What to pack on your Overland Adventure!

What to pack on your Overland Adventure!

As we write this, we are stuck in our office with our fleet parked and hoping the world is safe as we continue on through the Covid-19 Pandemic. The best way to clear our head during stressful times has always been to hit the open road, switch off our cell phones and reconnect with the great outdoors. 

Now obviously during these times, it is something we cant do, so instead we thought we would spend the time planning the best things to pack on your Overland Adventure with FarOut Wilderness. 

One of the joys about the tacoma, especially if you are traveling as a couple, is that it has plenty of room for all the creature comforts for camping. If you haven’t already, we went away on a trip to see how much you can fit into our rigs – 4 adults, 2 dogs and 1 baby later…its quite alot.

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What to buy: (Not included with the vehicle) 

  • Trash Bags
  • Insect Repellent
  • Wet wipes – always a good essentials
  • MSR Water Filter / Water tablets
  • Paper Towels
  • Personal First Aid Kit – there is a basic first aid kit with the vehicle, but you should also bring one that is specific to you with any medications you need.
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper  – the most important.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Laundry detergent


What to bring: (Personal)

  • Water proofs – Jacket and trousers
  • Thermal layers
  • Sun hat
  • Warm Hat
  • Scarf
  • Warm layers, fleece, jacket etc
  • Standard camping clothes
  • Walking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Sandals/Flip flops/ Thongs (Depending on your area of residence) 
  • Driving licence
  • Wallet
  • Pen/Pencil/Paper
  • Medications
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Towels
  • Power bank for your phones
  • Head torch
  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries
  • Pack of cards / travel games
  • Hiking bag
  • Day Bag
  • Camelback
  • Water bottles
  • Small sewing kit
  • Travel mugs
  • Safety Whistle

Dry goods: (Shopping list ideas)

  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Kidney Beans
  • Canned Chili
  • Dried or fresh Fruit
  • Canned Whole Tomatoes
  • Canned Tomato Paste
  • Energy Bars
  • Spaghetti Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hersey Bars
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers

 I think you should know what these are for

  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal

Dry goods: (Included with the vehicle)

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Herbs
  • Spices

But depending on your trip – you may want to pack additional supplies of these. 


Fresh food:

The vehicle comes with a fridge/freezer, which means you can treat yourself to proper milk and other items for the fridge for your road trip 🙂


What is already in the vehicle?

  • Roof top tent
  • Mattress
  • Pillows
  • Bedding
  • Rear mounted awning 
  • Side mounted LED camp lights 
  • 2x Camp chairs 
  • 1x camp table 
  • Cooking pot set (Sauce pans and frying pan)
  • Dining set (Bowls, Cups and Plates)
  • Cutlery set (Knives, forks and spoons)
  • Cooking utensils 
  • Tea pot
  • Coffee maker
  • Gas stove
  • Gas bottle and 1 free re-fill
  • Water storage 
  • 4×4 Recovery kit
  • Air compressor
  • Step ladder
  • Axe
  • Saw
  • Shovel
  • Tool kit
    • Spanners
    • Screw drivers
    • Pliers
    • Hammer
    • Fuses 
    • Bolts
    • Wrench 
    • Electrical Tape
  • Emergency kit
  • First aid kit 
  • GPS Tracking
  • Backroads Mapbook
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Fire Starters
  • Wood for 1 fire
  • Dish towels
  • Sponges


I hope this helps you put together an awesome packing list for your adventure. One very important note, only tick off your item once it is IN the vehicle, otherwise it will get left behind 🙂

Have fun planning your next adventure.