So you just planned your first overlanding trip, or maybe you're an expert but you want to learn more about how to safely secure your gear. Well, you've definitely found the right place to answer all those burning questions.
As the number one unwritten overlanding rule: SECURE YOUR BELONGINGS.
Now, what is Overlanding? Well, think about this, imagine opening your eyes to a breathtaking sunrise while you’re overlooking the Rocky Mountains from a rooftop tent.
With no care in the world and the best view you can get, overlanding travel is where the journey represents the principle goal, not the destination.
It’s when you depend on your instincts to travel to remote areas and tour through rough terrains with the use of a mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks).
It is built upon the spirit of adventure and self-reliance - the idea of travelling into the wilderness, carrying only the essential gear for whatever you expect to encounter.
Preparation is key for a gratifying overlanding trip. As the famous Benjamin Franklin quote goes,
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
These are definitely words to live by when you're an overlander.
Before heading off, it is always important to check if you know how to secure your tie-down straps so you don't have any hiccups along the way. If you need any help, this article on How to Tie Luggage Down with Roof Rack Straps will keep you feeling confident.
After reading our blog about Backpack Straps in which you learned how to attach a load to the outside of your backpack and our article on how to secure your gear on a roof rack, we are going to delve into the overlanding journey.
What truly separates overlanding from camping, is the role your transportation plays in the adventure. Alexander the Great had his stallion, Lewis and Clark had their canoes, and NASA had its Apollo 11. Similarly, many overlanders rely on trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, full-size vans and more!
With planning a trip such as this, your mindset is far more important than your gear and equipment. Make no mistake: overlanding is hard work, and you’re often faced with extreme temperatures and a few bumps along the way. Always start with the basics when planning what to take.
This WRAPTIE™ made checklist will give you a great starting point for the supplies you will need to start your overlanding journey!
It is quite often an overland traveller will use lashing straps to secure their belongings onto their vehicle. However, when you put some thought into it, is it really the best method for your journey?
Think about it this way…
To learn more, watch our YouTube video below on avoiding these tricks!
Step aside lashing straps, there’s now a newer and swifter way to stay secured while you go on those overlanding trips. Nobody wants to worry about their vehicle getting damaged or of the security of their belongings while they’re trenching through those rough roads and trails.
Let's get into it...
WRAPTIE™ also uses an industrial-strength elasticated webbing for security and is rated to 50kg each strap.
Don’t worry, we’ll definitely keep you secured!
Once you’ve got this down, go ahead and plan that next adventure. Whether it’s hiking through the Appalachian Trail or kayaking on the Na Pali Coast, you’ll be ready to tackle any situation.
Need some help deciding on your next trip? Why not check out the Mongol Rally, you definitely won’t regret it (I know I sure haven’t).
Let us know how your #Wraptiestraps moment goes on our Instagram page!
Find your passion in overlanding the great outdoors. 🚵♂️
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There are many ways to transport your board (maybe correctly, questionably, or illegally) but having a roof rack is undoubtedly the best option, at least safety-wise. If you do not have one yet, do consider installing one for for the sake of everyone’s safety, to maintain the condition of your board, and for your peace of mind. To secure your surfboard to your roof rack, you will only need WRAPTIE™.
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