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I apologize if I should've posted this in the repair section. I'm looking for some advice on an emergency tool kit to carry on my Rancher. I already have tire plugs, compressor, etc. Does anyone know of any nice kits or tools that I should just put together on my own? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I carry, compressor, zip ties, duck tape, hand wipes, a small spanner set, a small screwdriver set, a leatherman multi tool (courtesy of @Jeepwm69), water proof jacket and trousers, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and a foldable saw.

Not forgetting the essentials, a flask of coffee and a sandwich!!

If I was going into unknown territory I would take a bottle of water and some boiled sweets along too.
 

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Don't forget the torch/flash light, lighter/fire starter kit, and spare fuses...you never know what you'll see on the ride....so I always take a camera with a spare battery, other items include a small axe, and a handy talkie radio, and 25 feet of rope.
 

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tools huh ?..this is where i'd say a cooler full of '' cold ones '' ?..but we all know thats not tools..right ? ( they are in my book ..lol ). ok..ok, tools..17mm, 14mm, 12mm, 10mm, 8mm sockets and ratchet, screw drivers, pliers, flash light, cell phone ( lot of good this is if yer no where for signal huh ?..lol ). best tool out of all this ?..YOUR BRAIN !.. ALWAYS TELL SOMEONE WHERE YOUR GOING, WHEN YOU SHOULD BE BACK !!!, if your not back when you say you will be ?, then this throws a red flag up for the folks you told !.
 

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I have seen a lot of treads asking this question and today I had a brain storm about something I never seen anyone respond with

to the OP< before a list of tools to take with you, maybe you should say what your skills are, as, no offence to you, but I know a bunch of folks with atv's these days that wouldn;t know how to fix them if they had every tool in the world with em! LOl
so without knowing your skill set, this could be a un answerable question no??
and if your a good tool turner MR Fix it, I would think(and again SORRY no offence meant) but most folks that are good at fixing things KNOW what to bring that will help them get things fixed) so again, treads like this make me ponder what a riders skills are more than what to recommend to them to carry in case things go bad!!

after all , ALL atv's come with a basic tool kit that gets MOST things off and or apart
and then there is the HOW far from support do you ride, MOST folks I gather these days ride where cell coverage is at, so a phone might be the best tool to carry anymore? and heck MOST all good atv tires can be run FLAT for a few miles or more, so, a Phone might be all you need LOL
 

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I never leave home without a roll of toilet paper inside a ziplock bag tucked in on top of the toolkit. :)
Oh my, how times have changed, wait until you experience the use of a wet wipe, you’ll never look back! :laugh:
 

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NOT really a tool, BUT For long rides alone working in the woods, I always take along my Bowie knife and 45 cal pistol if troubles comes...venomous snakes, wild boars (we WB's here in TN etc etc I'd rather have them, then not......
 

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Depending on what your preparing for in the woods , I think the three items listed above cover the essentials and should be on the top of the list : a Bowie Knife , .45 Auto , a couple of clips and depending on your preference toilet paper or Wet Wipes > I think I seen a coupon in Sunday past new paper for the Wet Wipes -----

a cigarette lighter

and gas from the atv fuel tank makes a nice quick fire

and maybe a few extra silver bullets , the kind in the can and the ones for the loupe garu
 

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Thanks for all the help. I'm handy enough to change oil, that type of thing. I agree with mrbb, no use carrying tools for things I can't fix anyway. I was just looking for what other people are carrying. Thanks for the TP advice, I wouldn'y have though about that until it was too late!
 

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Thanks for all the help. I'm handy enough to change oil, that type of thing. I agree with mrbb, no use carrying tools for things I can't fix anyway. I was just looking for what other people are carrying. Thanks for the TP advice, I wouldn'y have though about that until it was too late!
as I said before..tell someone where your going, when ya should be back ?, spec if your going alone !. if you can, take a buddy/gal with ya ( on their own atv of course..lol ), that way..you won't be totally stuck out in the sticks if you break down.
 

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