I was barely 19 for my first . A friend had invited me to cross some by the ocean with a bunch of others. Always up for an , I was a solid yes.
That is until the ended with the not making it through certain . All of us ended up having a 10 pm walk to whatever and humanity were closest. And it was a fair walk. One I never forgot.
If you’re headed out on an extended , in consider bringing at least 2-6 liters of water per person, per day in your .
Just as important as water is food. Pack lots of it on your 4WD adventure. The best bet is to bring twice the amount of food you think you need.
Make sure you bring warm outer layers, a waterproof jacket, headgear, and an emergency blanket.
You can see what to bring in your First here.
You might even be inclined to go full girl kit, like me.
5. UHF radio
A good radio can go a long way towards keeping you and others safe off-.
6. Spare tires, repair kit, and changing toolkit
A standard scissor jack is unlikely to be enough on your , so be sure to carry like a bottle jack, high-lift jack with a base plate, or airbag jack. Make sure to also include a deflator with a gauge and a manual inflator, which are very important for pressure. Making sure you have a good set of tires is always a good investment.
Your is going to need a and a winch at the very least. Nobody wants to be stuck in . Handy to also include , , , etc.
8. Tool Kit
In the event of a breakdown, or if something gets knocked loose when you’re driving offroad, you’ll need to be able to make repairs. Stock it with like wire, tape, metal putty, as well as regular tools and a few spares.
9. Safety Kit
Make sure you include a fire extinguisher amongst other things like Safety Reflective Emergency Triangles.
Often overlooked, but don’t forget the shovel. Whether it’s de-bogging the 4WD, digging yourself a toilet or fire pit, or spreading the coals around your camp oven for the perfect Aussie BBQ, your shovel is going to have more use than just once.
There is much more to consider, but this is a good beginner’s guide on 10 things you need to bring on your . And let me get you in on a little secret. For my readers only you can stock up on everything you need at 4WD.com at 55%.
However, before you go shopping can I point out one more for your
In terms of your 4X4’s performance, nothing is more important than a well-sorted and reliable suspension setup. Whilst you might be able to skimp in other areas, when it comes to suspension it is a case of getting what you pay for.
If you use your Jeep the way it is intended to be used, your suspension system works hard. Jeeps are designed to handle the most rugged , including the suspension so you don’t get bounced out of your seat.
Heavy use means you need to do regular maintenance and replace your shock absorbers more frequently than someone who only cruises on asphalt. When you need to get replacement parts that work, 4WD.com carries Pro Comp suspension components and lift kits.
You’ll never know what you need until you’ve gone out without it – so let other people make those under-equipped voyages on your behalf; always check with people about what they miss most when they are going offroad.
But also don’t buy everything. Weight is an important factor in your when you’re out on the and you don’t need a bunch of stuff you’re never going to use.
Good luck with your !
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