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(Items listed somewhat in order of importance)

Health and Safety

  • Cellphone, and/or radios adequate to summon help if needed, with the necessary FCC licenses.
  • First aid kit for your vehicle (with slings and large bandages).
  • Add to First-aid kit: AIR SPLINTS, arm and leg, in the original airtight packaging. They are not just for a broken bone, they can also control extensive bleeding.
  • GPS and/or (in the USA) USGS maps.
  • Toilet tissue.
  • Extra gloves, knit hats, and more insulation than you'd hope to need.
  • Change of socks.
  • Sun screen.
  • Bug spray.
  • Survival kit (you never know).
  • Fire starter.
  • Trail food, Energy bars, et c.
  • extra water.
  • Bug net.
  • Baby wipes.

Glider gear

  • Radios.
  • Streamer material for launch and LZs (toilet tissue works well).
  • Every wrench or tool required for your glider.
  • Extra rib ends that connects to the sail (in case one gets lost or broken).
  • Safety Rings (for clevis pins).
  • Extra rib rope /sail tension ropes (in case one gets broken).
  • Tip wand (for curved-tip gliders).
  • Extra Velcro straps.
  • Extra weak links (towing only).
  • Vario.
  • Sailkote lubrication for zippers.

Tools In The Vehicle

  • Extra batteries for all electrical gear.
  • Swiss knife or Leatherman tool.
  • Needle nose pliers.
  • Common pliers.
  • Electrical tape.
  • Duct tape.
  • Flash light (consider a hand-cranked LED unit).
  • Compass.
  • Heavy knife.
  • High-lift jack (for serious trails).
  • Jumper cables.
  • Tire pump.
  • Tire plugs.
  • Tire chains (spring /summer for high mountains).
  • Pulaski tool (axe with adz).
  • Camera w/ manuals.
  • Extra carabiner, hang loops.
  • Shovel and bucket (to help fight fires).
  • Hatchet.