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Seriously getting ready for an Expedition..

Discussion in 'Offroad Accessories' started by Tbars4, November 28, 2010.

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    1. Scott B.

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      I could use a "Ranger" template...

      Might even build something for Ted, too.:eek:
       
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    3. Tbars4

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      ..Are we putting in our orders now to be picked up on trail?..:D
       
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      Yes - but I was trying to be subtle...
       
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      ..What..:shifty_ey ..I'm subtle..:bounce:
       
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      I guess I could add another item to my pre-trip checklist.
       
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      Sure you are - sure...
       
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      There are no trees in Utah right? :D Still have some minor tweaks to make but for under $30 I think it will work!
       

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      ..Ok..What are you using for poles?..:scratch:

      ..I know that's the big trick...I've carried a 7x8 tarp for years as they can be used for several reasons including shade..

      ..I actually bought one of the upgraded thermal type tarps this year..Blue on one side and reflective silver on the other...It will help keep the sun from penetrating thru when using it for an awning..;)
       
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      Coleman 8-ft collapsable tent poles. They were around $10 each in Wal-Mart's camping section. They had a neat shade tarp that folded up in a small bag for around $10 (Ozark brand maybe?) as well but I already had the tarp. I also got 50' of glow in the dark 3/16" rope from Harbor Freight. I already had some rope but I couldnt resist glow in the dark!
       
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      ..Seriously..:wtf:

      ..I was actually waiting to see how you crafted them out of a couple old soda cans, dryer lint, and kite string you had laying around...:D

      ..any idea of how long that rope glows after sunset?..:popcorn:
       
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      Haha! Not this time...but I did give it a thought :scratch:

      I dont know how long they glow. You are more than welcome to stay up after dark in a few weeks with a stopwatch and report back :D
       
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      ..Two weeks from today I hope to be somewhere in the middle of Utah camping and fishin', waiting for everyone to show up down in Moab..:D

      ..I was seriously thinking about my harbor freight shopping before I leave and was wondering about that cord..Is it a decent enough cord for all around use just in case the glow doesn't last to long or are you just testing it out also?
       
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      It seems ok, I would buy it again. I have no idea about the glow in the dark quality, I will be finding that out the first few times I use it. It is 3/16" and has an outer nylon braid and inner cotton/nylon blend (or it could just be cottin) core. I divided the 50' length into 4 sections and it came out perfect for the shade structure.
       
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      So Tuesday night, we're having fresh fish for dinner?
       
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      ..Trout and eggs for breakfast in the crisp mountain air...Mmmmm..:bounce:

      ..I am bringing along a 1 egg skillet to test out on this trip...I figure if I could cook 2 X-Lg eggs in it we could have mcmuffins..:p:

      ..:scratch:..Trout mcmuffins?
       
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      I may have missed it while perusing 17 whole pages of all of this neat stuff; but one thing I didn't notice mentioned yet is something to take care of the one thing you really do truly need during a expedition if things go wrong - even before food, or first aid, or tools, or etc.

      This will always be in my trailkit. And it works fabulously.

      http://www.rei.com/product/786393/sawyer-complete-water-filter-system-2-liter
       
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      ...That's what this thread is for..Sharing all this good information..:biggthump

      ..I have been keeping my eye open for the military water purification systems but they go so darn fast..:shifty_ey

      ..Keep them coming..
       
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      Well, since you guys are letting us add stuff here.....

      I just decided to set up our newest tent we picked up at Sams Club a while back for this springs meet in MO.

      It's a little smaller than the one we already have, but for the ease of setting up, and the solid top, it's a nice trade off. Rain fly's are a PITA to me. They are hard to use in high winds, do not allow to heat the tent, and in a hard downpour, they leak and let water accumulate in a sag.

      14'L x 9'W x 6'4"H - 8 man tent - optional 2nd room - Solid canvas top - thick tarp flooring - shelving storage - large windows on all sides - sturdy center hanger for lanterns, fans, etc...


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      http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod5250206

      Out of the packaging box, out of the bag, set up completely, torn down, packed back in the storage bag by myself in less than 10 minutes. :thumbsup:

      HD Storage bag has cinch straps with locking clips, strong handles, and a dual zipper that opens one end completely for ease of inserting tent. Storage bag is smaller than most due to the tents telescoping poles, which is a major plus for packing.
       
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      I don't know what the military ones are like, but can testify that this thing is great. No pumping or anything, and it filters water really fast.
       
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      ..I'll definitely give it a look for sure before I purchase one..Positive feedback and ease of purchase is always a plus too..:biggthump
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      Fuel and Water containers..

      ..For all those looking for Fuel and Water cans, these are the latest and greatest things to hit the market..I saw these popping up all over King of the Hammers this year..

      ..The product line is called RotopaX, made here in the States (Utah), shipped Internationally, and their site and info can be found here..;)
      http://www.rotopax.com

      ..They are also EPA and CARB compliant...

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      ..These videos are not from their site but they do explain their products and I like this girls accent plus, it will give our Aussie friends a place to find them too..:biggthump


      Fuel and Water containers..




      ..Their mounting hardware..

       
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      I've seen these, there pretty cool. They also make first aid kits and general storage ones. I've been thinking of something like these now that I have this big empty storage space in between the back seat and my storage boxes.
       
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      I was checking them out at KOH and TDS when ORW (enough acronyms?:p:) had their tent set up with merchandise. Although kinda pricey they are nice and compact. I did notice a jeep had a couple of the red gas containers and the color had faded pretty good. Typical of anything red I suppose.
       
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      ..That's right it was ORW, the "High Dollar Tent"..:rolleyes:

      ..:shifty_ey ..I've been talking back and forth with their Manuf. (Great Outdoor Products) and with RotopaX trying to find who has these in stock instead of retail places you have to order them from.

      ..Rebel Off Road has them..
      http://www.rebeloffroad.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=rotopax

      ...but I didn't know it till now but, 4wheelparts has them too..You might have to check their inventory and they may only have them in the national warehouse in Carson.
      http://www.4wheelparts.com/parts/ma...aspx?ptid=11104&mid=ROT&subCat=188&kw=rotopax

      ..Now I'm trying to find out who has what for pick up and at the cheapest price..:scratch:..Rebel has discounts on different offroad forums and will beat other prices, so far...;)
       
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      ..Just got back from the "Moab to Monument Valley" trip and myself and hopefully the others will share their yay's and nay's reviews on items we were using in the back country..:popcorn:
       
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      Everything I brought along worked great for 7 days in the backcountry-

      Cabellas Fold-a-privy Privacy Shelter - I only used it for showering this trip and it had plenty of room. It set up fast and folded back down fast. I only had it up in a slight breeze and it did fine. Next trip I will add a couple of clothes pins inside the carry bag to secure the towel and clothes. I didn't have a problem but I could see the potential for the towel falling off the towel rack/line attached to the side of the shelter

      My Homemade shower and shower mat - worked great and it was so refreshing to get a shower. The mat kept the dirt off my feet and the shower had enough pressure to rinse off the soap. No improvements planned.

      My Tarp Awning - I only set it up 2 or 3 times during the trip and it worked well. The HF glow in the dark line worked well as a rope. I didn't leave the awning up at night to really test the glow properties but the lines were more visible than regular rope around dusk.

      Trasharoo- this was my first trip with the trasharoo and I am glad I had it. It kept the propane bottles and trash bags out of the cabin the entire trip. It did settle a little so I will need to adjust the straps again. I drove all the way home with it on the back of my tire with no issues. It did get a really small hole rubbed in the backside of it though.
       

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