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 Post subject: 2013 ECS - Vehicle Requirements
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:18 pm 
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As stated, this event is stocker friendly. That said, I will carry over some of the suggestions that we've asked of attendees in past years:

MUST HAVE:
- Tow Points, front & rear (you WILL need these at least once). Owners of vehicles without appropriate tow points will be asked to ride in more capable vehicles or to remain behind on difficult/wet trails - each anchor point must be secure. Weather conditions have ranged from dry and dusty to very, very slick. Be prepared!
- Fully inflated matching spare tire.
- Working seat belts.
- Roll Bar (CJs, YJs, TJs, LJs, JKs).

SHOULD HAVE:
- CB radio (If you don't it's a PITA to communicate. Bring a hand held CB if you don't want to mount one, or buy a cheap one and we'll mount it in the evening).
- Tow Strap (you should have it, but others will have it if you don't).
- Skid Plates (YOU are taking a huge risk without these. This is a rock park, not a mud park [EDIT: Your spotter will NOT be responsible...].
- Rock Rails, Boulder Bars, Rock Sliders, etc. (See "Skid Plates", but not as huge a risk (i.e., you can still drive home with bent sheet metal).

PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA:
- Flashlight.
- Leather Gloves.
- Tools.
- Cell phone.
- A sense of humor.

Additions and modification suggestions from previous participants welcome and encouraged.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Snacks and drinks for the trails. Trash bags too so you can take your trash out with you. Instead of tossing on the trail.
Think the above list sums up most of what you need.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:31 am 
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Some other items that I'd recommend everyone have in their vehicles whenever on the trail:
- Basic first aid appropriate for the area you are in and activities you're doing.
- Basic emergency rations (clear bottled water, energy bars, etc.)
- Fire extinguisher (small ones are cheap at HD/Lowes/Wallmart, so why not have one?)
- Change of clothes for everyone in the vehicle (including shoes) and towels / wipes (baby wipes work really well for a LOT of things).

I'd personally include all but the last one as "mandatory". Your mileage may vary.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Baby wipes do work great for a lot of things!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 ECS - Vehicle Requirements
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:12 pm 
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What tools should I bring?

I was thinking maybe...
1 set of 3/8" drive metric sockets and wrench
2 sets of 1/2" drive metric sockets and wrench (one set is impact)
Impact wrench (battery powered)
BFH
Pliars
duct tape

Should I bring limb loppers too for cutting branches (or is that frowned upon...I'm thinking it probably is)?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 ECS - Vehicle Requirements
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:48 pm 
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If you bring tools, and you find that you don't have something that you need... chances are someone else will have it. :D

I always carry a little sven saw in the jeep for branches.

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