AI is a better overlander than us

Check out the below prompt, and result of asking Chat GPT to give us a list of overlanding items. We did not edit this at all, which means it is not an exhaustive list of things, but man, what a great bit to use as a starting point. 

Prompt: "Make a list of items to take overlanding"


Certainly! When going overlanding, it's important to be prepared for various situations. Here's a list of items you might consider taking:

  1. Vehicle Essentials:

    • Spare tire, jack, and tire-changing tools
    • Jumper cables
    • Basic tool kit
    • Vehicle recovery gear (shackles, recovery straps, etc.)
    • Fire extinguisher
  2. Camping Gear:

    • Tent or rooftop tent
    • Sleeping bags and sleeping pads
    • Camping stove and fuel
    • Cooking utensils and cookware
    • Portable water filter or purifier
    • Portable camping chairs and table
  3. Navigation and Communication:

    • GPS device or navigation app
    • Maps of the area you're traveling through
    • Two-way radios or satellite communication device
  4. Food and Water:

    • Non-perishable food items
    • Snacks
    • Plenty of drinking water or a way to purify natural water sources
  5. Clothing:

    • Layered clothing for various weather conditions
    • Sturdy and comfortable footwear
    • Rain gear
  6. Personal and Hygiene Items:

    • First aid kit
    • Prescription medications
    • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  7. Emergency Supplies:

    • Flashlights or headlamps with extra batteries
    • Multi-tool or Swiss Army knife
    • Duct tape and zip ties
    • Emergency blanket
    • Whistle
  8. Entertainment and Electronics:

    • Portable charger/power bank
    • Camera or smartphone for documenting your journey
    • Books, games, or other entertainment
  9. Miscellaneous:

    • Cash
    • Trash bags and zip-top bags for waste and organization
    • Travel permits or documentation for the areas you'll be visiting

Remember that the specific items you bring can vary based on factors like the duration of your trip, the environment you'll be in, and personal preferences. Always tailor your packing list to your own needs and the conditions of your overlanding adventure.


Have you all used chat gpt or any other form of AI to help you with a journey? If so, let us know!

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