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Packing Lists

Discussion in 'General Recreation' started by Ranger, May 11, 2008.

  1. Ranger

    Ranger Spoolin that turbo ;0)

    This is copied from a 4x4 forum that I am a member of. Good place to start and tweak from.

    ------- Spare Parts -------
    trailer spares - tires, springs, shackles, u-bolts
    tire tube
    steering hoses
    radiator hoses
    Water Pump
    Gear Oil
    Brake Fluid
    axle shafts
    Axle U-joints
    Drive shaft U-joints
    U-joint straps
    Steering Filter
    Tranny Filter
    Oil Filter
    Fuel Filter
    Winch Relays
    Fuel Pump
    Hard Brake Line
    Stop Leak
    JB Weld
    Locking hub
    Wheel Bearing spindle nut and washer
    Brake lines for front and rear
    2 long Spark plug wires
    Distributor Cap and Rotor, Coil, and Ignition Module
    Starting fluid
    Gear oil
    Transmission fluid
    Power Steering Fluid
    Rubber Fuel Line
    Valve Cores
    Valve Caps
    Valve Stems
    Assorted Nuts, Bolts, and Washers
    Fan belts
    Spark Plugs
    AA Batteries
    Assorted fuses
    Assorted wire

    ------- Trail Tools -------
    Pry Bars
    Flaring Tool
    Pipe wrench
    elect box
    plumb box
    Nitrogen Tank and Regulator
    spanner wrench
    Allen wrenches
    12 volt air compressor
    Air Hose
    Air Chuck
    Air Nozzle
    Die Grinder
    Sanding Discs
    Wire Wheel
    1/2" Impact
    Ready Welder
    Welding goggles
    Flux Core Wire
    Hard Wire
    Alum Wire
    Wire Brush
    nut drivers
    tire irons
    Air Compressor
    Jumper Cables
    1/4" Sockets and ratchet
    3/8" Sockets and flex head ratchet
    1/2" Sockets and 18" ratchet
    Cheater Pipe
    Assorted Crescent wrenches
    Box end wrenches from 5/16 to 15/16
    Tubing Wrenches
    Allen wrench set
    Pick and Hook
    Pickle Fork
    Screw driver with interchangeable bits
    Cheap Analog Multi-meter
    Cheap Test light
    Wire Crimpers
    Wire Cutters
    Channel Locks
    Side cutters
    Needle nose
    Leatherman or equivalent
    24 oz Hammer
    16 oz Hammer
    Center Punch
    Brass Punch 1" Diameter
    Magic Marker
    6" Scale
    Thread pitch gauge
    Tire Pressure Gauge
    Tire Repair Kit
    12 inch Pry bar
    Vise grips
    Wheel Bearing Socket
    Valve Core Tool and Tire Pressure gauge
    Tire Irons
    Cell Phone
    Spot Light
    Flash Light
    Grease Gun
    Ratchet Straps
    Duck Tape
    Garbage bags
    1 gal Zip Locks
    Tubing Cutter
    Small Hack saw
    Assorted Zip Ties
    Assorted Files
    Bottle Jack
    Magnet For axle removal
    Trailer Wiring Adapter
    Chains and Binders
    Trailer Ramps
    Tree Strap
    Winch Line Extension
    8 feet of 3/8 chain
    2 Shackles
    Tow Rope
    Winch lead!!
    Paper Towels

    ------- Misc. Trail Stuff -------
    Assorted Gloves
    Chap Stick
    Bug Spray
    Garbage bags and zip locks (1 gal and little ones)
    dog food, leash, water dish
    Toilet Paper
    paper plates
    dish soap
    pillows, sleeping bags, pad
    tent - poles, tent, cover, stakes
    can opener
    hot dog sticks
    rain gear
    Hip boots,
    work boots
    Advil, Sudafed, Maalox,
    contacts, solution, cases for both, glasses
    tooth brushes and paste
    wash cloth, towel, soap
    cook stove w/ fuel
    Pots, pans and utensils, cups
    fingernail clippers
    Cell Phone
    Rope (3/8 Nylon)
    Waterless hand cleaner
    Fuel for stove
    Matches (waterproof)
    Extra clothes
    Air mattresses
    Sleeping bags
    Camp Chairs
    First Aid Kit
    Trash Bag
    FRS radios
    Ratchet straps
    Bungee Cords
    Rain Coat
    Rain Pants
    Snow Gear
    SWR Meter
    Crash Helmet

    I will post my standard (as in the gotta-go-boxes) packing list once I get home. It's time for the yearly go-through anyway.
    Last edited: May 11, 2008
  2. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    That's a very comprehensive list...thanks
  3. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

    Apr 29, 2008
    jeez.... basicaly just empty your house into the back of your rig..... including the kitchen sink!
  4. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey

    I know right?..some of it is absolutely a give me to take along
  5. Ranger

    Ranger Spoolin that turbo ;0)

    When you're wheeling in Alaska, you're typically around 100-200 miles from a road depending on destination.

    You gotta carry what you need to get there and get OUT.
  6. Ranger

    Ranger Spoolin that turbo ;0)

    off the top of my head, trying to remember what I typically pack for a trip...

    Blazer packing list:

    ***fix it*** in 20mm ammo can kept in back
    • small spool of 16g wire
    • wire cutter/stripper/crimpers
    • some butt crimp connectors
    • some eye crimp connectors
    • some split end crimp connectors
    • double set of standard and metric sockets up from 8mm up to 1/2"
    • set of metric and standard wrenches up to 1"
    • arc welding rods
    • some vice grips
    • needlenose and standard pliers
    • jumper cables
    • zip ties and flexcuffs
    • baling wire
    • duct tape
    • electrical tape
    • gas soldering iron/torch with extra can of fuel
    • tire iron
    • spare tire
    • full set of belts for truck
    • couple quarts of every fluid truck uses

    ***recovery gear*** in 20mm cannon ammunition can in back
    • 3x 120' straps
    • hi-lift jack w/ wide base
    • multiple shackles
    • snatch block
    • axe
    • e-tool
    • gloves
    • empty sandbags

    ***location and communication*** in passenger area
    • Kenwood TM-D700A Ham radio
    • Yaesu VX-7R handheld
    • Garmin 276C gps
    • Garmin E-trex gps
    • 2x GMRS/FRS handhelds

    ***emergency gear*** in hardigg case on one side
    • 6x VS-17 panels
    • 2x Reflective Vests
    • 2x MS-2000 strobes
    • 10 30 min flares
    • complete change of clothes to include heavy jackets for every occupant on departure
    • 10x chemlites in small hard case for protection
    • 2x cans of fixaflat
    • Silva Ranger compass/maps of area

    ***Camping gear*** In other side of hardigg case
    • Coleman propane stove
    • food for trip time plus 3 days
    • camp cookware/silverware
    • towels, paper and fabric
    • lantern

    ***first aid gear*** in orange pelican case with star of life
    A crapload of stuff since my wife's paramedic qual'ed and I'm ex-military EMT/Medic/ETT/Ranger First Responder/ PHTLS-CLS-RFR-BLS instructor

    ***other stuff*** all over the place in the truck
    • 5 gallon can of water
    • 1x case of winter military rations
    • full set of replacement lightbulbs for truck
    • Laser Rangefinder
    • Binos
    • spotting scope
    • tripod
    • window mount
    • Multiple cameras
    • food for trip
    • MICH Helmet
    • Spare 50-200 rounds per weapon system depending on weapon
    • Folding chairs
    • Stihl MS 361 chainsaw
    • spare fuel/oil/chain
    • High angle rescue/climbing gear
    • AR-15 in weapons rack
    • 870 Express Mag in weapons rack
    • USP .45 Tactical on my hip
    • USP .45 Expert on wife's hip
    • German Shepherd in back seat
    • Food and bowls for doggie
    • 10-30 gallons of fuel in fuel cans
    • Standard size propane tank
    • Propane tree
    • Propane hose to connect stove to tree
  7. MrsRanger

    MrsRanger Sweltering

    May 10, 2008
    Most of that is required for the week long trips that are taken up here...don't have it, you may not go on the run, it's up to the trail boss. Alaska eats rigs and will kill stupid people in a heartbeat.
  8. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    Certainly....the longer the trips...the more you need to bring...you compiled a great list....don't leave home without the .45s..lol...thanks
  9. upbrakie

    upbrakie Recruit

    May 9, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    A little more basic, but prolly just as important. If you plan on wheeling, especially somewhere remote, tell someone where your going and about how long you plan on being out. Good intentions or not, we are not Superman. Just a good idea.
  10. MrsRanger

    MrsRanger Sweltering

    May 10, 2008
    I've been trying to find the form the state troopers put out every year, it's basically a departure form you put on a tow vehicle or leave with some one. It has the basic name, vehicle, and such then a spot for ETA's, medical problems, things like that. Very helpful if you are overdue and your SO freaks a bit, they just hand that over and the troopers know where to start looking.
  11. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey

    HMM don't know
  12. MrsRanger

    MrsRanger Sweltering

    May 10, 2008
    Don't know what? This is not something that's required up here, they just do it as a helpful tool. Most search and rescue is volunteer, narrowing down a search area is helpful, as is know if they have a pacemaker, or are diabetic. I've seen family members (SO= significant other) in a stressful time not remember details that could be important.
    Last edited: May 12, 2008
  13. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    what the form name could be....that's all..but I do know what you're referring to
  14. MrsRanger

    MrsRanger Sweltering

    May 10, 2008
    Ah, I thought you meant the form wasn't what you were sure about, like it was a bad idea.:blush2:
  15. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

    May 3, 2008
    New Jersey

    That's what I thought you thought I meant..wasn't too clear...:biggrin5:
  16. RayMich

    RayMich Active Member

    May 9, 2008
    Mid Michigan
    As far as I'm concerned, now a days a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is a must for remote trips. Here is what I keep in my rig at all times (http://www.acraquafix.com/). It can be used while hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, etc.

    This devices is to be used for actual EMERGENCIES ONLY. It is NOT to be used like OnStar that you would use for getting directions to your destination. Unlike OnStar, a PLB MUST be manually activated; it does not activate automatically. However, the PLB will continue to operate and send a signal as long as the battery charge lasts, in excess of 24 to 48 hours or longer (depending on ambient temperature), or until it's manually turned off.

    Unlike OnStar which requires a cellular phone signal to operate, a PLB works by sending a signal directly to the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system and can be use anywhere in the world, as long as you have a clear view of the sky above you. and you do NOT need to pay for a monthly subscription like you would with OnStar.

    My PLB has a built-in GPS receiver and will send out your actual GPS coordinates when activated. In addition to sending out a 406 MHz signal via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with your registered unique, digitally coded distress signal, it also sends a 121.5 MHz signal (SAR local homing frequency) to guide rescuers the last mile to your exact location. The built-in GPS signal allows rescue personnel to identify you and determine your actual location within 5 minutes of being activated, compared to taking up to 1-hour for standard non-GPS enabled EPIRBs.

    If you don't want to spend the money to buy one, you can always rent one for your trip.

    Here is another type, that DOES allow for limited outgoing messages. SPOT Satellite Messenger (http://www.findmespot.com/Home.aspx). This unit can be used for customized non-emergency messaging to anyone you previously choose via email or pager and also has a 911 button for emergencies. Your family and friends can track your progress via Google World in nearly real time. It uses the company's own satellite system. It is much less expensive to buy, but requires a $99 annual subscription. (Note: satellite coverage is NOT available in all areas - Check company's website for details)

    Both of these devices can be purchased online from West Marine.


    SPOT Satellite Messenger
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2008
  17. red

    red stubborn Texan displaced to Utah

    May 17, 2008
    Eagle Mountain, Utah
    my list is not as long but my trips also arent 100-200 miles from the nearest population location. this is what i kept in the 79 blazer i had, will be slightly differant in the yukon since its a diesel and differant axles.

    1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" SAE and Metric socket sets
    SAE and Metric wrenches complete sets up to 1" or 22mm, specialty sizes above that
    10 bolt axle front hub socket
    phillips and flatblade screw drivers
    pliers including needle nose and snap ring
    vice grips
    ratchet wrench set
    wire strippers, dikes, soldering torch with solder/heat shrink as well as butt connectors

    parts: 327 gasser, th350 auto, np203 t-case, 10 bolt axles
    10 bolt front and rear axle shafts
    u joints for front axle and drive shafts
    distributor cap/rotor
    plug wires
    upper/lower radiator hoses
    fuel pump
    lug nuts

    small zip ties
    large 3' and 4' zip ties
    bailing wire
    duct tape
    electrical tape
    tow straps
    tie down straps
    5' chain
    work gloves and mechanic gloves
    high lift jack 48"
    floor jack 2 1/2 ton
    bottle jack 3 ton
    D rings
    jumper cables
    cb radio (want a ham radio though)
    cell phone
    5 gal of water
    5 gal of fuel
    spare tire
    20 gal air tank (on board air was in the plans)
    cold weather gear
    1st aid kit

    1 gal of 10w30
    1 gal of auto tranny fluid
    2 qt's of 75w90 gear oil
    2 gal coolant premixed

    some other stuff but i cant remember right now. most of that (besides the gasoline and 10 bolt specific parts) are in the back of my yukon 24/7, need to make a carrier to put these off the back bumper area when i make my spare tire carrier, not near as much room in the back of my 95 yukon as there was in the 79 blazer.

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