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What kind of gear do you carry?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by UseYourBlinker, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I just bought a fire extinguisher,jumper cables, first aid kit,ham radio,and 5 feet of chain......what do you guy's and girl's carry? just for everyday use?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My everyday stuff includes a big ammo box....filled with hand tools, a spare U-joint and jumper cables. Also on board is my tree saver and big-ass yank strap. If I don't keep them in the truck I'll probably lose them or forget them when I go wheelin'[​IMG] A cross wrench and spare tire (35") as well as various kids toys rolling around the rear floor area.[​IMG]
    Hi-lift jack on the bumper as well as my clevis shackles also on my bumpers. CB and thats about it.
    A fire extinguisher is next though, it should have been in my truck years ago...

    Rene

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  3. 77K5Blazer

    77K5Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I just started collecting, seeing as how I just bought my K5 and I am only 15! So far, I have a fire extenguisher, a CB, a hydraulic bottle jack, shackles, a come-a-long, and some various hand tools. I am looking for a good price on a hi-lift jack and a 30' tow strap. I found them in the Summit catalog, the hi-lift was 60 and the strap was 40. Is that good, or where can I find them for better?

    1977 Blazer w/ 350 GM crate motor
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    31x10.50r15 BFG All-terrain- Larger on the way!
     
  4. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    Ever since I got stuck up to my gas tank in snow I went down to the Army/Navy store and got a folding entrenching tool.

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  5. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    I carry a bag of tools (one of those tool-belt bag things) with a bunch of tools and electronics repair stuff. I also carry a huge nylon rope with hooks on it that is a very good tow strap. I used to carry around a hatchet and some 2x6 pieces of wood, but then I thought what might happen in a high speed rollover and I changed my mind. I take them along when I go wheeling, but not on a daily basis.

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    My truck beat up your SUV
     
  6. taterblazer

    taterblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Tools, tow strap, tow strap with hooks(Harbor Freight), skweegi, water, carb cleaner, oil, powersteering fluid, brake fluid, highlift jack(for?). Want a shovel, chainsaw and a CB. I'm a boyscout!
     
  7. weisel

    weisel 1/2 ton status

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    High lift jack, 60 or so feet of wire rope, a home made tree saver, oil, tranny fluid, brake fluid, water, about 80 lbs of tools (all of my tools in my tool box), gas can, hatchet, one of those shovels that fold up, and a spare tire.
    Since I never unpack when I come home from camping, I always end up having sleeping bags, ground pads, colman stove and lantern, white gas, cooking stuff, tent, and who knows what else.
    I would like to add a fire extingisher, cb, extra power sterring, and alternator belts.

    Insurred by Smith & Wesson
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    The tow straps with fabric loops on the ends, instead of hooks, are MUCH safer than those with the hooks. If the end of the tow strap comes off what its hooked on (don't kid yourself, it DOES happen all the time), that metal hook becomes a projectile. This is also why it is important to put a dead weight on a winch cable. As a minimum, get a 2" tow strap. I prefer the 30' length, they are around $30.

    The fire extinguisher is also a real life saver on the road or trail, even if it gets used on someone else's vehicle.

    Pete

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  9. BlazerGuy

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    I carry all kinds of stuff! I posted some of it a while back. I also carry a fullsize shovel, the smaller ones are easier to store, but the big ones are good for getting under the truck and easier to use. I think the most important thing is to make sure that everything is securely fastened down. If you cant decide on tying it down, have a friend drop it on your face and see how it feels.....

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    "It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize you are in a hurry."
     
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    When the beast is running again I will have...fire extinguisher, hi-lift jack, tow strap, first aid kit, blanket, sleeping bag, water, fluids (oil, tranny & so on), u-joint, fuses, cb, cellphone, flares, jumper cables, tool box (wreches, pliers, screw drivers and so on...), knife, duct tape, rope, hatchet, clamps, rain ponchos, various belts and hoses, folding shovel...more stuff I can't recall unless I go and search around through it!

    "I love the sound rice burners make when ya run over them"
     
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    freeforever 1/2 ton status

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    I cary an extinguisher, various tools, electrical repairing stuff a big ass Mag light a piece of dowle rod...dubs as blunt object and pry tool..also a floor jack batteries blanket and sleeping bag..hehe you can think what thoes are for :) and extra hoses, belts, clamps, fluids, machetti, folding shovel...and well a few other choice "tools" and such but over all im prepaired.

    "Fool me once shame on you...fool me twice shame on me"
     
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    Extinguisher, toolbox, axe, shovel, 2 - 1 gallon USFS water bags, misc. parts and pieces, medical bag, fusees, 20' of 3/8" chain, spare socks in a Ziploc, and no less than 300 pounds of miscellaneous baby items, including at all times, atleast one bottle of either fermented apple juice or Enfamil slowly turning into cottage cheese.

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    I found my old 3 D-Cell battery Mag-Lite,and bought some holder's for it. I mounted it right on the stock consol on the backside.

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    lehtola 1/2 ton status

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    I carry the standard stuff...jumper cables, a set of basic hand tools, my big mag light (it's a defensive weapon only)...and my spot light.

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     
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    That's another reason I put it right on the backside of the console...

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  17. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    fire extinguisher
    tools
    30' tow strap
    chain saw
    high lift
    oil all kinds
    spare
    tire iron
    100' of rope
    electrical wire and connectors
    cb




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