10 things you need to go off-road
Have a Defender, Jimny or even a Rolls-Royce Cullinan? Here is how you can prep for an off-roading trip!
01 Straps, strops and anchors
Ropes and anchors are the recovery basics; without them, you can’t connect to anything.
A decent Hi-Lift jack is useful everywhere – for soft ground, use an exhaust-inflated airbag.
A bit of a luxury, but if you’re on your own, a decent winch will allow for self-recovery.
04 Sand ladders
Waffle boards or sand ladders get dropped under spinning wheels to provide grip.
You need to see what’s going on – and not just at the front of the car, either.
06 Tyre deflators/compressors
Airing down is useful in most off-road situations. Might as well make it easy.
07 Medical go-bag
Always carry a basic First Aid kit. You’ll be surprised how many grazes you get.
08 Tyre repair kit
If you’re going far and not carrying spares, a kit with a few ‘tyre mushrooms’ is killer.
Basically a ‘tactical shovel’ with a load of useful features.
10 Portable power pack
A small power pack can be the difference between making it back out... and not.
TEXT Tom Ford