Land Rover Defender Blog

Packing Your Vehicle for an Outdoor Adventure

Fun Rover

Fun Rover

July 10, 2020


Popular Articles

8 Almost Useless Land Rover Mods

11th June 2014

Updated: What Makes a Defender Iconic?

29th November 2011


Land Rover fans and owners are often enthusiastic about the outdoors, including camping and other outdoor activities. An off-road vehicle is ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors, giving you plenty of space to carry any gear that you might need. If you're planning an outdoor adventure, you can make the most of the space that you have available and your durable vehicle to ensure you have all that you need. However, you still need to know how to pack practically. While you might have more space, it's still a limited amount, so you need to know what to take and how to pack.

Maximize Your Space

You'll need to think about how to make the most of the space that you have and pack your vehicle safely too. When you're packing, you need to maintain a low center of gravity. Be sure to pack all of your heavy items into your vehicle first and put lighter items on top. Use the storage places that you have in the cargo area, which you can use to store handy items like straps or a folding shovel. If you're thinking about taking a roof rack on your adventure, make sure it's properly secured.

Find the Right Trailer

If you don't want to camp in tents or find hotels for your accommodation, a trailer is a great alternative. Even if you're off-roading, you don't need to worry about whether a trailer can survive. There are some great camper trailers that are designed for getting rough and ready and can save you lots of space in your vehicle. Some of the top overlanding truck trailers are extremely durable and provide you with some great amenities. Many trailer options are very compact too and can fold out to give you more space when you're ready to stop.

Know Your Essentials

What to pack for your outdoor adventure is something to consider carefully. If you pack too much, you could overload your vehicle. If you're planning on camping, you'll need everything to keep you warm and dry through the night. You might want supplies for starting a fire and cooking too, along with food and water for your trip. Pack the most important items first, those that will help you to survive your adventure, like your big tent, before you start packing any items that might be nice to have but aren't necessarily must-haves.

Prepare for Emergencies

Any outdoor adventure needs to be safe, and you need to make sure you're safe on the road too. Be sure to pack a first aid kit with all of the essentials, in case of accidents or illness. It's also smart to have some emergency kit for your vehicle, including items like a fire extinguisher. Consider the season and the weather when you're packing, and make sure to have blankets for cold weather and plenty of water just in case you end up stuck somewhere.

If you're preparing to go on an outdoor adventure, plan what to pack carefully to make the most of your vehicle.

Leave a Reply

About Us

FunRover is a place for Land Rover enthusiasts to gather as a community and discuss the best 4x4 vehicles ever produced. We're building a library of high quality resources & articles to help owners along in their Land Rover ownership.

Get in Touch

Want to get in touch?