With less than five months to go we’re doing an inventory of all the gear we’re taking with us. Hopefully it all fits in our vehicle along with Alice (our puggy) but we bought the Subaru for it’s cargo capacity as well as the AWD so I’m not worried.
There are a ton of videos on YouTube about road tripping and overlanding and these have been a huge help. Some of my favs are DOME Life, 4XPEDITION, and SUV RVing. I also got a Overland Bound membership and they have a user forum and maps for boondocking, plus the lived experiences of thousands of overlanding members. For peace of mind we purchased a CAA membership.
As for the rooftop tent, our intention is to buy an iKamper SkyCamp Mini. We put a lot of research into choosing what we believe is the best choice for us. There’s a good market for rooftops so the selection is pretty much unlimited. We wanted something cozy but comfortable, and our preference is for a smaller footprint. If we were going for a ground tent the Gazelle T4 Hub Tent Overland Edition, an option with solid user reviews.
This post is basically a breakdown of everything we have so far, where we got, how much it was, and why it was our pick. To keep things organized we broke our gear down into three categories: safety, traveling, and living.