Top 10 Essential Off-Roading Tips for Newbies (Part 2 of 2) – DiffLock Ep. 8 [Video]

It’s a sad truth that most vehicles with serious off-road capabilities stay on the road. For those who are ready to take your off-road machine onto a real trail and getting a little mud on the tires, here is a video with tips to get you started. In part 2 of “Essential Off-Roading Tips for Newbies”, Tommy delivers the remaining five off-roading tips for beginners who are ready to leave the pavement behind. To watch part 1, click HERE.

Keep in mind that this is just an introduction and not a comprehensive tutorial on rock crawling. Remember, the most important elements of a successful off-road adventure are safety and preparation.

We recommend you take along the following essentials before beginning any off-road adventures:

  • Full tank of gas
  • Tow rope rated strong enough to pull your vehicle
  • Spare tire and everything needed to change it out in the field
  • Portable air compressor
  • Navigational aids – GPS, physical maps, compass
  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone

Suggested extra equipment that could come in handy:

  • High lift jack
  • Vehicle mounted winch
  • Shovel
  • Spare tanks of water (for radiator) and fuel
  • Two way radios for communication between you and your off road buddies
  • Fire extinguishers