Off-roading into the wild on your ATV is certainly one exciting experience that you can have with your riding fraternity. However, the ride can only be enjoyed to the fullest if you keep yourself safe, with the right equipment in your arsenal.
But what does the right equipment mean?
In today’s post, we are sharing a list of some essential safety and emergency items that you may need while riding into the wild. So, read on, take notes and always carry the following essentials with you.
1. Tow Straps
ATVs are designed for the wild. However, your ATV may not perform optimally in 100% of the situations you face.
There can be some cases in which even the best machines may fail, and as you tread into the wild, you must be prepared to deal with them.
Carrying a tow strap will help you in situations where your ATV is either out of fuel, punctured, damaged or not functioning properly for any other reason.
2. Waterproof Container
We are talking about getting into the wild without a covered vehicle. Yes, ATVs are wild and exciting, but won’t be able to save you during the rainy season.
So, if you are riding in such a season, it’d be best to also carry a waterproof container with you. In this container, you can place your electronic gadgets, your wallet, etc.
Apart from that, you can also carry a waterproof container to keep your food. Certainly, you are going to need food while out in the wild. Having your sandwiches wetted down by rain is a sure disappointment.
3. Portable Jump Box
Your ATV running out of its battery can be one of the most inconvenient experiences that you can have in the wild.
The worst part is that you may not find a place to recharge the battery for miles and miles. This is why, it’s recommended that you carry a portable jump box to jump-start your ATV if the batteries are drained.
The good news is that modern jump boxes can fit inside a waterproof box.
4. Extra Coolant
Riding in the wild comes with several inconveniences. From running out of batteries to poking a hole in the radiator or coolant reservoir, any problem can crop up.
This is why it’s best to carry extra coolant with you.
5. Spare Tire
Another roadblock between you and an exciting ATV adventure is punctured tires.
If you are riding into the wild without a backup tire, you are making a mistake. Wild places are exactly that … wild.
If you do not want to walk back, it’d be best to carry a spare tire with the right kit to change it.
6. Extra Fuel
When you step into the wild, you step into the realm of uncertainties.
Of course, that adds a great deal to the overall thrill, but the experience can be ruined if you lose directions with no extra fuel in the tank.
You are unlikely to find a gas station in the woods, which is why it’s be better to carry extra fuel in a metal container.
Having a Polaris ATV with good mileage can be a savior in this situation as well. Something to think about when making your purchase decision.
Riding your ATV into the jungle can be a great experience if you keep yourself safe and carry the right equipment to help yourself in emergency situations. In this post, we tried to remind you of a few of the items that you should carry while riding into the wild. And of course, do not forget a first aid kit.