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A Short Guide To The Must-Haves On Your First Off-Road Adventure

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If you are one of those people that love to have a taste of good adventure now and then, then you should be aware of a few things before you go on your first off-road adventure. It requires serious driving skill and a well-maintained vehicle fitted with essential accessories to get through the trails easily on the off-road terrains. So keep on reading to know about things that will make your adventure a safe and fun one –

A well-maintained bicycle for an off-road trip

You need a well-maintained bicycle to smoothly ride on the narrow roads and sharp turns of the rugged terrain. It is also advised to carry a backpack consisting of essentials like water, food, a folded umbrella, a small air pump, road map, and medicines. You can also bring a travel blanket if you intend to take a long trip.

A well-maintained motorbike

You need a well-maintained dirt bike to enjoy the terrains and get your fair share of the adrenaline rush. Apart from a well-maintained bike, you need to carry essentials like a modest backpack that can carry water, camera,  energy bars, first aid box, a folded umbrella, mobile phone, ID proof, two different lighters, a spare dress, and a towel.

Must haves for a car

If you intend to enjoy the terrains using a car or jeep, then make sure that it is in top notch condition. Make sure that the vehicle has proper levels of brake fluids, power steering fluid, water for the wipers, and engine oil. You need to make sure that brakes are working normally and that the car has an appropriate amount of gas for the entire journey. IYou can also carry a car charging kit so that you can recharge your mobile phones and electronic gadgets on the way.

When going for an off-road adventure ensure that you carry a spare tyre filled with air, a jack, and a tool kit. You can also bring a rug or blanket to take the rest on the tree shades or to take a nap.

Those looking for an adventurous trip on snow-filled paths in the mountains can carry chains for the wheels. It provides a grip to the wheels and helps the car move forward smoothly. When going on an adventurous trip to an isolated place, it is advised to travel with at least one other person in the vehicle. You need to load the essentials uniformly in the car. Even distribution of the load keeps the car in a stable position and helps it to move smoothly on the road.

Good quality headlights with focused beam are vital for driving, and it saves lives. It is suggested to equip your vehicle with flashlights for improved visibility. You can also consider the latest LED headlights to save power.  Off-road fog lights are vital for better illumination in dust clouds, rainy season, snowfall, and fog. They help other drivers to recognize your vehicle and so can prevent accidents easily. However, ensure that you use them only in hazardous weather conditions and fog, as otherwise, they can turn out to be a nuisance to the other drivers.

Bonus advise –

You are encouraged to drive slowly on the narrow paths. Also, ensure that you do not disturb the wildlife if traveling in remote areas. So, it is suggested not to blow horn unless it is required. Also, do not drive faster than the suggested speed limits (if any). It is also advised to drive on the established paths to prevent erosion of the soil and to reduce wear and tear of the tyres. Also, when driving the vehicle through a forest, make sure that the doors and windows are closed and locked securely.

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