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Side by side gear #13253413 11/03/18
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I just bought a new Polaris Ranger and I'm in the process of loading some gear up. I have a snatch block and a heavy nylon sling, a pair of limb lopers, a bow saw, a tool bag with the basic pliers, screwdrivers, adjustable wrench, ect. The oblatory roll of duct tape, roll of tie wire, zip ties, a few tarp straps, a couple of ratchet straps. I'll probably never be more than a few miles from camp. I doubt that I'll haul more than a few sacks of corn or a dead deer. I'll load any necessary tools if I have a special project. If I'm hunting I will have a few snacks and some water. So, what else do you carry?


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Re: Side by side gear [Re: lightman] #13253582 11/03/18
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extra clothes/rain gear/gloves

flashlights....Bic lighters

Viair direct connect compressor

tire plug kit.......spare tire/wheel/bottle jack

extra water......some type hand gun........

Locator Beacon.......First aid stuff.......

Battery jump start pack

Tow strap for Polaris & Can Ams........tools

you asked............ grin

Re: Side by side gear [Re: tikkanut] #14260844 11/06/19
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Originally Posted by tikkanut

extra clothes/rain gear/gloves

flashlights....Bic lighters

Viair direct connect compressor

tire plug kit.......spare tire/wheel/bottle jack

extra water......some type hand gun........

Locator Beacon.......First aid stuff.......

Battery jump start pack

Tow strap for Polaris & Can Ams........tools

you asked............ grin


saving this...


Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
Re: Side by side gear [Re: tikkanut] #14261108 11/06/19
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Originally Posted by tikkanut

extra clothes/rain gear/gloves

flashlights....Bic lighters

Viair direct connect compressor

tire plug kit.......spare tire/wheel/bottle jack

extra water......some type hand gun........

Locator Beacon.......First aid stuff.......

Battery jump start pack

Tow strap for Polaris & Can Ams........tools

you asked............ grin


That's very similar to my stuff. I add a small tool kit. I went to Harbor Freight and bought some wrenches, a socket set, etc. I carry a full set of fuses, too, along with a test light to see if one's blown. A spare tire & jack don't do much good if you can't get the wheel off. I have a small breaker bar with the right sizes of sockets.


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Re: Side by side gear [Re: lightman] #14261690 11/07/19
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Lunch spot this week.......75 mile loop & not another person/machine.......

better have your machine equipped.......

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me & buddy's ride

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Re: Side by side gear [Re: lightman] #14261830 11/07/19
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I always carry some spare parts along with a bunch of tools, tow straps, camp ax, .032 safety wire, wire ties, oil, Gorilla tape, tire plug kit, air compressor, terminals/splices and a first aid kit. As for parts, I carry 2 spare tie rod ends, lug nuts, c/v boot repair kit, spare windshield parts, fuses, and relays. I've had to replace 2 tie rod ends over the last 2 years and having the parts on hand gets me on my way in about 20 minutes.


That's ok, I'll ass shoot a dink.

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Re: Side by side gear [Re: lightman] #14266910 11/09/19
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I usually carry a good mechanic with me

Re: Side by side gear [Re: coyote268] #14267510 11/09/19
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Originally Posted by coyote268
I usually carry a good mechanic with me



so you're running a Can Am or Polaris ?


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