Although time stays the same regardless of our differing day to day commitments and lifestyles, overlanding takes time for just about everything. When you're planning a trip to an awesome destination you'll be short staying for a day or three, you'll want to make the most of your time to enjoy the trip.
Take the extra time before you head out and #GoPrepared.
"Now look, I'm not talking a ton of time here."
Pro Tip: Take an hour to check all your gear and make a list of everything that's missing or running low.
Consider The Climate And Terrain Carefully
Once you've got the supplies you need, take into account terrain and climate - pack according to specs on weather forecast and the terrain or elements.
Remember the potential drop in temperatures at night or vice-versa. Now that you've got a solid list of all the gear you'll need, plan your meals next. Make sure to pack only the items you'll need since you don't want to have to move gear around that's not necessary.
Simplify, Then Over - Simplify
We all do it from time to time. We pack a ton of unnecessary gear, then end up needing something buried under all the unnecessary gear you brought and didn't need. The reality, the fewer items you bring, the happier you'll be. Take the time to think it thru - always go lite, never without a MedKit.
Practice Makes Experience
Let's face it, everyone knows there'll never be such a thing as a perfect setup. Even the greatest of all the greatest setups can always be iterated on - the same is said about artwork. Regardless, the more you do something, the easier it becomes, because the better you've become. Overlanding is no different.
Preparation Is Peace
The best experience is being 100 miles away from nowhere. Conversely, the worst experience is being only a few miles away from anywhere and watching a lifelong friend or family member struggle for life while you have an inability to act.
It's possible you don't know how to react - prepare your mind and carry the right gear.
If you bring an Outer Limit Supply 6500 series mounted to a component of your vehicle with a quick-release system, then you'll have the lifesaving gear to go through and learn about so that you will be able to react.