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  1. Re: Trip Report: Tankwa, Cederberg, West Coast & Northern Cape

    Thank you Frans, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I must go and find the other report that you refer to.
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    Re: why do drum brakes still exist?

    Years ago, when disk brakes first appeared, the arguments for keeping drums on the rear included that this is the Parking Brake. The low pressures involved meant that you could operate this via a...
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Wat se jy Elize. Sal ons mekaar Julie maand op Foz de Cunene Kry?

    Julle mag voor ry
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    Re: Blinkgat camper-First Impressions

    Unless you need your bakkie for a daily drive, I recommend going the Full Monty Blinkgat camper. Drop the roof 5 minutes. Fold the chairs and put through the door on the floor. Bundle up the...
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Ek geniet rerig jou skryf styl. Ek het so 'gestress' gevoel dat ek hom halfpad deur moes 'pause' en n koffietjie gaan maak voor ek verder kon kyk.
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    Re: Angola Trip Report December 2019

    Wonderful. Just my kind of country, and I completely understand the pleasure of solitude.
    Keep posting, not all of us respond every time.
  7. Re: Looking to join a self-drive group to tour Botswana 2020 (or 2021)

    JACKAROO, I support your plans completely. When we had just acquired a 4x4 a few years ago we were also clueless about off road travel. My found an organised trip which spent 5-6 days taking us...
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    Re: Marrow bones on toast

    My mother occasionally used to do this for a Sunday night supper, and I really enjoyed it as a child.
    But, after 50+ years of relentless pro-lettuce propaganda, I wonder if I could even bring myself...
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    Re: Blinkgatproducts Camper op Toyota

    Hello Elize!
    This unit looks very similar to the one you built for us, and I thought I should let you (and other interested readers) know that we are very happy with it. We have been living in it...
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    Re: Overlanding vs Offroading: The difference

    Thanks Tony
    Since my own newly modified overlander is now on the water heading for the Americas, I read this with keen attention!

    Signed up for the site as well
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Having just changed my Hilux set-up from an RTT to a Blinkgat Camper conversion, it looks as if my previously basic electrical system must be improved by increasing the service battery capacity. ...
  12. Re: "full size" slide on camper on Nissan Navarra/Ford Ranger

    This is an exciting project, and I think you are going to get an enormous amount of satisfaction out of it. However, everybody is so damned positive about it that I thought it was time for some...
  13. Re: charging a small 7amp (alarm) battery in the bush

    We are very happy with our camper but, owing to the speed with which it was designed and built, there are a few detailed issues which make it necessary to ship my 12 V drill and pop riveter off to...
  14. Re: charging a small 7amp (alarm) battery in the bush

    I am very happy with my LUMENO charger setup, which, as has been said above is actually just a cigarette lighter port mounted on the 7 Ah battery in a convenient package. In my case, the small...
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    Re: Colt d/c half height Ali canopy

    So, what's your point? :)

    Are we going on holiday, or are we going on the TOTAL Economy Challenge?
    I think it is far more important to have packing space, and then just drive more slowly and...
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    Re: Mattress Underlay RTT

    I am interested in this, as the mattress on my new camper is in a three-sided aluminium box. I read a blog by a Dutch couple in the tropics who say a woolen blanket works well enough, by wicking...
  17. Re: charging a small 7amp (alarm) battery in the bush

    I concur with my learned friend Eggie. I spent R350 on a special DC-DC charger for these batteries at Car-a-Camp, and when I got it home it turned out to be nothing but a plastic clip-on hat for...
  18. Re: TR Botswana Jan/Feb 2018: of highs and lows and draught and rain

    Anne: I don't know how I missed this thread. I only spotted it half an hour ago. What an wonderful time you had of it, and thank you for this entertaining and informative report.
    Rod
  19. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Ortelius, you amaze me. You can write faster than I can read! :)
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    I think you are seriously mistaken. I'm picking mine up next week. Yours is probably the following week. :)
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    I don't know what @frogstar's motives are, but I am in the process of selling my Wild Earth RTT, and Sarel at Blinkgat is busy doing a camper conversion on my Hilux, very similar to the pics shown by...
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    Try ECO VELD GEAR in Brackenfell. Their website is all about trailers, but I saw a slide-on camper with their name on it parked in the Helderberg Nature Reserve two weeks ago, and I was really...
  23. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Thanks Ortelius and WW. I am much too lazy for a complete rewrite, so I have uploaded each of my report chapters to Media as a singe large PDF, and I think it works pretty well.
    Even though...
  24. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Really impressive Ortelius. Are you actually re-writing your old reports into Wordpress de novo? A labour of love indeed. I am in the process of starting a blog, in preparation for our South...
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    Re: Billy and Julie's Big African Adventure

    You seem to have as much trouble sleeping as I do!

    Enjoy the trip.
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    Re: Billy and Julie's Big African Adventure

    Welcome Julie (and Billy). It looks as if you have set up a worth-wile experience,and I look forward to reading your progress reports from now on. I hope we have had some rain here before you...
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    Re: Report: A trip to Pemba

    @opsafari
    Thanks for your kind words. I must say that I am not discipline enough to take notes. Provided that I do my report fairly quickly, I find that the photographs bring it all back in...
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    Re: Trip reviews

    You can be proud of the clean-cut and attractive layout of your blog. Did you use one of the standard Wordpresss templates, or did you construct it from nothing?
  29. Re: Drotsky's Caves-Aha Hills-Tsodilo-Chobe : Advice on options please

    Valodia - this responds to your PM as well.

    If you look at Part 2 of my report called A Trip to Pemba, written almost exactly a year ago, you will find an up to date road and travel time report on...
  30. Re: Drotsky's Caves-Aha Hills-Tsodilo-Chobe : Advice on options please

    This could work, but stop not when you are tired, but as soon as you find a deserted area. One of the things that make a trip to the caves worth doing is to enjoy driving the track, and you can now...
  31. Re: Drotsky's Caves-Aha Hills-Tsodilo-Chobe : Advice on options please

    I feel tired just looking at your plans. Too much driving, not enough coffee brewing along the way, and remember that in April the days are getting short.
    Some specifics:

    Kang to the Caves is...
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    Re: Report - Dec 17 trip to CKGR and Damaraland

    @Anne_W

    Thank you Anne, from both of us. Pam in particular is very pleased.

    Rod
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    Re: Mabua Photo Trip Report

    Thanks for sharing Donlux. Sounds as if it was a pretty intense experience.
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    Re: Report - Dec 17 trip to CKGR and Damaraland

    Thank you Tony. I realise now that we have been lucky indeed to find water in the pans twice in three visits.
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    Re: Trip report - Kenya 2017/18

    Thanks Ortelius. I am really enjoying this.
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