Jeep Offroad checklist

Know before you go
Offroad Maintenance Checklist:

  1. Check engine and transmission oil
  2. Check All fluid levels: brake, radiator, coolant, windshield wiper fluid
  3. Check fan belts, hose connections and air cleaner
  4. Check seat belts and harnesses
  5. Check tire air pressure: air at recommended pressure for highway driving, lessen air pressure at trailhead, and remember to add recommended air pressure for drive home
  6. Check for tire wear or damage, or visit us for a free tire check. Check shocks.
  7. Verify drive shaft u-bolts / lug bolts are tight and check all bolts / nuts for tightness
  8. Give a once-over to make sure your Jeep doesn't have and cracks in the frame
  9. Have your brakes inspected by certified Jeep technician. Visit us for a free Brake Inspection.
  10. Lube / grease all fittings
  11. Check gear oils: transfer case/differentials, replace if necessary
  12. Winch working properly and straight, check cable for kinks, or fraying damage.
Safety Items
  • Safety Glasses
  • Leather Gloves
  • Fire Extinguisher mounted in your Jeep in an accessible location.
  • Flares
  • Tarp, rope and bungees
  • flashlights
  • matches / lighter
Safety and Survival
First Aid Kit content suggestions:

  • Activated charcoal to treat poisonings, if instructed by Poison Control Center
  • Syrup of Ipecac if instructed to use by Poison Control Center
  • Snake Bite kit
  • Burnaid gel
  • Antiseptic Ointment, such as Aquaphor
  • Alcohol swabs, individually wrapped use to clean the skin when soap and water are not available and to clean small cuts, scrapes and bug bites as well as new blisters.
  • Band-Aids all sizes,Triangular Bandage, and Gauze Pads 
  • Adhesive Tape and Duct Tape
  • Instant hot and Cold Packs for sprains, strains, pulled muscles and Ace Bandages
  • Disposable latex or non latex gloves
  • Hand Cleaner
  • Plastic Bags
  • Scissors and Tweezers
  • Small Flashlight and Extra Batteries
  • Blankets and Disposable emergency blanket
Any medications you currently are taking
Anti-diarrhea medication, Tylenol ( fever reducer), Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) inflammation reduction, sprains bruises, etc, Benadryl for mild allergic reactions, Epinephrine in the form of an Epi Pen to treat more serious allergic reactions that might otherwise be fatal.

Vehicle Recovery Items:
  1. Hilift Jack
  2. Tow straps - 2 or more, 2 inch width or wider, 20 foot or longer
  3. Tree saver straps
  4. Come-along Hoists (one or more)
  5. D-rings, Anchor Shackles
  6. Shovel
  7. Chainsaw and bar oil, 2 cycle engine oil, spare chain (use in recovery situations, and trail clearing
  8. Pullpal - foldable land anchor
  9. Snow tire chains Click here for Colorado traction Laws
  10. Winch Kit: tree strap, hi-lift jack, pulley block with a side plate that swings open, ball joint separator, shackle, gloves
12 Basic Personal Essentials for Off-roading in your Jeep
  1. Water - minimum one Gallon per person, per day, keeping in mind the weather as hotter climates will require more, and Alcoholic beverages dehydrate your body and you will require more water.
  2. Food - Bring food for 2X the amount of time you are planning to be gone. In case you have to spend an unplanned night on the trail you will have food. Good ideas for trail food: trail mix, beef jerky, fruits, dry dehydrated ration meals (MRE), etc.
  3. Extra Clothing in case you get wet.
  4. Personal items - This includes toilet paper, anti- microbial hand cleaner, etc
  5. Sun block and full brimmed hat
  6. Rain Jacket / poncho
  7. Communication devices - Cell Phone, CB Radio, GMRS/FRS radios
  8. Compass or GPS 
  9. Cell phone recharger, 
  10. Trash bags - Take out what you bring in
  11. Maps, information about the area such as forestry service outposts
  12. Water purification tablets
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