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Unread 7th August 2010, 10:04 AM
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here's my recovery gear

Recovery Gear
Puncture repair kit
Air Compressor
5m x 8mm drag chain
Industrial hand operated ratchet cable winch with 20ft cable
4 x Winch extension cables (2x5ft, 1x25ft, 1x50ft)
Snatch block
Tree trunk Protector
Distribution cable
4 Bow Shackles
Winch extension strap 20m
Leather Gloves
Folding Shovel
2kg axe
Hatchet
Snow & mud chains
Trouble light


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Unread 7th August 2010, 10:50 AM
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Whats a drag chain??

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G'day Nate, this is a drag chain

I'll use it between my hand winch and tree protector strap (or other anchor point) to be able to adjust the working distance to the vehicle under recovery.
The winch has only 10ft dual line pull (20ft single line). If after the 1st pull i shorten the chain to reposition the winch i can pull another 10ft and so on.

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Thanks Onebob
I see now

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here's my recovery gear

Recovery Gear
Puncture repair kit
Air Compressor
5m x 8mm drag chain
Industrial hand operated 6 ton pull ratchet cable winch with 20ft cable
4 x Winch extension cables (2x5ft, 1x25ft, 1x50ft)
Snatch block
Tree trunk Protector
Distribution cable
5 Bow Shackles
Winch extension strap 20m
Leather Gloves
Folding Shovel
2kg axe
Hatchet
Snow & mud chains
Trouble light


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..... and since Fathers Day a chainsaw to add to the above

and soon a ground anchor set up.....

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Heres mine for a day on the beach. For camping there is more.

Recovery Gear
Air Compressor
Pressure gauge
2 Shovels, 1 with a long handle
20m rope
10m rope
Snatch Stap
UHF radio
2x 1m planks of wood (cant afford maxtraxx)
Mobile Phone (Next G)
5L Water
Some food
A blanket
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This thread's still alive? Ok.
  • (2) 7m 9000kg recovery strap
  • 2m tree trunk protector
  • 20m 4500kg winch extension strap
  • Web shackle
  • (4) D-shackles
  • Washers for centering strap-ends on shackles
  • Pow'r Pull 8000 SB (large 3600kg-rated come-along)
  • (2) Heavy-duty wheel chocks
  • (3) Emergency warning triangles
  • 12v air compressor
  • Unpowered air compressor (plunger/pogo-stick style)
  • Tire plugging kit
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Compact spare tire
  • Subaru jack
  • Subaru wrench
  • Some plywood
  • Jump-start pack
  • Kitty litter
  • 4 L gas container
  • 14 L of water
  • Tuna (in oil, for resistance against freezing)
  • Whole-wheat crackers
  • Raisins
  • Banana chips
  • Beef jerky
  • Granola bars
  • Mixed nuts
  • Fork/spoons
  • Tiny military/camping can opener
  • Leather gloves
  • Radiator sealer
  • Gas tank patch kit
  • Fuses
  • Flares
  • Motor oil
  • Folding shovel/pick-axe
  • WD-40
  • Duct tape
  • Silicone tape
  • Twine
  • Lashing wire
  • JB Weld
  • Waterweld
  • Leatherman-style multitool
  • Toothbrush
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Prybar
  • Diagonal cutter
  • Scissors
  • C-clamps
  • Hose patch kit
  • Shake-powered flashlight
  • 6v lantern
  • Saw
  • Hatchet
  • Torque wrench
  • Socket set (lug-size socket incl.)
  • Screwdriver set
  • Hex key set
  • Cheater bar (.6m steel pipe)
  • Locking pliers
  • Slip-joint pliers
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pipe wrench
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Water purification tablets
  • Backpack
  • Sack of clean rags
  • Garbage bag
  • Empty 64 oz bottle
  • ResQMe
  • Automobile club card
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Snowbrush/ice scraper
  • USA, Colorado, city, forest maps
  • GPS
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Safety goggles
  • First aid kit
  • QuickClot
  • Tweezers
  • 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • Signal mirror
  • Whistle
  • Insect repellant
  • Normal blanket
  • Rescue/space blanket
  • Normal matches
  • Stormproof matches
  • Magnesium(?)-based fire starting tool
  • Candles
  • Compass
  • (2) hooded sweatshirts
  • Shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Pants
  • Wool socks
  • Knit hat
  • Mittens
That all safely fits into the cargo area of an Outback Sport*, even with the back seat NOT folded down. I'm not sure what it does to my car's mileage, but I do lose about .5 cm of ground clearance. I leave most of this in my car all the time. The water and first aid stuff is temperature-sensitive, and the Pow'r Pull is cumbersome, so I often leave them behind. I bring repetitive items such as all the flat tire equipment and fire-starting devices because I heard tire problems are common when off-roading, and building a fire might be really important some day. I originally planned to REPLACE my compact spare tire with the full-size one, but the full-size one doesn't fit in that storage area. That area gets quite damp (condensation?), so I continue to keep my compact spare there rather than other cargo.

*The fire extinguisher is bolted to the floor near the passenger seat.

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here's my recovery gear

Recovery Gear
Puncture repair kit
Air Compressor
5m x 8mm drag chain
Industrial hand operated ratchet cable winch with 20ft cable
4 x Winch extension cables (2x5ft, 1x25ft, 1x50ft)
Snatch block
Tree trunk Protector
Distribution cable
4 Bow Shackles
Winch extension strap 20m
Leather Gloves
Folding Shovel
2kg axe
Hatchet
Snow & mud chains
Trouble light
Chain saw


onebob
I have transferred my recovery gear to my new offroader and the snow chains because they're now wrong size for the new vehicle have been upgraded so the old ones are now for sale

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=2707

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Compressor - bushragner black max - excellent
Snatch strap 6000 - bushranger - spot on
Recovery Bridle - 4X4 Equip - essential for from of vehicle recoveries
3 in 1 tyre gauge - bushranger - gauge and deflator in 1- really handy
X Trax - bushranger - get me out of sand and mud (too often)
Shovel - just one from the shed, really wants the 2 piece 4X4 equip shovel tho...
headlamp - for night recoveries - soo convenient
gloves - 1 set leather - 1 set rubber
shackles - 2 x ~8000k / 2 x 11000k
snatch dampener - old jeans or similar
tyre repair kit
first aid kit
tape
rope
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My "essentials" list for recovery gear:


1 x well equipped friend
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