It’s essential that you have safe and reliable transport, and in the conditions of the outback, it’s crucially important to ensure your vehicle is in perfect working order. If you’re travelling by car, check the water, oil, brakes and never travel without a spare tyre.
Having an adequate food supply of slightly more than you need, is necessary to not only provide the sustenance for the strength required in these demanding conditions, but also in those unfortunate situations that you simply can’t plan for.
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned backpacker, you will most definitely benefit from preparing a survival kit. Include things like a first aid kit, torch, bottles of water, some candles, a knife, batteries, and some tinned food. Include the basics that will assist you in emergency situations. Most of the time the survival kit is completely unnecessary, but if you truly want to experience the Australian outback as it’s intended, then it may come in very handy indeed.
Creating a travel itinerary is necessary when planning your outback experience. Take the time to map out those locations along the way where you can stop and replenish supplies, petrol and other necessities, as the distances between stops can be significant. And remember to leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member or friend.