Must-Have Overlanding and Camping Accessories for your Kawasaki Teryx or Mule!
Mar 10, 2022
As an off-road enthusiast, you’re likely no stranger to camping, right?
Loading up the car or truck with all of your gear and food and heading out for the nearest campsite is one of the best ways to spend a vacation.
More and more UTV owners are even choosing to use their side-by-sides to get to their destination. Otherwise known as overlanding, your Kawasaki Mule or Kawasaki Teryx is the perfect companion to move you and your gear over almost any terrain to your perfect off-grid campsite.
But are you ready to take your Kawasaki Teryx Overlanding and Camping as it sits?
Chances are there are a few things you'll want to pick up before heading out for the weekend:
- Bug spray (Whatever you do, don't forget this one!)
- Toilet Paper (Also very, very important)
- Cooking utensils
- Camp pots/pans
- Sleeping bags and pillows
- Enough food and water for how long you’ll be camping
- First-Aid kit
- Trash bags - Pack out what you pack in!
- Firewood and fire starting materials
- Maps of the area
- Cell phone chargers
- A Kawasaki Mule / Teryx Stainless Steel Smokeless Fire Pit by Rough Country (many areas ban open fires due to wildfire risk)
- Kawasaki Mule / Teryx 2 Gallon Gasoline Container by Rotopax - Extra gas is always a smart idea!
Aside from these essentials that you absolutely shouldn’t leave without, what else could you need?
Kawasaki Rooftop Tents
Your Kawasaki UTV serves a fantastic purpose of getting you to those campsites so far off the beaten path that your daily driver simply cannot reach them.
But once you get there, you’d better hope you brought everything you need, because there really shouldn’t be any stores or shops for miles! Shelter is going to be one of your most important needs, and your dinky little two-person tent from high school probably isn't going to cut it anymore.
A Kawasaki Mule / Teryx Roof Top Tent Rack Mount by Rough Country suits the situation much better. By attaching to the top of the roll cage or aftermarket roof racks if you have them, this rooftop tent gives you all the creature comforts you could ever want.
Warmth when its cold at night, as well as shelter from the wind, rain and snow are all super important when camping in the middle of nowhere. Whats more, a rooftop UTV tent also gets you up off of the ground and away from ants, spiders and larger problems such as coyotes, bears, moose and other wildlife that happens to be in the area.
A rooftop tent has also been found to be the determining factor in getting that special someone to feel more comfortable going camping with you for the first time. That makes it a worthy investment in and of itself!
What if a rooftop tent is a bit outside your budget? Just make sure to pick up a decent 2-4 person tent depending on how much room you want to have. Because there definitely isn’t enough room in the Teryx or Mule to sleep inside!
But where, oh where, would you keep a normal tent in your UTV?
Kawasaki Teryx and Mule Cargo Racks
One of the great parts of owning a Kawasaki side-by-side is the endless amount of accessories available for them.
With storage being fairly minimal on these UTV’s, expanding the available storage space is often required for camping and overlanding trips. Enter the Kawasaki Teryx and Mule Cargo Racks.
Adding a Kawasaki Offroad Universal Roof Cargo Rack by Bad Dawg allows you to store and strap down much more cargo than you could ever fit in the bed or passenger area. And a Kawasaki Mule / Teryx Front Hitch Extra Large Utility Rack by Ranch Armor expands that storage even further. All of this adds up to making enough space available for even more important gear.
Kawasaki Teryx and Mule Food Storage
Now that you’re ready to take Teryx or Mule camping for the weekend, we need to think about food. And lets be real, we are always thinking of food, right?
Storing food safely in a high-quality cooler such as the Kawasaki Mule / Teryx 20 Quart Hard Cooler by Rough Country means you can keep your eggs and burgers from spoiling for a few days longer than you intended. The down-side? They’re impossible to re-fill with ice when you’re 20 plus miles into the wilderness. That is what refrigerators are for.
Stay with me now… I’m not suggesting you strap a mini fridge to that shiny new roof rack you just installed.
Thankfully, portable refrigerators like the Kawasaki Mule / Teryx 45L Portable Refrigerator/Electric Cooler by Rough Country exist to fill this gap for us.
They’re compact and fit into the bed or onto the roof with ease. And they are powered by your UTV so they keep things cold with no ice required at all. Since they use a decent amount of power, though, adding a Kawasaki Teryx Dual battery Kit will be in your best interest if you don’t want to kill your main battery and get stranded in the wild.
And just like that, you and your Kawasaki Mule or Teryx should be ready to go on your next Overlanding and Camping adventure!
Sure, some of these accessories you can live without. But ask yourself this: do you really want to?