The off-road trailer and camping checklist
Whether you are heading out on the trails for a day, or are planning a more extended adventure trip this time around, there are plenty of things you should make sure you pack. This will help you fully enjoy your camping and off-road experience without regrets. We have compiled a short list of things you should stow in your off-road trailer to make that next camping trip safe and fun.
Perhaps the first thing any off-road trailer should be packed with is the camping tent. With the increase in popularity of overland adventure travel, there are several shelter options for camping off-road. For example, some new designs incorporate tents into the bed of pick-up trucks. They fold out and rest on the bonnet of 4×4 vehicles – think along the lines of rooftop tents. There are also many options for pure traditionalists; standard ground tents suffice, but just ensure that your tent in proper working order before the trip. Otherwise, you might be camping under the stars unintentionally.
Another thing to keep in mind is water. This might not appear as high on the priority list as shelter and food, but if some sort of disaster should strike, people can survive without food and shelter for far longer in a warm country like South Africa than they can without water. Always pack enough water of everyone in the group. In fact, squeeze in a little extra water in your off-road trailer, even if you do not think you will need it.
Pack an emergency first-aid kit into your off-road trailer
When camping and off-roading, it is always important to be prepared for any emergencies that may arise. Let us all accept the fact that no one ever anticipates an emergency, but that is the nature of the beast. If you did anticipate an emergency, then it would not really be called one, would it? However, you still need to be prepared for the unthinkable happenstance, otherwise you might be caught off guard. And that can make for a calamity when you are off the beaten track and away from many of the modern conveniences we take for granted today.
Buy rugged off-road trailers from Echo 4×4 Centre
We have been supplying South Africans from all walks of life with great quality and durable, rugged off-road caravans and trailers for many years. In fact, we were one of the first pioneers of the outdoor lifestyle products category in South Africa, a title we wear with pride. Since our inception, we have helped thousands of off-road enthusiasts and adventure-seekers access the fun and essential accessories and equipment they need to make the most of their off-road adventures. Thanks to our large buying power, we are also able to keep our rates competitively low. This ensures as many people as possible can access the great quality equipment needed to make the most of their off-roading trips.
Visit our complete lifestyle centre where you can enjoy a coffee or lunch as you browse our off-road adventure stock on display. We look forward to welcoming you, and cannot wait to show you what exciting products we have to address your off-roading needs.