It’s a sad truth that most vehicles with serious off-road capabilities stay on the road. For those who are ready to take your off-road machine onto a real trail and getting a little mud on the tires, here is a video with tips to get you started. In part 2 of “Essential Off-Roading Tips for Newbies”, Tommy delivers the remaining five off-roading tips for beginners who are ready to leave the pavement behind. To watch part 1, click HERE.
Keep in mind that this is just an introduction and not a comprehensive tutorial on rock crawling. Remember, the most important elements of a successful off-road adventure are safety and preparation.
We recommend you take along the following essentials before beginning any off-road adventures:
- Full tank of gas
- Tow rope rated strong enough to pull your vehicle
- Spare tire and everything needed to change it out in the field
- Portable air compressor
- Navigational aids – GPS, physical maps, compass
- First aid kit
- Mobile phone
Suggested extra equipment that could come in handy:
- High lift jack
- Vehicle mounted winch
- Spare tanks of water (for radiator) and fuel
- Two way radios for communication between you and your off road buddies
- Fire extinguishers