March 25, 2022
Top 8 Items You Should Bring on Every ATV Ride
Getting out there on your ATV is some of the most fun you can ever have. But you need to make sure that you’re well equipped and have everything you need for both minor issues and emergencies.
We know you’ve got limited storage space on your ATV, so we narrowed down this list of absolutely essential items that you should take with you every time you go off-roading.
1. First Aid Kit
They always say “safety first” and that’s why a first aid kit is the number 1 thing you should bring every time you take out your ATV. Many outdoor recreation stores sell ready-to-go first aid kits for convenience, but you can always pack your own if you prefer.
Regardless of what kind of first aid kit you get, here are a few things you should make sure to include:
- Bandages of different sizes
- Small, medium, and large gauze dressings
- Bandage rolls
- Disinfectant wipes
- Antibiotic ointment
- Medical tape
- Latex gloves and eye protection
- Safety pins
- Super glue (to seal cuts)
2. Food and water
Having enough water is vital, so make sure you bring enough so you don’t run out! You’ll also want to bring an assortment of food such as energy bars, beef jerky, trail mix, and even canned food if it’s going to be a longer trip.
Bringing food and water will help prevent you from losing focus or getting too exhausted, and it could be lifesaving if you get stranded.
Especially for longer trips, bringing extra gas is an absolute must. A Jerry can easily secures to your rack or storage box.
4. Winch and Tow Straps
If you ever get stuck, you’ll either be glad your machine has a winch or wish it did. Splurge for the winch, it’s an absolute must have! A winch is a mechanical device that attaches to the front of your ATV, made up of a crank and spool. With a winch, you’ll get the slow and steady pull you need to help get your ATV unstuck.
Tow straps, as the name implies, enable you to tow another ATV in the case of damage. In more serious cases if you get really stuck, tow straps may not be strong enough to get the job done, and that’s where recovery straps come in.
You might also want to bring along duct tape and zip ties.
5. Portable Jump Starter
Things can go downhill fast if your battery dies. That’s why having a portable jump starter is so important. But you’ll have to make sure it’s well maintained and charged or else it won’t do any good.
6. Tire Patch Kit and Tire Pump
If you get a flat tire, you have to fix it and that’s what this kit will help you with. On a similar note, bring a tire pump with you to make sure your tires stay inflated and in good working condition.
Most ATV comes with their own toolkits already as this is your go-to for any mechanical problems on the trail. A good toolkit will include a wrench set, pliers, screwdrivers (both flathead and Phillips), Swiss Army knife, socket set, T-handle, axle wrench, and extra nuts and bolts just in case.
8. Map and GPS
We recommend you bring both a map and GPS. GPS is a great way to know where you’re going, but if your GPS dies, you’ll be glad you brought a map.
Get Out There and Have Fun!
Hopefully you have a better idea of the things you’ll need to ensure you stay safe and have a great time on your next ATV adventure.
From a first aid kit to tow equipment and extra gas, remember to bring these items with you. Can’t wait to get out on your next ATV adventure? Then contact us at Throttle Powersports today.
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