Going on a trail ride, what should I bring?

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I’m new to your forum... I’m Going on a ride from Parker Az. To Yuma Az. On the Arizona Peace Trail in March. I’m going with 2 Jeeps and we will be following about 30 Side by sides. Other than airing down and all of the normal essentials, any ideas what to bring? ( I sold my side by side and wanted something more comfortable that Mama would enjoy, although I have a bunch of friends with side by sides)

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Can you list what all you already have that you're bringing along? That would be a good start (y)
 

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make sure you have rear recovery points... and NO, the ball for your trailer is not a good recovery point... you can remove the hitch, and put a recovery strap's eye inside the hitch receiver, using the pin to secure it. You can fit both eyes if you need a shorter strap .

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Can you list what all you already have that you're bringing along? That would be a good start (y)
this would be the first step... "all the normal essentials" vary a lot from one another...

my essentials include a shovel, rain gear, gloves, tools, headlamp, tarp, winch controller, extra shackle and snatch block, tow strap, multimeter.....
 
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Can you list what all you already have that you're bringing along? That would be a good start (y)
Bag of common tools (inc Impact Driver)
Tall jeep jack
Compressor
Tire deflators
Rain Gear
Smitty Built recovery Kit
Traction Boards
Race Radio 60 watt
 
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this would be the first step... "all the normal essentials" vary a lot from one another...

my essentials include a shovel, rain gear, gloves, tools, headlamp, tarp, winch controller, extra shackle and snatch block, tow strap, multimeter.....
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Bag of common tools (inc Impact Driver)
Tall jeep jack
Compressor
Tire deflators
Rain Gear
Smitty Built recovery Kit
Traction Boards
Race Radio 60 watt
Carry one (or a few) of these, always:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QF3TW4/?tag=jkforum-20

Even if you're planning on only going out for the day, having one of those can literally be a lift saver incase you ever get stuck.

Your list actually sounds pretty good though all honesty. I'd probably add a warm outdoor sleeping bag to the list, as well as a change of clothes, baby wipes (for cleaning), and some MREs. Those sort of things seem unnecessary to some, but like to pack stuff like this just incase I was to get stranded and be out there for a few days on my own. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Oh, also, a good flashlight is a must as well.
 

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Bag of common tools (inc Impact Driver)
Tall jeep jack
Compressor
Tire deflators
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Smitty Built recovery Kit
Traction Boards
Race Radio 60 watt
thats a good starting point... i would add another set of clothing, including socks and shoes.. this is the clothing item i change the most, after a day of wheeling, specially if the trail has some mud and my feet get wet....
 

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Bag of common tools (inc Impact Driver)
Tall jeep jack
Compressor
Tire deflators
Rain Gear
Smitty Built recovery Kit
Traction Boards
Race Radio 60 watt
With 3 Wranglers you can probably divide up the tool list, 6 traction boards might be overkill.
With 30 ATVs is there any need for a trailer if one breaks down?