After traveling nearly 15,000 miles through the Appalachian Mountains we've fine tuned our trucks to include equipment that simplifies life on the road. Items marked [ + ] come highly recommened as equipment essentials for your adventures away from home.
After all, filming on the run does not pair well with being unorganized and relying on gear you can't trust. Our expedition kit is an evolving machine and this list of equipment is gear we're testing and gear we use. As travel more, we'll learn. What we want isn't always what we need but every mile we travel brings us one step closer to preserving the moment and sharing our experiences with you.
NOTE: Prices subject to change without notice. For accurate pricing, select the corresponding product links.
The Discoverer STT PRO is Cooper’s most advanced, extreme tire to date! The Discoverer STT PRO provides exceptional traction and performance in some of the harshest terrains on Earth. The distinctive tread design and compound provide remarkable on the road performance without sacrificing off-road traction. 3-Ply Armor-Tek3, silica tread compound, aggressive 3-2 center rib design, side-biters and more, all wrapped up in Cooper’s advanced mud terrain tire. Push the Discoverer STT PRO to the limits and you’ll “discover” what your vehicle is truly capable of! *Pricing varies per dealer.
Packed with the features an ARB fridge/freezer is renowned for, and re-engineered to survive naked out in the elements, this latest fridge freezer is packed with unique features that not only protect and secure, but also make accessing your food and drinks even easier.
The ARB Essentials Recovery Kit includes everything the off-roader needs to get started. Whether it be a simple snatch recovery or a more serious winch recovery, the ARB Essentials Recovery Kit has what you need to get started.
Developed and extensively tested under the harshest conditions in Australia, these big bore, position sensitive bypass shock absorbers with remote reservoir are designed to bolt onto your vehicle without any vehicle modifications and combine considerable ride comfort around town with significant amounts of end-zone damping for exceptional chassis control and handling off road. Leaf springs pictured not included in price.
Toyota’s popular 2014+ 4Runner is the latest vehicle to receive the ARB Summit Bar treatment. While chassis mounts are based on the previous generation ARB Deluxe Bar mounts, the redesigned front sheet metal and bumper treatment on the SR5, Trail and TRD Pro model 4Runners required a complete new bar assembly to be designed and developed.
The ARB Intensity LED driving light is available in either spot or flood beam configuration and with 21 LEDs the performance packs a punch considering their size, while utilizing cutting edge technology and design.
The unique, patented design of the EZ deflator allows for removal of the valve core for rapid tire deflation, while also providing accurate pressure reading via the simple movement of a sliding valve.
Designed for quick and accurate tire inflation with an in-line gauge, the ARB Inflator can be fitted to ARB compressors with the US standard fitting, or the fitting can be removed and retrofitted with any air fitting using 1⁄4 NPT thread.
ARB's twin on-board compressor were designed to fill the market need for a compact sized yet high-volume compressed air source to suit the high volume airflow needs of most air powered tools, and also to suit the actuation and control needs of the ARB Air Locker, and the harsh and demanding environment of the ARB Air Locker user.
Designed and tested by ARB’s engineers to continue with the “Recovery Train” concept, the ARB Recovery Point has been designed and developed for fitment to the Toyota 4Runner.
ARB Skid Plates are just the thing for protecting you from challenging off-road terrain and unexpected obstacles that often cause most vehicle serious damage.
Constructed from premium sheet steel with a tapered wing design, this bumper has been crafted for optimum strength and improved approach angles. ARB’s unique airbag compatible mounting system ensures both occupant and vehicle safety. A hard wearing powder coat finish completes the look of this stylish new bumper.
You may venture off the grid, but you’re never out of reach – as long as you’re carrying an inReach Explorer+. These handheld satellite communicators are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to roam farther and experience more – without compromising their loved ones‘ peace of mind. From backcountry experiences to international adventures, inReach provides communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, on land, water or in the skies.
The TemboTusk Skottle is quite possibly the greatest cooking platform to hit the campsite since the camp fire. The skottle is a single surface, single burner cook stove. No pots, no pans, just cook. It's like cooking on a well seasoned cast iron skillet with a burner.
The DemerBox is acoustically tuned for incredible fidelity and punchy bass. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery will last up to 45 hours between charges. Its rugged, waterproof and made from a genuine Pelican Brand case. Includes battery charger, 3.5mm audio cable, port plug.
OutdoorX4 Magazine is a fully-independent overland adventure lifestyle publication focused not only on the vehicle but also utilizing the vehicle, whether a 4×4, two-wheels or by foot, as a means to get out and responsibly enjoy all forms of outdoor recreation.
Iron and Air seeks to tell those stories in a timeless publication that had been missing from our own coffee tables: a quarterly, heavy-stock, 114-page storyteller capturing the chase.
Brimming with insightful content, stunning photography and evocative writing, each 100-page volume of Ally + Grit magazine focuses on the unique interests of North American Land Rover enthusiasts.
The James Baroud Explorer hard shell, roof top tent offers a new way to look at camping and 4WD adventure holidays. With larger internal space the Explorer Evolution provides sleeping space for two adults and a child. In the event of hot weather, the design of the Explorer allows for air to circulate freely through the tent through the screened windows and openings.
The James Baroud Horizon Vision has set the bar for innovation and evolution with the first rooftop soft tent in the world with hydraulically assisted opening and closure.
The unique design of the Discovery Space Evolution combines the compact roof profile of the Discovery Evolution with the proven design of the Explorer Evolution. Now with 50-cms headroom at the front and 145-cms at the rear this James Baroud roof tent allows for an adult to sit upright at the rear of the tent, this increases the functionality of the tent.
Quite possibly the greatest innovation for interior cargo storage since the 12V fridge hit the adventure travel market. Minimal working parts and fluid function ensure this tilting fridge slide will last decades either inside your vehicle or out.
Alu-Cab prides itself on being canopy specialists. Their aluminum canopies are stronger than fibreglass and this fully recyclable metal doesn’t rust, weather or crack. The Explorer Canopy is fully customizable including several feet of aluminum tracks for accomadating a wide range of adventure accessories.
The Alu-Cab Shadow-Awning is a 270° awning that was built stronger, lighter and easier to handle than all the other awnings on the market. The best materials where chosen to produce this Alu-Cab canopy so that it would be fast to set up, easy to use and enjoy as well as fast to pull down and keep traveling.
Specifically engineered for the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Shortbed, this drawer system comes assembled and ready to install. Rear storage is maximized with wings that fill the gaps between the drawer and bed sides. The all weather designed includes a Line X coating and rubber gaskets to seal the drawers.
These 4Runner drawers utilize existing factory tie downs that secure it to your cargo area. The system comes complete and ready for a seamless install wihtout drilling. Wings magnetic mount to the drawer system and fill the space between the drawer and interior sides of your 4Runner. Locking mechanisms ensure valuable gear is secure on each of your adventures.
Unlike most roof racks, the Slimline II was designed and built specifically for off-road use. Manufactured with high density aluminum, the Front Runner Slimline II can withstand the stress of any adventure.
A sturdy, flexible, lightweight, large roof top storage bag that's ideal for fitting 2 Front Runner Wolf Pack boxes. Keep your storage dust and storm proof on your adventures into the unknown.
This gas bottle holder features openings for hoses and pipes for gas/propane stoves, geyser/water heaters, heaters and lamps. All attachments can remain fitted while mounted onto any Front Runner Rack tray.
This lightweight, sturdy full-sized camp table is ideal for food preparation, food serving, and gathering around for a sit down camp dinner. Features include a stainless steel top and black powder-coated aluminum frame.
These plastic compactly sized Wolf Pack storage boxes are easy to arrange in a cargo bed and vertical-sided to avoid wasted space. They stack securely for convenient storage in your vehicle thanks to the lids fitting neatly into the base of the box above it.
These off-road tough brackets securely mount the MaxTrax recovery device to the side profile of a Front Runner Slimline II Rack. Adjustable in height and angle to compliment various vehicle profiles.
The Toyota 4Runner rear bumper and tire carrier combo provides your truck with the added protection it needs to hit the toughest trails. The sturdy construction is specifically designed to increase departure angle and provide a solid surface to protect the body for when impacts happen.
The Bushmaster 2.0 rear bumper is specifically designed to be the premium offering for the 05-15 Toyota Tacomas. Its high clearance approach angles and rugged construction make this rear bumper a functional upgrade for overlanders.
Recovery is a dirty job and your equipment often pays the price, Blue Rige Overland Gear created this kit bag to solve all your problems. A vinyl coated liner and powder-coated grommet on the bottom enable airflow and drainage when your equipment needs to breathe.
The 4Runner Attic is made of mil-spec mesh and attaches to the grab handles with G-hooks. It can be clipped and unclipped as needed. Now you can store stuff in that vast space above your passenger's heads.
A necessity in any vehicle and Mountain State Overland's top choice for driver storage.
Getting your straps organized has never been easier. The Strap Bag attaches to a bull bar or roll cage. When you get stuck your straps are where you need them. No more fumbling around through piles of gear for the one thing that'll get you going again.
When keeping your backseat drivers/riders occupied with fun things to do requires lots of stuff. Now you need somewhere to store it all. This seatback panel accepts a wide range of pouches to keep your truck organized on the road.
MAXTRAX is best known for high visibilty and ease of use in almost any recovery situation. Just throw it down in front or behind your tire for traction or stack them for bridging. Sold with genuine Tell Tale leashes to help you pull them out of the rough stuff.
The Warn ZEON 10-S Platinum is built for those who push the limits-with double the durability, 20% faster line speed, and extreme IP68-rated waterproofing. The Advanced Wireless Remote controls not only the winch, but also the clutch and other accessories.
The Hi-Lift X-TREME jack is for the serious offroader offering the "top of the line" all-cast version with special features that include, charcoal metallic powder-coat finish, gold zinc-coated hardware and handle, and a special top winch-clamp-spreader attachment. A must for any lifted vehicle.
The innovative Fuel headlamp – designed to meet the widest range of applications while remaining small, lightweight and robust. With all of the touch points of the product being considered, the Fuel’s smart design fulfills technology’s promise of actually making our lives easier.
The Overland Machete was designed to fill the needs of overlanders and outdoors people who needed a trail tool that is quick to deploy and easy to use. Make quick work of all tasks and easily go back into the truck or on your hip, ready for its next mission.
The Remix is equipped with an asymmetrical single arm bracket, easily accessible battery door enclosure, and large push button switch. Combine these features with a simple & lightweight design and you have a headlamp built to perform in any environment.
Our go to camera of choice for video production and still photography and we've got 3 of them. The 5DMKIII is a favorite of millions of independent filmmakers and professional photographer. Its adaptablitiy to shooting environments and rugged design make it a perfect fit for adventure travel.
Video is only as interesting as its audio. More times than not poor audio can cost your a great clip. This Rode mic ensures we're capturing great audio. Witholding the details, simply said - buy the best mic you can.
This adapter installs between the rearview mirror and windshield glass and provides a permanent, solid mounting location for action cameras sold by GoPro and other manufacturers. It's an ideal solution for filming in cab content on the road.
Reach out and touch your truck from further down the road with this lens. The 70-200MM delivers eye-popping images at a distance. It's low light properties make it ideal for shooting at dusk and its built to be abused.
Quite possibly the most versatile Canon lens for run 'n gun filmmaking. Up close or at distance, this 24-105MM delivers. With image stability, a somewhat steady had can deliver smooth video recording.
Step your game up with the X5 lens from DJI. It's micro 4/3 sensor caputer motion images as if they were shot by a DSLR. Pair this lens with an Inspire (and a good drone pilot) and shoot Hollywood grade video.
If transformers we're real, you'd be a step ahead of the game with this flying camera. The Inspire 1 give our film productions some areial perspective and often help with fluid groud level shooting.
This marks the first year since we started filming that we'll be carrying 5 of these uber compact beauties. The technology has finally reached a point where we could see a perfect fit on the show.