Australia is a continent that has unlimited options when it comes to adventures. With tons of ocean shores, mountains, forests, deserts, and fields, it’s the perfect place to experience everything. It has an amazingly rich animal kingdom, making it both exciting and dangerous.
When you think of an adventure, that’s exactly what you’re thinking of. However, don’t let the slight possibility of an injury or an animal bite prevent you from enjoying yourself. A mix of pleasure and a pinch of danger makes a great adventure.
If you choose to go into the great outdoors by vehicle, you need to be fully prepared. Missing something may put you in a position to call someone for help, and when you’re in the wilderness, help may not be easily available. You need to be fully prepared for this kind of challenge.
In this article, we’re sharing a couple of tips to help you spend a couple of days in the great outdoors with your UTE and have the most fun possible. Follow up if you want to know how to prepare yourself for an adventure with your UTE.
1. Check the car and make sure it works flawlessly
Before going anywhere, make sure the car works flawlessly. You don’t want to experience mechanical problems in the middle of nowhere. A flat tire and not having an extra in the back to change it means you’ll be stuck there for days. There’s no help in the wilderness as there is in the city.
If you’re not skilled enough, it’s best to take it to a professional mechanic. Someone who will be skilled and experienced in checking for issues. If there is a problem, they’ll fix it and explain what was wrong. You will be eligible for going on the road only when they get the job done. Never go on the road if your car is not fully prepared.
2. Install a canopy toolbox
A good Aussie toolbox is highly valuable for any adventure. The possibilities it provides are endless. You can use it as a safe storage place for all items you’re carrying, including the camp tent, food, supplies, and other stuff. You can store not only tools inside but anything else that will be helpful for your trip.
Some people love turning these toolboxes into remote bedrooms. Instead of keeping the supplies inside, they create a bedroom and sleep inside when they are somewhere in nature. If done right, these toolboxes can be truly special. You get a transportation device and a remote hotel at the same time.
3. Pack all the essentials
You may be terribly wrong if you think you can buy groceries, meat, or beverages somewhere. Instead of relying on stores on the road, you should pack everything you need at home. Plan the time and the food supplies before taking off, and make sure you follow the plan.
You should also think about what you will do while in nature. If you’re spending a couple of days and sleeping in hotels, you need nothing, but if you’re planning to camp for five days, you surely need enough food and everything else.
4. Don’t forget extra gas and freshwater canisters
To get to one place, you need enough gas. Luckily, Australia is well-connected, and you’ll find gas stations everywhere along the way. However, those not often visited parts will not have enough infrastructure, meaning there will not be enough gas stations to fill your tank and get where you’re going.
Although it’s wise to plan the trip perfectly, you still need to know that taking precautions is of utmost importance. Always carry extra canisters with gas, but also pack extra freshwater bottles that will keep you hydrated if you spend more time in nature.
5. Place the first-aid kit in a visible place
Although Australia is exciting, it is also extremely dangerous. We already mentioned this, and it’s never enough talking about it. Carrying a first-aid kit is not optional; you need to have it on you at all times. Keep it in a visible place and always know where it is if something unexpected happens.
Some UTE owners will install undertray toolboxes and trundle drawers specifically for the first-aid kit. When it’s under the trey, it’s easily accessible, and you always know where to find it. Do everything with care, but also enjoy. If something unwanted happens, you’ll know where the first-aid kit is.
These are some of the most valuable tips for going on a trip with your UTE. Before taking off, it’s essential to check the engine, the oil, and the wheels. If everything seems great, it’s then time to prepare the supplies, pack the extra gas and freshwater, and handle all the other points. If you’re fully prepared, you’ll surely enjoy it.