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[*] posted on 3-3-2016 at 06:24 PM
Camp tools


I plan on doing some Baja off road camping this year. Normally, I always carry a camp hatchet, machete and a Becker bk9 chopping knife in my Suburban. Are these items allowed to be carried in a vehicle Baja? I've heard of people being arrested for having a pocket knife.

[Edited on 3-4-2016 by Bob53]




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[*] posted on 3-3-2016 at 09:29 PM


Have it with your camping gear as opposed to on your dashboard.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2016 at 10:26 PM


Stuff in tool boxes even when found are always allowed. Tools are technically allowed.
Don't put knives and leatherman like things in the glove box or console.
I carry an 18" pruning saw beside my back seat and it is always questioned and allowed. These young soldiers probably do not know what it is?
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[*] posted on 3-3-2016 at 11:43 PM


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....a shovel can be handy for camping too


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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 06:12 AM


my machete was pulled from between my console at the northbound Ensenada checkpoint years ago. the soldier (and the female jefe) asked what it was for. Ratones I said. they laughed and handed it to me and sent me on my way.

YMMV. it is a tool right?




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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 07:22 AM


If you're going to do any beach camping it's good to have a couple of 12"w. strips of CDX plywood in the back too. Tow-strap for sure, and don't forget jumper-cables; you may be asked to be Best Man at a wedding! :biggrin:



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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 07:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Bob53  
I plan on doing some Baja off road camping this year. Normally, I always carry a camp hatchet, machete and a Becker bk9 chopping knife in my Suburban. Are these items allowed to be carried in a vehicle Baja? I've heard of people being arrested for having a pocket knife.

[Edited on 3-4-2016 by Bob53]


Leave the combat knife at home.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 07:52 AM


High lift jack
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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 09:22 AM


Please don't chop down any living tree or shrub, etc. I've been camping for 40 years and never brought anything longer than a 3" swiss army knife.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 09:32 AM


Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
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....a shovel can be handy for camping too


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..and if you will be camping in an area with soft sand you might want to consider one of these air jacks that use your exhaust for inflation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOmAe-WKQmo




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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 09:43 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wilderone  
Please don't chop down any living tree or shrub, etc. I've been camping for 40 years and never brought anything longer than a 3" swiss army knife.


Ditto.

The desert has such slow vegetation growth, people should not burn dead or live wood. Just let the desert be, and if you need a fire bring wood from home or the store.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 11:35 AM


Thanks for all of your comments. I only listed the items in question. I do carry many of the other items you mentioned as well, shovel, plywood strips, high lift jack, jumper cables, tow straps, etc. and also have a 9500 lb. winch. I don't plan on cutting any trees or brush down. These items are only for problems that might arise. I guess I'll leave the Becker at home. It's such a useful tool though. I would hate to have it confiscated. Any other suggestions are quite welcome.

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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 05:52 PM


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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 05:57 PM


Don't have any rock solid plans yet. You and Bia want to join us? Open for suggestions.




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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 06:39 PM


They're a wee bit pricey, but I'm a huge fan of my MaxTrax - in the past six months, they've saved my stuck butt twice. Great for soft sand and silt.



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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 07:38 PM


I always carry a back up bottle opener;)



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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 08:13 PM


I thought a bumper was the backup bottle opener.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2016 at 09:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
I thought a bumper was the backup bottle opener.


On a Tacoma, where the door latches on the door jamb works as a bottle opener - many many many Pacificos have been opened there.




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[*] posted on 3-5-2016 at 10:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by StuckSucks  
Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
I thought a bumper was the backup bottle opener.


On a Tacoma, where the door latches on the door jamb works as a bottle opener - many many many Pacificos have been opened there.


And on the Tundra as well.




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