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I see some of you are setup for overland/off road adventuring. Just wondering what you would recommend to purchase for the vehicle and gear to take along. I understand the TH is a very capable vehicle and I have yet to test it out for myself but I still would like a build/gear inventory that would make it through the same trails the wranglers, 4runners, fj's etc are hitting if that's possible. You know, minus the ones that require a good lift.

Also, how do you guys find trails? Internet searching or you just stumble upon them?
 

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As far as a gear lift you might try consulting @Mudman1, @myfirstcherokee or even myself. The 3 of us have built essentially over landing rigs but for various uses. Mudman1 goes on adventures with his custom made trailer, MFC has built a massive little rig and I storm chase with mine.

First aid kit, jumper cables, winch(s), recovery gear, onboard water, air compressor, rock rails, roof rack, hi lift jack, axe, shovel, sleeping system, tent system, etc. The list of supplies will depend on what you plan on doing.


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As @Len1304 stated, the list can become large, space consuming and expensive. It would be impossible for me to pack my Jeep alone with what I take out on camping trips, due to the limited space and allowing my dog to use the back seat. I use my trailer to haul the 95% of gear I take. I like what @myfirstcherokee is doing to his, but it is beyond my usual needs and out of my budget. An example is he is doing on-board water. I have various water containers I can use, depending on the situation. I also have a solar shower, filters and such. My cooler I take is 27 lbs empty (Icehole M60 cooler) and would not leave any space if I packed it in the Jeep. I have sensitive ears due to tinnitus so a roof rack is out of the question for me. Both of the aforementioned members have them.

Bottom line, you have to evaluate your needs. I have warmer summers and rather cold winters. So climate impacts how and what I pack the majority of the time, and no single solution works year-round. Good luck.
 
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As @Len1304 stated, the list can become large, space consuming and expensive. It would be impossible for me to pack my Jeep alone with what I take out on camping trips, due to the limited space and allowing my dog to use the back seat. I use my trailer to haul the 95% of gear I take. I like what @myfirstcherokee is doing to his, but it is beyond my usual needs and out of my budget. An example is he is doing on-board water. I have various water containers I can use, depending on the situation. I also have a solar shower, filters and such. My cooler I take is 27 lbs empty (Icehole M60 cooler) and would not leave any space if I packed it in the Jeep. I have sensitive ears due to tinnitus so a roof rack is out of the question for me. Both of the aforementioned members have them.

Bottom line, you have to evaluate your needs. I have warmer summers and rather cold winters. So climate impacts how and what I pack the majority of the time, and no single solution works year-round. Good luck.


Lol my hearing aid helps counter act my tinnitus.


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For just extensive off roading:

I've got a 50 pound locking box I only take on off roading trips. It includes a winch recovery bag, a spare parts bag, a tool bag, and an air compressor. A 2 gallon Rotopax water container is usually next to the box. I would like a chain saw, but space is limited.

I've also got a 20 pound "Get Home Bag" with enough supplies to walk for a day or spend the night wherever I end up. This bag is always in the Trailhawk.

For communication, I've got a Yaesu FT-2DR ham radio with a roof mounted antenna. I'll usually have the local area repeaters pre programmed in case of emergency.

This doesn't leave much room for much overlanding gear, unless the seats are folded down and it's a two person trip.
 

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So what is it if you use a camping trailer from utility to travel trailer that is set up to go off road? Len and I have a Baja addition with more clearance and underside protection. A few have off road utility trailers that carry the gear. Is this over landing or glam camping?
 

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As much as I would love to drop every responsibility I have and travel the world with only my vehicle to rely on, I can't....for now. I'm only 24. The extent of my travels will be a week or weekend every few months. I understand that's not exactly "overlanding" but I would still like my vehicle and gear to be close to that standard.
 

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As a newer person to Overlanding myself, i have found it very helpful with locating a local overlanding group with a website. It is nice to see who shares the same interest of overlanding around you and if you want, get in touch with them.
 
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