Choosing The Right Vehicle For Your Adventure

Failure is not an option. After your personal safety the most important decision of your adventure is choosing your transport. Carrying capacity vs. maneuverability, fuel types, old vs newer design technology, gadgets or simplicity, suspension choices, trailer vs solo truck, and sleeping arrangements are just some of the considerations. The following presentation will provide insight into vehicle selection as it relates to your adventure and destination choice.

Michael Ladden will be teaching this class on

Friday, September 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am & Saturday, September 30 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm

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Overlanders' Handbook by Chris Scott

Chris Scott and his band of globetrotting contributors and specialists have put together the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Overlanders’ Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris’s other books are known – it doesn’t assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap. Planning – When to go; typical costs; documentation; sponsorship; early overland journeys. Vehicle choice and preparation – The Overlanders’ Handbook is the most comprehensive account in print, covering everything from adapting a cheap car to equipping a campervan or 4x4 for months on the road, or even building and outfitting your own accommodation module to mount on an all-terrain truck chassis. Life on the road – How to handle dodgy borders, haggle over a purchase, treat a dodgy stomach and cope with crazy driving conditions. Guidance on wild camping; navigation and mapping strategies; onward shipping; advice for solo women overlanders; travelling with children or with pets; vehicle repairs and troubleshooting; and off-road driving techniques. Continental route outlines – Guidelines on both popular and obscure overland routes through Africa, Asia and Latin America. Includes fuel prices, easiest borders and best seasons, visa strategies, danger zones and regional highlights. Overlanders’ Tales – Half a dozen accounts of global adventures lasting months or even years – in vans, 4x4s and all-terrain trucks – from contributors aged from 9 to 69. Supported by the online resource:

Suggested Read - First Overland: London-Singapore by Land Rover

First Overland: London-Singapore by Land Rover- by Tim Slessor.

Another fantastic novel for all of you interested in the origins of overland vehicle travel.

They had no money. They had no cars. They had a whole lot of tenacity. These six men convinced a publisher, film maker and enough sponsors to make this historic trip a reality. In late 1955, they set off from England. Six months, six days and 18,000 miles later, two very weary Land Rovers rolled into Singapore to flash-bulbs and champagne. Now, fifty years on, their bestselling book, First Overland, is republished with an introduction by Sir David Attenborough.

Available at Amazon.Com