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Video: Equipment to carry in your Defender

Here's a rundown of the equipment you should carry in your Defender, when your out and about on your daily travels

Ben Gribbin

Ben Gribbin

August 27, 2014

Hello, I'm the editor of FunRover. I'm a massive Land Rover fan. Currently own a TD5 90. 2015 MR Blogger of the Year


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Here's our list of equipment and spares to carry in your Land Rover. If you have suggestions to add to the list, let us know below in the comments.



Basic tool kit consisting of:

Recovery Equipment


This list is not exhaustive and may vary per Land Rover, check which parts you'll most likely need:


  1. jeffzx9 says:

    Just tossing this out. I also carry tire chains (4) all year, in my D1. They don’t cost THAT much, and can get you out of an unexpected mess. Good list! Thanks!

  2. John Weallans says:

    Early last year (2013) when we had so much snow here in the west country I was stuck in a que of traffic trying to negotiate a hill out of Wells. It was about 8 o’clock at night and I hadn’t eaten since lunch time and all I had in my vehicle was an apple and two bits of chewing gum. The whole experience would have been just so much better if I had something to eat. So, since then I always keep a packet of sweets in the car and some of those breakfast type cereal bars in the Landy – just in case, and they last for ages! You just never know how long you may be held up. The delay was through badly prepared vehicles trying to negotiate the hill, the snow and the ice that held everything else up – if they hadn’t been about I could have just shot up the hill – as I eventually did once the traffic had cleared, which was about 3 hours later. You can also get from Amazon those hand heat pad things to keep you warm and always keep something decent and warm to wear. I even keep a couple of sleeping bags in the back now. It doesn’t take long to get flippin cold once the engine has gone off – it’s bad enough with it on!!

  3. robin says:

    Here’s a rundown of the equipment you should carry in your Defender, when your out and about on your daily travels

    Why do I need filters, uj’s brake hoses and bushes etc for driving locally and going to the supermarket?

    • Ben Gribbin Ben Gribbin says:

      Hi Robin, thanks for your comment,

      For a lot of Defender drivers, this might mean working 10 miles from the nearest town, driving around a farm or similar, so having these bits and bobs are a useful thing to carry. Also, as part of day to day usage, I would partially count greenlaning within that spectrum for a lot of Defender owners.

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