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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tools for the Trip

Since I (Aaron) had the large garage and most automotive repairs ended up happening at my house which means I amassed a rather large tool collection; so as you can imagine I'm left "carrying the bag" when it comes to tools. I'm often criticized for being "detail oriented" and although I feel I often should pay more attention to details I will agree that I've been thinking of tools for awhile. Here is an image of most of the tools that I will be taking. Hopefully enough to do most of what we need to do without buying tools on the road. Most of this lot was packed up and shipped to the hotel where we spend our first night to avoid lugging it through the airport.
This is not a complete picture of what I will take. Missing from this picture are:
  • Impact sockets
  • Hacksaw
  • Bungee cords
  • Gorilla Tape
  • 1/4" sockets
  • Zip Ties
  • and more .. 


  1. As an afficianado of Top Gear, I know that Jermey Clarkson relies heavily on a hammer and from personal experience I know that it can help with a starter thats dying. Any plans for Clarkson like hammering?

  2. We certainly plan on using as many tools as we can... Either for the tools intended use or otherwise.

    I have a sneaking suspicion at some point I'll get chased around a parking lot with said hammer! :)

  3. Right Paul! I did mean to include a hammer; if it doesn't fit in the suitcase we'll buy one. It helps when you can't get enough torque on a wrench too or to knock a stuck carburetor float loose.