Valuable tool but has safety risks. Its heavy and takes up a lot of room and must be properly secured. And regularly serviced and maintained for reliable performance. Yet solves many trail-related problems.
So do you carry one? All the time or occasionally? Why yes, why no?
I was asked how often i have used mine on trail in last 10 years. Answer is maybe 5 to 7 times. All other times it just goes for the ride. But those times when it was needed it was there and made a difference. Would you risk leaving it home for a trail ride? in the daily driver?
Analogous to a spare tire. How many flats have you had on trail? But we carry a spare all the time.
Soliciting thoughts here. My preference is to leave it on the jeep all the time. In addition to the HL, also carry a mechanical bottle jack secured in an OEM mount under driver seat.