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This chapter should cover suggested equipment required for the three different trail types, Easy, Moderate and Most Difficult. In addition, it should cover what safety, recovery, communications, survival, etc… gear should be in each vehicle. It might be best to have different levels of gear lists from minimal to extreme that can be joined together so as not to create duplicate items .
 

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Equipment

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Build your vehicle to suite the environments you will be travelling in, etc...

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Life Safety

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These are the items you never want to use. A first aid kit, food, water and other essentials needed to sustain the lives of you and your passengers in the event you become injured or stranded. Ensure that your first aid kit contains the necessary items to treat typical injuries for the area you will be travelling in. Make sure there e is enough food and water for EVERYONE in your vehicle.

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Recovery Gear

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Recovery gear is the items you will use to get your vehicle moving again when you cannot due to being stuck, rolled over, etc…
Winch, tow straps, Hi-Lift jack are some of the items you may need from time to time. Instructions on using these items will be covered in a later section.

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Tools

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You should always carry tools and know the right way to use them.
An example basic and advanced toolbox items can be found in the Appendix

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Armor

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Having adequate armor to protect your vehicle will lessen the time it takes to complete trail runs successfully and with less damage to vital components
Skid plates, guards, bumpers, approach angles, etc are some of the things to consider
Adding armor also increases weight. Pro: lowers center of gravity, con, heavier vehicle, worse gas mileage.

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Suspension

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Having some lift on your vehicle can help to clear items on the trail. Having too much lift creates other dangers such as rollover due to High center of Gravity

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Communications

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You can never have too many ways to communicate. If you can do something to successfully send a message to someone, it may come in handy.
CB is most common, ham radio is the most reliable, cell phone is the quickest way to get help but bad for trail communications.
 

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Here is my suggestion to get this started.

Title:
Equipment

Subtitle:
Build your vehicle to suite the environments you will be travelling in, etc...

Heading 1:
Life Safety

Heading 1 Body:
These are the items you never want to use. A first aid kit, food, water and other essentials needed to sustain the lives of you and your passengers in the event you become injured or stranded. Ensure that your first aid kit contains the necessary items to treat typical injuries for the area you will be travelling in. Make sure there e is enough food and water for EVERYONE in your vehicle.

Heading 1:
Recovery Gear

Heading 1 Body:
Recovery gear is the items you will use to get your vehicle moving again when you cannot due to being stuck, rolled over, etc…
Winch, tow straps, Hi-Lift jack are some of the items you may need from time to time. Instructions on using these items will be covered in a later section.

Heading 1:
Tools

Heading 1 Body:
You should always carry tools and know the right way to use them.
An example basic and advanced toolbox items can be found in the Appendix

Heading 1:
Armor

Heading 1 Body:
Having adequate armor to protect your vehicle will lessen the time it takes to complete trail runs successfully and with less damage to vital components
Skid plates, guards, bumpers, approach angles, etc are some of the things to consider
Adding armour also increases weight. Pro: lowers center of gravity, con, heavier vehicle, worse gas mileage.

Heading 1:
Suspension

Heading 1 Body:
Having some lift on your vehicle can help to clear items on the trail. Having too much lift creates other dangers such as rollover due to High center of Gravity

Heading 1:
Communications

Heading 1 Body:
You can never have too many ways to communicate. If you can do something to successfully send a message to someone, it may come in handy.
CB is most common, ham radio is the most reliable, cell phone is the quickest way to get help but bad for trail communications.
 
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