Our first puncture!

After more than 60,000km on this set of BF Goodrich KO tyres we got our first puncture. Most likely from a sharp rock, I’d say prior damage from The Gibb River Road over the past few weeks.

First puncture in over 60,000km!

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Light Stand/Tripod

When overlanding you want to keep items to a minimum to save on space and more importantly weight, I like things we carry to have a double purpose where possible.

I modified an LED light to fit onto the camera tripod. This now gives us a

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Defender gets a name

The Defender gets a name and a whiteboard installed on the dash. 

We named our Defender Charlie. We decided to make a whiteboard out of a piece of perspex. Here we can write notes while on the road such as jobs to be done or things to buy etc. We have used some velcro to fix it to the dash so we can pull it off to write on it. 

Carrying Extra Fuel

We’ve finally got our fuel jerrycans fitted. With the car being away at the mechanics and waiting on the jerrycan mounts to arrive it put us behind a little.

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Running Water

​We have running water again! Since getting the car back from the mechanics we have been working like mad to finish all the jobs before we leave. Jobs that can be done on the road will just have to wait though. We can’t wait to get the wheels rolling!

We chose to keep things simple with a hand operated water pump.

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Map & 240V Power Outlet

​Behind Tegan’s seat is the fridge cabinet, we decided to make use of the flat surface with a map of Australia just in case we get lost 🙂

Below the map we have a 240V powerboard to plug in our devices on the road while connected to the inverter or plug it into mains power when it is available.

Should We Take Bikes?

As our departure date approaches we are still debating whether to take push bikes on our trip. We have a bike rack that can support two bikes. Once our camp is setup with the rooftop tent etc it can be quite time consuming to pack up and

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