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    Default Extended Camping/Wheeling Gear

    What are some must-haves for extended camping/wheeling trips? We (MJ) have one in January, and then my wife and I are taking another one in April. Therefore, I'm more focused on equipment for the January one, and if she wants comfy crap she can get it before we leave in April.

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    For her - good thick air matteress. Tent big enough to get dressed in and have a chair in. Bathroom, wife gets grouchy when cold and has to use one. For some reason a tree isnt good enough.


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    Here's a list of some of the crap I got for extended camping/wheeling.
    -2x 5gal jerry cans - fuel (more than enough fuel for probably 4 days of wheeling if you start off with a full tank)
    -1x 5gal jerry can - water (enough water for me to cook, wash dishes and face, brush teeth, for 3 days)
    -water filtration pump - if you get one, research it, there's a lot of crappy ones out there
    -Good stove w/ enough fuel
    -One of those grill tops on legs to throw over a fire pit
    -basic cooking utensils, pot/pan/paper plates/fork/knife/spatula
    -tiny thing of dish soap and scrub brush
    -trash bags
    -extra batteries
    -flash light
    -camera
    -air source (if you're going to be spending time on and off road)
    -sun shower (i don't bring this on winter trips, I'll stink before I go hypothermic)
    -wet naps... lots and lots of wet naps
    -lots of tp
    -maybe one of those fold up toilet things (probably for the wife, but you are kind of a puss)
    -shovel
    -a few lighters
    -tools
    -zip ties
    -spare parts (nuts, bolts, u joints)
    -tire plug kit, grease gun, duct tape
    -big tarp w/ collapsible legs, tent stakes and rope (it sucks being stuck in your tent/jeep all day if it's raining non stop)
    -comfortable folding chair
    -good waterproof boots and thick socks (it'll probably be cold and snowy up there)
    -thermal underwear
    -rain gear
    -chainsaw and ax
    -hand gun w/ ammo
    -good maps of area, or gps
    -lots of whiskey
    -aleve for the morning after whiskey drinking
    -bacon

    -and another vehicle to bring it all in

    That's all I can think of for now.
    Last edited by Jeffb_79; 11-06-2009 at 20:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allium View Post
    For her - good thick air matteress. Tent big enough to get dressed in and have a chair in. Bathroom, wife gets grouchy when cold and has to use one. For some reason a tree isnt good enough.
    X2

    If Im bringing wife or kids on an extended trip the gear + stuff in the camping box:

    Tent
    Sleeping bags rated for temperature
    Air mattress - pump
    Small camping pillows
    Poncho liners
    Canvas chairs
    Raingear - cold weather gear if nessary
    Changes of regular cloths x # of days
    Toilet paper / baby wipes / personal hygiene stuff / trashbags
    Surefire flashlight/headlamp/Coleman gas lanterns
    Coldsteel SRK / Leatherman
    550 Chord
    Power inverter / battery charger / rechargeable batteries
    EMT bag or CLS bag
    Citranella candle/bugspray
    Coleman gas stove/grill lighter/Pot/pan/griddle/steel bucket/utensils/plastic plates/small container dish soap
    Chow (Snacks,planned meals)
    Cooler w/ water,soda,beer
    Recovery Gear
    PowerTank w/accessories
    D handle shovel and E tool
    Tools
    Firewood (Sometimes)
    2x5 Gal Cans (Depends on loadout - 2x GAS or 2x water or 1 each)
    Spare parts (Fuzes, serpentine belt, lugnuts, u joints minimum)
    Firearm.
    GPS / maps
    Talkabout radios
    Fishing gear (Sometimes)
    Books / IPOD / DS game system / small toys for kids. (For drive to and from campsite)

    List depends upon whats planned for the trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    -bacon

    -and another vehicle to bring it all in

    That's all I can think of for now.
    mmmmmmmmmm Bacon.

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    You should have plenty of room for gear in either of your Jeeps, but here is waht my wife and I carry when we are Jeep camping vs. backpacking

    1. Three-man tent, leaves plenty of room for two and your gear.
    2. two extra thick Thermarest mattress and we have the straps that hold them together
    3. Queen size sleeping bag, which is two over sized singles zipped together
    4. two burner propane camp stove - some place will not let you have wood/charcoal fires
    5. we freeze the 20 oz water bottles to use instead of ice so as the melt you still have drinking water
    6. Simple one pot recipes that are fast to make and easy to clean up
    7. Depending on where we are going I carry either two jerry cans of gas so I don't have to drive out of the mountains/desert/woods to go find fuel, or I carry one with gas and one with water to have extra
    8. water filter so I can draw water out of a running stream, which I then boil and this is used for clean up, personal hygene, etc and not for drinking or cooking.
    9. small camp table and two umbrella chairs, not needed if you are going to be in most campgrounds/campsites
    10. propane powered lantern that uses the same cans as the stove

    The other stuff as mentioned, but we are both in the Army so we are used to roughing it a little and my wife is very low maintenance. It is easy to over pack, but it is important to have what you need to be self suffiecient for at least one day longer than you plan to camp for.

    In my '02 TJ I have a receiver rack where I can mount the cooler, water, and a box with other cooking/food stuff and then rest goes in the Jeep, but what we carry would easily fit in my wife '06 Unlimited with out using the rack.

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    charge both your cell phones.......

    don't forget "puppy stuff".....are they going?
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    no mas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    no mas?
    ?que?

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    seeing if anyone else has input

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