From splinters to stings to something worse, a well-stocked first aid kit is essential for keeping healthy on the trail. More important than the supplies inside, knowing your med kit like the back of your hand and having the knowledge to use it is key. Here are some training suggestions and first aid kits to keep you and your adventure buddies safe out on the trail.
Airing down is critical. But it is a simple skill to learn when you’re out exploring trails in the backcountry with a vehicle or motorcycle.
Not only does airing down save your vehicle from costly repairs, it makes the drive more comfortable, and it actually protects the environment. That’s because, when your tire is aired down, it slips less and won’t break down the trail surface, which could lead to erosion.
Of course, drinking and driving don’t mix, but drinking after driving can certainly be awesome. Take your post-adventure happy hour game to the next level with some great gear to add to your camp bar kit.
A good knife or multitool might be the single most useful item you’ll bring with you on an overland trip.
You’ll use a knife in all kinds of situations; from cutting paracord to tie off a tarp, to prepping veggies for dinner, to shaving down a stick for kindling, to filleting a rainbow trout that you caught in a mountain lake. The uses for a good knife are literally endless and a high-quality blade can make your camp life just a bit easier.
Traction boards may seem cliched. But they’re absolutely essential recovery gear that every overlander should carry. Even if you have a winch onboard your rig, sometimes the only thing that can get you unstuck is a good pair (or two) or traction boards. And these are our favorite.
When you’re packing for a multi-day adventure motorcycle ride, think backpacking rather than car camping. Just because space is of the essence in your panniers, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort after a long day on the bike. Here are a few of our favorite moto-camp essentials for extended rides.
Studies suggest that the average American spends 25-30% of the day sitting, and this percentage may actually increase while we are overlanding. There are a wide variety of camp chairs available in the adventure travel marketplace, with a product to suit each priority, whether that is minimal weight, ease of setup, or comfort. We’ve identified some of the best seating systems on the market.
Choosing a set of tires that suit your riding style is the key to having great days on the road, whether you’re hitting the trail or tearing up the tarmac. Here are some of our suggestions for setting up your motorcycle for whatever adventure you have in store, plus a few extra tips to get you rolling in the right direction.
Having the best lighting solutions for your overlanding adventure can make or break your trip. Build quality, lumen output, and affordability are all concerns when picking out overland lighting solutions. We have compiled some of our favorite lights for your overland vehicle and around your campsite.
One of the first mods many vehicle owners go for is a new, shiny set of wheels for their rig. But aside from aesthetics, there are a lot of things to think about before you click the “buy now” button.
When you’re dipping your toe into the proverbial overland trailer pond, you’ll notice that many of the trailers are designed and manufactured in Australia. While that means they weren’t built by our fellow American’s hands, it does mean they were designed to not just survive but also thrive in the harsh conditions and terrain in Australia. And that’s a good thing.
Getting a good night’s rest is an integral part of any overland journey. The outdoor adventure market is full of excellent gear to sleep on and in. While these decisions are highly personal, we’ve identified some leading sleeping bags and pads for overlanders to consider in this article.
Don’t leave home without a proper pair of adventure-worthy riding boots on your feet. Your boots need to be durable, comfortable, and designed to protect your feet and ankles in a variety of conditions. Here are a few of our favorites for keeping your feet happy and safe in even the gnarliest of conditions.
Over the decades, the Overland Expo team and trainers have used every imaginable piece of recovery gear in training situations and in real-world conditions, including mud, snow, sand, rain and heat — all around the globe.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned it is this: Some recovery gear works as intended and some of it just doesn’t. So, how does a novice overlander know how to choose the correct pieces to build their recovery kit?
Whether you’re looking to get started in overlanding or you’re an expert overlander, it’s important to have the best possible tires. That’s because single best investment you can make in your vehicle, for overland rig or otherwise. So, to take out some of the guesswork, we compiled a list of the best overlanding tires.
Whether you’re looking for a tent, sleeping pad, or head lamp, outdoor gear brand UST has affordable offerings of must-have gear.
Anyone who spends any amount of time in the backcountry on an overland adventure is going to get their vehicle stuck at some point. The question isn’t if it’ll happen, it is when it will happen. Here are our top picks for winches for overland travel.
Even the best overland adventures can be thwarted by packing the wrong clothing. Don’t get caught in a storm without the right jacket, pants, hat and gloves. These are the best apparel choices for overland travel.
When you’re ready to step up from a traditional cooler and ice setup to a fridge freezer, it’s hard to know where to start. So, we compiled a list of great options for overlanders shopping for a fridge freezer for their overlanding rig.
Whether you’re out for a weekend cruise or a long-haul adventure, a solid riding jacket is critical for comfort and safety. With countless adventure-centric jackets on the market for both men and women motorcyclists, we’ve narrowed the list down to a few of our adv-equipped favorites.
From keeping rain off your camp kitchen to shading you from the sun, even a simple awning can have a big effect on protecting you from the elements. This is a list of some great awnings for overlanding.
Whether you’re running an SUV or pickup, your overlanding rig is going to need a good roof rack. Luckily, there are a ton of great designs, styles, and construction-materials to choose from. So, whether you’re just looking for a place to hook an awning to or if you’re planning to strap a couple hundred pounds of gear to your roof, there’s a roof rack to fit your needs, rig and budget.
Navigation tools – both old school and new tech – are an important part of overland travel. Overlanding is always about the journey, but the journey isn’t much fun if you don’t know where you are going. We put together a list of some great overlanding navigation tools for you whether you’re on two wheels, four wheels, or more.
There is nothing better than pulling out your wool blanket to keep you warm in camp. The Pendleton Craftsman Collection combines quality construction and cozy feels for classic campsite lounging.