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Old 20th July 2008, 05:47 AM
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Some great info there guys!
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That is what makes this site so damn great...
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Here here, I'll 2nd that.

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One thing that most people forget, and most lists on 4X4 sites forget as well, is the jack base plate.

Essential item in soft conditions.

I cant speak for the modern army, but the army of the Vietnam era [and earlier] never went anywhere offroad without each vehicle carrying a jack base plate.

Hunk of hardwood about 50-70mm thick and about 350x350mm square will do the trick.
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One thing that most people forget, and most lists on 4X4 sites forget as well, is the jack base plate.

Essential item in soft conditions.

I cant speak for the modern army, but the army of the Vietnam era [and earlier] never went anywhere offroad without each vehicle carrying a jack base plate.

Hunk of hardwood about 50-70mm thick and about 350x350mm square will do the trick.
Right you are! That'll stop a small problem from becoming a major headache.

In my army days (US Army, Air Cav), we did the same thing. Lots of Vietnam vets, including the equipment. They seem to like putting army units in swamps, and muddy areas in general, back then anyway. Now, it's all soft sand. Just as bad for sinking in. Less mess but more abrasive.
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One thing that most people forget, and most lists on 4X4 sites forget as well, is the jack base plate.

Essential item in soft conditions.
2" thick X 2' X 1' piece of plywood never leaves the back of my car. I think plywood is a better choice since a solid piece of wood is more likely to split. Not only for going off-road, but could save your arse on the road as well if the only safe place to change a tire is off the pavement.
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My Jacking plates are 1/2in plywood with sheet metal overlay on top.

Works great for both my Outback and my tent trailer
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Toilet Paper
Definite must have.

About 20 years ago, I picked up a camping toilet paper holder. It's a round green plastic box with a screw-on lid, and a retractable shaft. All just the right size for a full roll of TP. It's not waterproof, since it hasn't got a seal on the lid. But I've never had wet TP in the field since. I haven't seen them on sale for many years though.

Only problem is that it takes up slightly more room than a full roll. Plus, you can't flatten out the roll.
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Yes, toilet paper is certainly less painful than gum leaves, whch can also be a real handful in more ways than one
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