Re: GENERAL PLANNING
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:28 pm
DaveK wrote: ↑Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:39 pmGEAR REQUIREMENTS, SET-UP, SAFETY
A lot of general stuff here.
2. All - Does anyone need help setting up either Ham radios or APRS?
I have a small portable low power tracker that will run off a cigarette lighter if needed.
3. All - best to tell family and friends where you will be along with our itinerary.
4. All - I doubt that there will be any cell phone coverage once we hit dirt. I will be running Airmail (HF email) for the entire trip, making it possible to communicate with anyone, via regular email, regardless of our location. If you want to send and receive emails during the trip using my Airmail, I will need the addresses you wish to use. I must have them well before the start of the trip. Send them to me at my email address, DO NOT post them here.
I will be running a winmor station link to Winlink.org as well.
5. Anyone plan on bringing a generator?
I will be bringing a 1000 watt generator. . . it saved my bacon in Beef Basin!
6. Unless there is an objection, we will work in pairs to do meals - in other words, each meal will be handled by two campers. We'll work on assignments later.
7. How many refrigerator units do we have? I know that Roger, Hector, Cholla, and I have them.
8. NOTE: Please be fully gassed up (including your Jerry cans) and have all food purchased as we leave home.
Here is a starter list of gear you will need to carry:
1. Lantern. I prefer a Coleman two mantle, but no need to buy one if you don't have one. A good LED lantern, with decent output should do.
2. Cooking gear, including stove, utensils, fuel for stove, cleaning stuff, pots, pans skillets, etc.
3. First Aid kit - with current, non-expired, stuff.
4. Jack (factory) and Hi-Lift, if possible.
5. Spare tire (with adequate tread and fully inflated) within one size of the 4 on the vehicle.
6. Tire patch kit.
7. Recovery straps.
8. Fire extinguisher.
9. recovery points front and rear.
10. Extraction gear - shovel, D-rings
13. Paper towels
14. Extra automotive fluids
15. Spare vehicle parts.
16. Drinking water.
17. Hand soap and lotion
18. Trash bags.
19. Coffee mug.
20. Wine glass.
22. Tent heater (optional).
23. Spare antenna parts, including a complete antenna assembly.
24. Personal meds.
25. Leather gloves.
26. Day pack (for hikes).
This is a good start. More will follow.