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Old 03-27-2015, 12:55 PM   #31
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To embellish on the "pliers" line item:
channelock adjustable pliers
needle-nose pliers

In addition to the 13/16" heavy duty 6 point ½" drive socket for the Escape lug nuts, include a socket that fits your tow vehicle lug nuts.
I just checked my Honda Pilot, and it takes 7/8".
(The 7/8 may actually be 22 mm: with a 6 point socket, either one works)
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:40 PM   #32
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We all need to take what provides us with knowing we can take care of just about any emergency. A lot of the stuff listed in this thread already, I would never consider taking myself.

Things I do take, and I think not listed are;
Masking tape (great for temporary labelling)
Tie wire (just a small coil)
Cable ties (a few small, and a half dozen large)
Sharpening stone (especially if on the road for a long time)
Sidecutters
Adjustable wrench (I don't take a wrench set)
Utility knife (I do carry a Leatherman, but this is nice to have too)
Rachet and socket for Anerson WDH (This socket, and a 13/16" for lug nuts, are the only two 1/2" sockets I take)
Tape measure
Small level
Tire pressure gauge
Booster cables
Small folding shovel
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:45 PM   #33
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All of the above, but I've also got a folding pruning saw which is capable, with some effort, of cutting through a small fallen tree.
Luckily we had neighbours with a chain saw when a rather large tree fell across the road out from camp.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:48 PM   #34
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Edited to show what I don't take. Red is out. Green is in.

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Rather expensive Viair Cheaper 12v compressor
Set of combination wrenches, adjustable, hex
1/2", 3/8" socket set
pliers
magnetic tip screwdriver, assorted bits inc Robertson's
Ohm meter

wire stripper/cutter
Assorted wire, crimp terminals
Assorted bolts, nuts, screws

Fuses
Torque Wrench
electrical tape
Gaffer's Tape
Paracord
Leatherman

Amex/Visa card
License plate light

Flashlights, spare batteries
Manuals

emergency triangles (though I think I will get some)
silicone and WD40 sprays
Lithium Grease
bug and tar remover
rags
Hydraulic Jack
24" breaker bar and 13/16 socket
drywall screws or tire plug kit
Work gloves, safety glasses
2 way satellite responder
first aid kit
Jug of CC (Way better stuff to take, IMHO )
Chocolate
Brake adjusting tool
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:53 PM   #35
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And here I thought I had typed out the definitive Escape tool list. I'll try again in a couple more weeks.
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Edited to show what I don't take. Red is out. Green is in.
Come on Jim. We know you left off an essential item.......corkscrew!
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Come on Jim. We know you left off an essential item.......corkscrew!
You have that right, Carl. But that is on the Kitchen List.
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A hatchet is great too. It'll handle trimming firewood and -- though perhaps not as efficient as a saw -- lopping through the occasional fallen tree across the road.
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I do carry an axe and a maul. Not sure why, since I don't generally do campfires.
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I do carry an axe and a maul. Not sure why, since I don't generally do campfires.
You just sit around drinking beer in dark?

It is very rare, except for the few places that don't allow them, for us not to have a fire in the evening. For me, it is one of those things that is a huge park of camping. They just have a great psychological effect for me.

I actually despise hatchets for the most part. I have seen too many accidents with them, as folks try to swing them like an axe a lot. If you tap split with them it is much safer.

There are a few really good small axes. I carry a Granfors Bruks Small Splitting Axe with me. It has a 24" handle, with a 2 lb head. For its size, it does a fantastic job splitting. I do also have a Granfors Bruks Splitting Maul, with a 5 1/2 lb head, that works great for splitting, but it gets left at the land because of the weight. Usually, most of the wood around here is already split, it just needs to be split again a couple times into better to burn sizes.
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