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travel tool kit

Just been talking about this and wondered if any one had any thoughts.

So what tools would you take with you for a 3 month trip accross a diferent continent through predominantly 3rd world countries with a significant part in remote, unpopulated areas? here is my basic list:-
¼” socket set )
3/8” socket set ) overlaps removed
½” socket set )
18” breaker bar
combination spanners
flare nut spanners
pliers standard
pliers long nosed
pliers circlip
wire cutters side
wire cutters end
wire strippers
selection of screwdrivers
screwdriver bits for ¼” ratchet
jewelers screwdrivers
impact driver
allen keys
Torx bits (cylinder head bolts)
Brake pipe flare tool
Thread restorer file
Needle files
6” mill file
¼” round file
hacksaw 12” & 6”
mole grips
small vice 2”
parallel punch
3/4x6” brass drift
tap & die set
water pump pliers
tin snips ( curved)
stud extractor set




Wheel bearing socket
2lb ball pein hammer
rubber mallet
½” wood chisel
scraper (cleaning gaskets)
Electrical terminal kit
Terminal crimper
12” forcepts
multimeter
12v soldering iron
small mirror
magnet
wire brush
3/8 chuck air drill
1-12mm hss drills
4-32mm step drill
leather hole punch (improvising washers)
3 tyre levers
puncture repair tools
feeler gauge
deburring tool
Stanley knife
Scalpel
Jump leads



A few welding rods


this does not include improvisation materials.

Look forward to your additions/subtractions

Chris
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Hmmmmmm,

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Just been talking about this and wondered if any one had any thoughts.

So what tools would you take with you for a 3 month trip accross a diferent continent through predominantly 3rd world countries with a significant part in remote, unpopulated areas? here is my basic list:-

3/8” socket set ) overlaps removed


combination spanners

pliers long nosed




screwdriver bits for ¼” ratchet


allen keys
Torx bits (cylinder head bolts)

Needle files

mole grips

parallel punch


water pump pliers





2lb ball pein hammer


scraper (cleaning gaskets) USE A STANLEY RAZOR BLADE!
Electrical terminal kit KIT?????? just take a few
Terminal crimper use pliers

multimeter
12v soldering iron. Use a GAS one if you must have one
small mirror
magnet
wire brush

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3 tyre levers
puncture repair tools
feeler gauge

Stanley knife
Scalpel
Jump leads






this does not include improvisation materials.

Look forward to your additions/subtractions

Chris

FIXED! and i feel that that is probably too much.......
just take the BASICS with you.. hells bells dude, your not a travelling workshop... are you?

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FIXED! and i feel that that is probably too much.......
just take the BASICS with you.. hells bells dude, your not a travelling workshop... are you?

Martyn
Thanks Martyn, you just made me smile (again). Although it seems a lot it all fits into a cantilever tool box and a small bag. It's what I have used over the past 5 years building the car up to spec and would feel confident tackling most jobs outside the engine.
I should add your contribution as ' a sense of humour'.
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Sorry.......... My Bad!

Sorry feller... My Bad! I didnt see the bit that said 4X4!!!!! Im BLIND in my old age ya see...... ( actually i think everyone should travel on a Bike, but there ya go each to there own.....)

in that case....... er Yeah, it was not too bad for a 4X4 toolkit!

Dont forget your hight lift jack,, they are the second most usefull thing you can carry!

the Joint first are a GOOD winch ( with doubler cable) and a Ground Anchor... just in case there are no trees handy!

sorry about the misunderstanding!

Martyn

PS The GAS soldering Iron is HEAPS better than the 12v!!!!!

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Hey Martyn, didn't take it in a bad way at all.
If my other half doesn't get on board with this traveling thing then I,m going to pass my bike test and f... off

If I sold the tool kit I could live in africa for a couple of months

And I was serious about including the sense of humour in the tool kit along with a tea bag and 5 minuit break to examine the catastrophy

Chris

and I just learnt about soldering irons
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sense of Humour essential Kit!!

One of the first posts I ever posted on here I remember saying something along the lines of......." if you break down or get a puncture, first thing, get a Brew on! then sit under the shade of your bike (if its hot) and have 10 minutes to think it over"

Its a good bit of advice.... never failed me yet. Too many "newbies" panic First then calm down....... Basically Panicking isn't allowed in my book. It doesn't accomplish anything. I'm not Mr Ice Cool....... I just don't Panic!

Apart from the waste of energy it gives you a headache and makes you look a pillock if anyone is watching!

after the non panicking you HAVE to have a sense of Humour! ( Cammy, you reading this?)

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One of the first posts I ever posted on here I remember saying something along the lines of......." if you break down or get a puncture, first thing, get a Brew on! then sit under the shade of your bike (if its hot) and have 10 minutes to think it over"

Its a good bit of advice.... never failed me yet. Too many "newbies" panic First then calm down....... Basically Panicking isn't allowed in my book. It doesn't accomplish anything. I'm not Mr Ice Cool....... I just don't Panic!

Apart from the waste of energy it gives you a headache and makes you look a pillock if anyone is watching!

after the non panicking you HAVE to have a sense of Humour! ( Cammy, you reading this?)

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Given that I do break down occasionally I have written on my steering wheel( in red ink) 1-10
ie. count to 10 before doing anything radical/impetuous/pulling bits off
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Given that I do break down occasionally I have written on my steering wheel( in red ink) 1-10
ie. count to 10 before doing anything radical/impetuous/pulling bits off
you sure thats not odds against it startin?

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you sure thats not odds against it startin?

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Only once when I dropped a piston outside a 'Landrover experience' site in my mercedes G Wagen
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I would second the gas soldering iron over the 12v one and throw in a can of gas for it and a multipack of heat shrink.

You also haven't put in Torque wrench.

Make sure you have a decent LED head torch and plenty of sppare batteries or rechargeable ones (and charger) - beats lead lamps and hand held torches hands down.

Also don't forget all the things like WD40, Silicone based dry lube, liquid metal, insulating tape, coppereaze, grease and oils, roll of wire, etc.

Also throw in a roll or two of workshop paper towels (not kitchen towl - not up to the job), box of rubber workshop gloves as well as some hand cleaner - since you will be away from civilisation the gloves should keep most of the crap off your hands and the hand cleaner will remmove the rest.
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Make sure you have a decent LED head torch and plenty of sppare batteries or rechargeable ones (and charger) - beats lead lamps and hand held torches hands down.
You can also buy a WIND UP LED torch....... it is the thickness of a 20 pack of ciggies and twice the length, not very heavy less than a pound.... but winds up in about 20 or 30 seconds ( more of a generator than a clockwork affair) and quite bright, never needs batteries obviously and a 'Brilliant' exscuse the pun. idea.

also YES on the headlamp to keep your hands free! why not carry both ( like i said, now I now its a 4WD its not so much of an issue....lol)

get also a tub of 'LANIMOL' waterless hand cleaner.. made by swarfega I think....... GREAT stuff..... uses lanolin ( sheeps wool fat) as a base and is great for getting even the blackest oily hands 'eating clean' using only lanimol & paper towel....



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Thanks Julian, I had wondered about the torque wrench but it's a bit of a weight and if I took that instead of the breaker bar it would get abused.

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Chris,
I would also add a filter strap/chain type removing device for spin-on filters, I have found mine very useful and for a three month trip you will be changing filters I reckon.
Have to disagree with Martyn about the winch and ground anchor though <BG>
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Chris,
I would also add a filter strap/chain type removing device for spin-on filters, I have found mine very useful and for a three month trip you will be changing filters I reckon.
Have to disagree with Martyn about the winch and ground anchor though <BG>
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Fortunately I only need a 13mm socket for the filter ( Merc G wagen).

Don't worry about Martyn, he's just jealous he can't have a macho winch on his bike

BTW I have asked this question as a general discussion and the criteria in the question was to provoke issues of preventative maintenance, preparedness etc
.....keep the replies coming
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Thanks Julian, I had wondered about the torque wrench but it's a bit of a weight and if I took that instead of the breaker bar it would get abused.
They are both invaluable so take both.

I'm working on LCs full time now and could confidently tighten up most bolts to roughtly the right torque without a torque wrench, but couldn't do without one for bedding in wheel bearings, working on the engine, etc.
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