When you’re planning an outback adventure, you need to be prepared and ready for anything that can possibly go wrong. It’s not enough to simply think that you’ve got a winch and a couple of snatch straps either, if you don’t know how to use them! That said, even when you’ve got all the gear and are well-versed in the ways of outback 4WD rescue, there’s still plenty that can go wrong. Watch the video below which reveals how two outback experts make their way through what is probably one of the craziest outback rescues ever! It just goes to show that even when you’re an expert and have all the best tools, the outback is unpredictable and you need to be ready for anything!
Four-wheel drive vehicle
This might be a bit of a no-brainer, but one critical thing that you are going to need for any outback adventure in Australia is a good 4WD car. You’ll need it for the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, the corrugated roads of the Strzelecki Track, the flooded creeks of the Top End and the harsh and unyielding heat of the outback. If you like your vehicle to be comfortable as well as hardy, you can consider a 4WD conversion, with Toyota coaster conversions being a very popular option for many outback-faring people.
Good mechanical knowledge
When you’re setting out into the great unknown with just you, your family or your friends, you’re going to need to know how to get yourself out of trouble, if you happen to get into any. Good basic working knowledge of how to fix your vehicle would be a great place to start, so why not check out a local mechanic’s course in your area if you’re considering an adventure into the outback? It’ll be a handy skill to have regardless.
As you will have seen in the video – having the right gear to do a rescue is so important for the outback. If you get bogged, you’re often three days from the nearest person who can help you, so you need to be able to help yourself. Snatch straps, winches and a good bullbar and roll cage on your vehicle will go a long way towards ensuring that you are safe and ready to go.
Plenty of petrol and water
In the outback, service stations don’t pop up all that often so it’s vital that you have jerrycans of fuel and water – as much as you can carry (or need to carry) so that if something goes wrong, you’re able to fill up and stay hydrated. You’ll be well served with a reserve fuel tank on your 4WD as well, as it allows you to carry twice the amount of fuel as usual.
A good, patient attitude
When you’re driving through the outback, life happens a little slower at times, so it pays to have a good, relaxed attitude about the journey and to take your time with things. Not rushing is key to ensuring that you stay safe, so make sure you keep your head screwed on right and you’ll have a great time.
Get in touch with us at Enduroco on 1300 493 493 for any of your four wheel drive conversion needs and make your outback adventure dreams a reality today!