What to carry on your snowmobile – MyOldSled S2E16
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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I have a 1993 mxz chassis with a 1996 583 cc ,reverse, and hood from a grand touring no factory tool kit

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    No not the orange one sorry I wasn't specific my fault the one with the speacail tools for your Snowmobile

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I'm wondering where you the got the tool kit you show in your video, I put on mine and my friends Snowmobile keys the boat floaters for the keys helps to find the key in snow

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    The only basic equipment I saw missing was a tarp for a quick shelter and a snow shovel for getting unstuck or building a snow shelter. Someone else also mentioned a pot or metal canteen for melting snow for water. I like your setup.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Id say bringing a trail map with you as well or even a regular map and a compass. Anything that might help you get home!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Hi. Just happened across your videos. Just need to say they are really well done. I am a bit long in the tooth, old, and may take the plunge with an older Ski Doo. 2000 MXZ 500 and 600. Both are near mint looking with under 2000 miles. I'm very mechanically inclined so am not afraid of the older units. Living here in Central Oregon we will have ample opportunity to try the sport. Thanks for the tips.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I ride mostly alone. you guys might think i am crazy but in my pack I also carry a small fireplace duralog to light up and a blue tarp folded flat in the bottom with some paracord.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I have been known to snowmobile in all 10 Canadian provinces, sometimes on trails that are pretty remote. Apart from the normal items, like spark plugs and spare belt, here are some of the items that I carry.
    Spare spark plug cap (I have had to use this item), nuts, bolts and washers of various sizes, hex sockets, allen key sockets, 3/8" drive socket wrench, vice grips (very useful), channel lock plyers, and a spring puller. All of these items fit into a small tool pouch that easily fits into the rear tank bag. I would carry electrical tape, but it does not work well when it is very cold.
    Also I carry a small hatchet (doubles as a hammer), a small crowbar, and a larger channel lock plyer. One other thing that has come in handy is a jerry can with about 10 liters of gas. I have had to use this, but rarely. (Last time was when I was riding from Sioux Lookout to Ignace, Ontario).
    There are many ideas for things to use, and I am still learning about them. One excellent reference book (likely out of print) is "Getting Back" by John Milne, published by the OFSC.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    In addition: map, compass, GPS, SPOT. Very good things to have around here as it doesn't take long until you're 50km or more from the nearest civilization and completely out of cellular coverage. There are also literally hundreds of lakes (frozen solid in the winter) so it's pretty easy to get lost in an unfamiliar area.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Flares or other signalling device
    Tylenol
    Blood clot powder (forget the proper name)

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    You can always use your spark plug to start a fire. Just unplug and lay spark plug on engine block, dip a twig in your gas tank then lay twig on engine block…. pull your chord a few times and spark from spark plug should ignite the gas soaked twig. But really u should have matches and a lighter. However, if u don't or maybe they aren't working just remember u got spark….and u got gas….unless u ran out of gas…..if u ran out of gas u probably can still get a little on a branch. You can also tie a rag or your sock on the branch….get the gas on there.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I have one of those Hot Doggers (came with the sled, link below). Not too handy if your engine fails but man is it great when you stop for a rest in the middle of a long day of riding. Love your vids, excellent stuff!

    https://www.countrycat.com/hotdogger-iv-snowmobile-food-warmer?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Product&gclid=Cj0KCQiA84rQBRDCARIsAPO8RFx34hjZwmlo1NiQdrOlpnjKpq1ixLBg23sOQxYpzElL4fmey8o8PaEaAl5aEALw_wcB

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I ride a 2009 600Rs (I'm 13 so I cant lift heavy sleds) I carry spare gloves, spark plugs, spare belt, axe or saw, matches and lighter, protein bar and chocolate ( anything with a lot of calories ), Tape , a tarp, spare google lens, 2Lt water bag, 10L trail gas tank. (I got stuck for 2 days once I mean I lived the tarp and saw where usefull)

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    I go about 20km to my wooding spot all I take is a hauling box (Kamutik) saw and axe. All you needs

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    The only thing I have is my sled,gloves, coat, snow pants, hat,boots and that's about it oh and the tool kit

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    This is great. I used to pack all this when I sued to do adventure bike riding. I like how you said " basic kit". As a beginner sledder – Love you videos.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Spare plugs and belt and a backpack loaded with survival stuff, tow rope and camping gear just incase you got stranded, besides tools, matches or lighter, emergency blanket, a handgun 40 caliber at least just incase you have find wild game meat to eat, water, hatchet, first aid kit, electric tape, comes in handy for a lot of stuff, whatever you can fit into your backpack and/or sled bags on your sled

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Hey Dave, can you do a video on how to start your engine if the rewind coil breaks.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Comprehensive kit, finally getting into snow mobiling myself this winter and have spent plenty of time in the bush on ATV on tracks but this is a totally different animal in terms of speed and range. Often in the back country solo so this is critical kit. Never go anywhere without my SPOT Messenger either. Would recommend always carrying a BIC lighter close to your body. Purell hand cleaner in the small bottles is not only good for cleaning the hands but great starting a fire with a little toilet paper. Don't forget bubble gum and baling wire lol!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    Your well equipped!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    You forgot the most import thing for snowmobling near water(pond,lake,river crossing etc) ice pick for pulling yourself out of the water and onto the ice and you forgot a knife

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    if u see this. a knife is handy to have

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    and sunglasses so u don't go snow blind

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  • May 31, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    what I like to carry Is lots of toilet paper and metal water bottle so u can boil water if your other bottle is frozen

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