Australia is known for its vast outback which has such a varying landscape that you could be in a lush rain forest one day and on large sand dunes the next. But how exactly do most people get there, how do people prepare for such a long and arduous task? Well there are many different things to consider, the vehicle for one you should have a 4WD for the trip. It’s a bad idea to go through the outback in an ordinary car since the dirt roads are simply too difficult for a 2WD vehicle. And even with a 4WD drive you’ll need a few modifications to ensure that your vehicle will be ready for every situation that you may come upon on your journey.

You’re going to need some protection for the chassis of your vehicle so a bull bar and a bonnet protector will have to be one of your first modifications. If you come upon bumpy and deep roads during the journey you’ll have an extra layer in front of your vehicle to protect it from any potential damage, it also protects your vehicle from animal attacks kangaroos are territorial and will attack vehicles if they enter their territory. Then you should look at the performance of your 4WD, it’ll need some improvement in that regard the first of which should be the replacement of the exhaust.

Replacing the stock exhaust of your vehicle should be your first priority because the stock is usually made of mild steel so after some time it will rust and degrade. An aftermarket outback exhaust specifically one that is aluminized which won’t corrode as opposed to steel exhausts. With an aftermarket exhaust you’re improving the air flow of the engine by letting it exhaust the gas more efficiently allowing the engine to operate with better performance. And with the outback exhaust system and outer protection your vehicle will be ready to tackle the rough roads of the outback. But even then you’ll need some recovery equipment just in case which brings us to the luggage.

This is the most important part of the preparation, you’re going to need some form of communication device and recovery equipment along with your standard supplies of food and water. A traction pad will help you get your vehicle out if it gets stuck, while the communication device is used to contact emergency services in the case of an emergency.