1. First Aid Kit
A comprehensive first aid kit should include bandages, adhesive plasters and strips of varying sizes, triangular bandages, gauze dressings, sterile wipes, antibacterial ointment or cream, antiseptic solution or wipes, burn treatment solutions and dressings, eye wash solution and a thermometer.
2. Emergency Tools
This should include a multi-tool with an assortment of blades and other tools, a flashlight or headlamp for nighttime navigation, jumper cables in case of dead batteries, tow straps, bungee cords and wrenches for vehicle repairs.
Maps are essential for any overland adventure. Have physical maps ready to refer to as well as digital versions on your phone to navigate by GPS. Consider investing in a GPS device that is specifically designed for off-road use if you plan on doing any remote exploring.
4. Vehicle Repair Parts and Tools
Bring spare parts such as spark plugs, oil filters, fan belt, radiator hose etc., along with the necessary tools to do roadside repairs.
5. Camping Gear
To make the most of your outdoor camping experience, remember to bring along a trusty tent for shelter and warmth during those chilly nights. Pack sleeping bags and pillows for extra comfort, as well as tarpaulin or an awning if you're looking for some shade from the sun. You'll also need cooking gear such as pots/pans and utensils, eating ware like plates and cutlery, plus chairs/tables so that you can dine in style.
6. Safety Equipment
Safety equipment should include fire extinguishers, warning triangles or flares in case of breakdowns on the road, extra fuel canisters in case of running low during lengthy trips, car jacks for easier repair work outside of town limits and personal protective gear such as helmets when riding off-road vehicles.
7. Navigation Devices
To ensure your safety when adventuring away from the well-traveled path, bring a compass and handheld GPS device. Additionally, for peace of mind consider downloading offline maps of the region you will be exploring - just in case you experience an interruption in service or data depletion.
8. Food and Drinks for the Duration of Trip
Always bring enough food and drinks to last for several days, as well as snacks for during any hikes or sightseeing trips. Pack foods that are easy to prepare such as tinned meals, dried pasta/rice and jarred sauces, canned fruits/vegetables, energy bars etc.
9. Basic Clothing and Shoes
Pack clothes suitable for all weather conditions; waterproof jacket and trousers, hats, gloves, t-shirts, shorts and a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
10. Personal Hygiene Items
Bring items for personal hygiene such as soap, toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, wet wipes, lip balm and hand sanitizer. Sunscreen is essential for any outdoor adventure to protect from UV rays. A first aid kit should also include insect repellent to keep away pesky bugs.