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Moving to NWA - What gear needed?

Discussion in 'South Central' started by '16goingon'17, May 14, 2019.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    '16goingon'17

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    Moving from Phoenix to northwest Arkansas (NWA) in June.

    I have a stock TRDOR and will eventually do a Bilstein 6112/5160 upgrade. I will be going offroad ~50% of the time, so not exactly a road warrior. Was wondering if y'all can spoon-feed me gear recommendations on:
    • Tires (I have new stock tires now), but do I need Mud terrains? Coming from AZ where it rarely rains, I predict lots of mud there?
    • Cold weather gear?
    • Any unique medical gear aside from typical First-Aid Kit (FAK)?
    • Anything else I need to consider?
     
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  2. May 14, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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  3. May 14, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    Fixed.
     
  4. May 15, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    Welcome to AR. What day will you be arriving? I would just look through the pictures in this group for the type of trails in NWA. The only first aid item outside of a normal kit, would be snake bite kit.

    The Express Rally video in this link shows area trails to get an idea. If you get here before June 14th, you might want to attend the event. It would be a good way to meet a number of off-roaders quickly.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/express-rally-adventure-series-2-june-14-15th.609417/

    Here's a picture of the group from last year.

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    Off-road can be very different depending on the weather and how much your car is loaded. My friend used jeep jl lift kits to make the move as easy as possible, click to read more. I wouldn’t have gone where the snakes are (sorry guys, but even with a first-aid kit). Of useful things, I bring a camping generator with me when I drive my family. Warm clothes are always in the trunk (just in case)..
     
  6. Feb 6, 2020 at 1:47 PM
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    Tick, chigger, and mosquito repellant. You'll get eaten alive in the summer and spring
    All-weather floor mats
    Extra lighting to see all the deer hanging out on the dark back roads
    Flashlight in truck
    All-terrain tires like the k02 for the widely varied terrain here
    Good bright fogs for foggy weather
    Fishing poles (The fishing is great here)
    Bug cleaner for all the bugs that will hit the front of your truck
    Spare windshields for all the rock damage you'll get lol
    Water wicking clothing for the summers - you're gonna sweat
    Warm clothes for the fairly cold winters
    Rain gear and waterproof shoes. It rains a ton here
    A banjo to play on your front porch
     
  7. Feb 6, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    @ozland @Sien @CS_AR Appreciate you guys. Been here a few months and love it. I got all of the above except a banjo, but will have a couple soon when they arrive on the Bilstein 5160's. :rimshot:

    What blows my mind is that there's so much water, but almost nowhere to fish from the shore at any lake all across the state. Beaver, Oachita, etc. Nearly every mile of shoreline is privately owned or otherwise blocked. Maybe I should buy a couple of fishing kayaks since there are plenty of ramps?
     
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  8. Feb 6, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Shore fishing is best done in the creeks. You get more action there. Tons of nice creeks just over the border in MO. Lake fishing is def best done on bass boats so you have mobility and can fish the structure.
     
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  9. Feb 6, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    I spent a few summers water sking on Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals
     
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    Mountain Home AR was known as Little Chicago when I lived there years ago. They actually had some real Chicago pie style pizza places there.
     
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  11. Feb 6, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    Love the Ozarks man. Tons of outdoor stuff and beautiful.
     
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