Check List for outback trip

Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:33
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We are planning a six month trip mostly accross the top half of OZ.
I have started a check list of things to take, and I was wondering if any well travelled people already has one I can copy. As its our 1st big trip I want to make sure I have what I need.
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Wato35
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:45

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:45
Wato35

Have a read of this

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Follow Up By: wato35 - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:56

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:56
Yes, I have looked at it. I am looking for a list something like.
Shovel
Oil
axe
rope
etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:04

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:04
wato35
Well there ya go, you just made your list, now all you have to do is go and buy the items , use your imagination, everyone has different needs , if you see a chainsaw listed do you think you'll need one too, you mentioned Oil, think of some other things your car might require , the little things ie Hoses,belts,fuses,bulbs,
put your thinking cap on and add to that.

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Reply By: HGMonaro - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:09

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:09
our list had sections for things to take (with indicator if it needed to be bought) and things that needed to be done, grouped by when (eg 2 weeks before leaving, 1 week before, day leaving).

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Reply By: Twinkles - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:16

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:16
I found this somewhere.

front and rear recovery points on vehicle
long handled shovel
bottle jack
hi-lift jack
jacking plate
quality snatch strap
tyre levers and mallet
heavy duty air compressor
tyre pressure gauge
tyre valve tool
wheel brace
fire extinguishers (possibly 2)
bush saw
ropes
winch strap
wire cable
hand winch and or electric or power take-off winch
tree trunk protector
2 shackles, "D" or "Bow"
snatch blocks
star pickets
chain 2.5m
chain 6m
full size or 3/4 axe for chopping wood (chain saw not necessary)
various heads for mattock, pick
jumper leads
"poo" spade (additional to the long handled spade in the recovery gear checklist)
solar panels (optional)
generator (optional).
laptop computer for digital navigation and associated software detailed 4WD maps in appropriate scale
related travel guide books and free camping guide
first aid kit and knowledge of bush survival
ground sheet for car maintenance (double use as radiator blind)
bucket for oil change
torch, spare battery, spare globe
strong wire
ball of twine or string
fishing line
self-tapping screws, nuts, bolts, washers, split pins
duct tape, packing tape, insulation tape
can of degreaser
can of de-watering fluid (eg. WD40)
hand cleaner, rags
clear plastic such as Perspex (spare windscreen)
various power boards, power cords, extensions leads (must have one 15amp lead with 15amp orange for outdoor use/caravan parks)
electric lights, battery or gas lantern
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony N (WA) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 00:02

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 00:02
you forgot SWMBO to load & unload while you havanotherbeerortwo
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:36

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:36
Wato35,

I am in the middle of packing the Troopie and this is what I have

Shovel
Axe
Log splitter
Chain Saw/fuel/oil
Recovery Gear: Snatch Straps x2/ 30mt snatch strap/ winch extension strap/wire cable/hand winch/snatch blocks x2/small bow shackles x10/ large bow shackles x4/ drag chains x2/ hydraulic winch/tree trunk protectors x2/
Spanners/ sockets/ screw drivers/ soldering iron/ electrical tape/ gaff tape/ big box full of nuts and bolts/fuses/cable ties/wheel bearing/hub seals/ uni joints/shocks/grease/fan belts/ radiator hoses/heater hoses/fuel filter/air filter/engine oil/ diff oil/ gear box oil/brake fluid/power steering fluid/coolant/coil spring compressors/ vice grips/hammer/drills/18v drill/metric taps/ 12v welding kit/small pieces of steel/tyre plugs/tyre pliers/wheel nuts/G clamps/plastic tubing for air bags/steel putty/glue/and fencing wire.

Add to that camping gear/ HF radio/UHF radio x2/ Mobile phone/Sat phone/GPS x2/ maps and books/camera/lap top and toilet roll.

This should do for starters

Wayne
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Follow Up By: VH-GU4 - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:46

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:46
That sounds like a small work shop you got going there. I hope you dont need any of it. Troopies are a very strong truck so you should be good. JUst remember how much additional weight will be in all those oils etc.
PS, dont forget the room for food and beer :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 20:05

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 20:05
toilet roll


Hiya Wayno

Glad you gotta toilet roll at the end because a list like that would giv me the sh;its !
lol


cheers



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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:04

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 11:04
Largely depends upon how remote you intend to go. More remote = more need to be self reliant and thus more spare equipment. This is however, always balanced against the weight of all the stuff, as the more weight you carry in your vehicle, the more likely it will fail somewhere.

Gather as many lists from others as you can, think how you like to camp and what skills you have to fix things, whould they break and figure it out from there.

It's always a trade off.

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Anthony (Vic) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:26

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:26
We went for 2 months and carried spare parts and consumables for the 4wd and camper.

From the list below that we took, the only stuff we needed were the filters. A 8mm bolt (for air con v-belt tension) to replace one that we lost along the track. The 12volt powered drill to fix a seat in the camper. Also, the camper needed a wheel bearing replaced at Marla. We bought oil we in a mjor town when an oil change was due, so we didn't have to lug 8 litres of oil around. The same for the jerry cans, left them empty until needed for the longer remote runs.

So as far as space and weight goes, we used one 300x300x300mm plastic box for spare parts and had two small boxes of tools.

radiator hoses & clamps
set of v-belts
filters for oil, air & diesel
tube hi-temp silicon
bay of cable ties
duct tape
2 sets of wheel bearing for camper
2 sets of wheel studs & nuts for camper
1 litre oil
fuses, blubs
a variety of bolts, nuts, screws etc
spare uhf ariel
a broad set of tools - but only one of each spanner or socket size.



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Reply By: Member - Reg T (WA) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:53

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:53
I got a few lists of the camping gear web sites just do a search
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 22:08

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 22:08
Hi wato

Here's my list -

Vehicle:

Jacks x 2
Misc Tools
Snatch Strap
Spare Tyre(s)
Tyre Pliers
Tyre Levers
Planks
Shovel
Spare Battery
Air Compressor x 2
Jumper Leads
Radiator Screens
Tyre Repair Equipment
Pressure Gauge
Wheel Brace
First Aid Kit
Funnel
Spare Belts and Hoses

Food Preperation:

Dishwashing liquid
Can Opener
Sponges
Cutlery
Washing Bowl
Cutting Board
Garbage Bags
Aluminium Foil
Gladwrap
Tongs
Billy
Frying Pan
Saucepan
Mugs
Plastic cups (Sturdy)
Tea Towels
Thermos
Cooking Oil

Comfort / Technology:

Epirb
Geo Pick
Compass
GPS General
GPS Navigation
Inverter
Torch(s)
Gas light
Gas Cylinder
Spare mantles
Spare glass
Axe
Saw
Tent
Rubber Mallet
Shower
Paper Maps
Scale Ruler
Camp Stretcher x 2
Chairs x 2
Table
Gas Stove
Dust Pan and Brush
Gas Extension Pole
Tarpaulins x 4
Matches
Pillow(s)
Sleeping Bags x 2
Blankets
Metal Bucket
Satellite Phone
Flares
Permit
Calculator
Pens

Misc:

Water Containers
Fuel Containers
Funnel
General Storage
Laptop
Video Camera
Misc Rope
Rags
Camera
Occy Straps

Personal:

Towels
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Shaver
Shaving Cream
Soap
Deodorant
Hat
Boots
Thongs
Driving Gloves
Gardening Gloves
Clothes (etc)
Beanie
Insect Repellent
Sunscreen
Laundry Detergent
Wallet
Toilet Paper

Cheers
Alan
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Reply By: SOS Mail Solutions - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 08:24

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 08:24
Don't forget to have someone take care of your mail while you are away.

Have a wonderful and safe trip.

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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 15:27

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 15:27
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