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what should i buy for my saty to the desert

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by No Rangers Here, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. No Rangers Here

    No Rangers Here [OP] Well-Known Member

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    this summer I am staying in the deseret for 5 days with my brother (12 years old) what supplies do i need we are sleeping in my 3.4 double cab v6 and i want to know what i should bring. 3 of the 5 days i wont have a fire so preferably easy to cook food and make food
    what i have so far is 2 cases of water and extra gas can.thanks
     
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    Anytime I go camping I'm over prepared, plan your meals, and you'll know what you need to prepare those meals, what are you sleeping in/under, what weather will you expect, protection against wildlife, first aid, what you need to entertain yourself and a 12yr old, and all your extras that you may or may not need, tarps, rope, duct tape, pocket knife, fire starting supplies, fire extinguishing supplies, containers to keep everything safe and dry, the more anal and the better prepared you are the more enjoyable the trip will be, think about every detail, what you need to cook a meal, eat a meal, and clean after a meal, write down everything you can think of so you have a pre trip chek list, and remember food left out will attract unwanted visitors, I spend a lot of time in the mountains in my truck and love every minute of it, but you wouldn't believe how something like forgetting a pan to wash dishes or dish soap in will ruin a trip
     
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    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    What area are you heading to? The desert can be very brutal in the summer. The winters are the only time most people go for extended camping trips.
     
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    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    If he heads south to the Anza borrego, then the days are going to be hot.
     
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    you are correct our summers have been pretty chill but it can get hot and im leaving in the early part of summer thank you guys sooo much for all the great advice
    All the recover gear i have is a tow strap and a shovel what else do i need ?
     
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    anything else
     
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    Maticuno Weapon Mechanic

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    Mountain House freeze dried food is pretty tasty and easy to make with just some hot water boiled over a Coleman stove.

    I'm an Apple Valley native. What area were you planning on camping?

    P.S. I hope your screen name refers to the Ford product. Otherwise, we won't be on speaking terms anymore. :p
     
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    For recovery gear you'll also want some kind of traction aid like a few strips of carpet invade you get into some loose sand, and don't forget your phone charger
     
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    Gas stove
    Extra gas
    Pots and pans
    Spatula, large spoon, bread knife, large knife
    Forks, knives, spoons
    Plates, drinking glasses
    Large pot for cleaning
    Cooler
    Dish detergent
    Fresh water (lots)

    Tent
    Air mattress
    Sleeping bags, blankets
    Pillows
    Tarps
    Rope
    Duct tape
    Lantern
    Flashlight
    Axe, shovel
    First aid kit
    Pocket knife
    GPS, compass
    Bear spray
    Fire starting supplies

    Socket set
    Tire repair kit
    Jack
    Recovery kit
    Spare fuses
    Spare spark plugs
    Flares
    12v air compressor
    Cell phone and car charger

    This should get you started, I also collect dryer lint and put it in a zip lock bag, it works great for starting fires, I try to keep everything in weather proof containers, and remember to store your food in your cab and dispose of any left over food so you don't attract animals
     
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    Oh yeah, lots of toilet paper
     
  11. No Rangers Here

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    i am definitely talking about fords and i don't know where yet i was going to ask you guys where would be fun to just drive out and camp?
     
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    In a PM I gave him directions on how to find 3N14 to take up to Big Bear. Also told him how to find the Stoddard Valley OHV area.
     
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    you guys are awesome
     
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    Stop by the BLM office and get maps of the area you will be camping/exploring

    Make a trip plan (where you are going, what you will be doing and when you plan to return)

    Leave a trip plan and copy of the maps with your route marked with someone responsible

    Plan check in phone calls/times/locations with someone responsible

    Stay out of old mine shafts

    Have fun, and report back on your adventure.
     
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