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An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

By Jsbdsl @jonnyblair

The Australian outback is an awe inspiring place, but it should not be taken lightly. You will encounter vast expanses of fairly desolate land. You may also come into contact with some dangerous creatures. Of course, you should not let this put you off exploring the outback; it’s an incredible place.

An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

You just need to make sure that you are properly prepared for your trip. This helps to stop you getting into trouble in an area where help may not be close at hand. Here are some tips to help you survive a journey through the outback.

Make sure your vehicle is full roadworthy

Never take any chances with a vehicle you are about to drive through the outback. You need to make sure that it’s fully serviced, including new oil, brake pads and wipers, where necessary. If you need new tyres for your vehicle, check out tyrecompare.com.au, where you can find a good deal. Remember that you also need to ensure that your tire pressures are as they should be.

An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

Take petrol, oil and water

Making sure that your vehicle is roadworthy is not the end of the story. You also need to ensure that you have what you need to keep it that way. Take water, oil and petrol with you, as you will not come across many petrol stations in the outback.

Forget about Google Maps

How many times do you use Google to find a destination that you are not familiar with? You can forget about doing this in the outback, because you will not have access to Google, or any of the social media sites that you may usually rely on. You need to invest in a good GPS system and the best outback maps available.

An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

An Outback Road Trip – How to Survive

Keep things cool

Let’s face it; you are going to be miserable if everything you eat or drink is warm. Do not forget to invest in a plug-in cooler, to take with you on your journey.

Protect yourself against the sun

You are not going to have a lot of natural protection against the sun in the outback. You need to find a pair of reliable sunglasses, to protect your eyes against the sun while you are driving. You should also take a hat, and a ton of sunscreen. Do not forget to use sunscreen while you are in the vehicle, otherwise that arm which is resting on the open window is likely to fry.

Be prepared for a solitary existence

One of the most important things to remember, when you set off into the outback, is that you are going to be on your own for a lot of the time. This may seem like a good thing, if you want to escape from the madness of city life. But, you may not see anyone else for days; are you prepared for this?

Hopefully, we have given you some tips to help you prepare for your journey. Once you have completed your preparation, all that remains is for you to head off, and enjoy the trip.

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