Of course it would be nice if we could just be like the little girl in the Mexican Nachos TV advert and with a shrug of the shoulders say “Who not have both?” But sometimes it’s just not possible.
Camping and 4WDing in the Victorian High Country. Defender 130.
Solar Power can get so confusing.
What do size do I need, what can I run, what about dual batteries, do I use a solid panel or a folding panel, the list goes on.
It might be towing your van to your favourite fishing spot for the weekend, or exploring and travel as many miles as possible, maybe heading off into the deep wilderness or far outback with a group of mates. Everyone is different, but common amongst each pursuit is where to pack all the ‘necessities’ of travel and camping.
It’s time to weigh in on another subject!
A lot is discussed about caravans being overweight, but what about tow vehicles, particularly 4WD’s?
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Set yourself up with a bush welding kit using the list included, and you’ll never have to buy a beer again once your mates need some trackside repairs.
This old campfire argument has been going on for years and will probably never let up. Everyone has their own opinions and reasons for choosing what they buy. Well for now they do.
On close examination I have discovered a variety of manufacture dates, the oldest being 2007, that’s 9 years old! You can find the age on the side of your tyre in a 4 digit number, e.g. 4907. This means the 49th week of 2007.
This essential item for your 4WD has been flogged to death in the market. There is so much junk around now it’s near impossible to tell the rubbish from the reliable. So here are a few tips on selecting your next compressor and what to avoid.
Mobiles phones and Satellite phones do have their place in travel, but each has their drawback. The modern smartphone has taken the consumer world by storm and it’s almost a basic necessity of modern life and social interaction.
The insulation is absolutely critical to any fridge performance and the same applies to the little one shoved in the back of your 4WD with the sun glaring through the window to add a little challenge to the compressor.
The good old Aussies attitude of “she’ll be right” probably doesn’t count here. A first aid kit is like insurance, you never know when and if you’ll need it, so it’s better to have a good one and learn some basics before you set off on a journey.
There is so much junk on the market now its getting near impossible to tell the rubbish from the reliable. So here’s a few tips on selecting your next compressor and what to avoid.
Now to clear up a little bit of myth on leaf springs before we go too far, there is a particular aspect of this spring design which is sometimes misunderstood as self-dampening.