Overlanding is undoubtedly not for the faint-hearted. And, if you are accustomed to traveling far and beyond, to places you’ve not yet been to but only heard of, then you’ll know this to be true. Furthermore, if you want your Overlanding journey to be a success, you’ll naturally need a capable Overlanding Defender with all your camping essentials to take along with you for the ride. Some of the items can you cannot afford not to bring with you include:

Something to cook on

For sure, your Overlanding adventure is likely to last longer than a day, with a possibility of it stretching out over a few weeks even, depending on the ground you want to cover. Therefore, you’ll need ample sustenance or ‘fuel,’ if you will, to keep you running at your best. Of course, we’re referring to good food and a camping grill to cook your grub on. The KUDU Grill is a portable grill that you can take with you anywhere. In fact, it’s made for the great outdoors. And it comes with plenty of accessories to make everything from stews to potjiekos, to rotisserie-style chicken and even moist chocolate cake! 

An all-purpose handy shovel

Of all the Overlanding essentials you’ll want to take with you that is more of a necessity than an accessory, a shovel would be it! Shovels are, indeed, an all-purpose Overlanding Defender accessory that can help you out of a sticky situation much quicker. For example, a shovel with a serrated edge will do the trick to dig up compact, stubborn soil that won’t give way easily. Of course, shovels aren’t only good for getting you out of trenches. They are also convenient to have on hand for when you’ve got to go out in the wild. We’ll leave it at that. 

A good water filtration system

Sure, you’re likely to stock up on gallons of water anyway. But sooner or later, your water supply will start dwindling away. And if you’re not Bear Grylls, the thought of running out of water in the middle of nowhere can result in instant panic, especially if you have a family on board your adventures with you. To avoid leaving you high and dry, why not invest in a good water filtration system in the case of an emergency? Reverse osmosis filtration systems are a popular choice for happy campers and Overlanders alike. Not only does it purify water exceptionally well by removing harmful contaminants, but they also provide a better-tasting H20 too. 

Tucking in for the night 

Of course, it’s impossible to tackle the road day in and day out without getting decent shut-eye. And what better way to drift to sleep than to the soothing sounds of the melodies of nature? Under the glistening bejeweled night sky at that. With our Stanley Crane Edition, the issue of your sleeping arrangements will be put to bed once and for all. This is because you’ll have a built-in tent to call it a night in. 

Don’t forget about that extra gas can 

Because fuel is primarily what’ll get you from point A to point B, you’ll need to ensure you have a little extra to last you the distance. Durable metal gas cans are usually the way to go here, as they are generally safer for storing highly flammable liquids. Of course, researching the specifications of your off-road chosen gas can should be done to ensure it complies with safety standards. Once all is checked out, fill it up and prepare to have it on standby if needed. 

A kitted out first aid kit

Yet, we couldn’t continue without including a  first aid kit for those unexpected emergencies while out on the road. But before heading off, be sure to check that your first aid kit is well and truly stocked up with all your first aid essentials. 

A GPS to help point the way

While getting lost can be kind of fun when you’re anticipating a fork in the road, it can be quite another story when you’re taken completely by surprise. Our Defenders already come with a GPS installed to quickly and easily get you out of no man’s land.

Overlanding camping essentials that will see you on your way

At the end of the day, Overlanding is as much about spontaneity as it is about preparedness. This becomes even more vital if you’re out in the middle of nowhere and have no-one but yourself to rely on. At Classic Overland, we get it. That’s why we have customized Defenders to help you out along the way. 

Interested? Contact us today for more information about an Overlanding Defender that’s made for you.

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