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Ultimate recovery kit

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    What do you guys think should be in the ultimate recovery bag?

    So far, I'm thinking:

    3x30 tow stap
    3x10 tow strap
    gloves
    snatch block
    two 10' lengths of 3/8" grade 70 chain with grab hook on one and and sling hook on the other
    4-6 15k lb clevises
    one heavier duty tow strap (4-5" wide)
    sturdy box to store it securely and safely

    Anyone else have suggestions as to what they'd add to the kit?
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    dont forget your shovel. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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  3. rockink5

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    This one is pretty close to that.

    The last one

    Oh a HighLift and a shovel
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    dont forget your shovel. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    That's extra dead weight and will be left at home where it belongs. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    If we really need that, we'll call in the marines to go along with it.
     
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    Don't forget toilet paper /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Don't forget toilet paper /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    Now THAT's an idea! TP can be a lifesaver.

    Ahh..yes, forgot the highlift and spare tire. How could I forget. Then again, I am without a spare tire at the moment....
     
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    first aid kit. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    well maybe its becouse i was a boy scout and thus always bring more than i need but i cary...
    3x10 towstrap
    17Klbs schacle
    my tool box (275 piece craftsman whith a multi meter gloves shop rags and shop manuals for both my trucks and a torque wrench)
    depending on the truck 48" highlift for the luv 60" highlift for the ford
    spare drivlines (only fronts right now but soon rears too whith new U-joints already in em)
    full sized spare (one in each truck)
    The only thing i could think of that i would realy need is another tow strap or a chain that has hooks on it. Hope that gives you ideas, oh and all this fits for the most part behind the seat of my trucks (the tool box is straped into the bed). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Don't forget toilet paper /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Shop rags work better, TP gets all stuck together from moisture being in the truck. Thats a bitch when you have the morning after a hard night of drinking Budweiser squirts.Now just little pieces of paper come off the roll. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Winch weight of some sort and a extra length of cable (30-75') for when someone decides thay had to go 200' off the trail /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif you can still reach them with the winch. A tool kit would be a good thing too.
     
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    I forgot a fire extinguisher. That is going to be the next item I buy after what happened to my buddy on the last wheeling trip.

    I always take tools.
     
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    DONT buy one of those crappy little 12 inch 2 pound extinguishers! Go to Home Depot and spent $20.00 on a nice 5 or 10 pound job. It's a little clunkier looking, not at all at home on a Heep, but if you ever have a ripper under the hood, you'll be glad you have the big one. I actually carry two. One for me and one for the poor bastard on fire...
     
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    Don't forget toilet paper /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Shop rags work better, TP gets all stuck together from moisture being in the truck. Thats a bitch when you have the morning after a hard night of drinking Budweiser squirts.Now just little pieces of paper come off the roll. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    Put a roll in a ziploc bag, it will last for many years. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That's extra dead weight and will be left at home where it belongs.

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    Ive buried my old truck and landcruser in mud and sand where it couldnt be winched out without digging it first. A shovel is a very good recovery tool.

    Flares are also good incase you need to send a distress signal or start a big fire.
     
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    That's extra dead weight and will be left at home where it belongs.

    If we really need that, we'll call in the marines to go along with it.

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    I think my shovel weighs less than a super big gulp.
     
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    Mag-lite and an axe
     
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    You could bring everything but the Kitchen sink like Grim Reaper did.

    Actually, I usually bring my air tool set, air line, spare D60 parts, Spare driveshaft for the rear, 6" wide x 30' strap that's 4 ply! Tree saver, shackle, receiver pin for hooking up straps in either front or rear receiver, gloves, tire patch kit with 16-20 innertube - no Spare Needed, and a good change of undies! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I brought my Mag-Lite but it ended up in the Shitter! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Axe? I smoke two packs a day! At 10,000 feet, three whacks with an axe just about kills me. I'm a big fan of the Stihl 14inch chainsaw. Not only can I get logs for trail repair and firewood, I can chase the Sierra Club folks all over the hill. I can't count the number of times I have broken that saw out to cheers and applause from my fellow campers. Next to driveline parts, that six pound chainsaw is probably the best way to add weight to your rig for a good reason.
     
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    yeah but a chainsaw takes up a bit more room you can stash an axe up under the bedrail with your shovel and Highlift plus you don't have to bring extra gas . I have an older Jonsered with a 24" bar that get's put in the truck for Camping duties but not for just a day of wheeling
     
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    small automotive fire extinguisher? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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