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Trail Convenience and Emergency Kit

Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

MUST HAVES

  1. SPEARHEAD TRAILS PERMIT
  2. HELMETS
  3. EYE PROTECTION
  4. GLOVES
  5. MAPS
  6. GPS (PHONES CAN BE USED AS GPS)
  7. UNIVERSAL 12 VOLT CHARGER
  8. ELECTRIC WINCH (RECOMMENDED)

TOOLS

  1. AUTOMOTIVE TYPE TOOL KIT (SOCKETS AND WRENCHES)
  2. NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS
  3. SPARE FUSES
  4. PAIR OF CHANNEL LOCK PLIERS
  5. HAMMER OR FLAT HEAD HATCHET (I PREFER HATCHET, TWO TOOLS IN ONE)
  6. BLACK TAPE
  7. MULTIPLE SIZE ZIP TIES
  8. TIRE REPAIR KIT (SEALANT, PLUGS, COMPRESSOR)
  9. BOOSTER CABLES

RECOVERY GEAR

  1. 20’ TOW STRAP
  2. PORTABLE SHOVEL (foldable, boy scout style)
  3. 50’ ROPE OR NYLON CORD

EMERGENCY & OTHER RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

  1. FLASHLIGHTS W/EXTRA BATTERIES
  2. FIRE EXTINGUISHER (ABC)
  3. WATER / FOOD
  4. RAIN GEAR
  5. DUST MASK OR BANDDANNA
  6. SPACE BLANKET
  7. SPARE PHONE CHARGER
  8. POCKET EMERGENCY MIRROR
  9. MATCHES / LIGHTER
  10. BASIC FIRST AID KIT (INCLUDING SPARE MEDICINE)
  11. EXTRA CLOTHES
  12. SPARE DRIVE BELT
  13. CB RADIO – TWO-WAY RADIOS/WALKIE TALKIES

THINGS THAT WOULD BE NICE…

IF THERE IS ROOM

  1. SPARE FRONT TIRE (FRONT TIRE WORKS ON BOTH, REAR ONLY WORKS ON REAR)
  2. EXTRA FUEL – IF LONG RIDE
  3. EXTRA OIL/FLUIDS
  4. JACK

Are you ready to ride?

What are the absolute OHV essentials? Of course, some necessities depend on the season and how long your adventure will be. It helps to separate your needs into categories: tool box, navigational, necessities, emergency supplies, field recovery (for getting unstuck) and personal safety.

 

Spearhead Trails recommends you consider the items listed on the left to help make your ride safer and more enjoyable.

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