People don’t just buy Jeeps for groceries and weekend chores. A machine as tough as Jeep ought to take you places and there’s no better time than fall. No matter how great this season is for camping and off roading, wherever you go traversing those trails and tough terrains, you must be well-prepared.
The trouble won’t knock before halting your best day and things could become difficult out there, where there’s no rescue. If you’re planning to take your truck for an Overlanding or camping trip, you should keep these important Jeep off roading tips in mind to stay safe and tackle the challenges head-on.
Table of Contents
- The Best Jeep Off Roading Tips You Ought to Know
- Have an Off Road Recovery Kit Ready to Go
- Get an Early Morning Start
- Be Ready for Fog, Mist, Rain, and Snow
- Make Sure Your Jeep is Ready for the Trail
- Watch Out for Animals on the Trail
- Other Recommended Off Roading Gear
The Best Jeep Off Roading Tips You Ought to Know
Jeep owners are tough people but no matter how hardcore a person is, one shouldn’t take off road challenges lightly and be prepared for a rainy day. Follow our expert Jeep off roading tips and stay safe out there!
Have an Off Road Recovery Kit Ready to Go
As we mentioned earlier, one should never take off roading lightly as anything could go wrong. To be prepared for such circumstances, one must pack a rugged recovery kit in their Jeeps while embarking on an off road journey.
The Tackle Tuff Premium off road recovery kit is one such piece of equipment that’s got your back and helps you get out of any kind of trouble. Whether your Jeep gets stuck in the mud, skids off the trail, or entangled on rocky terrain, this kit will get you out in no time.
This versatile kit is as sturdy as your Jeep. It includes a 30-ton snatch block, two 30-ton shackles with a 60,000 lbs breaking strength capacity, a 30’ X 3” recovery strap, and an 8’ X 3” tree-saver strap. There’s even a pair of Kevlar-reinforced gloves to protect your hands while you work on recovering your vehicle.
All these items make sure that you have enough strength and surety to get out of trouble. They also come in a handy carry bag that doubles as a line dampener to increase the safety of your recovery efforts.
This kit has all the tools you need for a basic recovery to get yourself out of trouble or even help someone who needs a hand with their truck or SUV.
In the video above, I explain the best off road recovery gear to have with you. In it, I highlight the Tackle Tuff kit and explain why it’s such a valuable piece of off roading gear.
Get an Early Morning Start
When going on a trip on tough terrain, you ought to get a head start. The earlier you get out of the house, the more time you’ll have for exploration! Prepare well, start in pleasant weather, and have enough time for rescue if things go sideways.
Besides, early morning is the best time to see wildlife, so as you’re on the trail, you might have the opportunity to see wild animals up close and personal – certainly worth stopping for a moment and enjoying nature’s beauty!
Additionally, in the fall, early mornings provide easier passage on trails that heated up during the day and became a muddy mess. With cooler nighttime temperatures, the ground might freeze and give you easier passage down the trail.
Be Ready for Fog, Mist, Rain, and Snow
When taking your Jeep off roading, expect to get some fog, mist, or even rain, and be well-prepared for all that.
Before leaving your garage, check your car’s lights, fog lamps, wiper blades, and defoggers. Also, pack a puncture repair kit to address any difficulties with your Jeep’s tires.
If it’s the snow season, pack tire chains and adjust tire pressure accordingly. Of course, you should already have your recovery kit in the back, so you’ll be well-prepared for addressing any mishaps on the trail.
Make Sure Your Jeep is Ready for the Trail
The most important Jeep off roading tip is all about off roading and rugged trailing. By having your Jeep prepared for the trail, we mean that your truck must be mechanically prepared.
Check the engine, engine oil, brake pads and rotors, coilover springs, and other suspension parts. Inspect the exhaust system and have your tires ready, too. Also, get an air compressor, puncture repair kit, and some necessary fluids in the trunk, just to be safe.
It is also crucial to have a sound battery and your manual gearbox running perfectly. Get the clutch and gears checked before you hit the trail to ensure you have the best time.
Watch Out for Animals on the Trail
Safety and security of your vehicle and everybody on board are crucial and you must be very careful when off roading in your Jeep. Not just the road, you must also be vigilant when traversing that trail and watch out for animals who could pop up in your way and become a hazard.
We usually come across news where animals like moose, deer, and even felines appear out of nowhere on the trails and lead to serious accidents. Not only is it dangerous for you but could also hurt or even kill the animal.
Be watchful of your surroundings and be vigilant for wildlife on the trail. Stay safe, enjoy the scenery, and have a great time Jeep off roading!
Other Recommended Off Roading Gear