Off-Road Supplies & Safety Gear Every Offroader Needs


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Better safe than sorry!

The following safety and recovery equipment will get you out of most predicaments you might encouter while off-road.

Must read: Jeep Checklists Before Going Off Road

 

Jeep Offroad Supplies To Pack

Keep in mind, if you’re riding with a group, then these items could come from any one of the vehicles in the group.

So, it’s not necessary for each and every vehicle to carry every item listed here:

  • Air pump or air compressor
  • Axe
  • Blanket
  • Bow saw
  • Bucket
  • Bungee cords
  • Can opener
  • Candles
  • Cell phone and/or CB (Note: steel whip CB antennas can be dangerous out on the trail)
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Coat hanger – don’t underestimate the number of uses for the common household coat hanger!
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    Duct tape
  • Extra gas – enough for a round trip; make sure it’s in an appropriate container
  • Extra motor oil (1 to 2 quarts)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit – packed in a tight weatherproof container
  • Flares
  • Flashlight/lantern/spotlight – with extra batteries
  • Food – dehydrated foods take little space and last a long time; canned foods are convenient
  • GPS unit or compass
  • Hydraulic or hi-lift jack
  • ID card – with emergency phone number contact info, medication, and allergy information
  • Jumper cables
  • Leather gloves
  • Maps
  • Mirror – as a safety device for signaling help
  • Multi-fit hose and a roll of rubber-weld tape – to repair a blown radiator hose
  • Paper towels
  • Pen & paper – a china marker writes on anything!
  • Radiator stop leak or tank sealant putty
  • Rags
  • Repair manual for your vehicle
  • Rope
  • Rubber gloves
  • Shovel
  • Spare clothes
  • Spare key kept on your person
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    T-style lug wrench
  • Tarp (6’x6′) – to keep yourself out of the mud and to catch small parts during repairs
  • Tire pressure gauge, tire pump, and fix-a-flat
  • Trash bags (heavy duty)
  • Water – enough for you (to drink, clean up) and your vehicle (battery, radiator, washer fluid)
  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Waterproof matches
  • WD-40 or other lubricant
  • Whistle
  • Winch kit – including straps, snatch block (pulley), shackle
  • Zip ties or cable ties

Must read: 7 Off Road Accessories You Should Always Have In Your Jeep

 

Most Useful Products For Offroaders

There are also a number of kits and products on the market today to simplify the repair process, in the event that a particular part on your vehicle fails.

Some of the most popular for offroaders are:

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