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Tim Hallam
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Location: Mt. Shasta, California

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rockjock wrote:
you could save alot of space and cargo weight by taking a water purifier (or Fiter and iodine tabs) along with a couple one gallon jugs to fill as needed with water. I'd also consider dried foods like rices, beans, pastas, etc. they take up less space, weigh less and can be made into a multitude of tasty things with a little creativity.

I only mention the wieght concerns because loading your jeep down to much has the potential to become a problem all by itself. Water weighs about 7.5lbs./ gallon and canned foods weigh about 1lb/ can.

20 gallons of water and canned food for a week is roughly 200lbs of unnecessary weight, plus whatever else you intend to take including another 150lbs of fuel.

Remember survival isn't about taking alot of stuff it's about taking the right stuff.

P.S. I agree with who ever suggested chicks they provide plenty of entertainment and help keep you warm at night.


Yeah, height is an issue. Especially with my 22+ year old leaf springs. I'm hoping to get a "add a leaf" before the trip.

We'll refine the food list as time draws neerer.

Thanks for the comment.

Tim
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Tim Hallam
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sold my Cadillac today (FINALLY!) so I have $500 to put into my vehicle and one month to do it.

I need a clutch and a new belt but the old one hasn't completely quit yet. It's just missing teeth here and there.

Clutch - $170
Belt - $40
Full tank of gas - $75 at $3.75/gallon
Plus 10 gallons for fuel for the Gerry Cans - $40

I already have food and all other bring along items covered. So that leaves me with $175.

Any ideas on how $175 should be put to use for this trip?

Call it $150. I owe my neighbor a camera battery.

Tim
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some straps and hammocks Very Happy nothing like a hammock supported by trees
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lakeland713xj
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Location: middle of no where florida

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last summer me and my buddy did a 75 miles jeep trek and 200 miles backpacking excursion in the appalcahian mountains and here is some of the things that saved us

jumper cables
decent spare tire
basic handtools
tire pump
snatch strap
small camp stove
small pot
basic first aid kit
superglue
hikingboots
baby powder
and dont forget the car changer for the cell phone


and most backpackers dont bring 2 weeks change of clothes for a 2 week trip...they noramlly bring two short sleve shirts, one long sleeve, a parka, one pair of shorts, one pair of pants, and only 5 or 6 pair of underware...and truth be told i dont kno how much walking you will do so ... going 2 or 3 days on a pair of underware might beable to save you some space


and consider building a makeshift roof rack like i did... i extended the cross bars on my cargo rack as far as they would go and built a wooden box with 7 inch sides out of 3/4 inch ply wood with 1"x2" rips which fits nicely in the rack....i used some eyebolts for some cargo tiedowns...or build it higher and take the hinges of your bedroom door and build a lid...use your imagination


but before you go lay everything out in your driveway and prioratize what you need...and remember pack things your going to need first like TP last...you dont want to go digging for what youe need first...try and laydown your back seat and utalize your rear doors and hatch for access points to yours gear....


and every highschool kid loves ramen noodle....save you alot of space and weight and if you can purify some water along the way thats less water u have to take....and i would say if you drink a nalgean bottle or about 32 oz every two hours dehydration wont be a problem


and do you know when your were changed??

u joints
oil
oil filter
air filter
spack plugs
and diff fluids


they may need replaced just for safety issues...because while they seem to be fine on the highway theyy will need attention the first day of your trek
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last summer me and my buddy did a 75 miles jeep trek and 200 miles backpacking excursion in the appalcahian mountains and here is some of the things that saved us

jumper cables
decent spare tire
basic handtools
tire pump
snatch strap
small camp stove
small pot
basic first aid kit
superglue
hikingboots
baby powder
and dont forget the car changer for the cell phone


and most backpackers dont bring 2 weeks change of clothes for a 2 week trip...they noramlly bring two short sleve shirts, one long sleeve, a parka, one pair of shorts, one pair of pants, and only 5 or 6 pair of underware...and truth be told i dont kno how much walking you will do so ... going 2 or 3 days on a pair of underware might beable to save you some space


and consider building a makeshift roof rack like i did... i extended the cross bars on my cargo rack as far as they would go and built a wooden box with 7 inch sides out of 3/4 inch ply wood with 1"x2" rips which fits nicely in the rack....i used some eyebolts for some cargo tiedowns...or build it higher and take the hinges of your bedroom door and build a lid...use your imagination


but before you go lay everything out in your driveway and prioratize what you need...and remember pack things your going to need first like TP last...you dont want to go digging for what youe need first...try and laydown your back seat and utalize your rear doors and hatch for access points to yours gear....


and every highschool kid loves ramen noodle....save you alot of space and weight and if you can purify some water along the way thats less water u have to take....and i would say if you drink a nalgean bottle or about 32 oz every two hours dehydration wont be a problem


and do you know when your were changed??

u joints
oil
oil filter
air filter
spack plugs
and diff fluids


they may need replaced just for safety issues...because while they seem to be fine on the highway theyy will need attention the first day of your trek
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Tim Hallam
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Location: Mt. Shasta, California

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fresh differential fluid, 2 miles on the oil and oil filter, brandnew air filter and spaek plugs, Just changed the manual transmission fluid, transfer case fluid, greased all joints and steering components and now I have 1 gallon of gas and ZERO dallers for more. Haha...

It's all oiled and lubed.

Thanks for the reply-post. I appreciate it.

Tim
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got back from the trip - It was awesome.

Tell you what. I defenitely "bonded" with my Jeep.

I'll write more later as well as post some photos.

Take care -

Tim Hallam
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad it worked out for you. Wink
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Tim Hallam
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some photos from the trip.

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I drove 290 miles total. About 100 of those were 4WD.

The trip was great and definitely better than school! I'm glad I was able to miss a week of school and get credit for it at the same time.

I'll write more about the trip later.

Tim
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