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Preparing for a 500-Mile Off-Road Adventure
Posted on November 7, 2021
Getting your truck ready for an epic off-road expedition
We know because we are the same way. That is why, when we heard about a trail known as “The Pony Express,” we jumped at the chance to take on the 500-mile off-road challenge. Spanning from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Lake Tahoe, California, this route does not include any gas stations or food stops.
Outfitting Your Truck for an Overland Expedition
Off-Road Toyota Tacoma Suspension
Communication on the Trail
On-Board Air Compressor
Gear You Will Need for a Long Off-Road Adventure
Roam Rugged Cases come in multiple sizes, are weathertight, and include thoughtful features—like self-opening struts—that make life on the road easier. Whether you throw them in the truck bed or mount them to a roof box, the flexibility of storage solutions like these is invaluable.
Smaller but equally as versatile are the Front Runner Wolf Pack boxes. These are fantastic for vehicle travel, as they stack securely and offer incredible durability that can withstand any abuse the trail can dish out. We primarily use them for our cooking and cleaning supplies.
Overland Kitchen Gear
Expedition Water Storage
Fuel Storage for Off-Roading
From bug spray to toilet paper to somewhere to sleep, the list of essentials is long, and there are many other modifications you may want to make to your truck and items you might wish to pack before you embark on your off-road adventure. We hope the information above gives you a strong foundation on which to build, and more importantly, inspires you to go explore this beautiful world.
No matter how outfitted your truck or extensive your gear, the goal is to get out there and experience adventure in your way—just be prepared. For a more detailed look at how we got ready for our 500-mile off-road journey, check out the video. If you have a Tacoma—or are simply looking for some great camping gear—feel free to visit our website, as well. See you on the trail!