Whether you're getting down and dirty or heading out bush, when you and the four-wheeled pride and joy are looking for offroad action, there's a few essentials you shouldn't leave home without. It doesn't matter if you're a 4WD freshie or king of the off-road, a handy checklist will keep you safe in case you get stuck out in the middle of the bush or a deserted beach.
At BCF, we understand that not every outing in the fourbie means treading over uneven terrain but can also be a great way to spend time with the fam, or enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine by taking a break and reconnecting with nature. If you’re heading out for some leisure time, we’ve also gathered a camping and fishing checklist to ensure you load the tray or boot with all your essentials.
It’s also important not to get too caught up in the gear for your 4x4 and to remember your own personal items and safety pieces. A first aid kit, recovery tracks, water carrier and GPS can’t be forgotten, however, you should also consider the weather and if you’ll need a rain jacket or a long-sleeved UV rated shirt.
Factors like what type of off-roading you’ll be doing, your driving style, the terrain you’ll be on and how much room you have for gear can all change the items that end up in your list, but the following 4WD off-road checklist should get you started and give you some ideas on what you’ll need. Happy off-roading!