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Old 12-20-2015, 08:31 PM   #11
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A credit card doesn’t help if there isn’t anyplace close by to use it. Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. I am going to add a sail switch, water pump and regulator to the toilet flush valve in my spare parts bin. It’s a drag being some place like Tombstone Provincial Park and being hours and hours away from a place that “may” have the part. Heck, I live in Alaska’s biggest city and half the time I have to order parts at the RV place here in town. Happy Holidays, Scott

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Old 12-20-2015, 11:38 PM   #12
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A credit card doesn’t help if there isn’t anyplace close by to use it.
Gotta agree and also my rational for carrying a reasonable number of tools is that it's sometimes possible to jury rig a repair and be able to carry on.

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Old 12-21-2015, 12:10 AM   #13
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Scott,
Amazon should be able to drop those parts right on top of you with their drone service soon.
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Amazon should be able to drop those parts right on top of you with their drone service soon.

Funny that you said that. We were at very nice, kind of secret campground outside of Skagway this summer enjoying a nice bottle of wine before dinner when a drone came flying through the campsite. (Cruise ship passengers shooting video).

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Old 12-21-2015, 01:10 AM   #15
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I understand the idea of getting what you need, when you need it. Still, it would make sense to carry spares for things that have a substantial probability of failing, and would ruin the trip if you had to do without them for a day or would require traveling for an unreasonable distance to replace. For instance, camping in freezing conditions while depending on propane for heat might be a reason to carry a spare regulator (which would probably not be worth carrying for summer camping).
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We were at very nice, kind of secret campground outside of Skagway this summer enjoying a nice bottle of wine before dinner when a drone came flying through the campsite. (Cruise ship passengers shooting video).
I'm thinking that a really strong water gun will be a good tool to have when this sort of incident becomes more common. Not dangerous, but maybe effective.

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Gotta agree and also my rational for carrying a reasonable number of tools is that it's sometimes possible to jury rig a repair and be able to carry on.

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And, failing that, we can pretend we are camping.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:19 AM   #18
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I'm thinking that a really strong water gun will be a good tool to have when this sort of incident becomes more common. Not dangerous, but maybe effective.

Back to spare parts...
One cruised around in the dark over our group in Moab a couple of years ago and for some strange reason I had a sudden urge to take up skeet shooting.

Yup, back to spare parts.

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One cruised around in the dark over our group in Moab a couple of years ago and for some strange reason I had a sudden urge to take up skeet shooting.

Yup, back to spare parts.

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Gotta agree and also my rational for carrying a reasonable number of tools is that it's sometimes possible to jury rig a repair and be able to carry on.

Ron
Yes, but having your wife drive a separate panel van, filled with your shop tools, is going a little overboard.
(Oh, and kudos for using "jury-rig". So many times I hear 'jerry-rig", which is not a term, though "jerry-built" is )

So, I am not the only one who finds those drones annoying in peaceful places. No doubt the owner is having a blast, heck I probably would be. I think being airborne, and not attached to a human, leaves it fair game for target practice.

Back to spare parts. I guess being the kind of guy that prefers not to worry about things is part of the reason for not carrying spare parts. I guess it could be one of those trip packing list items that gets thrown in should your destination be very remote, or any other conditions that would warrant it.

One could go crazy with packing all the things you might need. What if your converter/inverter/charge controller/etc fail, and you were depending on them like many do?
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