7) COOLER/WATER JUG
Long-distance explorers need to carry extra water to keep
humans and machines hydrated. PRP has optional hydration-system holders for its seats, and Daystar makes cool Fluid
Cam-Cans that hold 2 gallons each ($119.99 with mount).
Or, simply carry as many water bottles as will fit in your Yeti,
Northstar or other ice chest.
There are several ways to carry drinking and UTV water—from
hydration system pouches in PRP seats to model-specific bed-sized
coolers. Kory Ellis stows his Assault soft cooler ($44.95) in this trick
trunk by Desertworks.
Chinook Medical Gear specializes in providing high-quality first-aid kits for use in harsh environments, and you
can customize kits for your specific needs.
8) FIRST-AID KIT
You can be the most skilled and careful driver
in the world, but accidents can and do happen,
in or out of the UTV. Chinook Medical Gear has
all sorts of first-aid kits, and we reviewed the
Chinook Home and Vehicle Kit ($169.95–$254.95)
in the September 2016 issue, but Chinook also
has Bleeding and CPR ($39.95), Minimalist Kits
($41.95), Traveler Kits ($89.95–$129.95) and much
more that cover wounds, burns, bites and stings all
the way up to splints and tourniquets. Call Chinook
at (800) 766-1365 or visit www.chinookmed.com.
This trick Turbo RZR came from Arkansas for Utah’s
Rally on the Rocks, so he’s not about to let a blown belt,
bent radius rod or other mishap cut the daily ride short.
9) SPARE CVT BELT/TIRE/TOOLS
Yamaha YXZ and Honda Pioneer owners
don’t have to worry about broken CVT belts,
but everyone else does. Having at least one
spare CVT belt, all the tools needed to change
a belt and other spares and tools become more
essential every mile you drive further from camp or
If you’ve ever
your UTV in mud,
sand or snow,
you know the
value of having a
jack and shovel
handy for lifting
or digging out.
We’ve had to dig
out on the beach,
where there are
no anchors to
attach a winch
lead and pull the
UTV out. The
same with sand
dunes; the only
way out is to dig,
and using your
hands is no fun.
UTV Action editor
Lumpy has two
in his F250, and
at least one goes
into the UTV on
Pro Armor’s QuickShot is a great way to carry a spare tire,
jack, base for the jack and accessories like a flashlight, fire
extinguisher and shovel. They’re $179.95 to $199.95, and
Can-Am has it in their Maverick catalog.