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    Morning chaps,

    I am looking for an equipment list that covers what will be considered a well kitted overlanding vehicle. I just cannot find what i am looking for in the archives

    I am busy with a list and would post it if anyone is interested but would like some feedback regarding a list that they maybe have drawn up, just to compare.

    This is in preparation for our trip to Nam in Dec.

    My vehicle is not totally basic but one can always improve.

    I am looking forward to some inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malmoer View Post
    Morning chaps,

    I am looking for an equipment list that covers what will be considered a well kitted overlanding vehicle. I just cannot find what i am looking for in the archives

    I am busy with a list and would post it if anyone is interested but would like some feedback regarding a list that they maybe have drawn up, just to compare.

    This is in preparation for our trip to Nam in Dec.

    My vehicle is not totally basic but one can always improve.

    I am looking forward to some inspiration.
    Just sent you a PM that might start to help with the inspiration
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    I always ask

    How are we sleeping?

    How are we cooking?

    How are we sitting ?

    How are we washing, bodies, dishes and clothes?

    How are we eating?

    How are we transporting food and water?

    How are we transporting fuel?

    and also

    How are we paying ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I always ask

    How are we sleeping?

    How are we cooking?

    How are we sitting ?

    How are we washing, bodies, dishes and clothes?

    How are we eating?

    How are we transporting food and water?

    How are we transporting fuel?

    and also

    How are we paying ?
    Agree. And I would start with:

    How are we getting there and back.

    And I would add:

    How do we deal with small and major medical emergencies?
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    Ok wet blanket time.

    Don't fall into the trap of hanging all sorts of unnecessary stuff on your vehicle which only add weight. Weight is enemy number one.

    For a trip to Namibia, you only need a set of decent AT tyres, a compressor and tyre repair kit. If you are going to do remote areas and rivers, I would suggest recovery equipment and Satphone as well.

    We are also going to Namibia in December and we have done multiple trips to Botswana with no modifications to the vehicles except AT tyres and on one vehicle, aftermarket shocks.

    Go and do your trip, in fact do a few, and you will see what YOUR requirements are and what you need to add.

    I would not follow any 'list'.
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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Check this out for some inspiration!

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...camper-project

    Last edited by Die SwartKat; 2019/11/05 at 03:12 PM.
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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I always ask

    How are we sleeping?Sorted

    How are we cooking? Sorted

    How are we sitting ? Sorted

    How are we washing, bodies, dishes and clothes? Sorted

    How are we eating? Sorted

    How are we transporting food and water? Sorted

    How are we transporting fuel? No need to worry 180ltr

    and also

    How are we paying ?
    Saved up, Cash

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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Ok wet blanket time.

    Don't fall into the trap of hanging all sorts of unnecessary stuff on your vehicle which only add weight. Weight is enemy number one.

    For a trip to Namibia, you only need a set of decent AT tyres, a compressor and tyre repair kit. If you are going to do remote areas and rivers, I would suggest recovery equipment and Satphone as well.

    We are also going to Namibia in December and we have done multiple trips to Botswana with no modifications to the vehicles except AT tyres and on one vehicle, aftermarket shocks.

    Go and do your trip, in fact do a few, and you will see what YOUR requirements are and what you need to add.

    I would not follow any 'list'.
    My Prado is kitted with drawers and fridge (DIY)
    Inside basic food, cutlery, spares and recovery gear
    Compressor in the engine bay

    We will be remote for our stay in the Richtersveld ($ days) but have booked the camping spots and they are quite full for that time of the year.
    Medical emergencies, I feel we are prepared for that but will make sure that we are properly on par with whats required
    Sat phone being 2 days in ai-ais and the 4 days in Richtersveld I feel it's not needed but will think about that. We still got time.

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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    Check this out for some inspiration!

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...camper-project

    Die een gesien baie nice.

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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Rule number 1 is to keep it simple. Don't be tempted by all those lovely looking things at Outdoor Warehouse that are actually useless for a mobile overland trip - most of them are designed to be used in a static campsite over a week or two.
    You need comfortable sleeping and seating gear, a table (my one luxury), cooking and eating stuff and a basic toolkit.
    Most important for a December Namibia trip is some way to keep cool - and if you are venturing north (not really an issue in the south) shelter from rain. We carry an atomiser spray bottle (gardening shops, plastic warehouses etc) for each member of the party for spraying oneself in hot conditions - works better than aircon, and aircon also renders you de-acclimatised to outside temps. If you have kids with you, make sure you spend time at places where they can swim. Namibia is bloody hot (as in 40deg+) in December. Shade is a priority in the day, so if you're staying in places without trees, carry an awning - beach umbrellas are useless.
    Last edited by Tony Weaver; 2019/11/05 at 04:27 PM.
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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Quote Originally Posted by Malmoer View Post
    Morning chaps,

    I am looking for an equipment list that covers what will be considered a well kitted overlanding vehicle. I just cannot find what i am looking for in the archives

    I am busy with a list and would post it if anyone is interested but would like some feedback regarding a list that they maybe have drawn up, just to compare.

    This is in preparation for our trip to Nam in Dec.

    My vehicle is not totally basic but one can always improve.

    I am looking forward to some inspiration.
    Iím also looking for a similar list, as we are travelling down to South Africa in December and Iím concerned that we will not be adequately equipped 🤔

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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    I agree 100%, keep it simple. Just basic camping equipment, water, compressor, pressure gauge and first aid bag.
    You do not need 90% of the items displayed in the overland shops.

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    Default Re: Overlanding equipment list

    Budget is always an issue so my set up is very minimilistic in design (Big words eish) so always just purchasing what we need.

    But i believe its functional for what we will be doing, but as always the devil is in the detail.

    But I believe we have everything we need for an awesome trip in place.

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