Now that you have everything and are ready for any emergency, where do you put all that stuff and still have room for people ???
I have found my little 18" chain saw to be indespensible when wheeling in bad weather. I have been stuck in several feet of snow, miles away from any help and my chain saw saved me as I was able to find a dead tree, cut a stump for the Hi-lift, and also planks to put under the tires to drive out.
[threadjack] I tire of this 'never wheel alone' horse-puckey. I do more than 80% of my wheelin' solo and often it's solo with my kids. Irregardless of weather and terrain, the MOST important thing is to know your capabilities as a driver, next is to know the capabilities of your rig, lastly, make sure you have communication with civilization should you mis-judge the prior mentioned capabilities.[/threadjack]
I've done quite a bit of wheeling on my own, but I don't push my limits and I don't have my kids with me. Always let someone know where you are within a mile area max., when you'll be back, etc. Same thing I'd do if I was hiking alone.
I do a lot of solo wheeling and exploring. Sometimes I bring my son with me, sometimes not. Basical rules are always in place like Andrew said.
- Let people know where you are going
- When you will be back
- Check the weather
- Be prepared
I don't like to wheel in big groups of people. Always turns to more drama and bs. So even when i'm with a group it's small. 3 to 5 rigs max. I've got a small group of guys that I wheel with and I know they are just as prepare and in some cases more prepared tham I am.
Are we talking buried to the frame in bottomless mud, solo, with no cell service, 10 miles from pavement, and another 70 miles after that to the nearest town, with the wife and no beer stuck?
Never been there.