Ultimate Overlanding Gear Checklist

When overlanding, It's very important to have all the right gear for your own safety and to ensure you have a great trip.

So to help you with that and make your life a bit easier, we put together this checklist you can use anything you are going on an overlanding trip.

A printable version of this checklist is also available. Just enter your email below and we will send it to your inbox.

Overland Gear Checklist

  • Roof Top Tent or Ground Tent
  • Sleeping Bags / Sleeping Pads
  • Pillows
  • GPS and Paper Maps
  • Shovel
  • First Aid Kit
  • Storage Box
  • Cooler
  • Awning
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flash Lights
  • Duct Tape
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Towel
  • Spare Key
  • Toilet Paper


  • Jumper Cables
  • Spare Tire
  • Jack
  • Lug Wrench
  • Winch
  • Extra Gas with Fuel Can


  • 1-2 Gallons of Water
  • Water Filter / Water Purification Tablets (Optional)
  • Camp Stove
  • Energy Bar / Hard Candy (Carry Food That Lasts Long)
  • Lighters / Fire Starter Kit
  • Bowls / Plates
  • Thin Cutting Board
  • Cooking utensils


  • Pocket Knife
  • Firearm
  • Whistle
  • Rope
  • Sunscreen
  • Fishing Rod
  • Road Flare
  • Tactical Gloves
  • Binoculars


  • Hiking Boots
  • Rain Coat
  • Athletic Shorts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking Pants
  • Woolen Jackets
  • Socks
  • Beanies

That's it, folks! I hope you find this checklist very helpful when planning your next overlanding trip. If you think we have missed any gear on this list -- please leave a comment below and let us know.

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