Ten Off-Roading Tips You Need to Know: 3. Always take an off-roading kit with you. The kit should contain several essential off-roading items. Include a tow rope, food, water, extra fuel, shovel, two-way radio, and a map or GPS system. Taking a tool kit and an air compressor is a good idea. All gear must be securely strapped down inside the vehicle, preventing it from flying around if you crash.