CategoriesCampfire Ramblings

Thrive, Not Just Survive: A Guide to Overlanding

Overlanding is an adventure that leads you off the beaten track, exploring the vast expanses of the world beyond city lights and motorways. It’s a journey that pushes your limits, challenges your perceptions, and connects you with nature’s raw beauty. But overlanding isn’t just about surviving challenging conditions; it’s about thriving in them. Here’s how to elevate your overlanding experience from a mere trip to a transformative adventure that will leave a lasting impact on your life.

Embrace Preparation

While overlanding is about embracing the unexpected, thorough preparation is essential. Research your routes, gather necessary permissions, and pack appropriate gear. This includes everything from basic survival essentials like water, food, and first aid kits to specialised equipment like camping gear, navigation tools, and recovery gear.

Connect with the Land

Respect the environment you’re exploring. Leave no trace of your presence, and practise Leave No Trace principles to minimise your impact on the natural world. Learn about the local flora and fauna, and appreciate the unique beauty of each ecosystem.

Embrace Simplicity

Overlanding is about stripping away the distractions of modern life and reconnecting with the simple pleasures of nature. Minimalist packing and a focus on quality experiences will enhance your overall journey.

Savor the Moment

Take time to appreciate the present moment. Slow down, breathe deeply, and engage with the sights, sounds, and smells of your surroundings. Capture moments with photographs and videos, but don’t let the camera get in the way of experiencing the beauty firsthand.

Embrace the Unexpected

Overlanding is unpredictable, and that’s part of its charm. Be prepared for unexpected challenges and embrace them as opportunities for growth and learning. Adapt your plans, problem-solve creatively, and find joy in the journey, not just the destination.

Share the Experience

Overlanding is more fulfilling when shared with others. Connect with fellow overlanders, share stories and experiences, and build lasting friendships around your shared passion.

Give Back

As a responsible overlander, you have a unique opportunity to give back to the communities you visit. Support local businesses, volunteer for conservation projects, and leave a positive impact on the places you explore.

Practise Sustainability

Choose environmentally friendly practices whenever possible. Conserve water, minimise waste, and support sustainable businesses. Your actions can make a difference in protecting the environment for future generations of overlanders.

Find Personal Growth

Overlanding is an opportunity for personal growth. It challenges your physical and mental limits, teaches you resilience, and fosters a sense of self-reliance. Embrace the challenges and emerge as a stronger, more confident individual.

Having the Right Equipment

The right equipment can make a world of difference in your overlanding experience. From reliable camping gear to robust recovery gear, having the proper tools and supplies can help you tackle any challenges that come your way. It’s also important to ensure that your equipment is properly installed and maintained to ensure safety and reliability.

For overlanders who want the best possible equipment and installation, Bear Tough is a leading provider of high-quality overlanding solutions. Our team of experienced professionals can help you choose the right gear for your vehicle and install it to the highest standards.

Bear Tough offers a wide range of products, including:

* Expedition-grade storage solutions for your vehicle
* Custom-built camping kitchens and sleeping systems
* Water and power systems for off-grid living
* Recovery gear for getting out of tough situations

With Bear Tough, you can be confident that you have the best possible equipment to support your overlanding adventures. Their commitment to quality and expertise ensures that you’ll have the tools you need to thrive, not just survive, on your journey.  Contact us today to discuss equipping your future adventures.

CategoriesProduct Launch

Diesel Heaters – supplied and fitted by Bear Tough Ltd.

Are you looking for a reliable and efficient way to heat your 4×4, truck, campervan, caravan, or boat? Look no further than Autoterm diesel heaters! And the best place to buy and have your Autoterm diesel heater fitted is Bear Tough Ltd.

Autoterm heaters are known for their high quality, durability, and efficiency. They are also very quiet, so you can enjoy your camping or boating trip without being disturbed by noise.

Bear Tough Ltd is a leading supplier and fitter of Autoterm diesel heaters in the UK. We have a wide range of heaters to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. And our experienced team of technicians can expertly fit your heater, so you can be sure it is safe and reliable.

Here are just a few of the benefits of Autoterm diesel heaters:

  • Efficient: Autoterm heaters use diesel fuel, which is a very efficient and have a very low current draw after the initial start-up period.
  • Quiet: Autoterm heaters are very quiet, so you can enjoy your camping or boating trip without being disturbed by noise.
  • Reliable and durable: Autoterm heaters are built to last, and they are backed by a comprehensive 3 year warranty.
  • Easy to use: Autoterm heaters are very easy to use, and they come with a clear and concise instruction manual.

If you are looking for a reliable and efficient way to heat your 4×4, truck, campervan, caravan, or boat, then an Autoterm diesel heater is the perfect solution for you. And the best place to buy and have your Autoterm diesel heater fitted is Bear Tough Ltd.

Call Bear Tough Ltd today on 07752052040 to learn more about Autoterm diesel heaters and to get a free quote for fitting.

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CategoriesNews Shows & Events

Shows & Events

Bear Tough will be at the Overland Adventure Show in April, as well as other events and shows throughout the year.

You can find out where you can see us on our Shows & Events page.

We’ll have a range of systems on show, including our Mitsubishi Shogun “Bear” fitted with the systems that we use on all of our travels.

For any purchases made in advance of these shows and you’d like to avoid postage costs, just let us know and we’ll bring them along to the shows for you to collect in person.


Bear Tough “2022 Bear” Ornaments Raise £100 for St Luke’s Hospice

Thank you to everyone who bought one of our Bear Tough “2022 Bear” Ornaments. We raised a fantastic £100 for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

You can find out more about the work that St Luke’s do on their website:

We’ll get our thinking caps on as to what next year’s ornament will be – as my son would say, “Gotta catch ’em all!”.


Where’s the Sale?

No Black Friday, New Year, January, Easter, Bank Holiday, Halloween or Birthday Sales!

But that’s mean!?!?

Our products and services at Bear Tough are priced honestly and built tough in Britain to the highest standards.

We strive to show that British manufactured products can be made with ethically sourced materials, to the highest standards, by people employed in the UK who are fairly compensated for the hard work they do each and every day.

We do not inflate or pad our prices so we don’t do sales.

Each quote we give and every price we set is based on the best value we can give to our customers and it always will be, no matter what time of year you order from us.


Bear Tough adds Personal Locators to Tough Track

Bear Tough Ltd have added the Teltonika TMT250 to Tough Track.  This small easily-carried personal tracker is designed to offer personal tracking and an easy to use SOS button which alerts the app user via push-notification and e-mail when triggered.

With the built-in USB rechargeable battery designed to last a full day of adventure tracking, the TMT250 is ideal for anyone keeping track of individuals or groups of people.

Bear Tough have already supplied these trackers to motorcycle group leaders who can now easily keep track of their group, even if they become separated.

CategoriesNews Product Launch

Bear Tough launches Tough Track

Bear Tough Ltd is proud to announce the launch of Tough Track, the answer to vehicle tracking for Overland and Expedition vehicle owners.

Overland and Expedition vehicles aren’t just a means of getting from A to B, they’re often homes and are a huge investment of time and money and security is a top concern.  We designed Tough Track to be the ideal solution for locating your rig easily and quickly if it should wander from where you parked it without your knowledge.

Our first tracker, named the Tough Track Overwatch, is designed to do exactly that, be a fit and forget device that watches over your vehicle.  A simple 2 wire install (onto the positive and negative of your battery) and it’s live.  The device itself takes less than 10 minutes to install and within seconds will be transmitting your vehicles location to the app on your phone.

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Welcome to Bear Tough

Welcome to Bear Tough.  Established in 2020 during the global pandemic we quickly outgrew our original website, so in 2021 we launched our new site to better showcase our expanding product range.

Bear Tough systems are already travelling the globe and some of these can be found in our Out In The Wild section.  For vehicles that we’ve developed we have off the shelf complete systems available.  We also have individual modules available for you to design your own setup.

Bear Tough also offers a complete custom option where we build to spec for any vehicle.  We can start with a scribbled drawing or a full CAD design – contact us to discuss your requirements.

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