What to Take
I have been very fortunate to have met some awesome people that have helped me break in to this really fun (and expensive!) hobby and I'd like to share that wisdom with you guys. There are a few items that everyone that leaves the safety of the pavement (and AAA) needs to take with them.
The most important thing to take is someone else. Don't ride alone. Having another vehicle with you is without a doubt the best insurance against getting stuck or mechanical breakdowns. Many of the trails we've documented are pretty remote and you may not see another person the whole day you're out riding. Hiking out from some of these spots would make for a pretty miserable day.
The next page contains the list of stuff, many of the items can be found at Tractor Supply or Harbor Freight.