Four Wheel Driving & Camping Resources

All of our accumulated wisdom, thoughts and rants are kept here, on our blog.

Whether you’re overland four wheel drive touring for a year, or just bush bashing on the weekend with your mates, we’ve got you covered.

We talk about swags and camping gear; vehicle modifications; our dislike of the RAC; whether you should install a lift kit and much, much more.

You can peruse everything or search by category.

2024 Best 4WD products awards

The Best 4WD Products in 2024

The Rough As Guts annual awards for best in class and best value 4WD products. We cover swags, light bars, recovery gear, roof racks and everything else.


4×4 Stores Perth

Perth has a great range of 4WD and camping shops, not just limited to the big box options like Anaconda and BCF. These are our favourites.

Chuditch campsite in lane poole reserve

Where to Camp Near Dwellingup

Camp near Dwellingup with these camp sites and grounds available in Lane Poole Reserve. Large groups with caravans or small swag sites available.

a soot covered billy (kettle) on top of a fire.

How to Make Billy Tea

How to Make Billy Tea – Australiana Preservation Series Billy Tea is important to us and here’s why: We fear that Australian culture is slipping.

D22 Navara being winched out of deep mud

Best Winch for Your 4WD

We look at the best winches available in Australia. We look at the best winch under $500, the best under $750 and the best under $1,200

side by side comparison of stock suspension from D22 Navara and lift kit suspension

Should You Lift Your 4WD?

How do you get the most out of your 4WD without compromising road handling or looking like an idiot in a lifted mall crawler?

moka pot and jetboil on rock in front of glacial lake

The Best Camping Coffee Set-Up

When you’re four wheel drive touring, a bit of luxury can go a long way. Here’s the best lightweight methods for making coffee while camping.

a white Amarok being winched out of a salt lake

How to Use a Winch

Know how to use your winch before you have to figure it out on the fly. How to choose the right winch, use it and how to maintain your winch.

Brass automatic tyre deflator on valve stem of mud covered off-road tyre.

How to Use/Set Tyre Deflators

Set your Staun type brass deflators to a pre-set pressure, so you can easily deflate all 4 tyres quickly on the side of the track.