let me rewrite this...Here’s what I’m thinking:
- First Aid / Trauma kit
- fire extinguisher
- ViAir portable compressor
- Rapid tire deflator
- Traction boards
- 2.5-5 gallon jerry can
- water cans
- traction boards
Can't hurt to repaint the rack with another layer of paint.Thanks everyone. I've ordered some stuff, and am picking up the rest in person. I think I'll have everything I need by the end of next week.
I ordered a cheaper roof rack that some folks mention rusts after a couple rainy days. So I'm thinking I should just go ahead and spray some protectant on it before putting it on. I was thinking about doing brush-on Rustoleum enamel. Thoughts? Recommendations?
I did pick up some stuff that I thought would help - shovel, roof rack, storage totes, etc. as well as some essentials I didn't have. I think I've got everything I'll need for quite some time. Plus, I need to continue funding my retirement accounts haha!You're just starting out?
My advice is to just throw your camping gear in the back and head out.
All you need off your list to get started is a simple first-aid kit and the fire extinguisher mounted as close to arm's reach from the driver's seat. The only addition would be a current Motor Vehicle Usage Map for the National Forest(s) you're going to be in.
Don't get caught up in the gear frenzy, at least not right away. Experience will give you the best advice on what you need. That goes for what modifications, if any, you should make to your vehicle.
US consumers be ware… these are not NFS approved…As too the fire extingusher, its an easy place to save weight and space. I have been using these (E50):
They are no bigger than a road flare with 4 times more discharge time than a 5lbs and leave no residue
Never underestimate the value of a large block of wood, something like an offcut from a 6"x2" or 6"x4". It adds height, spreads the load and gives a firm flat base for your jack.I do indeed have a hitch but I don’t really want to spend money on a cargo basket for the hitch.
As for the Hi-Lift, I was concerned about that. I’ll nix it for now until I know more. In the meantime, I’ll take my bottle jack and something to widen its base.