RECOVERY GEAR Recovery kit

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Wondering whats in your recovery kit? What is always in there and what do you take out depending the situation?
 

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So far I have tire deflators, air compressor, hi-lift jack w slider adapter, soft shackles and 30 foot kinetic rope. I'm still working on more stuff. I need to get a first aid kit together.
 

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Snatch strap, shackle, hitch receiver shackle, hi lift

Need to get: dampner for snatch strap, recovery boards, shovel

Its always in truck. A goal of mine is to make this truck an “always ready” truck
 

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For those keeping snatch straps. What size and strength do you recommend?
 

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all of the above, shovel & traction boards, straps, ropes, shackles, gloves


& not to derail, but you guys using duffel bags or crates for your recovery gear?
 

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Maxtrax, shovel, highlift, 24" scissor jack, receiver shackle, random D shackles, 30ft 4in snatch strap, inflate/deflate tool, air compressor, first aid, tire puncture kit. Using a Rubber Maid Action Packer for packable stuff and rack space for larger items.
 

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I'm running traction boards and a 42" plano gun case on my Prinsu rack with a couple of tow straps and other random tools.
In addition to that I usually throw a shovel in the bed but now that I have a bed rack I'll look to get a shovel mounted on that.
 
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all of the above, shovel & traction boards, straps, ropes, shackles, gloves


& not to derail, but you guys using duffel bags or crates for your recovery gear?

I use the bags most of my power tools came in. Since they did away with hard cases, I have loved the soft ones. Have a tow strap/ random recovery bag, tool bag for 1/2” and 3/8 sockets/ wrench’s etc. They also sell beefy ones at harbor freight (they don’t rip very easy) that hold heavier stuff
 

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Well since I literally just loaded up for some wheeling this weekend, this is my normal- throw in the truck and go.

-Trac boards
-1/2” and 3/8” tool bag, with pliers, pry bars, screwdrivers(6 n 1) etc etc (haven’t needed it for my truck yet but jeeps appreciate all the tools I carry
-recovery bag- straps of different lengths, tree saver, wired and wireless winch controller (throw the wireless one in the cab) d rings etc
-offroad jack (diy)
-air compressor
-deflate tool
-impact drill
-another socket set (like a 200pc?)
-battery saw zall with pruning blade (trim and cut down trees if needed)
-jumper cables
-jump box (very small)
-zip ties 😊

Im sure there’s more but you get the gist. I mostly wheel hard and I’m still getting used to not having to do u joints, pull a transfer case, replace a leaf pack, since I wheel with the truck and not a Jeep. Jeeps will do that to ya, so now I over prepare just in case. 🤷‍♀️
 

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I use the bags most of my power tools came in. Since they did away with hard cases, I have loved the soft ones. Have a tow strap/ random recovery bag, tool bag for 1/2” and 3/8 sockets/ wrench’s etc. They also sell beefy ones at harbor freight (they don’t rip very easy) that hold heavier stuff

How many bags does it end up being? Just 2 medium sized ones or so right? I was looking at the WARN recovery kits just to see the size of the bag and what it will fit for reference. I'm thinking I probably need about two of those for all the gear...

Nice setup, have fun wheelin!
 

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I use one of the Front Runner wolf pack boxes. Stackable and easy to hose off. In there I keep a snatch strap, tree saver, shackles, snatch block, etc. Max trax, folding shovel, highlift and tire stuff live in the truck.
 

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I have my "Kit" 100% of the time since this is not my daily driver. MaxTrax boards, shovel, pick, Warn heavy duty recovery kit (bow shackles, snatch block, tree protector, 30' recovery strap), Safe Jack "The General", winch blankets, rear recovery point. I keep most of it in my Decked drawers. Looking to buy a kinetic rope.
 
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Thanks for the tips everyone, I was definitely missing one or two items and I'll be looking into some hard packs like the wolf pack boxes mentioned. thanks all
 

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RECOVERY
☐ Kinetic straps (2)
☐ Tree protector
☐ Winch line extender (50 ft minimum)
☐ Winch line damper/sail
☐ Pulley block (2)
☐ Bow shackles (4-6)
☐ Gloves (heavy-duty)
☐ Pull-Pal
☐ MAXTRAX
☐ Shovel

TIRE REPAIR PUNCH LIST
☐ Self-vulcanizing yarns
☐ Reaming tool
☐ Yarn insertion tool
☐ Lubricant
☐ Razor blades
☐ Needle-nose pliers
☐ Valve stems and cores
☐ Valve core remover
☐ Patches (various sizes)
☐ Rubber cement
☐ Buffer/scraper
☐ Cordless drill and bits
☐ Micro paracord, baling or stainless steel wire
☐ Large surgical needle
☐ RTV silicone
☐ Air gauge
☐ Air compressor

SPARES PUNCH LIST
☐ Battery cables
☐ Belts
☐ Axles and seals
☐ Brake line
☐ Clutch and brake slave cylinder kit
☐ Drivelines
☐ Fuel pump, line, clamps, filter
☐ Distributor cap, rotor, coil, points
☐ Leaf/coil spring
☐ Radiator hoses and clamps
☐ Steering (tie rod, links, ends)
☐ U-bolts and nuts
☐ U-joints
☐ Water hose (various diameters, 3 feet)
☐ Water pump
☐ Wheel bearings and seals
☐ Thermostat

BASIC TOOLS PUNCH LIST
☐ Metric and SAE spanners
☐ Metric and SAE sockets (¼, ½, ¾ inch)
☐ Screwdriver set
☐ Allen set
☐ Channellocks (large, small)
☐ Crescent wrenches (large, small)
☐ Vise-Grips (large, small, needle-nose)
☐ Files (combination, keyhole)
☐ Hacksaw
☐ Dead-blow mallet, hammer
☐ Hub wrench
☐ Pinion nut socket
☐ Pickle fork (two sizes)
☐ Pry bar
☐ Snap-ring pliers
☐ C-clamps (small)
☐ Brake line bender
☐ Multimeter
☐ Telescopic magnet
☐ Gasket material
☐ Electrical connection kit, wire, crimper
☐ Fuses
☐ Brass punch, metal chisel, and metal punch
☐ Tape (Teflon, electrical)
☐ Cleaning brush
☐ Spark plug thread bore
☐ Emery cloth
☐ Dental tools (picks, tweezers)
☐ Alligator-clip jumpers
☐ JB Weld, Loctite, fuel cell epoxy
☐ Stop leak
☐ Utility knife

SPECIALTY TOOLS PUNCH LIST
☐ Drill and bits
☐ Bolt extractor set and reverse-rotation drill bits
☐ Die grinder (various disks, wire wheel)
☐ Pneumatic or electric cut-off tool
☐ C-clamps (large)
☐ Gear puller
☐ Vise-Grips (C-clamp style)
☐ 5-pound sledgehammer
☐ Safety goggles
☐ 50-foot air hose
☐ Vehicle-specific tools

FLUIDS PUNCH LIST
☐ Motor oil (2 quarts)
☐ Differential/transmission oil (2 quarts)
☐ Oil pump
☐ Power steering and brake fluid
☐ Brake cleaner
☐ Carburetor or mass air-sensor cleaner
☐ Drain pan, kitty litter, used oil container
☐ Bearing grease (high temp)
☐ Siphon hose (shaker type)
☐ Starting fluid
☐ WD-40
☐ Hand cleaner

WELDING PUNCH LIST
☐ Ready Welder or Premier Power Welder (optional)
☐ Welding rod (6011, 6014, 7014, 1/8- and 3/32-inch diameter)
☐ Storage tube
☐ Welding shield, gloves, brush, hammer
☐ Battery welding kit: 2-gauge cables (two 24-inch) with terminal-mount ends, Jumper cables or welding leads, two or three 12-volt car batteries

BACKCOUNTRY PUNCH LIST
☐ Hi-Lift jack and base
☐ Axe
☐ Shovel
☐ Saw
☐ Machete
☐ Bungee cords, ratchet straps, zip ties
☐ Rigging rope and paracord
☐ Collapsible bucket
☐ Fire extinguisher
☐ Jumper cables
☐ Tire iron (4-way star type)
☐ Mac’s Tiedowns utility mat
☐ Safety glasses
☐ Nitrile rubber gloves
☐ Medical kit
☐ Flares
☐ Bug repellant
☐ Canteen, water filter or tablets
☐ Compass
☐ Extra food (3-day supply)
☐ Flask of spirits (your choice)
☐ Flashlight/headlamp (extra batteries)
☐ Sleeping bag for each occupant
☐ Fuel sticks (fat wood)
☐ Waterproof matches
☐ Knife and multi-tool
☐ Spare ignition key
☐ Sunscreen
☐ Toilet paper
☐ Biodegradable soap
☐ Baling wire
☐ Gorilla tape
☐ Ziploc bags
☐ Shop rags
☐ Hardware (various sizes)
☐ Metal flat bar, angle iron
☐ Tarp
☐ Poncho
 
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