expedition life

Learning about expeditions the fun way

There is an element of expedition planning that needs to be done, but there comes a point when there are things you will never know unless you actually do it. And then of course there are the random events that make expeditions such fun that they make up the tapestry of surviving as a self sufficient unit....

expedition life

Make your own Camel Trophy

The Camel Trophy undoubtedly conjures attractive images of adventure and exploration using Land Rovers in the way they were built to be used, and these days I reckon there is still a market for these events. So what can you do? Make your own!...

expedition life

The Long Drive to Work

Walking through the London carrying three diesel jerry cans I was a little surprised that no-one even raised an eyebrow. Had I been asked what I was doing, my answer would have been "I need them to ensure my fiancé and I can drive through Mauritania without stopping for fuel because things are a little tense there just now after the coup". I’m sure the Met police would have been very understanding at this explanation....