The Banger Rally 2024 is just around the corner. Adapting to spending and expenses while actually on the Banger Rally road trip presents its challenges too: 

Track expenses – Use apps or notebooks to log every purchase, no matter how small. This keeps you aware of when budgets might be getting tight. 

Share costs – Set up a kitty for fuel, camping fees and other shared costs that every member contributes an equal amount to at pit stops along the way.  

Pay with cash – It’s easy to swipe mindlessly with cards. But doling out actual cash makes you hyper-aware of the value received. 

Watch the extras – Small treats like convenience store snacks, coffee runs and bar drinks ratchet up costs substantially over the full rally. Resist temptation.

Packing Tips & Essentials for Weeks on the Banger Rally Road

In addition to budgeting, packing correctly is the other foundation for Banger Rally’s success. You’ll need supplies to handle multiple climates and conditions over several weeks on the road. Since storage space is limited in your scrappy rally vehicle, it’s also essential to plan compactly and strategically.

The first step is breaking down gears into logical categories based on rally needs:



Hygiene & Medicines 

– Soap, toilet paper, medications, first aid kit

Food & Water 

– Non-perishables, cans, dehydrated meals 

– Cooking stove, fuel, cutlery  

– Water containers & purifying tablets


– Phones, chargers, batteries

– Maps, atlases, GPS units  

Vehicle Support:

– Toolkits, jumper cables, tow straps 

– Spare tyre, engine oil, duct tape  

We’ve aggregated must-have item checklists:

Central Administrative Tools & Spares:

Clothing / Outerwear:

Hopefully, this guide has alleviated any worries over restrictions that smart budgeting or packing might impose on your Banger Rally 2024 plans. May it start with prudent planning before transcending out there on the continent’s open roads