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Old 10-28-2015, 12:11 PM   #41
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It's almost Christmas time and Lowes, Home Depot, etc bring in Holiday Special all in one tool kits for about $20. They are small, have their own case and have about everything you need for field repairs. I've been carrying my Christmas Special tool kit for about 7 years.
Add a multimeter, and misc supplies and there is little you can't handle in the field.
Great gift for that Escaper in your life.....
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:13 PM   #42
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Maybe one day you will be able to open that special Christmas kit, if you are a good boy....
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:28 PM   #43
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If you wish, you can get a full set of driver bits for it. I had a set, but it was stolen with my truck last year. I need to replace it.
Bit Kit - Leatherman Hardware
Honest, I didn't steal yours. Yes, the additional bits are so handy to have.

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Old 10-28-2015, 12:34 PM   #44
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Maybe one day you will be able to open that special Christmas kit, if you are a good boy....
I'm hoping it's a present I never have to open, Jim...
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:48 PM   #45
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Honest, I didn't steal yours. Yes, the additional bits are so handy to have.

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Yeah, sure Ron.

It was a good reminder. I just ordered the bit set.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:22 PM   #46
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OK all you shoppers out there, Christmas is just around the corner. Here's some ideas.
On left. Metric or standard deep well 1/4 inch sockets
Center front, Dewalt 10 PC bit kit with three Robertson #2 bits
Far right standard depth metric or standard 1/4 inch sockets
In the back Magna 29 PC whatcha-call it kit edp41876
Bts, driver handle, short extension and adapter for 1/4 inch sockets Robertson 0 thru 3 some torx , Phillips, straight bits and small hex bits.
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Listening to the minimalists in the group, I probably should keep my tool & parts inventory to myself, but... I carry 3 tool boxes in the trailer - (general, electrical & rarely used), another that is always in the RAV4, along with a bottle jack, 12V air compressor, and 3 parts bins (electrical, hardware, & plumbing), a roll of Gaffer's tape (much better than duct tape), and an original Leatherman that has been on my belt since 1995.

I'm used to having a complete wood, electric & metal working shop, and just can't wean myself from "just in case". That, and the fact that I'm usually away from home for many months at a time.

The collection has come in handy for problems that arise, mostly for others. The last "just in case" was repairing the clamp on a fellow camper from Germany's motorcycle gas line with my Shark Bite crimping tool...
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and thank you Jon again for the furnace filter which seems to have fixed my refer flame issue....
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Fixed mine too at Niagara Wine Escape 2014. Thanks Jon.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:13 PM   #50
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Tools and Spare Parts List for Escape Camping

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Now here's a topic that should garner varied opinions and suggestions. The question:

What would be the minimum "ideal" list of tools and "spare parts" that "prepared" Escapees should have/carry on their travels?

Fred Alexander
As I suspected, a range of opinions and thoughts! Thank you to all who shared their thoughts and experience! I have summarized as best I could the "List". Here it is in PDF and Excel. Now I just select what I think will work for me!

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