Battery chargers

Written by ralph on November 12th, 2013. Posted in Kit and Equipment

Because I want to capture video and still images throughout our journeys and in order to make the images as varied and interesting as possible I decided to use a variety of cameras.

Replacement Keyfob

Written by ralph on June 11th, 2013. Posted in Kit and Equipment

As you will see here I tried to fix my existing remote keyfobs. Unfortunatly, once I had fixed them, I discovered that one of them didn’t work.  The basic problem with the discovery locking system is that if you lock the car using the remote, you can’t unlock it with the key without setting off the alarm.

Food List

Written by ralph on April 24th, 2012. Posted in Kit and Equipment

We decided to ensure that we had sufficient supplies to ensure a breakfast and evening meal for every day that we were away.  The main reason for this was the potential difficulty in ensuring that Belinda had a gluten free option when buy from a foreign shop or eating in a restaurant.

This is the complete list that we packed, in two 50 litre ‘Really Useful Boxes’ (see here) , for a 21 day trip.

Howling Moon Rooftent

Written by ralph on January 13th, 2012. Posted in Kit and Equipment

I had always loved the look of rooftents and following our trip to Morocco, where we used a pop-up type, we realised that there was a practical advantage in keeping all your bedding etc. together in an easily deployable place.  So we took the plunge and bought a Howling Moon 1.4 Tourer.  We have now used the tent in the UK several times and in the desert, made a few modifications and improvements.  So I thought I would outline here why we choose this particular tent, how good it is in varying conditions and some of the things we have done to make it better.

Country stickers

Written by ralph on December 14th, 2011. Posted in Kit and Equipment

Now some people would argue that my car is far from ‘understated’ but I have always aimed to keep her appearance fairly ‘clean’.  I am not a great lever of stickers on a car but for once I decided to make an exception.

Open Steet Maps

Written by ralph on February 25th, 2011. Posted in Kit and Equipment

Using a garmin satnav has distinct advantages.  In normal use UK & Europe the mapping is similar to other units (Tom Tom, etc.).  It’s when you wander off road or beyond Europe that these advantages emerge.