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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Ag nee jislaaik Tony.
    Moet mens nou vir 24h warm bier drink terwyl jy wag vir 'n ander ou se hulp.
    Die lewe is wreed genoeg, man.

    Reminds me of that time the elderly couple were stuck at Sundays Pan?-or one of those remote pans out there-they were fussed over, but in the end they were quite happily stuck since they had good provisions-and enough good red wine!-to see them through the wait! They got out fine in the end.

    I think most times when it turns out badly it is where someone has wandered away from the vehicle, been totally unprepared, or when a medical emergency has arisen. Sure, the odd well-prepared guy has been taken out by a lion or hippo-but Africa is not for sissies!!

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    Stem Johan,die twee yskaste word eerste gelaai.he he
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Ag nee jislaaik Tony.
    Moet mens nou vir 24h warm bier drink terwyl jy wag vir 'n ander ou se hulp.
    Die lewe is wreed genoeg, man.

    Tony is 'n Engelsman, hy drink net tee!

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    Make sure you have the necessary emergency numbers for the area on your SAT Phone and it is fully charged.

    Including Tara's number of course!

    “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same." - Ernest Hemingway

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Ag nee jislaaik Tony.
    Moet mens nou vir 24h warm bier drink terwyl jy wag vir 'n ander ou se hulp.
    Die lewe is wreed genoeg, man.
    I hang the beer up in the shade in a wet sock - works wonders! (Tip: Warm Windhoek or warm Mosi Oa-Tunya tastes a lot better than any warm SAB-Miller products).

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    Does Herman tow a trailer everywhere to carry enough supplies to sustain him for 5 whole days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    I hang the beer up in the shade in a wet sock - works wonders! (Tip: Warm Windhoek or warm Mosi Oa-Tunya tastes a lot better than any warm SAB-Miller products).
    I thought being made to drink warm SAB products was outlawed under the Geneva convention?

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    I see no mention is made of a satelite telephone. when I venture off with (swambo) and no back up, thats the first item on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Does Herman tow a trailer everywhere to carry enough supplies to sustain him for 5 whole days?
    Caravan with 2 80l fridges and solar panels.....can stay in the bush for as long as they deliver cold beer daily!
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    Should one perhaps weigh the vehicle before going on a trip? I remember reading somewhere that most overlanding vehicles are overloaded. To the point of being unsafe, if memory serves me right?
    Last edited by Chris Stoffel; 2015/09/19 at 09:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    Should one perhaps weigh the vehicle before going on a trip? I remember reading somewhere that most overlanding vehicles are overloaded. To the point of being unsafe, if memory serves me right?
    Its quite easy. I would guess 50%, if not more, are overloaded doing overlanding. And its all because of gadgets. That weight land up being the major cause of suspension and drivetrain failure. So yes, go weigh it in and cut 30% weight.

    Lets say your vehicle can load 900kg.

    So winch, bullbar and spots 80 kg
    Rear replacement bumper 50 kg
    Fuel 80 kg
    2 gerry cans 45 kg
    Roofrack 20 kg
    Rock sliders 20 kg
    Drawer system 50 kg
    Recovery gear 20kg
    Gas 10kg
    Tent 30 kg
    Tools 20kg
    2 jerycans water 45 kg
    2 adults 170kg
    2 Kids 80kg
    Dual battery 20kg

    So you have 170 kg left for:
    Bedding, chairs, braai equipment, clothing, stretchers, spices, condiments, cutlery, axe
    You need food, drinks, coffee, BEER......
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    Duct tape Herman se kurses.
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    Should one perhaps weigh the vehicle before going on a trip? I remember reading somewhere that most overlanding vehicles are overloaded. To the point of being unsafe, if memory serves me right?

    I did a "weigh-in" last December - packed the bakkie for a Bots trip, filled all the tanks, and popped down to our friendly local scrap yard weigh bridge. I was disappointed to find that my Hilux SRX was 100 kg over the book GVM.

    I have been fairly ruthless about weight - nothing extra on the front end, just the original plastic bumper. Aluminium bash plate, no rock sliders.
    The big contributors are:

    - Wild Earth RTT 80 kg
    - Second spare wheel on bumper mount
    - diesel 145 litres
    - water 95 litres
    - 52 L Snomaster
    - full drawer system.

    For heading into the CKGR, I would have to still add a week's firewood to the roof=rack!

    Has anyone else done a weigh-in? I am curiousto know Tony Weaver's score.

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    The problems associated with overloading are more than you think. Nevermind the chances of breaking your vehicle you might pick up liability if in an accident and your insurance might send the recovery bill right back to you!
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    Everybody seems concerned about mechanical things.

    If you want real poo, break a leg, cut an artery, get bitten by a bad snake or spider, half eaten by a predator, get a tropical disease, burst stomach ulcer, stroke, pneumonia, infected hemorrhoids,,,,,,,,,

    When you are 2 days drive from civilization and have no comms.
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    Thanks Keith, thats my next topic.
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    Could we just leave out the detail on the infected hemorrhoids please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Could we just leave out the detail on the infected hemorrhoids please?

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    What is that? Please post a pic. As explanation?
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    We love solo travel and are solo 99% of the time

    I agree with Tony about the water crossings. Will drive quite a detour to avoid a serious one as well as mud.

    Don't agree with the fridge. It goes along. It is the only luxury.

    Just some food for thought for those that tow: you have your food, drink, etc in the trailer/caravan. Great! But what happens when you run into trouble when out on a game drive without the trailer/caravan? Since the last trip to the CKGR when it was so wet, we will always pack a rat pack in the vehicle with extra water, dry food, tins, tin opener, energy bars and drinks, flashlight. The fridge and tools are packed in the vehicle anyway. That way we will have food for quite a few days.

    Medical emergencies: medivacs take time. And a medivac is not send for all medical problems. I have made peace that for some medical situations you will need to get in your car with the Satphone to your ear and start driving. Things like snake bites and broken bones will cause serious shock long before the medivac arrive. Basic first aid knowledge is a good idea. I also try and find out where the medical facilities are on any route we plan to follow.
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