A life exploring the backwoods or trailblazing off the beaten path isn’t a life for everyone. While some people see the prospect of being one with nature and completely unplugged from society completely thrilling and a real reason to live life, others don’t quite get the draw.
If you’re one of those people who loves camping, roughing it in the uncharted wilderness, and driving your vehicle on unpaved and dangerous terrain, there are several necessities you’ll need to make sure your off road adventures are a success. It’s often that you will find yourself in precarious situations, but with the right advice and supplies, you’ll have experiences you won’t be able to compare with anything else in this world.
A Reliable Vehicle
Chances are good that you’re not going to want to be trekking on foot across the Alaskan wilderness or someplace like it. An essential in living an off-road life is a reliable vehicle that is going to go the distance with you.
This will ensure that you can bring as much gear as you need, but be mindful of the fact that you will need to account for fuel and other things that go along with bringing a vehicle. More often than not, your vehicle is going to be your survival tool. It will supply everything you need from a light source, to power, to shelter from the elements.
Good Sleeping Arrangements
The last thing that anyone really wants to do is set up camp in the jungle or a wild forest somewhere and be sleeping on the cold, hard ground, or amongst the critters and wild beasts. There is so much advanced camping gear out there that it’s really pretty unnecessary to have to pitch a complicated tent every time you stop for the night.
Consider getting a tent that is attached to the top of your vehicle and just folds out when you need it to. Not only will you be off the ground, you’ll be suspended and far away from any animals lurking about looking to stir up trouble.
Though some people are loners and really enjoy being out in the wild alone, nobody wants to end up like the guy from Into the Wild. Even if you enjoy being alone, chances are good that you’ll get lonely or get yourself in a situation where you wish you would’ve had the safety of a pack.
The open wilderness is headstrong, risky, and strikes when you least expect it to. Bring a buddy with you to keep yourself safe. It’s always better to have somebody to share adventures with. It’s awfully lonely when it’s just you and the stars and hundreds or thousands of miles of undeveloped bush.