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Got a bunch of nice responses to my "new member" post and some suggested what stuff to take when heading out to the boonies...I've concocted this checklist over my many years of backpacking, mountain climbing, search and rescue and yes, four wheeling in the hinterlands...add, subtract, multiply and divide all this stuff and we most likely would not take it all on every trip out depending on weather, trip length, destination, etc....new additions/suggestions mighty welcome.
 

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I wouldn't be anywhere in the back country without a firearm.
I find this funny as I have never felt threatened inside my Jeep, lol
I do a lot of hiking and never felt the need to carry but I do have a outing planned where I will be in grizzly country. My research tells me that I need either a 12 gauge with a slug or a fat, slow, hiking partner.
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Greetings rl...I don't have a dog or wife so I guess they got left off:ROFLMAO:
As for the firearm I just look at it as "insurance" which is under the MISC category...as in you don't need it till you do need it or it's always better to have it and not need it then to not have it and need it, heck, you already know all that...unfortunately there is more chance you'll get confronted by a two legged animal rather than a four legged one, me thinks in this day and age of crazies all over the place. What do you think?
 

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I don't see anything for a basic hand tool kit. Electrical tape, bailing wire. I also have a roll of Gorilla tape.
Some of the items are pretty generic like Tape, I always throw in several rolls of different kinds because you just never know...but not enough room on the page to enter specific types so I just left it generic...I added entries for basic hand tools and bailing wire, thanks!
 

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I recall an incident many years back way outside of Death Valley for from nowhere and you might not see anyone for days at a time...trundling down a lousy dirt road and an old pickup approached me head on...as I got closer I noticed a male driving, female in the middle of the bench seat and and another male in the passenger seat...I could not help getting a bit suspicious as I noticed the pickup bed was pretty much empty as I got up close and stopped to talk to the driver...he asked me If I knew where the closest gas station was and I'm glad I had my hand cannon out and facing through the doors to about his midsection as a bit of a chill traveled up my spine...I wanted no part of that conversation, said no, and moved on...to this day I can find no explanation for what they were doing in that place and saw no evidence of a campsite anywhere around.
 

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I had a guy pull a knife on me in a children‘s area at Sea World. I had hand surgery from another knife/robbery event. You just never know out there. I’m intentional at not being a victim.

A while back a guy got the drop on three teenaged guys out in the Mojave. They got away as he looked for them in the desert. The guy was killed in a shootout days later.
Yikes, Norm, are you doing/saying something that attracts folks with knives?:oops:
 

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I know this is not a firearms forum and there is much jeep stuff to discuss...being out in the wilderness does not mean we left the crazies behind so preparation for any event is obviously important...Full Disclosure here: I just retired after 16 years as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Los Angeles County and spent a few years on the search and rescue team looking for lost folks all over the place including the desert and mountains, we found most of them...some dead, some alive...though the vast majority of our trips are without dangerous incidents, we never know what we might run into anywhere, anytime...because I can, I carry concealed 24/7.
 

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It would have been easier to say that, but I was thinking as you thought 😁
I did not want to be so trite:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:...but really, if there is an experienced boy scout anywhere near, you pretty much know what you got...there is some discipline and commitment there that you just don't see in most other young folks I think.
 

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Spare USB cables. I know you listed batteries, but most of my crap is rechargeable now. I carry a powerbank and solar panel, but I seem to be very hard on the 4 different types of cables I need.
Thanks for your input, heck (pun intended) I did not even think about how old the list is, done way before electronics...I'll go through the thing and no doubt update a bunch of stuff!
 

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One thing I have started keeping in my jeep is a lithium power battery that can boost a car. About $70 on amazon and will Boost it a dozen times and can be recharged from either 12 or 120v. Having a car battery fail in the boonies is not fun, and neither is a dead battery from winching.
Well keep us informed on this...I had one several years back and it worked great...small, powerful...and then it just about exploded after only a few months...soured me on the things big time.but I'll suppose if I can convince myself I may get another one because they are handy and work when they do.
 
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