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Old 04-15-2018, 05:09 PM   #15
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In addion to lots of the above recommendations, I carry the truck's most recently replaced (used) serpentine belt, a handful of super heavy duty 24" cable ties, a tow chain, a full sized shovel, a set of golf clubs with experienced balls to hit into lakes, rivers, woods, deserts, canyons, etc., and a couple cases of wine supplemented with a few bottles of other Heavenly Nectars. Over the past 25 years, I have had occasion to use all of these, except the serpentine belt.

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Old 04-15-2018, 05:45 PM   #16
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In addion to lots of the above recommendations, I carry the truck's most recently replaced (used) serpentine belt, a handful of super heavy duty 24" cable ties, a tow chain, a full sized shovel, a set of golf clubs with experienced balls to hit into lakes, rivers, woods, deserts, canyons, etc., and a couple cases of wine supplemented with a few bottles of other Heavenly Nectars. Over the past 25 years, I have had occasion to use all of these, except the serpentine belt.

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Golf clubs and range balls! I like that one Bob! I can't bring my guns into Canada, but there isn't anything stopping me from hacking with a 5iron into some pristine wilderness! Brilliant
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:49 PM   #17
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1. Chalking gun, Dicor and sidewall geocel sealant.
2. Pipe hanger strapping, had broken muffler hanger and tied up muffler.
3. Fuel filter, have a DP.
4. Hose clamps.
That pipe strapping would've come in really handy for me. I nearly lost my brakes, melted the underside of my truck bed & a bit of my wiring harness when my tailpipe let go. I really had no idea except for a slight tone change to my exhaust noise.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:52 PM   #18
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When I prepare, I think about the most likely major thing to happen that I can fix.

Fuses
Spare wire
Spare bulbs
Tubeless tire repair kit with fresh sealed tube of adhesive
Tire inflator
Roof repair tape
Rescue tape for plumbing
Make sure my Garmin InReach subscription and device is working

And that's really about it.
I've had one of those Garmin inReach devices on my short list for awhile. A few friends have had occasion to call for rescue with them. As soon as they come out with their latest revision I'm going to pull the trigger.
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Spent 7 yrs FT traveling weekly...........

Basic tools
Jack/jack stands
Torque Wrench/Sockets
Baling wire
Gorilla Tape
Wire Ties
Electrical Tape/connectors/wire nuts/roll of electrical wire
Etc

NO SPARE PARTS....how would you know and if you did----fix/repair it vs lug part around

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Credit card, sage advice usually. If you're in the boonies they aren't much good.
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A fair amount of tools (including an inch/lb and a foot/lb torque wrench),
multiplier breaker bar and sockets.
20 ton cap.Hyd bottle jack(s)
spare belts for engine and gen set
spare oil and filters (including fuel) for engine & gen set
Jug of Power Service and bottle of biocide.
a bit of electrical wire,electrical connectors and test lamp, bailing wire
folding (military style) shovel
a GOOD hatchet
collapsible multi gallon bucket
Bow saw
steel toothed garden rake for leveling/cleaning camp sites (and raking hot coals)

and the important stuff..

Cell phone & charger(s)
My dentures and hearing aid batteries (for when we go into town...)
beer, Canadian Mist (or Breeze), HRD vodka, mixer(s)
Fishing pole(s) & tackle box
Full medical kit
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I spend the off-season collecting service info on all the installed systems that I can. I Keep the files on an SD card so I can access them with one of my computers. I carry a pretty full assortment of tools (retired auto/truck tech), but the service information has helped me a few times. I also have an index of good threads on diagnosis and repair from this website. I also carry a spare credit card and cash, just in case.
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A good first aid kit...when your fixing things you could get hurt.
A cell phone or mobile phone...or a sat phone.
A travel partner...like canoeing or hunting in the remote back country never do it alone.
Tell someone where your going and when you be returning.

Tools and parts are pretty much useless if your hurt and you donít have a way to communicate.

Just my thought after traveling in the Northern BC for 10yrs.

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A tourniquet and a bottle of whiskey.

Seriously though, a well stocked med kit I always travel with.
Fire extinguishers too.
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I've had one of those Garmin inReach devices on my short list for awhile. A few friends have had occasion to call for rescue with them. As soon as they come out with their latest revision I'm going to pull the trigger.
Hopefully you won't get caught needing the one you're waiting for before it comes out. Mine is almost four years old and works great.
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Besides fuses, and light bulbs. I carry a spare serpentine belt. They are not always easy to find on the road.
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Fresh water hose cap or shutoff valve adapter. I also download every manual I can get (which is pretty much all of them) to my phone. They’re all PDF files so I add them to iBooks so I have them when “offline”.
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Not sure if this is mentioned yet but if you are truly way out there in the boonies of Alaska you might want a spare wheel bearing/races set with a can of grease. Probably never need it but if you’re a long ways from nowhere and one gets hot or damaged it might help you get back to civilization.
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We're hoping to get up that way (Yukon at least, maybe Alaska and/or Inuvik) this summer.

Heading up the ~750 of dirt/gravel to Inuvik on the Dempster, I'm planning to carry a second spare tire for the truck and trailer.

Nothing fancy, older tires, used wheels, but something that will get me to the next town if the first, new&good, spare doesn't last.

Remoteness and lack of services can be a real issue up there.
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Not sure if this is mentioned yet but if you are truly way out there in the boonies of Alaska you might want a spare wheel bearing/races set with a can of grease. Probably never need it but if you’re a long ways from nowhere and one gets hot or damaged it might help you get back to civilization.
X2 Off Road! I carry spare wheel bearings and grease. And a spare drum with races already installed. Replacing the races out in the boondocks would be well beyond my skill level.

I also always carry an inexpensive OBD device (maybe already mentioned). When that nasty little "check engine" light comes on I can get an idea of what the problem is and how serious it might be.

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