FAQ – What you need to know & what camping gear to take if you’re heading to Cape York

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Answer to Cape York’s 15 most frequent questions, and proof anyone can have the adventure of a lifetime!

There really is no place on earth that’s as ultimate a 4WD destination as Cape York. The place is a deadset stunner! You’ve got remoteness without being so remote that you need a fuel drop, you’ve got challenging 4WDing, absolutely breath-taking scenery, the type of fishing that would make a legend out of a beginner and the best part? The fact that tourist season, the cooler months of the Dry, are filled with 30°C days and 20°C nights while the rest of the country’s shivering through winter.

If you’re anything like us, the weeks and months before heading to a new destination are filled with making lists, packing, checking, re-packing, re-making lists and a million questions. It’s natural – you want to be covered for anything that could arise, but at the same time you don’t want to over-pack. Over-loading is the number one...

Fix Any Blowout – thanks to 4WDSupacentre’s range of Recovery Gear and 4WD Accessories

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REPAIRING ANY TYRE FAILURE IS DEAD SIMPLE WITH A LITTLE BUSH INGENUITY

Most of us do a lot to prevent tyre damage off-road, like lowering tyre pressures, but what about those accidental blow-outs like staking a sidewall, nail in the tread or rolling a tyre off the bead? Sure, you carry a spare, but multiple punctures on one section of track aren’t unheard of, so knowing how to deal with any problem is a must.

If you don’t have them already, including a Tyre Repair Kit, inner tubes (you can pick these up from your local tyre shop), a Kwiky Tyre Deflator, a  Read More

CAMPING MADE SIMPLE PART 3 OF 3 – Camping Accessories and Tips & Tricks from Adventure Kings

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The final part of our series of the very best tricks to make your camping experience better and simpler, from those who’ve spent years in the bush

EASIER TUCKER ON THE TRACKS!

Forget burnt snags – becoming a bush master chef is way easier than you think

TAKEAWAY TUCKER

If you’re not the Masterchef type, get some take away meals and Vacuum seal them with your Adventure Kings Vacuum sealer, then freeze them. You can even use some leftovers from home frozen and packed in the fridge. Defrost the satchels by placing them in your fridge which will also keep other food items cooler in the process. Imagine pulling up to camp, heading up a few leftover meals and then chucking out the containers ...

CAMPING MADE SIMPLE PART 2 OF 3 – MUST SEE TIPS & CAMPING ACCESSORIES FROM ADVENTURE KINGS

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Here’s part two of our 3 part series of the very best tricks to make your camping experience better and simpler!

DRINK LAST

As tempting as it is to get stuck into a few cold beers when you land at camp, delay the pleasure and get set up first. As an added bonus, it will that spur you on to get done quicker and more efficiently.

SHAUNO’S TIP

Duct tape! It sounds simple but keep a roll in the centre console. Fix broken tent poles and flys, position LED lights, repair chairs and tables, keep your over-talkative, Nissan-driving mate quiet, the works.

BONUS TIP

If you’re heading out in potentially wet conditions and still fancy a few beers by a roaring fire, then get yourself a plastic tub from your local hardware store and fill it with smaller bits of timber packed tightly along with some kindling. Once you reach a soggy campsite, you’ll be the camper w...

10 ESSENTIAL CAMPING ACCESSORIES YOU NEED IN YOUR CAMP SETUP

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We know our gear and without these top 10 bits of gear to take camping it wouldn’t be a proper trip!

CAMP OVEN

The humble Bedourie Camp Oven can account for a dozen bits of cooking gear and is a real jack-of-all-trades piece of kit. The lid can be used as a bush frypan, the base can boil water, cook rice, steam veggies as well as the usual raft of meals that can be cooked. If you’re looking to minimise your gear, then get familiar with your Bedourie!

CAST-IRON FRYPAN

Cast iron cookware’s the ultimate – bung it straight on the fire and you’ve got yourself a hot surface to cook tucker. An Read More

CAMPING MADE SIMPLE PART 1 OF 3

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Camping’s getting way too complicated for our likings. Here’s our 3 part series of the very best tricks to make your camping experience better and simpler, from those who’ve spent years in the bush

  • How to cut the camping gear you need to carry in half
  • Ways to win back space inside your 4WD
  • Simple tricks for making camping hassle-free
  • The best multi-use items to keep in your 4WD
  • How to save time, effort and money, and get out in the bush more!

Let’s face it – the lead up to, and getting home from camping trips can at times be a bit of a pain, even if you’re one of the lucky few who have those absolute dream rigs that are setup with every camping need already in place. As good as getting away for a night, a couple of days or even longer is, there’s always that that thought in the back of your mind that it’s gonna take hours to get everything unpacked at the end. Forgive us if we sound lazy, but camping’s ...

100 BUDGET DIY MODS PART 4 OF 4

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PART FOUR OF OUR SERIES FOR HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR 4WD IN A DAY

100 easy and essential DIY mods for under $100!

25 – AUTO-OFF HEADLIGHTS

COST: $10
TIME: 1 hour
DIFFICULTY 2/5
Use a multimeter to figure out which pin on your headlight relay powers up when you turn your headlights on, then use another relay triggered by accessories power to turn your headlight relay on. Run a switch to your dash to be able to cancel the auto-on headlights if you need to, and make sure to only add to any factory wiring, never replace so your lights can still operate like normal.

24 – PORTABLE CAMPING TOILET

COST: $70
TIME: None!
DIFFICULTY 1/5
Don’t wanna answer natures call out bush the traditional way? Get yourself an Adventure Kings Portable Camping Toilet and it will change the ...

100 BUDGET DIY MODS PART 3 OF 4

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PART THREE OF OUR FOUR PART SERIES FOR HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR 4WD IN A DAY

100 easy and essential DIY mods for under $100!

50 – SMARTER REAR CANOPY TABLE

COST $100
DIFFICULTY 2/5
TIME 2 hours
TOOLS Drill, circular saw, MIG welder
MATERIAL 20×20 square tube, 30×30 box tube, 12mm ply, screws, flatbar

METHOD

  1. Mark out where you want your table mount on your canopy.
  2. Weld the 30×30 tube to a piece of flat bar, then mount the flat bar on your canopy. This will be your bracket.
  3. Cut your table to size, and then mount it to the 20×20 tube offset so tube protrudes out of one side.
  4. Test fit your table; if you like you can secure the table to the mount with a small chain.

WHAT NOT TO DO
Don’t weld anything if you’re not sure how, get a mate who knows what he is doing to do that bit.

49 – MAP LIGHTS UP THE BACK

COST: ...

100 BUDGET DIY MODS PART 2 OF 4

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PART TWO OUR FOUR PART SERIES FOR HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR 4WD IN A DAY

100 easy and essential DIY mods for under $100!

74 – CANOPY ROOF STORAGE

COST: $50
TIME: 30 minutes
DIFFICULTY 2/5
Canopies offer a massive amount of space but for that extra storage, you can make a cargo net for the roof for next to nothing with some rope, mesh and cam buckles to attach it. It’s ideal for things like sleeping gear as it keeps it all out of the dirt in the back.

73 – TOUGH JERRY CAN BINS

COST: $70
TIME: 1 hour
DIFFICULTY 2/5
If you’ve got an old jerry can lying around that has a hole in it, or the lid has broken, cut the top off it and attach some hinges to one end and some latches to the other for a tough sealed bin, or extra storage.

72 – MOLLE POUCHES

COST: $20 per pouch
TIME: 5 minutes
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100 BUDGET DIY MODS PART 1 OF 4

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OUR FOUR PART SERIES FOR HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR 4WD IN A DAY

100 easy and essential DIY mods for under $100!

It’s in every red-blooded 4WDer’s DNA to give something a go yourself. Heck, half of us out there drive trucks around that we’re proud of because we built them in the shed with a few mates, a little bit of knowledge and a passion for 4WDs. Whether you’re a qualified mechanic with 20 years’ workshop experience, or a young fella who’s just got his hands on his very first 4WD, DIY projects are a sensational way to make your 4WD more capable and practical off-road.

We absolutely went to town to discover the best 100 DIY mods you can do that won’t break the bank. But not any old mod would do. We searched far and wide for those DIYs that are so epic, you get excited when you get to tell your mates about it for the first time – and even better, they get so excited that they want to do the same thing to their truck!

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