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post #21 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 01:52 PM
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Just in case I'm stranded for days, I carry two of these. LOL
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Mine2015-850 Touring SP Sunset Red,Bought 5-16-15
Miles=2484
Hours=136.7
Billet gas cap
Sticker delete
Throttle assist
Tires balanced
Billet shift knob
Billet flag mount
Polaris twin mirrors
26 inch Kenda HTRs
Direction2 Overfenders
DXTrigger finger throttle
Polaris F/R brush guards
1-up touring rear cargo box
Polaris3"passenger foot risers
Polaris lock & ride small rear box
Polaris 1 inch drop receiver hitch
Zurich 4 year extended warranty
Amerex2.5pound HalotronI fire extinguisher


Wife's2015-850-SP Sunset Red,Bought 7-16-16
Billet gas cap
Sticker delete
Throttle assist
Tires balanced
Billet shift knob
Billet flag mount
Polaris 3500 winch
Polaris twin mirrors
26 inch Kenda HTRs
Polaris F/R brush guards
2 inch drop receiver hitch
Lock & Ride® Front Cargo Box
Zurich 2 year extended warranty
Lock & Ride® Rear Cargo Box#2875176
Ansul Sentry2.5pound dry chemical fire extinguisher
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post #22 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 03:32 PM
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Went shopping today, added a few things to my arsenal of stuff I carry.
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Mine2015-850 Touring SP Sunset Red,Bought 5-16-15
Miles=2484
Hours=136.7
Billet gas cap
Sticker delete
Throttle assist
Tires balanced
Billet shift knob
Billet flag mount
Polaris twin mirrors
26 inch Kenda HTRs
Direction2 Overfenders
DXTrigger finger throttle
Polaris F/R brush guards
1-up touring rear cargo box
Polaris3"passenger foot risers
Polaris lock & ride small rear box
Polaris 1 inch drop receiver hitch
Zurich 4 year extended warranty
Amerex2.5pound HalotronI fire extinguisher


Wife's2015-850-SP Sunset Red,Bought 7-16-16
Billet gas cap
Sticker delete
Throttle assist
Tires balanced
Billet shift knob
Billet flag mount
Polaris 3500 winch
Polaris twin mirrors
26 inch Kenda HTRs
Polaris F/R brush guards
2 inch drop receiver hitch
Lock & Ride® Front Cargo Box
Zurich 2 year extended warranty
Lock & Ride® Rear Cargo Box#2875176
Ansul Sentry2.5pound dry chemical fire extinguisher
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post #23 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Amazing, thanks for all the replies everybody! I've asked this question in a couple places and so after I compile all the suggestions I'll come back and post the final big list.

I'll be riding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky btw.
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post #24 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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OK here's the big list of all the suggestions I've been given, alphabetized to help sort out the duplicates. It's crazy long and of course depending on the type of exploring you’re doing not everything’s entirely necessary. The list covers everything from a light day ride to really back country stuff miles away from anybody. Long list but probably still worth a read through.



6" socket set extension

air compressor (batt powered) or high volume manual pump

air pressure gauge

ammo boxes to keep everything dry

battery - USB for phone

battery pack for atv (Antigravity) (Peak booster pack fairly cheap)

boots

bug repellent

bungee cords diff size

camera

can of baked beans

can opener

carabiners - 2

cell phone charger

cell phone in a ziploc bag

channel locks - the big ones (my blue handle ones)

clevis to attach to a pulley to a tree with tow strap

CO2 cylinders (3) or can of fix a flat

compass

cotter pins

crescent wrench

D rings

dry socks

electrical tape

fire extinguisher / fire extinguishing materials (prob lighter and smaller than a whole fire extinguisher)

fire extinguisher

fire starter stuff – alternatively some fine steel wool and a 9v battery

first aid kit (simple)

flashlight

food - cans

fuses - spare

garbage bags 2

gas – 2 gal

glasses - extra pair of Rx

gloves (light leather)

goggles

gorilla tape

GPS w/ extra set of new batteries

hammer - small

hand cleaner

handgun

head light bulb - spare

helmet

hex keys

hooded sweatshirt

ibuprofen

key - spare for ATV

LED light bar

light – black diamond head light

light sticks

lighters - two

multi tool

multimeter

needle nose pliers w/ wire cutter part

newspaper for fire

paper map of the area

pepper - just regular table pepper about 5oz or more - plugs radiator leaks, blown head gasket

pepper spray - bear

PLB - persona locator beacon (satellite)

pliers

pulley for winching

pulley block

rain clothes

ratchet straps (2 small like my camo ones)

recoil starter

relays - spare

rope (poly - at least 50 ft)

saw - folding

screwdriver - multi

shovel - small fold up

side cutters ?

silicone rubber tape

silicone tube

small saw

socket set - 3/8 and 1/4 drive, or a 3/8 drive w/ 1/4 adapter – largest socket is a 3/4

space blanket

spare belt for a CVT drive

spark plug + gap tool

spark plug socket/wrench

spray bottle of soapy water

T25 and T15 drivers

tarp (small for rain events)

telescopic magnetic pickup tool

test light and volt meter

tire plugs - twice as many as you think you'll need

toilet paper or wipes

tow strap

towel old

trunk on back rack to carry everything

universal tool kit like... https://www.channellock.com/39100-un...ocket-set.aspx

utility knife w/ spare blades

valve stem tool and spare caps

vice grips - a 4in adjustable and a 12in adjustable

water – lots bottles pre-frozen

winch

wire - electrical - 10 ft of 14ga

wire (bailing) - wire spool – (snare wire) (mechanics wire)

wrench adjustable

wrench to remove axle castle nut - in case you break a drive shaft

zip lock bags

zip ties 12'-15'
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Damm, If you plan on carrying all that gear I hope you invested in a 3/4 ton ATV, maybe there will be room for you. Best advice I've ever got "tell someone where your going and when you plan to be back". Best of luck in your travels

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if someone carry the whole list
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post #27 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-21-2015, 01:10 PM
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pepper spray - bear
You meant to say .44 Magnum hand gun.

Mine2015-850 Touring SP Sunset Red,Bought 5-16-15
Miles=2484
Hours=136.7
Billet gas cap
Sticker delete
Throttle assist
Tires balanced
Billet shift knob
Billet flag mount
Polaris twin mirrors
26 inch Kenda HTRs
Direction2 Overfenders
DXTrigger finger throttle
Polaris F/R brush guards
1-up touring rear cargo box
Polaris3"passenger foot risers
Polaris lock & ride small rear box
Polaris 1 inch drop receiver hitch
Zurich 4 year extended warranty
Amerex2.5pound HalotronI fire extinguisher


Wife's2015-850-SP Sunset Red,Bought 7-16-16
Billet gas cap
Sticker delete
Throttle assist
Tires balanced
Billet shift knob
Billet flag mount
Polaris 3500 winch
Polaris twin mirrors
26 inch Kenda HTRs
Polaris F/R brush guards
2 inch drop receiver hitch
Lock & Ride® Front Cargo Box
Zurich 2 year extended warranty
Lock & Ride® Rear Cargo Box#2875176
Ansul Sentry2.5pound dry chemical fire extinguisher
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Take a page from the pirate desertion manual

Gallon of rum and a pistol with one shot...

2008 700 Twin EFI X2
Led light bar
2" front lift
Hidden plow mount
Amber Eagle Eyes plow flashers controlled via Arduino Atmega528p
3500lb winch front
2500lb winch rear.
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post #29 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-22-2015, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah couldn't possibly carry all that stuff. I'll probably load on only maybe a 1/4 of all that.

Gun is def a must but for bears I saw a good discussion about gun vs. spray. The factors were that because a bear is such a big animal hitting a vital is difficult...a shot might just piss the bear off even more. Second is that a lot of people aren't a great shot in a high anxiety situation while pepper spray covers a wide area. And third is that on advice from someone I'd consider a bear expert that there's no record of a bear being hit in the eyes with pepper and then still continuing an attack. But I hear ya if you can put it in the right spot a .44 slug would certainly do the trick.
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Ah unless I misread he is riding in Kentucky. Not a hot bed for Grizzly bears lol. Now if he was riding where I grew up in Northern Idaho on the Montana border different story. I ride NC, WV, Kentucky and wouldn't even consider bear spray. If your on an ATV the only thing you might see is the ass end of a black bear leaving the area. You need to consider where and what type of riding he is doing. I would be more concerned with having the ability to start a fire in wet or dry conditions if I had to stay out all night. Much more important than worrying about a bear.

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