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Check out our lists and our forum to ensure

you and your loved ones are protected

  • First Aid Kit & Insect Repellent Go Shopping

  • Basic Tool Kit & Snap Ring Pliers

  • Air Pressure Gauge

  • Portable Air Pump

  • Jumper Cable

  • Spare Key for Vehicle

  • Safety Glasses

  • Leather Gloves

  • Fire Extinguisher (should be mounted in the vehicle in an easily accessible location)

  • Flares

  • Tarp

  • Flashlights

  • Matches / Lighter

  • Broom

  • Trash Bags

  • Compact Shovel (this could go under hygiene as well, lol)

Personal Hygiene & Care

You may be fine with being dirty, but don’t damper your companion’s trip by having to smell you

  • Toilet paper & Wet Wipes

  • Hand Sanitizer (liquid and wipes)

  • Lip Balm (unrefined coconut oil can be your best friend, it’s great for moisturizing and cooking)

  • Sunscreen 

  • Body Wash, Wet & Dry Shampoo, Children’s Spray Conditioner (this stuff is amazing, even for grown-ups)

  • Towel(s) & Washcloth(s)

  • Deodorant (a little vodka and essential oil is an amazing alternative that actually cools you down)

  • Comb/Brush

  • Feminine Products

  • Medications, Contact Lens Care, Spare Pair of Glasses and/or Sun Glasses

  • Clothing Line

  • Tooth Brush, Toothpaste, and Floss (floss can come in handy and serve other purposes)

  • Dr. Tichenor's Mouthwash -  Walgreen's sells this, or you can pick it up on Amazon (great for your mouth, bug bites, burns, rashes, and more – READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, you have to dilute it for gargling)

  • Waste Removal (Potty Receptacles)

  • Portable Shower or Bathing Option


Check out our “Gear and Binge Worthy Stuff” forum for great ideas and solutions

When planning a trip, a few things can slip our minds, hopefully this helps with those details

  • Flashlight / Lanterns

  • Dish Soap / Bleach / Scrub Brush

  • Ice Chest / Cooler

  • Stove / Grill, Fuel / Charcoal, Firewood, Matches / Lighter

  • Cooler, Pots & Pans

  • Plates, Flatware, Knives, Napkins/Paper Towels

  • Cooking Utensils

  • Bottle Opener / Pocket Knife

  • Thermos  

  • Spices & Cooking Oils

  • Ibuprofen / Aspirin / Tylenol / Nausea Meds

  • Pet Food, Water Bowl, Allergy Meds, Treats

  • Folding Camping Chairs

  • Tarps

  • Tent / Sleeping Quarters / Shade Protection

  • Binoculars 

  • Hiking Boots

  • Hat / Windbreaker / Rain Jacket

  • Umbrella

  • Sleeping Bag / Bedding / Pillow

  • Sleeping Pad / Air Mattress

  • Bathing Suit / Swimwear

I'm sure you'll find somewhere to share your mishap stories on our forum - or read a few for entertainment value

  • Spare Tire, Full Size Jack & Tire Iron – or if you’re really cool, a Hi-Lift Jack

  • Tow Straps (2 or more, 2 inch width or wider, 20 foot or longer)

  • Winch Kit: Tree Strap, Hi-Lift Jack, Snatch Block, Pickle Fork, Shackle, Gloves

  • Prybar/Crowbar

  • Tree Saver

  • Come-Along

  • D-rings / Shackles

  • Shovel

  • Chainsaw & Bar Oil, 2 Cycle Engine Oil, Spare Chain (recovery & trail clearing)

  • Pullpal

  • Snow Chains

Check out our "Must Have - Safety" forum for more ideas or to share your own

These items are not necessary, but a few good ideas to keep in mind.

Duct Tape

Bailing Wire

Wood Blocks 

Bungee Cords / Rope /Tie Wraps

Super Glue


Work Gloves

Do you have other ideas we've left out? Let us know on our "Must Have - Safety" forum

Take time to do a little preparation and ​consider having a few things on hand

  • Engine Oil

  • Fluids: Brake, Power Steering, Automatic Transmission, Coolant/Water, Starter 

  • Bearing Grease

  • Wd-40

  • Extra Gas

  • Funnel, Siphon Hose

  • Lug Wrench

  • Extra Fan / Serpentine Belts

  • Hoses, Fuel Line, Coolant Hoses

  • Spare Tire

  • Tire Repair Kits, Plugs

  • Extra Lug Nuts, Tire Star Wrench / Lug Key W/Key Socket

  • Cotter Pins / Keys - Various Sizes

  • Valve Stems, Valve Stem Remover

  • Nuts & Bolts Assorted Standard And Metric Sizes

  • Rtv or Hylomar Hpf - Form-A-Gasket

  • Radiator Stop Leak - Silver Flakes In Tube

  • Spare Hub / Hub Fuses

  • Electric Fuel Pump

  • Coil / Electronic Ignition

  • Spare Universal Joints (U-Joints For Drive Shaft & Axles)

  • Spare Drive Shaft (Rear And Front)

  • Extra Spark Plug Wire

  • Spare Points

  • Volt Ohms Meter (Multimeter)

  • Wire Cutters / Wire Crimps / Wire Strippers (Multi-Tool)

  • Spare Fuses of All Sizes and Types Used in Your Vehicle

  • Electrical Tape

  • Spare Wire - Lengths of Various Gauges

  • Spare Switches

  • Spare Relay if You use Relays

  • Crimp on Ends (Male & Female, Various Gauges)

  • Small Pocket Sized Needle Point Blow Torch

  • Flux Core Solder for Repairs

  • Wiring Diagram of Your Vehicle

Check out our "Wrenching" or "Rigs" forums for more ideas or to share your tips

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