Thursday, January 25, 2018

Building Your Off-Road Recovery Kit

Must-Have Essentials in Your Jeep

For those embarking on their journey as a new Jeeper or off-road enthusiast, trying to figure out what gear to purchase and where to even begin can feel immensely daunting. To ease into this terrain, starting with a few essential items can lay the foundation for your Off-Road Recovery Kit. It's crucial to meticulously review these tools, ensuring they align with appropriate warnings and load ratings to guarantee they're properly rated and in optimal working condition.

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Most recovery straps and ropes typically arrive with warning tags containing vital details, such as strap type, rated capacity, material specifications, and precautionary measures. Checking and understanding these tags are crucial in building a reliable and safe off-road gear collection.

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Recovery straps

You need a good-quality recovery strap. Make sure it’s a recovery strap, not a tow strap. The recovery straps are designed for the rigors of pulling out a stuck vehicle, and a tow strap is designed for flat road towing. When making sure your gear is right, it is important to consider the weight of your vehicle. All recovery straps are rated according to their breaking strength, which at minimum should be approximately twice as much as the maximum vehicle weight that it can safely tow. So, if your Jeep weighs 5,000 pounds, you will need recovery straps that can pull at least double that amount or over 10,000 pounds.

My go-to Recovery Strap 👉 Click Here to buy

Jeep Momma Tip

Keep your recovery strap underneath the driver's seat. That way if you get stuck in the mud or water you don't need to get out of your Jeep to look for your gear in the trunk. It will be right there for you to get. 

Tree Saver

My ARB Recovery tree trunk protector. A tree trunk protector can be used with a winch and pulley block. So a 10000# winch can potentially pull 20000#. That's why the 12000kg (26000#s) protector is good. So doubling you're winches capacity in general is safe.

My go-to tree trunk 👉 Click Here to buy 

  • Snatch block
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Communications - GSMR or CB Radio 

  • Gloves - My go-to are Mechanix Gloves 👉 Buy Here

  • HiLift Jack - This tool can be dangerous if you don't know how to properly use it. Watch my HiLift Jack "how to" safely use your jack. 👉 Watch Here 

Only shackles AKA D-rings that are load-rated should be used for vehicle recovery. Load ratings are stamped onto the shackle. It will be in the form of WLL (working load limit) or SWL (safe working load). 

Shackles with a rating of at least 3.25t should be the minimum and are suitable for attaching one end of a strap.  4.75 t-rated shackles have a larger eye and are more suited to applications such as tree trunk protectors where two ends of the strap are fitted in the shackle.

Jeep Momma Tip

Never over-tighten the shackle pin. Forces exerted on the shackle by vehicle recovery can cause the pin to seize. The correct method is to tighten the pin until it seats, then back off the pin at approximately ¼ turn. 

Tire Deflators

My go-to deflators are the J.T. Brooks Tire Deflator Pros. You can set them to your desired PSI, no pre-setting is needed. 👉 Click Here to buy

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