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What sort of items do you take on a long trip? Here is a list I found online. Any recommendations?

1) Minimum 1-qt of water per person for drinking.
2) Fire Extinguisher.
3) First-Aid kit & Manual, plus "TP".
4) Good flashlight and batteries.
5) Good leather gloves.
6) Rain suit; for rain, laying in mud, protection.
7) Vehicle supplied tool kit, Jack, Wrench, wheel Chock.
8.) Food! Jerky, etc.
9) 18" Breaker-bar with socket for wheels.
10) Additional tools as needed. Too many never hurts.
11) Tire air pressure gauge and pump.
12) 2-quarts motor oil, & AFT for automatic cars.
13) 2-quarts 80/90w gear oil for diff’s and transfer.
14) 1-gallon Radiator water (not antifreeze).
15) 1-pint brake fluid & funnel for all fluids.
16) Complete set of spark plugs w/wrench.
17) Full set of belts, and filters.
18) 1-ea Dist. Cap, Rotor (points & cond., on older cars).
19) 1-Ign Coil (bolted next to orig. under hood).
20) Top & Bottom hoses, + 3’ heater hose.
21) Wiper blade(s).
22) Misc. Fuses & Bulbs.
23) Tow-Rope, Minimum rating of 10,000+ lbs.
24) Snow Chains w/tensions, most valuable off-road.
25) Shovel, fold-up type ok.

Other items worth noting, we always carry them while off -road:

26) Hi-Lift jack w/base pad.
27) Tug-em Strap; 20,000 lbs., 10-feet length.
28) 8000-lbs winch and winch kit.
29) Extra spare tire/wheel.
30) Tire repair kit.
31) Electric air compressor with 2-tire irons.
32) Small grease gun, loaded.
 

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hmmmmmmmmmmmm what sort of long trip? and how far away from civilisation? in what country? below is what I don't have in the car on really any trip - the rest is in my daily driver. I do have a few things like a few iginition leads, a few spark plugs, an upper radiator hose and a few bits of odd hosing, ratchet straps, varios cans of wd40/silicone spray, I do carry a spare air spring for the EAS, and LOTS of water, that list to me is a bit overkill then again if I was going into the simpson for 2 or 3 weeks or longer I would take allot more...

If something like your ignition coil's going to go or you need to replace all your spark plugs and leads just to limp home, I would be thinking you have big problems? Then again I have roadside support and have called them a few times....I wasn't carrying a spare HP24 transmission, or a spare GEMS ECU, or spare CV joints, or spare cam shaft, or spare radiator..............

aernan said:
6) Rain suit; for rain, laying in mud, protection.
13) 2-quarts 80/90w gear oil for diff’s and transfer.
15) 1-pint brake fluid & funnel for all fluids.
16) Complete set of spark plugs w/wrench.
17) Full set of belts, and filters.
18) 1-ea Dist. Cap, Rotor (points & cond., on older cars).
19) 1-Ign Coil (bolted next to orig. under hood).
20) Top & Bottom hoses, + 3’ heater hose.
21) Wiper blade(s).
24) Snow Chains w/tensions, most valuable off-road.
25) Shovel, fold-up type ok.
 

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Very good topic!!

I would add something to light a fire : i'm interested in buying in Army surplus a fire steel set ;)
It can be good to light a fire even in wet conditions
 

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I aways see spark plugs and wires on the list. On a modern vehicle like the rover the engine compartment never really gets hot enough to stress the wires so I'm not sure why people recommend carrying them.

Spark plugs can need changing if they get fouled because of bad fuel. Since the rover only runs on premium fuel it's not obvious why you would need to replace the spark plugs either.

Does anyone know?
 

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aernan said:
What sort of items do you take on a long trip? Here is a list I found online. Any recommendations?

Have you seen the main site?
http://www.rangerovers.net

These two are linked directly off the top of the front page
http://www.RangeRovers.net/expeditions/index.html
http://www.RangeRovers.net/outfitting/index.html

Most of the content comes form John Brabyn, the creator of this whole website. He's a veteran of many expeditions in the south western US, usually driving his Range Rover. He's owned a Classic, P38 and currently has an L322. Like yourself he's based in California.
 

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aernan said:
What sort of items do you take on a long trip? Here is a list I found online. Any recommendations?

1) Minimum 1-qt of water per person for drinking.
More like 1 liter of water per person and some emergenC or flavoring of some sort.
aernan said:
2) Fire Extinguisher.
3) First-Aid kit & Manual, plus "TP".
Manual is pretty valueless. First aid training is a must. I'm going to start with a basic first aid kit and add:
- Larger bandages
- Splint kit
- Super Glue
optionally
- Medical Stapler

aernan said:
4) Good flashlight and batteries.
- Make that a nice headlamp or two with fresh batteries
Optionally:
- Install supplemental lighting on rover
- Install engine compartment lighting
- Install suspension lighting

aernan said:
5) Good leather gloves.
- Nitrol/Latex Gloves for working on greasy bits

aernan said:
6) Rain suit; for rain, laying in mud, protection.
I'm going to go get some tyvec disposable painters suits. Use them and discard them.

aernan said:
7) Vehicle supplied tool kit, Jack, Wrench, wheel Chock.
8.) Food! Jerky, etc.
9) 18" Breaker-bar with socket for wheels.
10) Additional tools as needed. Too many never hurts.
I'm not sure which tools I will be needing because I haven't done much work on my rover "yet". Can anyone recommend a good toolset?


aernan said:
11) Tire air pressure gauge and pump.
12) 2-quarts motor oil, & AFT for automatic cars.
13) 2-quarts 80/90w gear oil for diff’s and transfer.
14) 1-gallon Radiator water (not antifreeze).
15) 1-pint brake fluid & funnel for all fluids.
16) Complete set of spark plugs w/wrench.
17) Full set of belts, and filters.
I know the oil filter is pretty easy to get to. How about the fuel filter etc. ?

aernan said:
18) 1-ea Dist. Cap, Rotor (points & cond., on older cars).
19) 1-Ign Coil (bolted next to orig. under hood).
20) Top & Bottom hoses, + 3’ heater hose.
21) Wiper blade(s).
No real need to carry extra wipers. Just replace them when needed.

aernan said:
22) Misc. Fuses & Bulbs.
23) Tow-Rope, Minimum rating of 10,000+ lbs.
24) Snow Chains w/tensions, most valuable off-road.
25) Shovel, fold-up type ok.

Other items worth noting, we always carry them while off -road:

26) Hi-Lift jack w/base pad.
27) Tug-em Strap; 20,000 lbs., 10-feet length.
28) 8000-lbs winch and winch kit.
29) Extra spare tire/wheel.
30) Tire repair kit.
31) Electric air compressor with 2-tire irons.
32) Small grease gun, loaded.
 

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beer and cigarettes,...

Seriously, thanks for the list.
 
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