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TECORE - supplies, gear, and storage

Dumping ground for offroad Trailblazer or Envoy general discussion.

by boog2006 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:22 am

I'm really interested in hearing what everyone brought and used. I'm suggesting the following format to keep this thread clean if approved. :)

Picture of Rig

Type of storage...roof rack, hitch carrier, cargo area...

Supply list...

Recovery and parts list...

What should you have brought...

What should you have left at home...

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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:25 am

Barton...you wanna take this one?
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by bartonmd » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:10 pm

Sure,

I'm not putting a ton of time into this, but here is our email list back and forth:

Mike:
Tent/ground tarp
Sleeping bag
pad/air mattress
12V cooler
Ice/drink cooler ??
Stove/propane
Pans
Silverware/spatula
Toilet
Digital / video cameras
Straps to tie Plano boxes to rack
2 plano boxes (already loaded)
Chainsaw/PPE/Tools/Fuel/oil
aluminum bag table
chair
36 pack water
Lantern/fuel/mantels


Kyle:
Tent/ground tarp
Sleeping bag
Pad
Truck parts
Air compressor
Tools
Recovery gear
Straps and extra amsteel
Plastic folding table
Aluminum bag table
chair
EZ-up canopy



Undecided::
Food


My list for personal stuff:

---Tent/ground tarp
---Extra tent
---Steel stakes
---Sleeping bag
---Pillow
---Sleeping pad
---air mattress
---12V cooler
---Ice/drink cooler ??
---Stove/propane
---Pans
---Silverware/spatula/big spoon
---Toilet
---Digital / video cameras
---Straps to tie Plano boxes to rack
---2 plano boxes (already loaded)
---Chainsaw
---aluminum bag table
---chair
---Lantern/fuel/mantels
---Handheld CB
---CB/cig adaptor/antenna spare
---CB antenna adaptor (bed side table or office)
---CB SWR meter and cable
Laptop/GPS
---1lb deer burger
---sliced cheese for sand/burger
---.458 SOCOM/mags/ammo
---XD45C + holsters/mags
---12V phone charger
---120V phone charger / USB cable
---Inverter

---Drink boxes from office
---DMM/wire/strippers
---BBQ sauce
---36 pack water
---Smaller pan
---Toilet bags
---Gatorade
---Mouthwash


Clothes/personal:

---Dop-kit
---Deodorant
---Tac pants
---Thermal shirts and pants
---Socks
---Undies
---Wicking shirts
---Cotton shirts
---Warm hat
---Flag hat
---Hiking boots
---Warm boots
---Insoles
---MEDS


To buy:

---1lb bacon
---a bag of buns (this will cover for lunch meat on Sat lunch)
---Steak for Sat night
---Salt/pepper
---Fleece cover
---bus strip


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Truck:

3 Plano boxes from Menards on the roof. We had cooking stuff, tents, chainsaw stuff, etc. up in them. Basically, stuff that wouldn't hurt to get wet. The boxes are pretty water tight, but they don't have seals in them, so when you're in a pouring rain on the highway, they can let a few trickles in. Camping pads, sleeping bags, and clothes went inside the vehicle.

Of course, the spare tire carrier, trasharoo carrier (tire), and fuel carrier are the rear bumper. The winch is on the front bumper. The Hi-Lift, shovel, and pick/axe are on the rack.

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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:23 pm

Thanks Mike. I had cleared my email out.

I think didn't use easy-up but did every other time. Better to have n not need than...
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by Trail X » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:18 pm

I'll play along:

Picture of Rig from Event:
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Well, at least it's the truck - it doesn't help much to understand how it's packed.

Type of storage...roof rack, hitch carrier, cargo area...
Custom box in rear with recovery equipment/tools
Rear seat replacement deck
Front roof rack


Supply list...
<working from the rear>
Extra fuel
Water
Stove/stand
Table
1 Camping supply box (includes cookware, recip saw, lanterns, fire starters, tent heater, tent fan, etc)
Fridge
Clothes
Big jacket
Wind-proof pants
Ear plugs (damn bears)
Boots
Thick socks
Gloves
RTT
Camera


Recovery and parts list...
Normal recovery equipment (straps, tools, first aid, winch, hilift)
Normal replacement parts (fuses, bulbs, a little fluid, tie rods)


What should you have brought...
I wasn't planning to stay two nights, so I almost didn't bring enough food, and I didn't bring my camp toilet - however ended up being OK in both cases.
Also forgot my shovel
I now know that I need to pack a machete next time.


What should you have left at home...
Nothing really... of the stuff I didn't use, I think all are still reasonable to bring. I've needed most of it sometime in the past.
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by boog2006 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:55 pm

Thanks for the posts!
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by NC_IslandRunner » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:00 pm

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Type of storage-roof rack, hitch carrier, cargo area.

Supply list...
Water
Stove
Table
Clothes
Three jackets
Gloves
Camera
Tent cot
Sleeping bag
Toolbox
Folding chairs(2)
Chuck box(cooking supplies,paper towels,canned food,stove fuel,plates)
Coolers for food
Impact wrench, Torque wrench, torque extensions
Hi-Lift jack
Trasharoo(best thing I've bought recently besides the tent cot)
Tire repair kit & 2 can large tire fix-a-flat


Recovery and parts list...
Normal recovery equipment (straps, tools, first aid)
Upper and lower ball joints, oil.


What should you have brought...
Forgot my shovel & machete


What should you have left at home...
Roof rack, ended up fitting everything inside truck. Would save on gas without rack.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu May 12, 2016 9:41 am

A little bump for newer guys to see this lil discussion. Some good info on loading out for most of the stuff many of us do.
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