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Securing all your gear in any rig is a must. With carpet kits running several hundred bucks, we scrounged some free carpet and 40 bucks worth of materials from Home Depot, and spent an evening making our own side boxes and covered it with carpet. Being self-contained is essential for a successful run south of the border or any wheeling trip. The basics: welding rod and shield, an air compressor (our used Quick Air mounted neatly in the carpet kit) and Safety Seal tire repair kit, jumper cables (double as welding leads), a Milwaukee cordless drill, a Hi-Lift jack, an axe and shovel, duct tape, spare fluids.... And the list goes on. (Writer's note: We would use the welding gear three times during our Baja Bash.)

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