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VITALGRILL SURVIVAL STOVE 

Why lug that dirty big greasy BBQ plate along on your next adventure, when there are far more compact and efficient ways to cook or heat food and water? The VitalGrill Survival Stove is Canadian made, so you know it’s going to work in pretty much any climate. The kicker with the VitalGrill is the fact it incorporates …

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XROX TUBE BULLBARS

If you want to stand out from the crowd, but still protect yourself and your vehicle while exploring, then the range of XROX bullbars built by Outback Accessories and distributed by Opposite Lock stores might just be for you. There are several benefits of tube-style bull bars over traditional box-section bull bars, which means this style of frontal …

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BAINTECH 12V DISTRIBUTION PANEL  

Twelve-volt wiring can be difficult to get right, and it is even harder to achieve a neat factory-quality install when you want to power multiple accessories. This is why the Baintech 12V Distribution Panel is such a smart idea, as it locates two 12V power outlet points and a handy USB charging point into a compact surface-mounted panel. …

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Gear Guru: Repco Tools

Confucius says: rich man buys his tools once; poor man buys his tools many times. The good thing about tools these days is that you don’t have to blow a bunch of money to get something high quality, that’ll give you many years of sterling service.

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Gear News: Hema Explorer 2.0

Whether you’re camping, four-wheel driving, or touring, Hema’s Explorer app is the go-to tool for interactive GPS navigation. It features more than 40,000 interactive points of interest and the ability to create and share your GPS tracks with the Hema Explorer Cloud.

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Gear News: Lightforce LED 210

Lightforce was one of the last major auxiliary lighting manufacturers to bring a range of LED products to market with their first light, the LED 180, being introduced just recently. The newest model, the LED 210, promises to deliver almost 7800 raw lumens and the ability to throw one lux of light upwards of 850m down the road, …

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Gear News: Ironman 4X4 Rechargeable Camp Shower

Installing a hot water shower in your vehicle can be a bit of a commitment. Ironman 4X4’s Rechargeable Camp Shower takes a minimalist approach by offering a simple pump and shower head unit that allows you to take a bath wherever you please.

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Gear News: Suunto Ambit 3

Suunto Ambit 3 If you’re using your 4X4 as a way to get further out so you can bike, hike, or run where no one else goes, or you just like cool outdoor gadgets, listen up! Suunto has a new active sports watch and it’s a game changer.

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Gear News: Kaymar OzBar

Kaymar, one of the most respected brands in the Australian 4X4 scene, has just come out with a new range of affordable rear bars for the Landcruiser 80 and 100 series, along with the Nissan GU Patrol.

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Gear News: Bushranger Open Sky Awning Kit

Bushranger Open Sky Awning Kit New from Bushranger, the Open Sky Awning Kit packs quite a bit of versatility into a small package. It picks up where a traditional awning leaves off by offering additional shelter in the form of a wind break on the side of the awning, and a ground sheet to keep you out of …

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WATERSHED WATERPROOF BAGS

We fit snorkels, differential breathers, and wading bras to our vehicles, all in an attempt to overcome the damaging effects of water. However, when it comes to our gear, little effort is given to protect it from getting wet. Why? Because waterproof storage is usually either heavy and bulky, or cheap and fragile, so it’s not exactly practical …

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FOX 2.0 IFP SHOCKS

If you’ve ever seen an off-road racer barreling through rugged terrain at ferocious speeds, there’s a good chance the vehicle they’re driving is outfitted with Fox suspension. They’re one of the largest brands in off-road racing, and regarded by many around the world as the best. The problem, if you could call it one, is that their shocks …

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER

Best buys under $100 MSA TINNIE TUBES It’s happened to all of us at one point, arriving at camp to find a can has exploded inside your fridge or icebox, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Fear no more travellers, thanks to this simple yet effective solution from MSA 4×4. Tinnie Tubes are made from 2mm thick neoprene, …

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MINI RIGS

Aussie Overlanders are now offering Mini Rigs in Australia. Mini Rigs are laser cut high quality 3mm plywood models of your favorite off road vehicles. The extremely detailed models are about 12cm tall x 25cm long x 10cm wide, and are ready to be fully kitted out with all the essential trail gear any proper rig requires. While all …

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GEAR NEWS: NARVA 7″ LED HEADLAMP

Narva has partnered with leading headlamp manufacturer Truck-Lite to launch a new 7″ (178mm) H4 LED headlamp. The new Narva 7″ LED headlamp features stealth-styled reflectors, which provide white light across three key functions: park light, low beam and high beam. The reflector design accurately and evenly distributes light, targeting the important areas of the road, where traditional …

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THE BEST TRAVEL CAMERAS FOR YOUR 4X4 ADVENTURE

These days, you don’t need a massive, complicated camera to get a great shot. We take a look at some of the best travel cameras that are perfect for documenting your adventures for your friends and family to see. No matter if you’re looking for a waterproof pocket camera, a high-end full frame work of art, or a …

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HIGH PERFORMANCE 4X4 TOURING MODS

After a few years of driving, and a couple of hundred kilograms of added accessories later, your near-new 4X4 might not feel so new anymore. Luckily, when it comes to safely extracting every inch of capability from your engine, there are a handful of proven techniques guaranteed to put a smile on your dial. It doesn’t matter if …

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GEAR NEWS

ARB Intensity AR21 If you’ve been after a set of ARB’s Intensity lights for quite a while, but you’ve found them to be too expensive, or possibly too big, you’re in luck. The New Intensity AR21 isn’t just smaller, but it’s cheaper, and it maintains the same build quality you’ve come to expect. It measures in at 184mm …

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GEAR GURU

ARB 47L Fridge The What: A 47L 12 volt travel fridge, designed for four-wheel driving, but with an optional 240v power socket. Ours is one of the first fridges ARB made back in around 2009 and has been touring with us ever since. The Good: It’s reliable and so far it’s never missed a beat. The tie-downs are …

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CHRISTMAS BUYERS GUIDE

MSA Strap Dampener Bag Safe recovery procedures are paramount when in the bush, which is why the MSA Strap Dampener Bag is such a well thought out idea. This clever design means the dampener is actually the carry bag too, which remains permanently attached to the strap. Made from heavy-duty 1680D oxford nylon, the bag even incorporates a …

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GEAR GURU

Repco Tools Confucius says: rich man buys his tools once; poor man buys his tools many times. The good thing about tools these days is that you don’t have to blow a bunch of money to get something high quality, that’ll give you many years of sterling service. After steadily increasing my repertoire of curses and insults whilst …

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THE LOTUS CARAVANS TROOPER THE MOST LUX WE’VE EVER TESTED

There’s no doubt how popular caravaning is in Australia. Tourers are seen trawling up, down through and across all of Australia’s major and minor bitumen arteries all throughout the year. They’re up in Karumba tucking into the terrific seafood, lazing about with a glass of chardonnay at Cable Beach in Broome as the camels walk past, and in …

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THE GUIDE TO UNDERBODY PROTECTION

There you are, driving through a massive mud hole in the middle of the track—and bang—a lone rock has punctured something vital on your vehicle’s underbody. Maybe it’s the fuel tank, maybe it’s your oil pan or gearbox, all you know is that your vehicle no longer has what it needs to keep moving forward. If you’ve been …

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SCOOP! THE ALL NEW BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN KO2

When a tyre company launches a new product, it’s pretty standard for them to host an official launch. Usually, this is nothing more than a highly-controlled carnival ride, where the tyre shows some of its strengths, and you never really have an opportunity to expose its weaknesses. BFGoodrich, on the other hand, dismissed the usual dog-and-pony show for …

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THE APPS YOU NEED FOR YOUR 4X4 ADVENTURE

The Apps You Need For Your 4×4 Adventures There was a time when the only way you would carry a phone on a 4X4 trip was if you ripped the rotary dial clunker from the wall to use as a paper weight for keeping maps flat on the camping table. We can now phone home from some fairly …

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How To Use A Snatch Strap

If ever one invention simplified the process of vehicle recovery, it was the snatch strap. Much quicker and easier to use than a winch, they are reasonably lightweight and compact to carry in your vehicle. As part of a dedicated recovery kit, there’s not much more you need before needing to take one step up to winching. Most …

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RIP OFF OR NOT? THE L.E.D WAR THAT ROCKED THE WORLD

Ever since I can remember, Lightforce has been the innovator and the gold-standard of 4X4 auxiliary lighting. They’ve always been some of the best-looking, brightest, and most-durable on the market. If you wanted a fair-dinkum set of spotties – you could never go wrong with a set from Lightforce. Plus they had always been Aussie-made, wearing the mark …

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GEAR GURU

FOX 2.0 IFP SHOCKS If you’ve ever seen an off-road racer barreling through rugged terrain at ferocious speeds, there’s a good chance the vehicle they’re driving is outfitted with Fox suspension. They’re one of the largest brands in off-road racing, and regarded by many around the world as the best. The problem, if you could call it one, …