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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 09:41 AM
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Ok you are going out into the desert, off to find a secluded beach for camping, to try to find those hot springs everyone has told you about, to try to find that water falls with the swimming hole....whatever. You are going on a Baja adventure.....what do you pack?
1- THE book bag containing Almanac map book, Baja Plant Field Guide, Baja Adventure Book, Roadside Geology....others?
2-shovel
3-at least one can of flat tire fix and of course at least one spare
4-water for radiator
5-one quart oil
6-one qt trannie oil
7-tow rope(or chain according to the size of your vehicle)
8-cooler full of whatever you like...dont forget the water. If you get stuck and the beer runs out, water will taste real good! No matter what fish do in it
9-snacks, lunch....food
10-2 dog leashes,2 dog bowls, 2 dogs(Mochi and Julieta)
11-Swim suit and sweater and jacket. Ready for any climate change.
12-Binocs, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, perhaps a tarp for sitting under if(when) you get stuck.
13-when you get to be my age...reading glasses so you can find all of the above.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 10:07 AM


a GPS unit is good and a list of way points you can get from David Ks website.

also an open Mind and a bag full of politeness.

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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 10:11 AM


Jeez how could I have fogotten the GPS.
You all know the difference between an adventure and an ordeal, I am sure:


Attitude

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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 10:18 AM


I carry a three day supply of freeze dried package food, and a few cans of fruits in my car. I think you may have forgotten the first aid kit, some extra gasoline, and matches......



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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 11:06 AM


This was what I was hoping for....you are helping me get ready!
My husband is in charge of tools. I thought that I was doing pretty good with the car stuff.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 11:11 AM


This is a silly little thing, but on a long drive we always take along a package of old-fashioned lemon drops. Refreshing, and not much in the way of calories.

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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 11:26 AM


backpack or sm cook stove
extra fule
Patch kit for sm leaks in tires
extra belts for car/truck
sm tent just in case you have to stay a while
air matress for comfort with car or hand pump
extra blankets/pillow
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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 12:14 PM
Oh oh oh!


You were asking what YOU needed! I thought you were just doing an survey. Well.....if you are going "off road" ...carry a second spare tire! Otherwise....you will be cutting short a planned trip. The other I always insist on: Photographs of all who is going on this trip, copies of everyone's D.L.'s or Passport or Birth Doc.s. Place all of this in a hidden spot of the car, where all in the car knows where it is to be found.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 04:32 PM
Two words: Duct Tape


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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 05:21 PM


Pompano, I am a Women and I have 1 and a half rolls in my car right now. I just always have it for got to put it on this list. LOL it has helped many times. You never know when you will need it also a roll of tie wire and cutters help.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 07:38 PM


Extra key hidden OUTSIDE the vehicle.

Fan belts.




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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 07:52 PM


I once saw a TV special in which a couple of guys pointed out that there is only one thing duct tape is no dang good for--taping ducts.

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[*] posted on 3-23-2005 at 11:57 PM
what to bring


Tarps, trash bags, bug spray for the noseeumms. Try to go to somewhere that you have never been but do it on the spur of the moment duiring your trip. Our plan is to have no plan, maybe a final destination but we like to deture on the fly and explore. GPS helps for this for sure. OH Yeah Hand Held VHF Radio Too
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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 01:25 AM


Bunjee cords...all sizes in a heavy plastic zippered bag.

Old sheets. I use them for ground cloths, entry ground cover in front of my tent, or privacy/ shade walls

A big container of hand- (or whatever body-part) wipes

Headlamp for hands-free lighting. Makes my hair look funny, though, but hey...it's dark!

When camping I usually keep a spare car key on a string around my neck, because I can misplace keys in a heartbeat.

But even faster, I can lose my reading glasses...so they go around my neck as well...I usually have two or three pair in the truck.

Electric fly swatter....fries all the bugs in the tent or camper in record time.

I crack eggs into a plastic pint jug. When we get to where we're going, they are pre-scrambled and ready to pour into the pan.

Leather gloves - for changing tires, gathering wood (watch for scorpions), hiking & rock scrambling. (can't be breaking nails in Baja...how far to the nearest Nail Salon?:lol:)

Plastic 5-gallon bucket. 101 uses

Don't rely on those trigger fireplace lighters. They break easily bouncing around.

Port-a-potty :spingrin:

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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 01:43 AM


Toilet paper (and a match)........leave only foot prints :biggrin:
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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 02:17 AM


How about also some extra batteries, rope, waterproof matches, powerbars and a few cans of fruit (along with a can opener!)
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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 03:53 AM


sunscreen
toothbrush and paste
Hair brush
rake for clams and cleaning camp
camp stove, instant coffee, and Jiffy Pop




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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 08:19 AM


Tea Tree Oil (Oil of Melaleuca Alternifolia)... It is a first aid kit in a bottle... hundreds of uses for skin and mouth injuries... neutralizes poisons from insects...



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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 08:54 AM
12 guage flair gun


As I do quite a bit of camping off the beaten track I always carry one of those Olin Marine Flair Kits,it comes with 3 hiway flairs,3 air flairs and flair gun..I also put one of those small strobe lights in the kit( clip onto the end of my surf pole,can be seen for miles if broken down) If it is found a the check point I just state it's for my boat and they just shrug their sholders and let me pass...



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[*] posted on 3-24-2005 at 09:23 AM


satellite telephone.



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