Our Pragmatic Travel Took Kit

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There are a lot of opinions on what makes up the "Ultimate Overland Tool Kit." Beau breaks down his thoughts on our current setup and its evolution over the years. What started as a large Craftsman toolbox has transformed into a simple canvas tool role filled with Toyota/Lexus-specific tools. We've ditched the bulk and weight of carrying nearly every tool we have in our garage tool cabinet in favor of a simple and no-nonsense tool kit.

We'd love to hear your feedback. What do you carry in your backcountry and overland vehicles? Leave a comment on the video with suggestions of things we should add or subtract from our tool kit!

Here is the list of tools we travel with:

Tool Roll - HRX Canvas Roll-up Tool Bag

  • Pouch 1
    • Zip ties
    • Tape measure
    • Tire pressure Gage
    • Rulers
    • Magnetic pickup tool
  • Pouch 2
    • Metric Alen set
    • Multi-bit screwdriver
    • Utility knife
    • Adjustable pliers (2x)
  • Pouch 3
    • Adjustable wrenches (2x)
    • Fencing pliers
    • Needle-nose pliers (2x)
    • Electrical multi-purpose pliers
  • Pouch 4
    • Combination wrenches - 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 17mm
    • Flare-nut wrench - 10mm/12mm
  • Pouch 5
Battery Jumpstart Kit - NOCO Boost Plus GB40

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Overland Expo, Living Overland, ToyotaBeau Johnston is an engineer, writer, and photographer who is dedicated to proving you can find a balance between work and life. He is the Co-Founder and Publisher of Living Overland and former Editor in Chief of Toyota Cruisers and Truck Magazine. When he isn't working, you can find him exploring National Parks, fly fishing, and camping with his wife (Krista) and their two dogs (Barley & Rye).


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