expedition life

Stuck in the jungle

I thought i'd share this little episode of the time I got the Land Rover stuck in the jungle when alone. Nothing focusses the mind more than a survival situation and nothing teaches you more about driving off road than getting stuck up to your axles in mud....

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

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....