Tools for the Trail
Knowing how to fix a broken Jeep is a great skill to have. Unfortunately after a break- down, without replacement parts or tools, this knowledge is almost totally useless. Luckily for you, we have years and years of trailside experience breaking our Jeeps and then cobbling a repair together. Breaking and figuring out a fix is all part of the adventure of getting out into the unknown. It’s a hobby and way of life for us and maybe for you, too. This experience also means we have a pretty good idea of what to do and what to bring so we can make it back to the real world.
The main point here is to give you a good idea of what tools to bring with you when you head out four-wheeling. Not all of these tools are must-haves, but many are. And as always, besides the obvious hand tools, you should always include a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, towstrap, water, blanket, and so on. Some of the tools we talk about make trail repairs much easier, but are not something you have to have in order to go off-road. These includes things like our onboard air system and air tools. You should be able to repair almost anything on your Jeep without an air-operated impact. As in life, there is a whole range of preparedness when it comes to Jeeping, and we hope to touch on both ends of the spectrum. If you are a beginner or life-long Jeeper, take a look at what we bring when we head out in our Jeeps. Reading this article may help you build your first trail tool bag or remind you of that one pesky tool you keep forgetting.