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What's in your toolbox?

When you're out on the trails, the last thing you want is to be left high and dry searching for the right tool to get the job done. So if you're just getting started, what are some of the toolbox staples for off-roading? While the tools needed will look different for everyone based on their builds, there are a few things that are pretty easy to keep tucked away, just in case.

  1. Duct Tape - This one is a cheap and easy one to stash. It comes in handy for a quick body damage repair (whoops), protecting wires that have gotten snagged, or even as a last resort in medical emergencies to bind bandaging together.

  2. A knife and/or multi tool - Whether it's off-road repairs, or wardrobe malfunctions, I've used my knife more than once. Multi tools are super handy for quick jobs. A snippers or machete for bushwhacking may be necessary, depending on where you wheel, but remember - always tread lightly!

  3. Hi-Lift - Is this a necessity? Not totally, but it is handy to either have one yourself or wheel with someone who does! Be sure to practice using it before you hit the trails and always use cautiously.

  4. Towels - Paper towels, shop rags, torn up shirts...

  5. Tools, of course - Breaker bars, star bars, ratchets and sockets, wrenches... Know what you need for your build. Know your weak points and be prepared.

  6. First aid kit - Bandages, alcohol wipes, and a tourniquet or something to act as such like a bandana in case of the worst happens.

As you go, you will make adjustments to your tools box. You'll find out what you need, don't need, and want just in case. All that's left is to hit the trails!

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