Visiting remote places and crossing difficult landscapes used to be a privilege of brave explorers who were ready to sacrifice everything up to their lives in order to witness the beauty of undiscovered parts of our planet. Nowadays, with the help of technology, it is easier than ever to walk (actually drive) their footsteps and enjoy everything that nature has to offer. All you need is a bit of adventuristic spirit and a good 4×4 car and you are ready to go. This is not to say you can’t make things even better. In this article, we will go through a couple of important additions to your four wheel drive which can significantly improve your experience and make it even more enjoyable.
You will need cool drinks. Cool drinks are cool.
Many of us are able to go into a 4×4 adventure only during summer, and summer often brings with it extreme temperatures. After hours of driving under the scorching hot sun, you will learn to fully appreciate the invention of the car fridge. Having chilled drinks at your disposal in the middle of proverbial nowhere is a luxury every 4×4 owner can afford. Just hop into the nearest 4×4 accessories shop available and choose the fridge which suits you best. You will not regret it.
Do not be a tool – bring a tool kit with you.
Speaking of things which are good to have with you on the road, here is one that you absolutely must have – a tool box with all the common tools you might need in the wild. Mechanics are extremely rare in desolate landscapes (some would even say non-existent), so if your car decides to give up on you there – you will be left with only the expertise of yourself and your travelling companions. Make sure your car repair skills have tools to express themselves – bring a tool box.
Locking differentials can make all the difference
When driving through muddy terrain, traction is your best friend. You will need all the traction you can get. Purchasing mud tires is a step in the right direction but tyres are sometimes simply not enough. Locking differentials can provide you with the boost which might just be enough to save you from getting stuck.
Install roof racks and see your storage space go through the roof
In order to better organize your available cargo space, consider compartmentalization of the back of your car with drawers. This will help you find everything you need as quickly as possible, however, you might lose the benefit of being able to store bulkier objects, such as bikes. Roof racks come to rescue – installing them is a breeze and they can be immensely useful on your trip.
And one last thing…
Never underestimate the power of nature to make things difficult for you. When you are driving comfortably in your “tower on wheels”, it is easy to forget you are still quite vulnerable. Preparedness is the most useful accessory you can bring to the trip.