Choosing The Right Trail Tools - Arm Yourself!Posted in How To on July 1, 2009 Comment (0)
We have had enough experience with crappy, half-built, or half-resurrected Jeeps over the years that we are uniquely qualified to help just about anyone. We aren't bright enough to know when to say when and leave those piles of Jeeps at home, and not take them off into the woods. So, that leaves us uniquely qualified to fix basically anything with nothing, especially in the dirt, and especially well enough to get back to camp.
Like anything else, trial-and-error is the surest way to learn and retain anything, and tool selection is no different. More tools mean more weight and more weight affects how well the Jeep does off-road. Taking every tool you own is not the way to go. The key is to carry vital tools, and a few things to help you repair the unforeseen problems too.
We can't tell you exactly what tools you need for your specific Jeep. You would know better than us if you need an 8mm socket or an offset-head wrench. The tools we list here aren't the end-all, be-all of tool sets, they are basic tools, that with some ingenuity, and the correct spare parts, can get you off any trail. So, here is our basic tool kit that we've used and abused and still like to have with us. This is a bare-bones kit with a few options that you should carry in your Jeep at all times to be prepared for whatever comes your way.