on occasion.

                  I keep designing a gear box for the top, but havent come up with one I like yet. Im also looking to put a two inch lift on my jeep. but dont like the idea of the mileage dropping.

                  Id install a scuff plate too. Ive seen a few jeeps get their tranny fluid case or oil pan punctured by rocks.

                  stock two belts, a couple of Univ joints, tie rods, spark plugs, plug wires, oil fule and oil filtesr, fuses and other odds and sods. I and my friends have needed every one of those at some point while off roading. in a Real SHTF event, it would really suck to break a tie rod and be stuck and have to leave all the loaded gear and food.

                  you could also add one of those enclosed racks off the back for extra storage space. for the life of me I cant think of what they are called at the moment.

                  if i think of more stuff Ill add it later.
                  More good suggestions, Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    I was a contract mail carrier for 27 years this is what I carried 1 high pressure tire gauge 1 low pressure tire gage , 12volt combo. light air compressor ,1gal water for radiator, 1gal. engine oil ,tow strap ,jumper cables, tire chains, good set of tools,good jack ,4way tire tool,a machete, [ I used it once to cut a limb to fit in a broken coil spring got me home]extra lug nuts extra spare tire. empty 1gal gas can 1 quart each auto trans fluid, power steering and brake fluid, fire extinguisher, small shovel and in winter a gal coffee can with sand and wood ashes to help get started on ice, snowmobile suit, boots with studded soles , gloves a small can with candles and matches REPEAT GOOD TOOLS not what is sold at waly world as car kits and a big sheet of cardboard to lay down on , studded snow tires all the way round always made it home never had a wreck you just have to plan for things to brake put keep way ahead on Maintenance schedule,and Last a bar of soap and towel to clean up with [you can also use soap to plug small leaks in gas tanks]
                    WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THOSE WHO HAD SWORN TO KILL US 9-11-01

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                    • #11
                      I cant afford a winch but a good ratcheting come along has gotten my GMC serria out of a few tight spots
                      NONSOLIS RADIOS SEDIOUIS FULMINA MITTO

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                      • #12
                        I'd also add a small bundle of shop rags (cleanup, fire starters), matches, two sets of dishwashing gloves to keep your hands clean and dry (valuable if you've ever put tire chains on in sloppy snow.). A good fixed-blade hunting knife. A bow saw or a Wyoming saw. Trail mix with nuts and dried fruit (it doesn't go bad if it's frozen many times over). FRS/GMRS radio (many search and rescue teams use them). Mini-mag flashlight with the LED conversion (light is brighter and batts last much longer).
                        Planning to be here through it all.............

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PT945 View Post
                          Other than the obvious and basics. What are some things you carry and why.

                          Here is what I have planed on so far
                          BOB/GHB
                          FAK
                          water
                          tool set
                          tow strap
                          Extra Jack
                          Tire repair kit

                          Also debating on a firearm for this vehicle, my niece (23 yo) will be driving this. She has more experiance with a long gun but can use all my handguns just fine.
                          check out this website. www.quadretec.com they have all kinds of cool gadgets, gizmos, and add ons. I got my roof rack from them among several other items for my XJ

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                          • #14
                            Got to have a gallon of water. To drink and to pour into the radiator if needed! I did not see emergency space blanket to spend overnight in a vehicle is to say the least uncomfortable! The one thing it will not do is provide heat! So put one or more in the kit. Plus get a good 5" fixed blade knife.

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                            • #15
                              I have my Rubi set up for traveling beyond the normal and equipped with a bug out bag with all the essentials, roof rack, spare parts and tools, fishing pole and my trusty 870. All I need is a set of pontoons and a paddle. Course, knowing me, I am sure I forgot something...
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