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Old 07-24-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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What do you pack for bush camping?

I am trying compile a list of things to pick up for bush camping:

I have stoves, tents, hot water shower kit, and all that jazz. Im thinking more for emergencies or recovery.

So far i have come up with this:

GPS
Flat repair kit
battery jumper kit
Air compressor
Fuel Jerry cans (?L)
Water Jerry cans
Bear Spray
Advanced First Aid kit(only since i have First Responder)
Chainsaw
Hi-lift jack
Shovel
Traction Mat
Basic Tools
Tow Straps/Shackles
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depends on the type of camping...

sometimes i go in with a knife an axe and a cooking pot and figure out the rest lol.

for car camping i take the usual stuff. list is pretty similar to yours except that instead of bear spray i take a 12 gauge or my 44 level gun.
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depends on the type of camping...

sometimes i go in with a knife an axe and a cooking pot and figure out the rest lol.

for car camping i take the usual stuff. list is pretty similar to yours except that instead of bear spray i take a 12 gauge or my 44 level gun.
im a little bitch and don't have a gun or a gun licence yet....procrastination is a SOB
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Not a bad investment if you travel in bear country. Its worth it for me because i used to head out camping with my girlfriend and since her safety was in my hands it was really a no brainer.

A good pump action 12 gauge is really all the firepower you need. Consider it the jack of all trades. Slugs for distance and heavy predators. Buckshot for covering a large area. Birdshot/target loads for fun.

Keep it loaded with alternating rounds of buckshot slug buckshot slug etc.

That way youre left flexible. If you need to engage something at a distance and you know you have buckshot chamered its as easy as racking the action and youre ready to engage.

You should try minimalist/survival camping. Hike into an area with the essentials and live off the land. Pretty interesting experience.
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On top of the usual camping gear I have these with me.

For recovery...
- chain saw
- 2 20l fuel cell
- Receiver Hitch D-Ring
- winch
- full spare tire
- Safety seal tire repair kit
- Arab straps

I know I'm missing a few items to add on that list but. I don't hold back on recovery specially when I explore on my own.
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On top of the usual camping gear I have these with me.

For recovery...
- chain saw
- 2 20l fuel cell
- Receiver Hitch D-Ring
- winch
- full spare tire
- Safety seal tire repair kit
- Arab straps

I know I'm missing a few items to add on that list but. I don't hold back on recovery specially when I explore on my own.
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Oops arb straps lmao *fuckin spell check*
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No beer on these lists? Best used in cases of emergency and recovery.
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My camping list:


Wallet keys phone
Sunglasses
Ipod and cable
Gps
VHF
Camera
Knife
Flashlight
Sirius
Phone charger

Water jugs
Coolers
Totes
Tent
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Blankets if cold
Mattress
Fold up Chair
Fold up Table
Stove
Bbq
Coffee maker
Lantern
Propane

Towel
Wash cloth
TP
Bathroom stuff
Hand soap
Hand lotion
Chap stick
Level 2 First Aid kit

Dish soap scrubber
Paper towel
Plates
Cups
Knife fork spoon
Flipper
Tongs
Can opener
Cutting board
Tin foil
Pot
Pan

Tshirts
Long sleeve shirts
Underwear
Socks
Shorts
Pants
Flippy floppies
Hoodie
Longjohns
Flannel jacket
Big jacket if cold
Rain gear
Boots
Ear plugs

Axe
Shovel
Chainsaw
5L mixed Gas
Bar oil
Chain sharpener
Fire starter
Tent Tarp
Camp Tarp
Pegs
Rope
Tools kit
Ducktape
Bailing wire
Hoseclamps
Assorted nuts and bolts kit

Power steering fluid
Brake fluid
Premixed Coolant
Oil
Axle fluid
ATF+4 Tranny fluid
760x ujoints
Gas

Coffee
Bacon
Eggs
Bread
Buns
Dogs
Beer
Palm bay
Baileys
Vodka
Juice
Steak
Ketchup mustard
Butter
Peanuts
Chips
Fruit
Salt pepper
Water
Soup
Beans
Potatos




That is in addition to the winch on my jeep, and the hi-lift, Viair 450p compressor and tow straps already in it. Always carry a full size spare. My tool kit has everything Id need including a pretty good tire plug kit.

Usually bring 40L of gas for a 4-5 day camping trip with a fair bit of wheelin.

12ga shotgun usually comes too.


A battery booster would be a very good one to add
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I feel so under prepared and under packed now..
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I think this would go well with op's question..

Along with a wide array of supplies what Is general for camping, what do you pack/do/buy to prepare your truck/suv for camping.

I just picked up a 2012 tacoma as my sole vehicle now.

Starting off slowly with this vehicle, but I am more concerned for when I do go what the truck should be equipped with.

Guess some things depend on the conditions the vehicle willbe put through.

Right now my short list is

2015
Fox or radflo 2.5 shock lift 2.75" in lift roughly.
16x8 rims with 285/75r16 bfg all terrain ko2

2016
Regear to 4.56 or 4.88
On board compressor for rear air locker
Soft top camper with roof top tent
Hi-lift
Full size spare tire

*if I can afford it plate bumpers front and rear, and sliders .
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First thing I would buy before heading into the bush is a recovery strap. And depending on what/where you're planning on going people seem to be getting more and more VHF radios these days so I would put that on the list. And a winch if you're going by yourself a lot.

Also, hi lift is pretty useless unless you have sliders.
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Good lists here . Will be grabbing little things here and there over winter with the plan to hit the bush next spring/summer with the family.

Slightly off-topic question: What jack options are there for those with a lift but no sliders or bumpers? Pack more wood to gain height on the stock jack? Seems sketchy.
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get a Lift-Mate for your Hi-Lift. by far makes your Hi-Lift far more useful.




Also get a Hi-Lift, not a no name farm jack death machine
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i use the hi-lift with the lift mate.

works like a charm.
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this thread has been very helpful!
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Also, hi lift is pretty useless unless you have sliders.
Not necessarily, although limited with stock body you can get the rim attachment for the hi lift.
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Do any of you guys rock a Tablet for GPS in the bush instead of Garmin or something like that?

just wondering what tablets have the best internal GPS to use with pre-downloaded maps(i.e BC Backroads, etc)
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