With our equipment, we are capable to make long self reliant overland journeys. All our gear has been tested thoroughly. In fact most of it has been used from 71°northern latitude in Norway to 57°southern latitude in Argentina, in temperatures between –25°C and +45°C, above 4.000 meters above sea-level and in all sorts of weather.
We don’t have sponsors and we are not obligated to write anything about any equipment. So whenever that happens, we must have been so impressed and happy with what we’ve bought that we just feel a strong urge to share our discovery.
Vehicle: Land Rover Defender Td5 110 STW. The car is customized to meet our needs, ex we have built in a Webasto heater, so its possible to sit inside warm and cosy without having the motor started. This has shown to be a very nice feature when its freezing cold inside the tent in the morning and we set up the breakfast table in the car.
Otherwise the car is kept as it was thought out on the factory in Solihull, England.
…well it might have slightly more power than the original -but then it is as they should have thought it out in Solihull..!
Trailer: Our expedition trailer from South African Desert Wolf is really something special. It is made of stainless steel and built to accommodate 5-6 persons. The sleeps are placed in our roof top tent on top of the trailer, high above the ground and on a good thick and comfy mattress.
The kitchen is well equipped, with gas-stove, running water and a fridge/freezer from National Luna. The kitchen area is covered by a 270 degree awning to secure shade (or cover for rain).
The trailer also lets us carry a lot of luggage, 100 liters spare fuel, 75 liters of freshwater and we have a 2×115 Ah powerbank installed to supply the lights and the fridge for more than a week without charging. The split charger gives the ability to charge from either the vehicle when driving or from a ground supply when camping.
The trailer is designed specially for the Land Rover, with same width and ground clearance, which makes it very easy to handle, even in difficult terrain. It is outfitted with original Land Rover rims and BF Goodrich All-terrains – so in case of a puncture we have eight identical wheels.
Canoe: Ally DR 16,5 folding canoe. Brilliant thing to always have on the roof rack. You never know when you get the chance to go canoeing and it doesn’t take up much space when it’s packed in its sack.
- Iridium Satellite phone
- 230V inverter
- Recovery gear
- Travel liberary – with books and games