What to Carry when Off Road

  • Air pump/compressor & Tire Repair Kit, Tire pressure gauge & tire pump
  • Axe
  • Bear Spray
  • Blanket
  • Bow saw
  • Candles
  • BBQ Cigarette lighter
  • Compass/GPS unit (remove GPS below)
  • Dry Wood/presto log for emergency fires
  • Duct tape
  • Extra gas – enough for a round trip & in an appropriate container
  • Fan Belt – U-joint
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit (packed in a tight weatherproof container)
  • Flares
  • Flashlight/lantern/spotlight – with extra batteries
  • Fluids – Oil, Dif, Coolent, WD-40/lubricant & tampons to close hole if needed
  • Food for 3 days (dehydrated foods take little space and last a long time)
  • GPS unit/compass

  • Hydraulic/hi-lift jack
  • Jumper cables
  • Leather gloves
  • Maps
  • Mirror
  • Multi-fit hose and a roll of rubber-weld tape – to repair a blown radiator hose
  • Paper towel/toilet paper
  • Pen & paper (a china marker writes on anything!)
  • Radiator Stop Leak / Tank sealant putty
  • Rags
  • Repair manual for your particular vehicle
  • Rope
  • Proper Gloves
  • Shovel
  • Spare clothes
  • Spare key kept on your vehicle
  • SPOT or emergency Beacon
  • Tarp (6’x6′) – to keep yourself out of the mud and to catch small parts
  • Tent/Shelter
  • Trash bags – heavy duty
  • Tools as needed (wrenches, screw drivers, vice grips)
  • VHF Radio
  • Water – enough for you (to drink, clean up) and your vehicle (battery, radiator, washer fluid)
  • Waterproof matches
  • Whistle
  • Winch kit – including straps, snatch block (pulley), shackle
  • Zip ties/cable ties