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what recommended equipment to carry for laning

 
 
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Wallop Smithy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: what recommended equipment to carry for laning Reply with quote

Hi All,
New to laning and wondering what i should be carrying just in case?
I have a 1995 Terrano petrol model.

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Biffo
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First thing is a Brain, (& use it)
Maps previously marked up AND CHECKED to note which lanes you can legally drive and which you can't.

As for physical equipment, it depends how deep your pockets are, but as a MINIMUM I'd go for:.......................

A 4 metre long tow strap.
A 2 metre long tow strap,
Half a dozen tested shackles.
A spade.
That's as a minimum, you can build up on that as and when cash becomes available.

Then the usual stuff you'd need for a vehicle breakdown anywhere, jack, tools, mobile etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not going to launch into a lanes ethics thing but yes make sure you've checked and double checked it's legal to drive and you've left word of your intended routes.

I carry far too much and I need to rationalize the gear but I carry:

Spade
Waffles
4m Tow Strap
"box-o-shackles" (various sizes)
Heavy Duty Bottle Jack
HiLift Jack
Waterproof Torch (spare battery)
Set of tools
Fire Extinguisher (get a good sized one!)
Compressor for airing back up after airing down
Emergency gear (high vis, pack mars bars, cartons of juice, blankets, waterproofs, medical kit for yourself and another for someone else, fire lighting tools)

Mostly though you'll find you're lugging this stuff around for nothing, it's when you need it you're glad you packed it. I'll assume you will have mobile phone etc and if you're out with a mate distribute the load!

I don't bother carrying all of that if I'm just going about day to day, I carry a limited kit for that of just my vehicle toolkit and bottle jack and limited emergency gear (I always have medical kits on me)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Wallop Smithy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Equipment Reply with quote

Thanks for the info All,
Much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheClunk wrote:


HaHaHa! now you are joking!! Anyone but those!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to be with AA until they left Me, my Wife and 3 month old daughter on the side of the m5 for 3 & 1/2 hours in the rain. Now with the RAC but not had to use them yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also consider a roll of Gaffa and steel foil tape, pen knife and old towels and rags as well as heavy duty and surgical gloves!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and a flask of coffee!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Food and a flask come with me where ever i go. Where can I get shackles and waffles from.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wallop Smithy wrote:
Food and a flask come with me where ever i go. Where can I get shackles and waffles from.



have a chat with bertie on here .



http://recce-gear.moonfruit.com/#


this is his website ^^^^

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent site. Thanks for address
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you were driving a land rover you would need gaffa and cable ties thats all Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

discorave wrote:
if you were driving a land rover you would need gaffa and cable ties thats all Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


Maybe a spare prop, tool kit and a farm jack to get you out eh? Wink

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long Dave wrote:
discorave wrote:
if you were driving a land rover you would need gaffa and cable ties thats all Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


Maybe a spare prop, tool kit and a farm jack to get you out eh? Wink


Learnt something today didn't we !! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

discorave wrote:
Long Dave wrote:
discorave wrote:
if you were driving a land rover you would need gaffa and cable ties thats all Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


Maybe a spare prop, tool kit and a farm jack to get you out eh? Wink


Learnt something today didn't we !! Smile


Certainly did. all good fun though.

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