If you want to enjoy your Jeep or truck, see the wonders of nature, and do some exciting trail riding all at the same time, you need to pack your supplies and head out for some overland off-roading.
Overland off-roading offers you a great combination of all these things, plus the excitement of the unknown as you head out to more remote areas.
Overland off-roading is a great way to spend a day, weekend, or even multiple days encountering many natural obstacles as you enjoy a fun, yet relaxing sojourn into the landscape.
Today’s well-equipped, yet comfortable Jeeps and trucks are especially suited for this type of fun.
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Plan Your Route
When you're planning on traveling long distances and being away from civilization for a while, having a well-planned route is critical.
You need to know both where you’re going and what to expect along the way.
Topographical maps are essential tools to help you learn about the terrain where you’ll be traveling and whatever obstacles will be in your path.
When you know what's out there waiting for you, it is easier to prepare your Jeep for the challenges and plan alternate routes in case something prevents you from taking the original one.
Prepare Your Vehicle
Once you know where you’re going and the obstacles you're likely to encounter, prepare your Jeep or truck for the trip.
If you haven’t done so already, read through your owner’s manual and refresh yourself on the safe use of your off-road features so you can get the most from your vehicle without putting it, yourself, or your passengers in danger.
Then make a list of all the essentials you’ll need to bring with you such as safety and recovery gear, extra fluids, your spare tire, tools, a shovel, an LED flashlight, a GPS device, and a compass plus maps for backup.
Also bring with a reliable method of communicating with the rest of the world in case of an emergency as well as other essentials to deal with the common vehicle problems you're likely to encounter.
After you've got a list of necessities to handle travel and vehicle problems, make another list to handle human necessities.
Regardless of whether you’re planning on being out overnight with your Jeep or truck, pack some camping gear and a tent because you never know.
A medical kit is an essential, as is plenty of drinking water, snacks and food,as well as even emergency rations; sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellent are helpful, too.
Be ready for a human emergency or just ready to be comfortable as you trail along.
Good Plans Do Wonders For Overland Off-Roading
The main difference is knowing ahead of time what type of terrain and obstacles you can expect to come across so you're prepared for them.
Pre-departure route planning is an essential requirement to be sure you and your party stays safe and gets the most enjoyment from your outing.
Don't forget to bring your camera to document your great overland adventure!