Whats in your Off Road Adventure Survival Kit?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by bluedog52, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. bluedog52

    bluedog52 Been here awhile

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    ORASK, off road adventure survival kit.
    If not sure ORASK!!!

    shelter
    food/water
    communications/signaling
    first aid


    I was so concerned with a tool bag and having enough spares to repair my bike . I neglected some points on first aid and general survival. Sure I always carried spare food (broken down MRE's don't take up much space) extra water and multiple fire starters.

    Things I have missed a real shelter a real first aid kit and a way too visually signal for help.

    Emergency shelters, here are a few good product less than a pound and under 50$

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_PM_XD2EE

    http://grabberworld.com/products/grabber-outdoors/hooded-all-weather-blanket.html

    First aid kits I'm think in terms of military IFAKS but support more off road type injuries head, neck, back and bleeding. Not ruling out puncture wounds. Things to be carried: splints, compact neck braces, tourniquets, Israeli bandages. Wound care: irrigation antiseptics and bandages.

    Here is just a general idea of how small it can be and military philosophy just and example for first aid puncture/bleeding care. Its a start. I'd add to and build on kit to handle off road trauma issue's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJOf51TdVJw

    Get trained in CPR and at the very least general first aid.

    Emergency communication and signaling devices to get heard and seen to be rescued.
    The obvious cell phone
    Amateur radio operator or Ham radio operator, requires license.
    SAT Phone.$$$
    whistle/whistles
    Strobes/beacons

    http://www.modarmory.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1097


    This is just the start still a work in progress. Feed back is welcomed.
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  2. keeper1616

    keeper1616 Been here awhile

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    I put together a list about 2 months ago and have been busy building it up. I've left out any sort of splints, since small branches and things work really well at that, and I have a saw on the multitool. The tool list is also very specific to the bike, so it may not be applicable.

    Here's the list. I'm still trying to figure out if I really need to bring tow straps since I've got the 550 cord, since they are the most bulky item outside the tube and the air compressor.

    Misc
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    MRE
    $20
    1l Water (repack each trip)
    Amateur radio (already licensed, pre programmed with local frequencies)
    Spot
    Mirror

    Tools
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    Multitool
    Air Compressor
    Spare Tube
    Patch Kit
    Bead Breaker
    Tire Levers
    24mm wrench
    Flat Screwdriver
    T27 and T40 Star Wrenches
    Zip Ties
    Duct Tape
    Vise Grips
    Tow Straps (2)
    JB Weld
    60' 550 Paracord
    Carabiner (2)

    First Aid
    -----------
    Quick clot
    Z-pack dressing
    Gloves
    Scisors
    4x4
    Roller gauze
    Tweezers (in multitool)
    neosporin
    Antiseptic wipes
    Adhesive cloth/tape
    Baidaids
    Tongue depressors
    CPR Mask
    Tourniquet
    Triangular bandage (2)
    TP
    Emergency Blankets (2)

    I actually found that this has a lot of the basics in it. It's a dollar or so more than buying them individually, but is already compressed:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BS2PW4/ref=oh_details_o03_s03_i05?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  3. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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    all that crap and no beer? :huh
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  4. bluedog52

    bluedog52 Been here awhile

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    Beer is after words during the healing phase after you make it back home.

    Seems like a lot but well organized should take up very little space and not much weight. That's the challenge.
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  5. bluedog52

    bluedog52 Been here awhile

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    Great list I'd add a shelter/survival bag.
    Hand saw kinda large but efficient.
    http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-8-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW

    Thanks for the link the kits never have exactly whats wanted so piecing it as I go.
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    steveWFL Long timer

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  7. Nowwhat

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    duct tape
    zip ties
    2.5 feet of tp

    that's all.....if you need more you are fucked....
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  8. Nowwhat

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    All jokes aside...

    a MRE is bulky and not needed....unless you weigh 125 and are 6'3"...
    Bead breaker= kick stand....not needed...

    what I really carry,(depends on the ride) the list below is for the Atacama desert in Aregentina next month

    multitool
    headlamp (important)
    Basic tools
    Hand pump
    fire starter (important)
    a good knife

    Duct tape (50% of your first aid needs)
    Vicodin or stronger (the other 50%)
    zip ties
    wire
    tire repair
    paracord

    Sat phone
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  9. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Permanently on bike:

    Basic tool kit
    Fuses
    Tire irons & bead breaker
    Duct tape
    Zip ties
    Para cord
    Tubes
    Tire plugs
    Tire pump
    First aid kit - I don't remember what is in there, but it is stocked well

    On long trips we usually camp, so shelter, food and water is there but I also add DeLorme tracker, jumper cables, funnel, oil, and an extraction kit with carabiners, pulleys, and I believe about 200ft of rope and 10ft of straps.
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  10. Mr. Carts

    Mr. Carts Been here awhile

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    I was at Wal Mart and they had a mini dome tent for kids.

    It was 5x6 and 3ft tall, it felt light.

    Too small to camp with but perfect if you had to get out of the weather in an emergency.
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  11. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Beer and Vicodin..............

    Carrying all of that shit just gives you a false sense of security. Take all that shit one weekend and play out every imaginable situation and see what you can do without any of it. You will be surprised what you come back and throw out.
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  12. McKay

    McKay Long timer

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    Im well stocked on Vico as well. Used it twice on other inmates!
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  13. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?

    Sorry for my critique just my way of thinking and prepping
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  14. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Vicodin, not Rohypnol.............:rofl
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  15. bluedog52

    bluedog52 Been here awhile

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    Its not that much more than I already carry in my tail bag just need to add a real first aid kit ,beacon/strobe , gps, and an emergency shelter and ground cover. If I can carry spare tubes front and rear 3 tire irons, I can carry these items.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWcf-ufzPY0

    three sizes to suit your needs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_PM_XD2EE


    ground cover or quick emergency blanket with hood to set up as a shelter.
    http://grabberworld.com/products/grabber-outdoors/hooded-all-weather-blanket.html

    None of these take up much room or weight at all.

    First aid kit to treat fractures, control bleeding, open wounds, and neck injuries less than 3-4 lbs max.
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  16. Nowwhat

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    All my tools weigh less than 4lbs....

    Rob above has given you very...VERY good advice...We have both treated fractures and bleeding...in my case a bleeding neck...hahahaa...with duct tape, a front tube and a couple vicoden...A rider with a broken clavicle can be back on the bike with those 3 things...

    We have seen so many guys hurt themselves by riding a bike they can't move around on correctly due to all the crap strapped to it...

    To each their own....but there is some real world trail experience to be had around here....

    :freaky
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  17. bluedog52

    bluedog52 Been here awhile

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    Will you need less or more-ask!

    M.O.R.A.S.K

    Tell that to the guy that froze to death on the mountain right here in CNF
    Ask yourself would that 20$ BIVY that fits in the palm of your hand save my ass if caught out?

    shelter
    water
    fire
    food
    first aid
    communications
    gps

    Motorcycle Off Road Adventure Survival Kit
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  18. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    Ask yourself are you more likely to freeze to death in the CNF or crash because you have all kinds of crap on your bike....:lol3....
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  19. bluedog52

    bluedog52 Been here awhile

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    So you dig a hole and then shoot yourself?

    Who are you threatening to shot then bury?
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  20. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    My thoughts exactly, Mike. :rofl

    Besides, the guy who froze to death up there was too incapacitated from head trauma to be able use any of that shit anyways. The only thing that would've saved him was the SAR doing their job.:deal
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