History of an expedition vehicle

During my time in Belize, I kept a detailed log of all works and problems that occured whilst supporting the jungle expeditions. Below is the history of one of the vehicles over the first 6 years of its life. I'm sharing this because it was an expedition work horse, spending about half of its life off road, did 120,000km in 3 years and was well maintained....


Winches Part 2: Fitting a Winch

There are three options available to you to fit a Winch depending on your skill and budget involved. This article brushes across the first two options, as this is primarily a guide for doing it yourself....

Tips, expeditions, articles and information on planning and running an expedition in a Land Rover Defender. It's what they're made for


Bypass the Dim/Dip relay

Having a dim-dip system in your car was a regulation that came about in the 80s in the UK, but is no longer necessary. The feature was fitted right into the Puma era. On UK Defenders, the two settings of the headlight switch will dim the headlights on the first setting (by routing power through a resistor under the RH front wing) and allow full power on the second....