Planning

Defender Breakdowns While Travelling and Bush Repairs

defender breakdowns

The Importance of Spare Parts & Bush Repairs When operating any 4×4 vehicle offroad for long periods in harsh conditions, it is inevitable that something will break. Despite spending 3 years preparing my Land Rover Defender and replacing many parts in preparation for my 10 month solo trip around Australia, I still encountered issues requiring repairs. Many of these repairs …

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How much does it cost to travel around Australia?

how much does it cost to travel around australia

If you’ve wondered how much it will cost to travel around Australia by 4wd here are my expenditures after travelling solo for 304 days (10 months). I attempted to keep track of all costs though probably lost a few receipts along the way, so may have spent an extra $2000 all up. My 4wd was self sufficient for sleeping, cooking …

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Trip Preparation Update 2

trip preparation

While checking my wheel bearings I find I need all new rotors, so currently awaiting the order to arrive. Boxes are still being packed and repacked trying to fit everything in in the most efficient way. All oils and filters have been changed ready for departure.

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Trip Preparation Update 1

trip preparation

The final countdown has begun. I’m madly shopping most days buying the last of the gear and spare parts I need to ensure my trip is a success, along with a few comfort items for myself.

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Got maps? Maps for Travelling Australia

maps for travelling australia

Got maps? To be honest I’m not a particularly great navigator.. I’ve gotten myself misplaced on a few occasions and have a poor sense of direction. Hence why I have invested in several different options in maps for travelling Australia. I’ve chosen to carry both paper and digital maps so in the event of a computer failure, flat batteries or …

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The Great Sale – Ebay Time

mini morris deluxe

Yes. It’s time. Time to let it go. When did I last use that again? 1999? Mmm. Think it’s time to send it to that great big auction house online. EBAY TIME! There comes a time when possessions begin to possess us. Where what once was something of use, treasured, loved, now becomes a dead weight, consuming our energy, our …

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Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide – The 4×4 Bible

vehicle dependent expedition guide

The Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide by Tom Sheppard from Desert Winds Publishing is the ultimate guide to expedition travel preparation. This book has been a really great aid during my planning phase and for determining what modifications are worthwhile for my Land Rover Defender and what I shouldn’t bother with. It is filled with lots of detail and even some maths …

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