Each year we’re asked, what gear do I need to bring? There are always requirements, and then there are recommendations. Every run should be treated as if you are planning to spend the night on the trail in the middle of a hot desert. If you have any questions, let us know!

Required Gear Checklist:

  1. 1. A GMRS/FRS radio is required.
  2. 2. A full-size spare & tire puncture repair kit like this one from ARB,
  3. 3. Tire deflators like these Stauns or this ARB.
  4. 4. An air compressor to air up at the end of the trail. Check out this VIAIR.
  5. 5. Spare fuel, at least 5 gallons. We like using this Nato Jerry Can.
  6. 6. Water, 1 gal per person per day. It can get up to 100 degrees on the trail. Bring plenty of water!
  7. 7. Jack, and not that stock one under the passenger seat. We recommend this Hi-lift or a Safety Jack
  8. 8. Basic tools: sockets, wrenches, torque wrench, hammer, duct tape, zip ties, fuses, spare wire, etc
  9. 9. Couple quarts of diff fluid. It’s a good idea to bring some spare fluids, just in case.
  10. 10. Fire extinguisher for fluid/electrical fires. We want everyone to have a fire extinguisher! (Our alumni firefighter recommends Class ABC dry chemical)
  11. 11. Basic recovery gear: At least 1 recovery strap and 2 shackles – We’d highly recommend you consider picking up a Factor55 hitch link as well for a rear recovery point.
  12. 12. Basic first aid kit – don’t rely on others, get yourself a good first aid kit for your truck.

Recommended Gear:

  1. 1. Frame mounted sliders, like these from White Knuckle Offroad
  2. 2. Front & Rear differential protection – We use Purple Cranium Spider Diff Guards
  3. 3. Oil & Transmission Skid Plate – We use this one from Dethloff MFG
  4. 4. Tent (if doing the 2 Day Lockhart Basin run)
  5. 5. Sleeping bag for 40-30 degrees (it can get cold at night in the canyon)
  6. 6. Portable toilet (Pack in/Pack out on some trails, including Lockhart)
  7. 7. Solid shoes with grippy soles
  8. 8. A UPF shirt or Sunscreen is strongly advised, hats also recommended


Navigation Recommendation:

Each vehicle should have navigation of some type, be it paper maps or digital. I strongly encourage everyone to get a copy of Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails. We will make use of this book during the trip and it will help you identify whats ahead on the trails we do.