Chris Collard’s Overland Survival Checklist


The tools and equipment needed to get you and your vehicle home alive.

 

RECOVERY
☐ Kinetic straps (2)
☐ Tree protector
☐ Winch line extender (50 ft minimum)
☐ Winch line damper/sail
☐ Pulley block (2)
☐ Bow shackles (4-6)
☐ Gloves (heavy-duty)
☐ Pull-Pal
☐ MAXTRAX
☐ Shovel

TIRE REPAIR PUNCH LIST
☐ Self-vulcanizing yarns
☐ Reaming tool
☐ Yarn insertion tool
☐ Lubricant
☐ Razor blades
☐ Needle-nose pliers
☐ Valve stems and cores
☐ Valve core remover
☐ Patches (various sizes)
☐ Rubber cement
☐ Buffer/scraper
☐ Cordless drill and bits
☐ Micro paracord, baling or stainless steel wire
☐ Large surgical needle
☐ RTV silicone
☐ Air gauge
☐ Air compressor

SPARES PUNCH LIST
☐ Battery cables
☐ Belts
☐ Axles and seals
☐ Brake line
☐ Clutch and brake slave cylinder kit
☐ Drivelines
☐ Fuel pump, line, clamps, filter
☐ Distributor cap, rotor, coil, points
☐ Leaf/coil spring
☐ Radiator hoses and clamps
☐ Steering (tie rod, links, ends)
☐ U-bolts and nuts
☐ U-joints
☐ Water hose (various diameters, 3 feet)
☐ Water pump
☐ Wheel bearings and seals
☐ Thermostat

BASIC TOOLS PUNCH LIST
☐ Metric and SAE spanners
☐ Metric and SAE sockets (¼, ½, ¾ inch)
☐ Screwdriver set
☐ Allen set
☐ Channellocks (large, small)
☐ Crescent wrenches (large, small)
☐ Vise-Grips (large, small, needle-nose)
☐ Files (combination, keyhole)
☐ Hacksaw
☐ Dead-blow mallet, hammer
☐ Hub wrench
☐ Pinion nut socket
☐ Pickle fork (two sizes)
☐ Pry bar
☐ Snap-ring pliers
☐ C-clamps (small)
☐ Brake line bender
☐ Multimeter
☐ Telescopic magnet
☐ Gasket material
☐ Electrical connection kit, wire, crimper
☐ Fuses
☐ Brass punch, metal chisel, and metal punch
☐ Tape (Teflon, electrical)
☐ Cleaning brush
☐ Spark plug thread bore
☐ Emery cloth
☐ Dental tools (picks, tweezers)
☐ Alligator-clip jumpers
☐ JB Weld, Loctite, fuel cell epoxy
☐ Stop leak
☐ Utility knife

SPECIALTY TOOLS PUNCH LIST
☐ Drill and bits
☐ Bolt extractor set and reverse-rotation drill bits
☐ Die grinder (various disks, wire wheel)
☐ Pneumatic or electric cut-off tool
☐ C-clamps (large)
☐ Gear puller
☐ Vise-Grips (C-clamp style)
☐ 5-pound sledgehammer
☐ Safety goggles
☐ 50-foot air hose
☐ Vehicle-specific tools

FLUIDS PUNCH LIST
☐ Motor oil (2 quarts)
☐ Differential/transmission oil (2 quarts)
☐ Oil pump
☐ Power steering and brake fluid
☐ Brake cleaner
☐ Carburetor or mass air-sensor cleaner
☐ Drain pan, kitty litter, used oil container
☐ Bearing grease (high temp)
☐ Siphon hose (shaker type)
☐ Starting fluid
☐ WD-40
☐ Hand cleaner

WELDING PUNCH LIST
☐ Ready Welder or Premier Power Welder (optional)
☐ Welding rod (6011, 6014, 7014, 1/8- and 3/32-inch diameter)
☐ Storage tube
☐ Welding shield, gloves, brush, hammer
☐ Battery welding kit: 2-gauge cables (two 24-inch) with terminal-mount ends, Jumper cables or welding leads, two or three 12-volt car batteries

BACKCOUNTRY PUNCH LIST
☐ Hi-Lift jack and base
☐ Axe
☐ Shovel
☐ Saw
☐ Machete
☐ Bungee cords, ratchet straps, zip ties
☐ Rigging rope and paracord
☐ Collapsible bucket
☐ Fire extinguisher
☐ Jumper cables
☐ Tire iron (4-way star type)
☐ Mac’s Tiedowns utility mat
☐ Safety glasses
☐ Nitrile rubber gloves
☐ Medical kit
☐ Flares
☐ Bug repellant
☐ Canteen, water filter or tablets
☐ Compass
☐ Extra food (3-day supply)
☐ Flask of spirits (your choice)
☐ Flashlight/headlamp (extra batteries)
☐ Sleeping bag for each occupant
☐ Fuel sticks (fat wood)
☐ Waterproof matches
☐ Knife and multi-tool
☐ Spare ignition key
☐ Sunscreen
☐ Toilet paper
☐ Biodegradable soap
☐ Baling wire
☐ Gorilla tape
☐ Ziploc bags
☐ Shop rags
☐ Hardware (various sizes)
☐ Metal flat bar, angle iron
☐ Tarp
☐ Poncho
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