Suggested Equipment List


While the Oregon BushHackers do not have any mandatory equipment requirements on our trips (other than a safe, licensed vehicle), it is HIGHLY recommended that you have the following:

  • CB radio - 40 channels
  • Tow strap - 2" or 3" in width with sewn loops on the end this is not the same as a tow rope, with metal hooks on the end
  • Tow hooks - mounted to the frame of your vehicle, front and rear
  • First aid kit -
    • needle
    • thread
    • scissors
    • bandaids
    • aspirin
    • gauze bandage
    • cotton ball
    • alcohol cleaning tissue
    • razor blade
    • cloth tape
    • shoelace
  • Survival kit -
    • flashlight
    • knife
    • lighter or matches
    • mirror
    • whistle
    • compass
  • Water / canteen
  • Tools -
    • screwdrivers (flat and philips)
    • crescent wrench
    • plyers
    • socket set (metric or standard; big enough to fit all nuts/bolts)
    • duct tape
    • mechanics wire
    • special tools for your vehicle only, like hub wrench
  • Spare tire & tools
    • Lug wrench
    • Jack (bottle and/or high lift jack)
    • Block of wood (to place jack on, to put under frame)
    • Air gauge - the $10 digital ones from Price Costco are suggested
  • Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) sticker from Oregon DMV - $7 for two years; required for Sand Lake and TSF OHV areas
  • Maps
  • Fire Exstinguisher
  • Litter / garbage bags
  • Lunch / Food / Soda
  • Finally, a sense of humor, a good attitude and common sense

Other interesting things to bring include:

  • Cell phone
  • GPS
  • Camera with film
  • Video camera with VHS/8mm tape and batteries
  • Toliet Paper
  • Spare parts
    • u-joints
    • hoses
    • belts
    • hubs
    • other commonly broken parts
  • Spare fluids
    • oil
    • gas
    • tranny fluid
    • power steering fluid
    • xfer case fluid
    • differential fluid
    • grease
    • WD-40
    • starter fluid
  • Rags / hand-cleaner
  • Overnight gear
    • sleeping bag
    • tent
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable come-a-long (poor man's winch)
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes / coat (and maybe extra clothes as well)
  • Work gloves
  • Shovel
  • Chainsaw / axe / bow-saw
  • Air tank / air compressor / transfer hose
  • Siphon hose
  • Tie-downs (so everything in your rig is secured) Ratchet straps, 12' minimum length. In addition securing the load they can be used to help re-seat a tire bead.
  • Snow or mud chains
  • Flag (9' high, 1' long orange/red flag for Sand Lake only)
  • Tire repair kit
  • CD's (sorry, some of us live the hard life)
  • Paper / pen (for trip report, notes if you get lost :-)
  • Bucket with lid (for catching dripping fluids)
  • Spare batteries (as needed for handheld CB, GPS, flashlight, etc.)
  • Signal flare kit