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You NEED to be prepared for the worst! The literal definition of "Adventure" is:
-an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.
So, although SOME of this gear can be considered as optional... It's really NOT!
Here's an overview of what you need:
-Tire inflator/air compressor
-Tire deflator and pressure gauge
-Tire repair kit (I can't tell you how many times I got a nail in my tire)
-Working TPMS sensors (know when your tire is lacking air, before it's too late)
-Traction devices (boards and tracks)
-Off-road jack (bottle jack, block extenders)
-Shovel (you might have to dig your vehicle out or smother a fire)
-Mechanic tools (you may need to fix things on the trail)
-Lighting (you can't fix things in the dark)
-Axe and Sledgehammer
-First-aid kit (you might need to fix yourself)
-Tie down straps
-Jump Box/2nd battery/Jumper Cables
-Communications (Radio, Satellite Communicator <-- if you decide to go alone)
-Tow strap/snatch strap (only useful if you have a 2nd vehicle with you)
-A friend driving another vehicle (avoid venturing out alone)
-Extra food and water (so you don't have to eat your friend to survive, LOL)
-Navigation GPS tool (smart phone with a downloaded google maps, GAIA)