Vehicle Needs

Currently looking at both the Suzuki Samurai and the Suzuki Sidekick. Once we find a reasonable option we will buy a vehicle. Amazing gas mileage, fuels our need to have LESS things, and small enough to travel on single track trails. We’re looking to do a lightweight overland adventure on a budget.

Later on I will include a list of parts and gear that will be needed for the vehicle, I also intend on writing an article about me building a roof rack for the vehicle.



  • New tires including 1 spare
  • Puncture Repair Kit
  • Compressor or pump (Don’t buy a small pump. It won’t inflate a 4×4 tyre!)
  • Warning Triangles (x2) and High Visibility Jackets
  • Spare Fuses
  • Spare Bulbs
  • Tow rope or strop
  • Shovel
  • Spanners and tools
  • Spare Oils and fluids
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Duct Tape
  • Exhaust Bandage
  • Medical grade fast setting glue (such as Super Glue) for bush repairs but also to repair you!
  • Radiator Hoses
  • Auxiliary Drive Belt
  • Fan Belt
  • Jump Leads
  • Spare keys

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sean says:

    Hand crank winch. Don’t know how good those trails are kept, or how bad they get in the rain.


    1. Arrowswest says:

      Thanks Sean! I know some of the trails get washed out for sure. I’ve been looking into a hilift jack with a self recovery kit. Sort of like a hand winch.


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