Having a well-prepared pack of off-roading necessities will guarantee you're ready for any circumstance, whether you're riding for a day or a week. Not only do we take pleasure in producing the world's most capable off-road vehicles, but we also want to make sure you have everything you need to make your off-road adventure as safe, fun, and memorable as possible. These off-road riding advice will help ATV, UTV, and side-by-side riders of all skill levels, from simple trail-side repairs to ATV first-aid or UTV emergency kits to survival packs.
What tools do you require for an off-road vehicle?
There are essential tools for any off-road vehicle, ranging from an utilitarian ATV to a sport side-by-side and everything in between. To begin, go over your vehicle's owner's manual and familiarize yourself with important servicing items and fasteners. Add a specific tool to your off-road vehicle's toolbox if it's needed for a potentially dangerous repair area. Aside from that, your ATV or SxS UTV tool kit should be versatile enough to help you with a variety of tasks. The following things are recommended as must-haves in your kit: Offroad Living solar blanket, duct tape, jumper cables, rope or parachute cord.
It's a no-brainer to have basic wrenches and screw drivers on hand in case of mechanical problems or modifications on the trail. While you can never be prepared for every incident, having standard tools on hand may help you correct misaligned handlebars and controls, change a spark plug, remove a tire, or adjust the suspension.
A flashlight may be used to look for a dropped fastener deep within the nooks and crannies of your car, not just for repairs when the sun goes down. Finally, when riding off-road, flat or leaking tires are practically unavoidable. A puncture may be easily repaired, and you can go back on the trail with a tire plug kit.
Keep in mind that depending on your ATV or UTV and where you ride, each off-road tool kit will be unique. You'll very certainly come across more objects that you'd wish to incorporate with each voyage. Make a list and add to it as your ATV or SxS toolkit grows. As others turn to you to rescue the day on future trail rides, you'll become a trail hero.
What should an off-road emergency/recovery kit contain?
To begin, make sure you have a tow strap with you at all times. It can be used to haul a vehicle back to camp or to remove a vehicle. Using an auxiliary winch to secure your ATV or UTV provides versatility to your vehicle and may be used in a variety of ways beyond the ride. The expense of an auxiliary winch is definitely worth it when it comes to removing a car or repairing a tire.
Before you ride, check through the kit to make sure you know what you have and how to utilize it. Keeping a list of things to add as you acquire trail riding expertise is just as important as replenishing used, misplaced, or expired equipment.