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    Default What to pack?

    I recently purchased a 2006 Arctic Cat 570. I use mine mainly for travel to different villages and trail riding. What are good, usable, and durable items to keep in the machine for repairs and survival that you have found useful? Any links to vendor websites would be appreciated.

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    Here is a little list that I use when inventorying my backpack and gear bags on my sled.

    Shovel
    Hard warmers (small air activated)
    Headlamp (x-batteries)
    Waterproof matches
    Lighters (vacuum pack 1)
    Flint/Magnesium fire starter
    Space blanket
    GPS (x-batteries)
    Cell phone

    Compass
    Camera
    Food/Snacks/Water
    Pencil/Paper
    Knife/leatherman
    Saw
    Tow rope
    Muff pot (hot dogger)
    Tool bag
    Bailing wire
    Zip ties

    Duct Tape (small roll)
    Toilet paper (small roll)
    Light sticks (glow type)

    Pencil Flares
    Laser/Strobe locator
    Whistle
    Electrical Tape (small roll)
    Candle (heat/light/cooking)
    Tampon (fire starter when dipped in gas tank by handy string)
    Survey Tape (marking tape)
    Zip lock bags (keep gear dry)
    Tylenol/asprin/etc.

    Vacuum pack some equipment to keep dry

    Tool kit with the following:
    multi-bit screw driver
    needle nose pliers
    crescent wrench
    couple of combination end wrenches (sized for bolts on sled)
    vise grips


    Spare parts kit with the following:
    misc. nuts & bolts for suspension components
    extra steering ball joint (and maybe tie rod)
    extra plastic/rubber fasteners for windshield & hood

    tow strap made from about 25' of 1/2" tube webbing and a couple of aluminum carabineers

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    I keep roughly the same stuff.

    Do you have a Bearcat? Good machines. You can run your GPS off the 12V outlet to save your batteries. Just need to make a mount for your GPS.

    What part of the state are you in?
    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein

    Better living through chemistry (I'm a chemist)

    You can piddle with the puppies, or run with the wolves...

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