Like to get lost? Don't leave the house without these 10 essentials
Why not, I have personally logged a couple thousand miles in Klim Arsenal Vest and not only use it for Adventure Rides but also for hiking. This think allows you to carry all the stuff you need and don't! Once on you and adjusted, even with an additional 40lbs. stuffed in it, you barely notice the weight. Highly recommended!
There is no greater feeling than have the right tool for the job but, want to one up that? Have the right tool for the job when you are out in the middle of no where! Enter the Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool with 19 tools in 1 this is a must have in your adventure kit. You never know what you are going to be up against but you can better your chances by having more options. These have been part of my kits since the get go because of their versatility and compact design.
But wait, the Leatherman Signal has some of the same tools! Correct, but this is a compact back up that will also come in handy. Yes, it will be ok! The SOG Flint Survival & Defense Tool is Great to carry with you anywhere and let us talk about fire starters.... they are considerably safer that using the spark from an ignition coil and a gasoline soaked rag, I PROMISE!
The Gerber Swagger Knife is one of those things you alway want in your pocket. Several, like almost 8 years and I have yet to have to sharpen the blade. The overall weight is nice thanks to its fiberglass handle and the assisted opening makes deploying it with one hand easy and almost borderline bad a$$. These come in handy when you need to cut something quickly and reliably. It make fast work of pesky packing tape on boxes or that one zip tie thats hard to reach.
The Tusk Motorcycle Tow Strap is one of those trail essentials that will never ever be used... ever! At least that the way the legend goes. No one wants to come home on a tow strap but then again having to push a bike back to civilization is a little worse. So long story short, worth having this strapped to the bike...
The Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight Watertight .5 Medical First Aid Kit not a whole lot of explaining needs to be dong about this item as it should be in everyones kit. One pro-tip I can offer is look at the contents and make sure you know how to use everything that is in it... and if you know that there are certain things like heartburn and allergy medication that you prefer, throw those in there. These kits are really light weight and no reason why one of these or something similar should not be in your kit!
The Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter is probably one of the most compact Tent setups I have seen. With a little work this could probably be used more than just for emergency use. Either way when in the middle of nowhere have a way to block the wind and protect yourself from the elements is very important. Anything you can do to preserve energy and keep your self comfortable is going to pay dividends and then some! Packed down this can fit in the Klim Arsenal Vest and wont add much weight at all.
The Back Country Discovery Route Map Bundle is the ultimate gift to the person who refuses to stop and ask for directions! Paper maps are quickly becoming a thing of the past but what happens when your GPS bites the dust? Time to get creative and quick! If this is your first time hearing about this series of maps, you are in for a treat! These are some of the best back road rides out there! Not only that but they have a documentary for each one. Want to see more, check out the entire Back Country Discovery Route Series.
Plexus Spray Cleaner is one for the most effective thing out there to clean windscreens and visors! I swear by it! Want to clean like a pro? Spray it on, wait a minute, take a clean Microfiber towel and wipe IN ONE DIRECTION ONLY. This avoids getting those swirl marks that make plastic look dull and worn out. This works, I have an almost three year old bike and I have been doing this since day one, windscreen still looks new!
10. Paracord 550
Why 550 Paracord? Simple.... It's like duct tape but better, yes I said that. From tow ropes to tent lines to snare traps, 550 Paracord is a staple to survivalist and EDC fanatics. So many uses it would be like Buba telling you about shrimp recipes. Small enough to carry or wrap around the frame, this is something you should have in your kit!