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Ride Safety Stuff

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by Jaybey, Feb 21, 2020.

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  1. Jaybey

    Jaybey Joe SXS Nation Expert

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    I saw a rider on FB asking about what to carry in their UTV for safety. I know this subject has been discussed dozens of times but maybe we should create a sticky or something for newbies. I know everyone has different ideas of what the need and I carry way more than I use most of the time, however I think I have used nearly everything I carry one time or another on the trail. What are your thoughts?

    Things like first aid kit, spare parts, etc.
     
  2. Robert Barrett

    Robert Barrett SXS Nation Rookie

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    2013 Polaris Ranger 900 XP Glass tip out windshield w/factory wiper-washer, Glacier Pro hyd. lift and turn plow, poly back window, Polaris soft cab with Poly sport roof, factory heat/defrost

    Tow strap , although a luxury -sat. phone. signal device ( flare ,smoke .glow sticks, strobe) if you are going to be in the deep desert or bush by yourself water, dried food.

    (one day later)Thought more about it last night
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    extra fuel , light weight fly, extra coolant mix,clothes change, cold weather apparel,jump battery pack, rechargeable lighting, or extra batteries, solar charger, cell phone ( if in range of a tower)

    It's all going to depend on when you travel, where you are going ,, a lot of factors
     
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  3. Jaybey

    Jaybey Joe SXS Nation Expert

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    Here are some of the stuff I always carry with me. Scissor jack w/crank & bottle jack, steel jacking plate, 30 foot tow strap, winch, 8 & 18 inch pry bar, 18 inch breaker bar, 125 piece Craftsman tools, 1/2 inch impact wrench with deep well metric sockets, electric parts/tool bag, zip ties, 20 inches of wire, shop towel roll, 1st aid trauma bag, winch recovery stake 24 inches long, two pound hammer, 300 foot of mule tape, spare tire, numerous ratchet straps & bungee cords, air compressor, tire patch/plug kit, kneeling pad, magnetic parts tray, flashlights, fencing pliers, wire dikes, needle nose pliers, 10 inch crescent wrench, water pump pliers, rain suit, thumb rivets, spare belt, 8 to 10 foot ropes, manchette, fire starters, torx drivers, Hex wrenches, space blanket, can of oxygen, compass, GPS, IR thermometer, gorilla tape, bug spray, pruning saw, intrenching tool, gardening shovel, Ohm meter. Plus my back pack with addition survival gear.
     
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  4. airshot

    airshot Ken SXS Nation Expert

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    I know see why we need 1000cc engines...have hundreds of pounds of stuff to take along. Some of you must ride far away from civilization. I have not had that priviledge yet so I travel much lighter.
     
  5. GregP

    GregP Greg SXS Nation Rookie

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    First aid kit, and just ordered a suture kit as well. Never know if you or someone in the group gets a laceration. Now, I can stitch them up until help comes or to get back home. I probably carry more first aid stuff than the normal person.
     
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    Rhoda Mule Gary SXS Nation Regular

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    #1 for me is to never ride trails alone. R M
     

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