Hike/Bike Gear

Campsite Tools

Radio Specific

  • truck install
    • Tessco radio rack
    • 2m/70cm crossband with APRS
    • scanner
    • dual battery/house battery
    • RigRunner for battery power
    • dual antennae
    • satellite radio in Tessco?
    • SoTA
  • National Traffic System
  • Yaesu accessories
    • 12-volt charger
    • AA battery pack
  • Antennae
    • better scanner antenna for office
    • Arrow 146/440 ground plane
    • taller antenna for truck at stationary
    • Diamond X50/X200 with Yaesu 8100 base
    • MFJ fiberglass mast/tripod 1919EX
  • Field Power
    • West Mountain Radio U1
    • Aspect Solar Energy Bar 250
    • MJF Battery Booster 4416B
  • Kenwood TM-V71A
  • SkyWarn and storm spotting training
  • consider HF license for campfire radio (for regional voice work only...multi-state at most)

Comfort/Safety

  • Tentsile hammock
  • backcountry quilt http://tinyurl.com/zd7w8cl
  • Sawyer insect repellant
  • pepper spray
  • Badger sore muscle cream
  • bay rum
  • Infini-nutrition sports drink
  • eyeglass cases/cloths for all packs and bike
  • handheld weather stations from AnythingWeather or Kestrel
  • invest in Search/Rescue and evacuation insurance
    • use GEOS via inReach for Search/Rescue insurance; will reimburse me for out-of-pocket expenses related to a S/R event—$17.95/year
    • use DAN for evacuation insurance—free with DAN membership at $35/year ($55 for family); this pays for evacuation, traveling companion travel, return of vehicle etc
    • get dogtags to reflect info on S/R and evac insurance

First Aid Kit

  • neosporin
  • tape
  • gauze pads
  • bandaids
  • bandages
  • 4-inch closure strips
  • ammonia capsules
  • 4x4 sterile dressing pads
  • non-adhering sterile dressings 2x2
  • gauze roll
  • 1-inch adhesive tape
  • multi-tool
  • trauma scissors
  • irrigation syringe
  • cotton swabs
  • antiseptic towelettes
  • cleaning pads with lidocaine
  • moleskin
  • aloe vera gel packets
  • pain relievers
  • immodium
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • SAM splint
  • Israeli bandage

Truck Specific

  • topper setup
    • cab height
    • rubberized bed floor
    • top cap rack: fuel, shower, boat
    • hitch: swap backup lights and bike rack
    • cap interior: TBD storage, cooler
    • screened windows
    • back gate screen
    • consider Decked storage system; allows for sleeping and storage
    • consider Thule bar on topper for bike, shower and RotoPax; will need to stand on gate to load bike
  • LED fog lamps under bumper
  • seat covers
  • 5 gallon metal fuel tank/RotoPax
  • battery jumpstarter
  • floor jack/tire change kit
  • floor liners
  • fire extinguisher
  • heavy duty electrical cable and socket box with reel
  • collapsible water hose
  • small shovel
  • limb risers
  • RoadShower (rack mount solar shower)
  • 18-volt air compressor (e.g., Ryobi)
  • compressed air storage tank
  • bed-sized air mattress
  • locking tailgate (example)
  • cargo bars for pickup bed (example)
  • alternative spare tire carrier [bed, grill etc] (example)
  • 1-UP USA bike racks

General Technology

  • GoalZero or EcoFlow river solar generator
  • Honda gas generator
  • Forest Roads iPad app
  • wireless weather station — see Anything Weather
  • Alexa-controlled power outlet (TP-LINK)
  • storage battery (charge from generator or wall outlet)