When off roading, what should you bring? Let’s begin with tools. When something breaks you’re going to need them to disassemble, repair/replace, and reassemble. Basic Equipment should include a set of open end wrenches 1/4″ through 3/4″, metric wrenches 8-17mm, 3/8″ socket set, multi-purpose tool (pliers, knife, screwdriver combo), locking pliers, adjustable wrench, and screwdrivers.

Just in case you have a bigger problem that occurs out on the trail, add a socket set, allen wrenches, diagonal cutters, wire crimper. Wire cutters and a crimper, a propane torch, and solder iron can also be very useful. Hammers, a T style lug wrench and jumper cables can also be very helpful.

Service stations normally carry all the tools mentioned plus drills, rivet tools, gear pullers, and air tools. Most of these service stations also carry straps, battery terminal cleaning tools and welders. These service stations can be major conveniences during an emergency.

You could carry an entire spare truck, but for most of us that’s impractical. The best way to figure out what spares you need is to see what breaks on your truck or similar rigs and carry spares. However, there are some items most of us should carry as Basic Equipment: hoses, several sizes of hose clamps, a length of vacuum line, some brake line, fuses, belts, oil filter, and a fuel filter. Hoses, several sizes of hose clamps, a length of vacuum line, some brake line, fuses, belts, oil filter, and a fuel filters are always a must.

Old parts can be a source of spares. Next time you do a tune-up keep the old plugs and distributor cap as spares. You can also make it home with out certain items if you have to. Jeeps are a great vehicle and can be a lot of fun. It is important to take good care of them and keep the maintenance up on them. If taken care of, they will last a long time. Jeeps are fun and affordable. So get yours today!

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