Harry Fisher from Fire to Fork has is an expert in setting up a vehicle for touring – mainly because of the mistakes he’s made along the way before getting to where he is now! One of Harry’s big tips is about water storage. For starters, it’s important to have enough water with you and then a backup supply. Harry uses 20L “bladders” to carry water, which is better than the old-fashioned jerry can. He also has installed 9metre long hoses in the back of his vehicle to make accessing water – and air – so much easier!
TIPS FOR VEHICLE STORAGE
When you’re planning a big adventure with the family, or even if you just like to go on short camp trips, you’ll want to set up your car to make the most of the storage space. Mark LeCras is giving us his tips on how he has set up his car with everything they need for travel.
ALL ABOUT AWNINGS
If you’re setting up your vehicle for camping and travel, you will have considered installing awnings. Harry Fisher has one simple but important tip when you install an awning that will make sure you get it right – or left actually! Get your awning on the left side of your car because if you have to stop on the side of the road, you want to pull out your awning away from the road.
CAMPING WITH KIDS
You could take your kids on holiday to a nice caravan park – or you could take them to the outback and give them a real Aussie experience! Ronny Dahl has some great tips for outback camping with kids that will make your next trip easier.
CAMPING WITH YOUR FURRY FRIEND!
When camping with your dog there are many tricks that can help you and your furry friend to have the best outback experience possible. Harry and Fred are frequent campers and love the outdoors. Harry has some excellent tips for travelling with your dog to make sure your next adventure is more comfortable.
AVOID A TYRE DISASTER
Ronny Dahl has plenty of experience when it comes to 4wd tyres, and says the
most common issue you get when 4wdriving along remote tracks is stakes in your tyres. The side walls of the tyre are exposed and vulnerable, so you need to make sure your tyre is tough enough to stand up. This is why mud terrain or all terrain tyres are essential when going offroad. Ronny uses Maxxis RAZRs which offer extra protection on the your side wall of your tyre to avoid getting annihilated by stakes!
BASIC CAMP SET UP
What do you need in your basic camp set up? From the trust billy can, to a basic kitchen set up, water storage and tools, Ronny Dahl has advice on what are the basics you want to have every time you go out camping.
ROOF RACK PACKING
Ronny Dahl answers all the big questions about packing your roof rack. What can your roof load handle, and what rack suits your vehicle? What gear can you pack and how do you secure it all down? From trial and error over the years, Ronny is an expert on roof rack packing!
USING UHF RADIOS
Ronny has the lowdown on UHF radios. There’s different types for different uses, and all equally important when you’re travelling in remote Australia. Ronny’s big tip is also the importance of your antenna placement on your vehicle – don’t want to get that wrong!
Mark has learned a thing or two while out on the road towing a family caravan. He recommends a safety tow hitch that’s going to help keep the van stable when travelling. He’s also happy that he installed the “stone stomper” under the van that stops big rocks from damaging the vehicle, and of course the best investment was attaching an outdoor shower to keep the van – and the kids – clean!
ESSENTIAL SPARE PARTS
When you’re heading out bush, it’s not a bad idea to be prepared. Ronny has his tips on a few essential spare parts that he always has in his vehicle, just in case you run in to trouble.
FISHING TACKLE BASICS
If you’ve always wanted to get into fishing but don’t know where to start, Jade has some top tips on the basics everyone needs in their tackle box!