Must-have Emergency Items For Your UTV
Good music and an ice cold beverage may be your must-have items for any UTV trip, no matter how short or how long. There’s nothing wrong with that, but a good sound system and a 32 oz. drink won’t do much to help you in case of an emergency. That’s why it’s important to always be prepared for the serious situations that could arise (as well as being prepared for the fun, recreational stuff too).
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve made it simple with these must-have emergency items for your UTV.
Chances are you’re not going to be stranded on the trail for days and days on end. But it’s not impossible, which is why you should be prepared. Having extra water could make the difference between life and death. And on the more likely chance that you’re just fine, extra water will help you to stay hydrated which is very important, especially on extra hot days.
Just as with water, you don’t want to be stuck in a situation where you may go hungry. Having food with you is essential for basic survival and is something you shouldn’t leave home without. Even for non-emergency situations, having food with you will help keep you fueled so you can think clearly, have energy to ride all day, and keep the “hangry” at bay.
#3. First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is one of the most important things you can have on your UTV. Whether you need a bandage for a small scratch from a tree branch, or if things take a serious turn and you need to stop severe bleeding, a first aid kit will be useful no matter what happens on your ride.
#4. Cell Phone
Whether you're riding with others or by yourself, it is important that you bring a way to stay in touch with the outside world. A cell phone may be enough, depending on where you ride. But in some cases where cell phone reception is spotty, you should bring along a radio or another emergency communication device. If you’re ever in serious trouble, this will be your lifeline.
#5. Portable Jump Box
This is a great emergency item to have, especially if you get ahead or behind your group often, or go out alone (which should only be done after taking certain precautions). They’re powerful enough to get the job done, but they’re small enough that you can easily fit them in a glove box, backpack, or other small storage space. That way you’ll be prepared without compromising precious cargo space.
#6. Tire Plug Kit
There’s no need to let a slow leak or a tire puncture keep you from enjoying the rest of your day planned adventure! With a tire plug kit you can quickly seal up any leaks so that you can get on with your day, and get a more permanent fix later if necessary.
As you outfit your UTV with these emergency items, let the experts at UTV Windshields & Accessories help you assemble the perfect emergency kit. And while you're there, check out the other awesome accessories they have to offer.