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Recovery Gear Essentials

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by YotaBro, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:06 PM
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    YotaBro

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    Getting into overlanding, what are some recovery gear essentials that y'all recommend and what specific products?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    I’m interested to see the recommendations. While I do not overland per se I do a lot of camping and have been down some gnarly trails. Here is what I always carry with me -

    Portable compressor (Viair 400P)
    ARB tire deflator
    ARB 17,500 lb snatch strap
    2 soft shackles (Amazon)
    Shovel (SOG collapsible)
    Hatchet (https://www.atlas46.com/products.ht...wE#!/HARDCORE-Survivalist-Hatchet/p/150848979)
    Extra valve stems with valve stem tool
    ARB Tire repair kit
    Jumper cables
    8-500 ml bottles of water

    Looking into some Rotopax next.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    4 of those expensive orange boards and a shovel. In all seriousness, I am not an "over-lander" but prefer being prepared and self reliant. There are some very informative threads on here and many other resources available... I have been checking out 4wheelingwesternaustrailia.com. ARB has tons of good gear and info as well. Plan your op and op your plan.

    https://www.4-wheeling-in-western-australia.com\ here is one about MAXTRAX; watch.

    Man, there is so much- Solar, SAT Comms, gears, liquids containers, armor, wenches... Do it and have fun bro!
     
  4. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:47 PM
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    Dirty Deeds 8" standard exhaust, 6112/5160, MR 701's, Mickey T ATZ 295/70r17
    A firearm and blade(s) are great to have. Recommend researching laws for wherever you are headed and whatever you do don't take a gun to MX- or magazine- or ammo.
    ‘Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.’
    - Jame Mattis

    :)

     
  5. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    Oh, don’t worry the firearm department is well taken care of in my Yota

    and yeah I have some stuff just trying to add more to the truck and see what others carry.
     
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  6. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:02 PM
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    Im not worried man. Not sure of knowledge and level experience of people I don't know... but it sound like you have it locked down and that's good.
     
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  7. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    *sounds... I have a high school education. bahahahah.
     
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  8. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    Nah, I appreciate it. I do the same, always happy to encourage exercising our 2A :)
     
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  9. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:16 PM
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    Mattis>>> 4 star Marine.....44 years. His definition of playing it safe usually works:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    Here are some of the basics that I’m looking at. Yes I know that some of the items aren’t the name brand like maxitrax, etc but I’ve been doing research for a few months with some off brand items and they seem to work for others. Lmk if anyone differs and had other suggestions.


    Yeeoy Set of 2 Car Non-Slip Mats Orange Traction Mat Tire Aid Fit to Off-Road Mud Sand Snow Vehicle Extraction Recovery Boards https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWZ2P8...abc_J7R2CMNH4S4SRM77CF0B?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ASY23...abc_B6716BQHQAP3A8A5C2MM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    ARB 10000011 Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit (Universal), 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075CR4J3...abc_5GP64WFXPPGHVEK33ZMK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Smittybilt 13047R D-Ring Shackle 3/4" Threaded Pin 4.75 Ton Rating Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQY9GN...abc_67FJF1W2RPE4BSAB8KXA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Smittybilt 2725 Premium Winch (Acc Bag Universal), 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W2LS3C...abc_QD960E7P5PTYVSEPP3Z9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    ARB ARB505 E-Z Deflator Kit 10-60 PSI Tire Pressure Gauge Rapid Air Down Offroad Kit (PSI),Orange https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LQCDO...abc_5NXQ7W139WGK3DQ9AD46?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    KUBAKA Synthetic Soft Orange Shackle 1/2" X 22 Inch Rugged Off Road Shackles (41,000 lbs) Maximum Break Strength with Protective Sleeve for Off-Road Towing ATV Recovery (Orange, 2-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JCGJWK...abc_WN5HRPC6K440E75MAWB8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    I’ll be ordering a SmittyBilt XRC Gen 3 12k synthetic winch with factor 55 ultrahook

    I have a couple of tool boxes and plan on buying a cheapo one from harbor freight so if it gets stolen then I won’t feel bad. Also, have a bunch of medical kits, fire extinguisher, GMRS radio, jumper cables/ portable jumper and other misc stuff.
     
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  11. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:39 PM
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    and this........[​IMG] BTW......The Chinese Max Trax knock offs will break the first time you use them. Buy USA. Almost everything in my recovery kit is all USA made.
     
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  12. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:41 PM
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    Any recommendations that aren’t Max Trax? Or are they really the only way to go?

    Do you have a link to that?
     
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  13. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    I like and have GoTreads. Reasonably priced. I find Max Trax to be a bit cumbersome. https://gotreads.com/
     
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    1. One of the first things, 'cause it's one of the most commonly used, is a GOOD jack. I got tired of dicking around and gave in to the Pro Eagle. It's over priced and yet worth every penny. Mine's been used 4 times on my last 3 trips. Sure you can get a HiLift, I did. For me to repair the dent caused by the HiLift cost as much for my time as a Pro Eagle. I got by for years with a HiLift and it worked...."til it didn't. The PE will help at home too.
    2. At least one full sized spare.
    3. Fire extinguisher
    4. Tools to work on anything/everything.
    5. Shovel.
    6. Tow rope, snatch rope, proper shackles which entails proper recovery points on the vehicle, damper
    7. Always carry way more water than you need.
    8. Maybe this should be #1 Credit card with a big limit.:rofl:
     
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  15. Feb 3, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    It looks like maxtrax is made in Australia:

    https://www.maxtrax.com.au/faqs
     
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    So do we....
     
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    So I'd prefer to mount my "Max Trax" on my vehicle are there any other brands that anyone recommends (besides MaxTrax)?
     
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    Can you imagine a bunch of guys in China going wheeling? I gotta google this. LOL
     
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    For recovery gear, check out Gear America. Top quality stuff.

    Check out ‘Edward Shin’ and ‘Big Sexy Beast Adventures’ on YT. They both have some cool set ups.
     
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    Don’t get caught without a good wench!
     
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    Honestly, I've only ever used my boards for leveling the truck or trailer to sleep in. I went super cheap on traction boards and glad I did. I avoid mud 'cause I hate the clean up. I think I'd have a buddy tug me before getting my boards out, but that's me. The ones you posted look good and new to me so, thanks for that. 99% of the time I'm with a group. If I were more frequently solo I'd be much more inclined to buy better boards.
     
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    +1 for Go Treads. I've only had to use them once so far, but they did the job.

    1224201804.jpg
     
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    Yup, this. I don’t think I’m even going to mount the boards on the new truck. They take up way too much precious real estate and they never get used. Maybe if I’m going on a solo trip to the beach or the snow.
     
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    I love the soft shackles, I have the Bubba rope ones.. but definitely easy deflator, and some sort of portable air with back up valve stems and tool just in case.

    Zip ties, duct tape, metric sockets 8mm - 19mm, or some wrenches, and a tow rope too.. I have found my random tools to be more helpful for myself or others.

    maybe you can be the guy that finally brings the drill that’s seems like could always be used but never around :rofl:

    EDIT:
    Not recovery per say, but a radio should also be on your list if it isn’t already. Cause if you don’t have what you need you’ll need to call for help.
     
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    Has anyone tried these? I think they would work for every situation you would use traction boards. I’ve just never seen anyone use them.
     
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