8. We all know the benefits of added traction from airing down on the trail, but airing up isn’t quite as easy. Having an all-in-one 12-volt compressor like the TJM Air compressor with Bag and Hose allows you to quickly and easily air up to on-road pressures without having to search for a gas station and pump in quarters.
9. D-Rings are a necessary part of rigging any recovery. They’re the best way to connect your recover strap to your bumper or receiver and your winch to your tree saver. They are a necessary link that makes the rest of your gear work and you can’t have too many of these in your bag.
10. The benefits of airing down your tires when going off-road are many. From a more comfortable ride to the added traction you get from a larger tire footprint, airing down is all but necessary when hitting the trails. Unfortunately, it is a long tedious process to get big off-road tires down to proper off-road operating pressure. The Barricade Tire Deflators take the work out this process. Once you set them to the pressure you want, it’s as easy as screwing them onto your valve stems and waiting until they stop releasing air from the tires. No more kneeling next to you rig in the parking lot, letting air out of your tires with your key!
Anything from hand tools to spare parts can be added to or subtracted from this list, but these are some essentials that everyone should have in the most basic of trail bags. The most important things to do off-road are have fun, stay safe and tread lightly. Making sure your off-road rig is equipped with these fundamental tools will ensure that every trail ride you go on is a success.