Herald Sun - Motoring - - COVER STORY -

If you want to go feral in the bush or the desert, start with a fair dinkum 4WD wagon or one-ton­ner ute, priced from about $35,000.

Make it out­back fit with all-ter­rain tyres, off-road sus­pen­sion, bull bar, roof racks and snorkel. Put a canopy on the ute or a cargo bar­rier in the wagon.

In­stall a deep cy­cle bat­tery setup to run your fridge and lights. Fit an awning for shel­ter. Bud­get about $20,000 for the fitout. Buy qual­ity gear from ARB or an­other rep­utable brand. The cheap stuff will break.

Com­plete your ad­ven­ture truck with a few jerry cans, gas stove, com­fort­able fold­ing chairs, ta­ble, tent, swag and camp stretcher to keep you off the ground, dry and safe from the snakes.

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