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What do you carry in your 4R all the time and why?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by AdmiralX, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Sep 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    Bodie the Dog

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    Sixgunz

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    I was with you until I saw that. Brother - I cannot figure out any reason to carry business cards as a survival tool. Who are you expecting to encounter when you get stranded? ;-)

    Yes, I am kidding, but am more curious than cynical.
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2021 at 6:41 AM
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    im curious about the crystals?
     
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  4. Sep 24, 2021 at 6:53 AM
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    i have a pelican 1510 with recovery strap, compressor, gloves, d rings, jumper cables/flare kit, deflator, knife, sharpie, first aid kit and a hitch mount tow hook. just added a fire extinguisher the other day. i ran out of room because there are a number of things id like to add, so i will be getting a larger pelican soon. usually have a shovel, camp chair, water and stuff like that. i cycle stuff in and out because i use it for a bunch of different purposes.

    i like this thread, its got a lot of great ideas!
     
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  5. Sep 24, 2021 at 7:06 AM
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    I’ll second that - this entire forum is filled with great ideas and great stories - only when we occasionally touch on politics does the light dim a bit - but hey, that’s everywhere….
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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    Bodie the Dog

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    I'm a professional (some would say unprofessional) guide, taking people out on trips, so I never know when I might run into a new customer. I try not to be aggressive about it, because I feel like a prostitute sometimes, but if they ask what I do for a living...?

    I'm also a rockhound, in an area with tons of quartz crystals and other minerals, so I pretty much always have some laying around. And sometimes when I take people out, I throw extra crystals on the ground for them to find.

    on edit: I forgot to add a sharpie and velcro tape.
     
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  7. Sep 28, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    I found a couple of dandy items in the "As Seen On TV" section of the store the other day. Stuff called Alien Tape. As usual, $19.95 for 3 pretty long rolls. Really handy stuff. It's technology they learned from the feet of geckoes. Sub-microscopic "hairs" that work their way in between the surface's atoms to grip with. Only real problems I found is that it has trouble with dusty surfaces. It sticks to the dust, not the surface. It's re-usable, too, just like gecko feet. Pull it off, clean it with clear water, and once it's dry, it's good to go again. Really nifty stuff.

    I may be a gadget guy, I know I am, really, but I also grabbed one of those "Tac Pens". All kinda of cool features. Essentially, a metal tube with different items mounted in seperate sections. I like it, anywho...

    Have fun, all, whatever you carry, or don't :)
    Pat☺
     
  8. Sep 30, 2021 at 10:26 PM
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    I guess this is as good a place as any to put this up. A new permanent addition to my 4R. An 8" compact bug squeegee. I picked it up at a truck stop, didn't need fuel but since it is the harvest season here the windshield was covered in bug guts. Put the wiper arms up, hit the washer fluid and cleaned all of it off. Fold it back up and stow. For $8 bucks you could do worse.
    https://www.roadprobrands.com/produ...ccessories/cleaning-supplies/compact-squeegee
     
  9. Oct 1, 2021 at 2:37 AM
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  10. Oct 1, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    I forgot to mention the most important thing I carry at ALL times in my 4Runner: My beautiful, loving WIFE.

    She told me I had neglected to mention her, and smacked me upside the head a few times, so I'm here to correct my oversight. I don't need a headache from her smacking me. Especially if she switches to her cast iron frying pan to smack me. That's a certain headache on the way. :D

    Have fun, all!
    Pat☺
     
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  11. Oct 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    Very timely correction - well, almost….
     
  12. Oct 1, 2021 at 2:29 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Yeah. I got enough headaches without adding to them with real ones. :smack:

    BUT, you know what "they" say, whoever "they" might be, "Happy wife, happy life." I do everything in my power to keep my better half happy. It's really paid off so far, and 22 years aint so bad. Looking forward to another 50 or 60 years, too. Presuming I live that long.
    I never figured on living past 40, and I've beaten that by 23, so... :wave:

    I figure on owning quality 4Runners for that time, too. I may have to auto trans, given nerve damage in feet and lower legs, but other than that little detail...:thumbsup:

    Have a good life, everyone!
    Pat☺
     
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  13. Oct 12, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    In the winter: a blanket for sure since I never know when the heater on my 1st gen will go out when on a ski trip lol
     
  14. Oct 18, 2021 at 8:50 AM
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    These Japanese saws are amazing. Watch the price on Amazon, it goes up and down, I paid $140 for mine a couple years ago. Cheaper than a chain saw. I have a gas chain saw but its a big pain to haul. The other option is a battery powered chain saw, if you have cordless power tools some of the chain saws use the same batteries. These are OK if you don't need to make too many cuts. I haven't tried the battery powered chain saw myself.

    I take my Silky Katanaboy with me for any type of off road. These Silky saws are very high tech designs believe it or not. Incredible cutting capability if you use it properly. It only cuts on the pull, don't try to cut on the push stroke and you will be amazed at how fast it cuts. You can leave the chain saw at home for most cuts. The blade can be easily broken or bent if you try to cut on the push stroke.

    If you think most of the obstructions will be smaller trees or brush branches, you can check out the folding Silky Bigboy2000.
     
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  15. Apr 24, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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    2ndGen22re

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    I only saw it listed once in the last couple pages…FIRE EXTINGUISHER! Might save your’s or someone else’s truck, not to mention saving a possible wildfire out west.
     
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  16. Apr 24, 2022 at 11:51 AM
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    I have a Fiskars folding saw, and I also carry a pocket chainsaw in my camelback I use while mountain biking. This thing works surprisingly well, I actually stopped carrying the Fiskars in my bag.

    This may not be the exact brand I have, but close enough. I've cut through 6" trees/branches with it. It's great for impromptu trail maintenance.

    Kutir 36 Inch Pocket Chainsaw - Handy Rope Hand Saw Tool for Campting, Cutting Trees, Survival Gear, Hunting, Pruning, or Emergency Use. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088W487SG?_encoding=UTF8
     
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  17. Apr 25, 2022 at 4:37 PM
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    Among many of the items mentioned in this thread, a replacement battery for the key fob..
     
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  18. Apr 25, 2022 at 5:54 PM
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    I keep the 4r loaded with everything camping and off-roading that you can think of. It’s a full time purpose rig. Not dd, so I keep it loaded down. All we have to do is put the car seats and food in and we can be out indefinitely. As for cutting firewood a Milwaukee chainsaw stays in there
     
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  19. Apr 25, 2022 at 6:28 PM
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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    I know this is a bit old, but..

    First, that seems way too expensive for the Katanaboy. I see they're about $180 right now.

    Also; I have one. It's worth the cost. It cuts super fast, the handle is fantastic. It never needs batteries or fuel. It never doesn't start. It takes up very little space. I would buy it again 1000×.

    When I know I'm going to clear a trail, I take my Husqvarna. Coincidentally, I'm headed up north to clear an old easement road to a beach I get to play on in the summer. But, the Silky saw is always in the 4Runner for emergencies/unexpected down trees on the trail.

    If you're on the fence about it, get one!

    20210321_173410_HDR_(1).jpg
     
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    Duct tape
    Plastic sheeting
    Zipp ties
    Heavy plastic bags
    Knife kit
    Bleach
    Lye
    Lighter fluid
    Shovel
    ..................
     
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  22. May 9, 2022 at 7:23 PM
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    Uhhh... :spy:
     
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    Watching Dexter
     
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    :rofl:

    I carry duct tape, and zip ties seem like a good idea.

    I saw plastic sheeting and I thought "hmmm, IDK what I would need that for.“ :notsure:

    Then I saw bleach and lye. :D
     
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    I fly a couple times a year and ever since 9-11 I carry a roll of duct tape in my carryon. Never been asked about it, nobody has raised an eyebrow. I guarantee if several of us had to subdue somebody that duct tape would be just what we need. And the last piece would go over their mouth.
     
  26. May 15, 2022 at 4:58 PM
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    My 4R is a 2WD road warrior, so it is equipped accordingly.
    Water
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    That’s about it.
     
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  27. Jun 19, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    Amen Brother!
     
  28. Jun 19, 2022 at 9:38 AM
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    2ndGen22re

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    One-at-this-price stripper. Bought new 32yrs ago, a $13K leftover. Added Detroit TruTrac and 1”rear spring spacer. Factory AC kit and roof rack bought at dealer cost at time of purchase, still blows ice cold 32yrs later. 2022 AG ORP all stock.
    The T-Rex brand of duct tape is the meanest, stickiest, toughest tape I have ever come across.
     
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  29. Jun 20, 2022 at 12:21 AM
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    My taxidermist’s business cards.
     
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