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    My most used piece of kit is a gear bag with spare cold weather garments, a couple of old towels, Warehouse shower proof over trousers/jacket and some woolen hats. The number of times family and friends have dived into that bag to borrow some warm gear is amazing.

    Hope I never have to use the likes of the trauma first aid kit or fire extinguisher [although have put out two vehicle fires over the years, neither of which were mine].
    I also leave the PLB in the truck glove box when not hunting. Always know where it is that way and you never know when you might be on a country road and come across an accident and need to call in help without cell coverage.
    Another good thing to practice ahead of time is how to get a GPS position off our phone that you can relay to emergency services. Again, if you come across an accident a GPS location will get services to the location way quicker than a verbal description of "three mail boxes up the second road on the left after the blue shed, next to a red shed, across the paddock from the pond".

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    As others have said and I'd add

    A cheap flouro vest - to put on if changing a tyre on a dark busy road
    And for the tools - A Stanley "briefcase" socket set saved my arse one day when the fuel pump went within walking distance of a parts store - the Bahco ones look good too

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    Pair of overalls
    Hi-Lift Jack
    Long Handled Shovel
    Latex Gloves
    Leather Gloves
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    I always have a ratchet tie-down or two in the boot
    i used to but mother in law kept escaping from them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    https://mudstuck.co.nz/collections/r...retch-mudstuck
    https://mudstuck.co.nz/collections/s...green-mudstuck

    A good quality, >20% stretch, 8,000kg 9m snatch strap are all around the $100 mark. There are cheap imports around but I would stay well clear [low stretch performance + lower than advertised breaking strain = injury or vehicle damage].
    These guys are no dearer or cheaper than others, but do free freight.
    Great people to deal with too,
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    Hi lift jack is a bloody handy one, with a few lengths of chain and a tiedown I've used as a winch before

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    For towing and light recovery work, the Super cheap strops are good value, just don't do prolonged towing with a stretch strop. Cookes snatch strops are what we use 4wding but definitely no good for towing.
    I carry a small toolbox of tools and spares such as hose clamps bolts etc. and carry spare transmission oil and brake fluid, spare radiator hoses and fan belts. Pruning saw under the seat, shovel on the bonnet, torch and batteries, as well as a pick and a crowbar under the back seat. Pocket knife in the glove box with the TP.
    High lift jack with chains is a good winch alternative, just be familiar with using it as such as if the jack handle decides to introduce itself to your forehead, it bloody hurts. Funny thing about a high lift jack, is that is no good as a jack unless you have bar work to jack from or clear access to a chassis rail. A good bottle jack and a few blocks of 8x2 are often more useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    For towing and light recovery work, the Super cheap strops are good value, just don't do prolonged towing with a stretch strop. Cookes snatch strops are what we use 4wding but definitely no good for towing.
    I carry a small toolbox of tools and spares such as hose clamps bolts etc. and carry spare transmission oil and brake fluid, spare radiator hoses and fan belts. Pruning saw under the seat, shovel on the bonnet, torch and batteries, as well as a pick and a crowbar under the back seat. Pocket knife in the glove box with the TP.
    High lift jack with chains is a good winch alternative, just be familiar with using it as such as if the jack handle decides to introduce itself to your forehead, it bloody hurts. Funny thing about a high lift jack, is that is no good as a jack unless you have bar work to jack from or clear access to a chassis rail. A good bottle jack and a few blocks of 8x2 are often more useful.
    Often a short sling is useful for using the high lift directly on a wheel because as you say unless you have barwork to jack on there is nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    Warehouse had Orca 1kg dry powder at $20...Mitre 10 Mega had some at $18.99 (?) of their house brand. We used our extinguisher before christmas and still have a lounge (albeit with a few scorch marks) from a lithium 18650 that did a great impersonation of a sky rocket in the house. Get one for each vehicle and a couple for the house / garage....you never know.
    Having attempted to extinguish a fire recently with a large dry powder id have to say they are pretty useless for most fires apart from lithium battery fires..dont know how useful they'd be in a vehicle fire, one of the. Volunteers on here should know more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    Having attempted to extinguish a fire recently with a large dry powder id have to say they are pretty useless for most fires apart from lithium battery fires..dont know how useful they'd be in a vehicle fire, one of the. Volunteers on here should know more?
    All depends on the type of fire, Iv put out two fires with dry powders and found em very effective and very messy / hazardous to breathing.

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    Saved a guys race car at Pukekohe a few years back with a 1kg dry powder extinguisher. Conrod out the side of the block and cut through the fuel line, so oil and gas on a hot exhaust. Never even said thanks, so I took his in car 1.5kg extinguisher as payment for using mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    All depends on the type of fire, Iv put out two fires with dry powders and found em very effective and very messy / hazardous to breathing.

    Hyd oil/sawdust in a forklift and turps spilled all around my feet inside a vessel while plasma cutting.
    Dry powder ext can save the day in a road rage situation. At our Fire Ext course, the instructer said he'd squirted someone in the face who was angry, and it neutralised the situation straight away

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    how about take the spare off and leave it at home and mount a hi lift where the spare goes snorkels and lift kits are just what you need for town driving goes with the super shiny paint also wheels that stick out way further than the guards oh a winch that can get siezed up from lack of use and fancy winch rope wound all round the front bar a massive light bar mounted on the bonnet super low profile 21" or bigger tyres ummm have i left anything out
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    how about take the spare off and leave it at home and mount a hi lift where the spare goes snorkels and lift kits are just what you need for town driving goes with the super shiny paint also wheels that stick out way further than the guards oh a winch that can get siezed up from lack of use and fancy winch rope wound all round the front bar a massive light bar mounted on the bonnet super low profile 21" or bigger tyres ummm have i left anything out
    The trophy animal which you leave on the roof rack for a week

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    oh yea and a ladder at the back to get up there

 

 

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