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Old 11-15-2016, 11:12 PM   #31
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Just wondering here..... How are you guys do the wood hacking?
Using a wrench, knife, drill, breaker bar, hammer, or what
Why is no one bringing a axe?
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:14 PM   #32
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Just wondering here..... How are you guys do the wood hacking?
Using a wrench, knife, drill, breaker bar, hammer, or what
Why is no one bringing a axe?
Have a hatchet and a small axe. I guess they qualify as tools, but I didn't mention them. Didn't mention the camp shovel either.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:17 PM   #33
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I've got a hatchet, sledge and small folding saw.
Bought wood from the camp host and drove it home, back to the interior and home again several times.
Just not that much into fires.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:20 PM   #34
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Just wondering here..... How are you guys do the wood hacking?
Using a wrench, knife, drill, breaker bar, hammer, or what
Why is no one bringing a axe?
Almost all places we go do not allow any wood to be collected and they sell it themselves. No wood can be brought in and all wood has to be local due to elm disease. So it is always already cut.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:36 AM   #35
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Besides most of what has been listed, I bring a Multi-tester and an outlet ground tester. The former has been useful on the truck and could help diagnose electrical issues on the Escape in the future. I also carry contact cleaner and lubricants.
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Old 11-16-2016, 05:43 AM   #36
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Shamelessly modifying Robert's list... and without going out to see what I really have.

18" Torque wrench, it'll also be my breaker bar if I ever need it as such.
2 sockets, wheel lug and anode
Robertson bits
Cordless Drill/driver (used for the stabilizers)
Swiss Army knife that travels in my pocket
Electrical tape
Teflon tape, water and gas
Channel Locks, wire cutters, crimper/stripper, long nose pliers
Adjustable end wrenches
Level
Zip ties
Wire terminals
Small assortment of spare wire
Mechanics wire
Spare fuses
Assorted fasteners
Multimeter
multi tip screwdriver, and few odd screwdriver.
Star wrench set, for the truck
Hex head wrenches, for the bikes

An extra of any part I've lost or broken over the years, although I've yet to use any of them.

I carry a Fiskars X17 spitting axe, great tool. A bottle jack and enough wood/vinyl scraps to raise the trailer, although I've never used it. A good 12v compressor, the truck tires are pretty big.

I carry the tools in the back seat floor of the truck.

Can't think of making any repair on the Escape while traveling, but then it's only 2 years old. I have however helped others with their troubles.

Note to self, change the multimeter battery.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:05 AM   #37
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I use a milk crate to carry all my tools. This goes in the TV and has all the "hitching tools" as well as anything else I want to carry for the trailer.
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Almost all places we go do not allow any wood to be collected and they sell it themselves. No wood can be brought in and all wood has to be local due to elm disease. So it is always already cut.
In many places (Western Canadian National Parks, Alberta Prov Parks, BC Prov Parks), much of the supplied firewood is not split small enough to easily burn (it is often quite wet), and so it is often necessary to have an axe or hatchet along to split at least some of the wood into smaller pieces.

I don't bring any tools in my Escape. I have a drawer in the back of my FJ where I keep a minimal grouping of wrenches, sockets, screw drivers, and a few other odds and ends. If I need anything else, I carry a small plastic card in my wallet that works great to access a wide range of tools at any tool store.
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:40 AM   #39
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In many places (Western Canadian National Parks, Alberta Prov Parks, BC Prov Parks), much of the supplied firewood is not split small enough to easily burn (it is often quite wet), and so it is often necessary to have an axe or hatchet along to split at least some of the wood into smaller pieces.

I don't bring any tools in my Escape. I have a drawer in the back of my FJ where I keep a minimal grouping of wrenches, sockets, screw drivers, and a few other odds and ends. If I need anything else, I carry a small plastic card in my wallet that works great to access a wide range of tools at any tool store.
A small axe is MUCH preferred as a hatchet is more of a danger than anything, and does not work as well. I always carry my Gransfors Bruks Small Splitting Axe. I have had it for 10 years now, and that sucker has split many a full round of wood, even knotty stuff. Not cheap, but a quality tool, available at Lee Valley.

https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/pro...splitting-axe/

I too just carry a minimal tool bag of tools, and should they not suffice use my CC too, though have never needed it for this purpose.

Duct tape
Electrical tape
Masking tape
Tie wire
Cable ties
Sharpening stone
Spare batteries
Spare bulbs
Pliers - lineman/needlenose
Sidecutters
Hammer
Contact cleaner kit
Multi-meter
Adjustable wrenches - 10" and 6"
Screwdriver set
Utility knife
Tape measure
Ball lubricant
Torque wrench - with 1/4" hex, 15/16" & 13/16" sockets
Small level
Tire pressure gauge

Tools separate from tool kit;
Booster cables
Small folding shovel
12V Air compressor
Axe

Sometimes;
12V drill and driver set
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:43 AM   #40
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A small axe is MUCH preferred as a hatchet is more of a danger than anything, and does not work as well....
I agree. And it sure beats the claw hammer I split wood with last summer when I forgot both axe and hatchet at home.
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