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TooTall2

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For maintaining batteries and checking charge/discharge, I've found this little $60 ammeter (I paid $49 on sale) to be one of those things I don't want to leave home without.

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First aid kit with vasiline and/or KY; avoid neosporin, keep wounds moist with KY or Vasiline.
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a box of baby wipes, Ibuprofin, visor, my watch, magazines & a good book...




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Enough fuel to get back (if able), and a personal locator device (if not).


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IDman wrote:

We always have a .357 Magnum and a 12 gauge, and not just when boondocking.


You are a wise man.

1. Two AGM 6v or Group 27 12v batteries- okay, gotta replace my 12Vs
2. Solar power (100 watts)- don't think I need w/ generators*
3. Propane (2x5 gal tanks)- have 2 15 gal tanks
4. Seven gallon portable water tank- don't have- yet
5. First Aid Kit- check
6. Water Purification Kit- don't have; don't need
7. Saw Zaw (for cutting firewood)- cordless Sawzall on the list
8. Firestarter- check
9. Camera- check
10. Altimeter App- don't need
11. Dump Station Location App- don't need
12. GPS/Maps- maps, yes
13. GPS locator- nope; don't need

* I have asked about this in another topic- to paraphrase- do I need to go solar since I have generator power for charging? Any consensus?

Am I ready? Don't know yet...

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1. Two Lithium ion 200ah 12v batteries
2. Solar power (750 watts)
3. Propane (1x50 gal tanks)
4. Seven gallons bottled water, apart from the fresh tank.
5. First Aid Kit
6. Water Purification Kit
7. Saw Zaw (for cutting firewood)
8. Firestarter
9. Camera
10. Altimeter (un-airworthy aircraft altimeter)
11. Dump Station Location App
12. GPS
13. CB radio
14. Scanner with weather band.
15. Eventually, 40-meter Ham rig.
16. Compass (handheld and panel mount, the latter calibrated)
17. Mossberg 500 tactical, five-round tube. Alternating 00, slug, 00, slug, 00. Bird shot, if necessary, will have a hunting barrel I can install. Also my Ruger 10/22. Thousands of rounds for this gun. Not really a hunter bvut in a worst case scenario...
18. Buck Folding Hunter knife, sharpened. Three of them
19. Tools. Automotive tools, kitchen tools, etc. Tools to fix things.
20. Meds I need. Lots and lots of each, including the cannabis, which I grow. Once those are gone, so am I.
21. Rechargeble batteries for AA, 9v, D-Cell and AAA.
22. Solar camp shower.
23. Swiss Army Knives, three of them.
24. Clothes for any weather.
25. Personal ELT. Nothing better for launching SAR. PLB with GPS.
26. Marine-band handhelds for us.

* This post was edited 03/08/18 10:04pm by Old_Man *

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TMBLSN wrote:

LenSatic wrote:

We can also carry up to 42 gals. of water in addition to the 31 gals. on-board.
LS


What do you use to carry that water? I've been looking for a good solution for transporting additional water.

Thanks.


I carry mine in a 55 gallon food grade plastic drum I bought fo $25. Bought a 12v pump to pump it in to the camer tank.


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I boondocking with a pup: bring 48 extra gallons of fresh water above the 26 in the pup. Popupgizmos, portablegray tank, 2000 watt generator, chainsaw, jacks, breaker bars, 1500 w space heater, propane drip coffee, campfire percolator coffee, reflectix, wool blankets, Technical clothing/boots, fully rigged external frame backpack, shumacher jump box, Sirius satelite radio, 12 volt entertainment, led lights x8, and propane/battery lanterns


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IDman wrote:

We always have a .357 Magnum and a 12 gauge, and not just when boondocking.


[emoticon] Me too!

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LenSatic wrote:

Custom first aid/survival kit, Sawyer water filtration system, Leatherman, camp ax, pruning saw, two folding shovels, 25' tow strap, and several lengths of 1/2 inch plywood and 1x6s for leveling and bridge building (I've got a bent trailer bumper and stabilizer because I didn't bridge a rut that I should have). We can also carry up to 42 gals. of water in addition to the 31 gals. on-board. Not counting our regular meals, we have at least a weeks worth of dry provisions (milk, rice, macaroni, flour, etc.), canned and packaged meals. And Mini Bic lighters everywhere. Wish list: Hi-Lift Jack and a HenWay.

LS


High lift jack- we used to call it something else; can't remember at the moment. Oh yeah- handyman jack! Anyway, VERY reasonable at Harbor Freight. Only thing is- I can't use it on any of my vehicles, and for sure not on my RV. Most of this stuff listed I carry anyway regardless whether I'm boondocking or not.

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