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  1. Re: Tire pressure for overlanding, AfricanBackbone trailer

    I have an Oryx offroad caravan which is almost the size of a big trailer.
    Tar ~ 2.0
    Gravel ~ 1.5
    Bad gravel where i want some additional protection, cushioning ~ 1.2
    Soft sand ~ 1.0

    It works...
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    Re: Fortune Vs Hilux for Overlanding

    I had a fortuner and drove it for 250,000 km. Best vehicle i have ever owned. I now have a hilux.
    Compared to the hilux, the fortuner is a better 4x4. Its shorter and less of a rear overhang. I...
  3. Thread: 200ah Battery

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    Re: 200ah Battery

    What is the cost?
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure options

    I agree, they are very good in sand and have good tar road performance.
    I live in namibia and drive lots of gravel, stone. Here the BFG really performs. Initially i was blown away by the price of...
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure options

    I have just replaced my wrangler adventure tyres. I struggled to get 45000km and in reality they were done at 40,000km. Also I had many punctures.
    I have gone back to BFG, from experience, they...
  6. Thread: Flying

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    Re: Flying

    https://youtu.be/TGZEYDVvyBk

    Amazing scenery and interesting flying.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Thanks.
    I know this section of river very well, done most of it from vioolsdrif to the mouth (there are a few gaps), I am thinking of doing it in one go, alone (think camino de santiago).
    The weir...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    I am thinking of doing the vioolsdrif to sendelingsdrif section as well. I have done most of this route as sections over the years but there are some gaps. I have an idea I want to do it as one trip....
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    I want one partially for fish but also understanding what depth and position I am at.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Any suggestion for a fishfinder suitable for a kayak?
    I have no experience with fishfinders and have no idea what i should get..
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Yes, I should have pointed out riding the fish river in flood was a risk. I also think its good to get out of our safe zones at times. As long as you understand and accept there is a risk. Not for...
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    Re: Small boat - Rubber duckie...

    I have two Arks. The one with a transom is almost 20 years old and has been very well used. In all that time, only one puncture which was easily repaired.
    I have a 5hp mariner which easily planes...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    I am looking for an old style mackski paddkeski for stillbay. I am on 90kg and 6feet,4. If you ever hear of one...
    I take my plastic feel free nomad into the waves with a skeg. It catches the small...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Yes, I have done that section a few times in rubber ducks with motors. No rapids and wind. Its unpleasant in kayaks.
    I try and kayak every weekend in the estuary near the orange mouth. Trying to get...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    You cant play with the sea. In my teens we decided to swim out to a wreck a few hunred meters offshore. I was under the influence. It almost ended very badly.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    We have kayaked the fish between aiais and the orange on a rising flood. It was over the top of the low level bridge when we reached the orange. It was a wild 75km ride. I have never heard of anyone...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    That is next level, not for the average man!
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    What routes do you suggest?
    I can think of kayaking around the knysna estuary, mossel bay, east London and a number of small coastal Harbour towns.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Moving the arks around in the Richtersveld. Great watercraft, not good in the wind but good for a multiday expedition.
    Turn them upside down and they are a great sleeping platform....
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Good looking kayaks. Beautiful sunset shot.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Great photographs, good looking kayaks!
    I have the vagabond marimba. Great plastic kayak, i am happy with it. No rudder but i am used to kayaks without rudders. You can fit a rudder. It tracks well,...
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    Give me a call. I will have just retired to sb.
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    Re: Kayaking anyone?

    I have the feel free nomad as well (blue one in the photo), have had it for 20 years, a great little kayak. I bought a skeg for it a few years ago and catch small waves with it at stilbaai, between...
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    Kayaking anyone?

    Some people do meditation and yoga, I kayak.
    Mostly rivers but I have recently bought a Vagabond Marimba which I have used in the sea off stilbaai.
    Sea kayaking throws in that bit of adrenaline...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Can you not just blank it off? I read somewhere it was unnecessary?
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    Re: Retirement trip

    Hi Ron. Hope you guys are well that side.
    I am a bit of a kayaking nut, have a few Kayaks. I still try and get out once a week to do 10km.
    I have kayaked most of the river from noordoewer to...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    We stayed on Blesfontein aboit 15 years ago. It sounds like nothing has changed!
    Retirement, I have an idea I want to kick it of with a multi day river kayak trip. Bucket list type of thing I have...
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    Re: South West Namibia-Camping--Diep Suide

    You know me too well!
    Canyon Roadhouse is good.
    Close to the roadhouse is the klipspringer hiking trail that have accomodation on the edge of the canyon. Its a bit of a 4x4 route to get there but...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    Klink soos n plan!
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    Re: Southern Namibia Advice

    I wish i knew.
    We want to cross into south africa, i am working from home and want to head to our holiday house at stilbaai for a few months.
    I have the repatriation forms on my table. Just...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    We are permanent residents of Namibia and qualify for Namibian discounts. South african passport holders.
    I would think one of the secrets to traveling in retirement is to drive less and experience...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    Are there special rates for long term stays at the national parks for pensioners?
    I discovered by chance an over 50 special at the gondwana camping sites in namibia. 3 nights for R470
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    Re: Retirement trip

    We did the bat migration at kasanka 2 years ago. It was one of our highlights in Zambia.
    Zambia was an eye opener for us, we felt 100% safe wherever we went, friendly people.
    Because of work...
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    Re: Southern Namibia Advice

    If you know you have to drive through a sandstorm, spray on thick undiluted dishwashing liquid onto the leading edges of your car. This protects the paint and after you reach your destination can be...
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    Re: Retirement trip

    I hear you.
    But both swambo and myself are keen campers. We spent a month in zambia two years ago, rooftop tent. It was only the start of the wet season and the need to get back to work that drove...
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