My DIY recovery storage

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barg

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The offroad storage area I made a few months ago. Includes 3/8 chains, two tow straps, a hi-lift jack with the wheel attachment, offroad base, and winch kit, a krazy beaver shovel, 50 feet of synthetic winch line, a snatch block, 1.75 gallon rotopax, and a few tools. Would love to get a superwinch 4000lb Winch2go in the near future to keep as well.


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maktruk

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I see the fixed blade you have in there, and know it well. Trash it. It's not a full tang, and what tang there is is badly epoxied into the handle. It's straight up dangerous. The company is called United Cutlery and it's the kind of thing you find in a BudK catalog :-(

You're better off with my personal fave, a SOG, or a RAT fixed blade.

I think the remnants of my old one are out by the woodpile Ill try to get a pic of it.

Oh, and that's really an awesome setup, I really like the backseat board.
 
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Cool, I am making a slide out system for my XJ
 

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@barg I just realized that you have a Murderspork! Is it really thicker and heavier duty than if I went to a gardens store and bought a good quality spade? I'm intrigued, but skeptical.

Convince me,
Steve
 
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@barg I just realized that you have a Murderspork! Is it really thicker and heavier duty than if I went to a gardens store and bought a good quality spade? I'm intrigued, but skeptical.

Convince me,
Steve
I was wondering the same thing. Kinda spendy.
 

barg

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@maktruk I actually don't use the knife itself, it was just really cheap and I liked that it came with the fishing line, snare, snakebite kit, and other survival gear. I keep a camillus machete and an anza knife in it as well
 

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@kent and @Steve I got it as a Christmas gift and only have used it once but it worked really well. It works a lot better than the old shovel I had when it comes to cutting through roots and thicker material
That is always a plus..
 

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Very nice design. My concern, and I've been there, is when the rear of the vehicle is in the ditch and the rear access can't be opened. I've been in situations where I designed equipment storage for transport and not access when my jeep is on it's side or doors can't be opened. An example, I moved my winch solenoid pack under the hood, the jeep was on it's side, ever try to open your hood after you crawl out your window. Initially it didn't go well, luckily I travel with great people. Just my 2 cents, Ron
 

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Very clean design! I take it you don't ever carry much cargo in there, eh? Haha.

Very nice design. My concern, and I've been there, is when the rear of the vehicle is in the ditch and the rear access can't be opened. I've been in situations where I designed equipment storage for transport and not access when my jeep is on it's side or doors can't be opened. An example, I moved my winch solenoid pack under the hood, the jeep was on it's side, ever try to open your hood after you crawl out your window. Initially it didn't go well, luckily I travel with great people. Just my 2 cents, Ron
Based on how all the stuff again st the back seat appears held in solely by gravity, I don't imagine he is ecpective too many situations where he might roll his vehicle :P . But, it also looks like he could still pretty easily access it from the top, if he had to.
 

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Very nice, looks like you can get to anything quickly.....
 
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Again I like the design, no ill will intended. But, I didn't start out on my trip saying "I think I'll roll my jeep today". A rock shifted and we were off and rolling, Ron
 
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