What’s in your overland tool kit? Every off-grid capable rig needs to have a tool kit capable of handling most repair needs on the trail. The kit is going to be vehicle dependent, so you need to do a bit of research on the basic tool requirements for the make and model of your vehicle.
We highly recommend a tool roll because of the compact size you can achieve when space is at a premium. There are many options for tool rolls and a wide range of price points. This type of gear fell into our ‘buy once/cry once’ category, and we went with a heavy duty waxed canvas roll by Adventure Tool Company.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! We put together a supply checklist for what we carry in our 1996 Toyota FZJ80 Land Cruiser. The tools listed (though specific) will get you on the right track to putting together your own efficient tool kit.
Again, research your specific overland/off-road make and model of vehicle to make sure you have covered the basics. (The forums are a great place to start asking specific questions.)
The list covers the following:
- Electric supplies
- Hand Tools
Register and log in to the Overland Bound site to download the checklist here:
Adventure is best when properly planned! Let us know your trail repair experiences and advice in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!