Setting up your truck for overlanding is half the battle. You yourself will need the right equipment and provisions to ensure you will have a good experience in your adventure. You need to make sure that you have what you need to survive and to take care of yourself in the case of an emergency.
Provisions: Overlanding will lead you through long trails and remote locations. Fishing, hunting, and foraging for food are all in the same category as stumbling across a fast food joint or superstore for restocking on rations.
You will need to bring food, drinks, toiletries, and utensils. You should head into this adventure understanding that all you will have to survive is what you stock in your truck. So be sure to bring a well-stocked cooler and bins with other needed supplies such as warm dry clothes, toiletries, and everything needed to set up a small campfire.
Safety: You will be in remote locations when overlanding. Help will not be there within a few minutes if things go wrong. You will want to make sure that you have everything you need in case that things go south. An extensive store of first aid equipment is just a start.
Cell service cannot be depended on, so a satellite phone or a radio will also go a long way. Investment in satellite safety devices such as a SPOT are crucial. Personal protection should also be considered. It is not mandatory but overnight stays in the wild can take negative turns – especially wild animals. Being proactive is key to the safety of you and your family/friends.