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Old 02-26-2008, 04:43 AM   #211
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I too found this thread while looking at fuel carrying methods.
I still dont believe that yours lasted but bugger me......

As for the trip, ........................fantastic
The photos, ............................awesome
The way you wrote it.................brillant

Makes me want to change things........................before its too late

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:17 AM   #212
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Fantabulous report.

My daughter and I were talking about the last summer that I was a stay-at-home dad. I knew it was the last and we packed everything into that summer that we could. We went strawberry picking one day, brought them home, cleaned them and took half to my in-laws and divided up most of the rest for some friends at the old folks home. At the time, both daughters asked why we were giving them away. I said, "the memories that we got from this will all be worth it."

Cheers to your pension plan!!

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Old 07-24-2008, 05:52 AM   #213
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Read this again for the second time. A lot of great images and quotes.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:30 PM   #214
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Back to page one...

If you haven't read this RR, you should. Also, read MetalJockey's RR on the trip to Angola.

Absolutely brilliant.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #215
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If you haven't read this RR, you should. Also, read MetalJockey's RR on the trip to Angola.

Absolutely brilliant.
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They were the first RR's I read, turned out to be the best ones too!
Hope you guys are going on another trip soon
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:27 AM   #216
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Nice one MJ. Will speak to you on the wilddog forum
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:52 AM   #217
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Awesome ride, awesome report! Also loved the Angola ride report.
I was born in Africa but left at a young age, all I know of travelling in the African wilderness is from the book In Desert and Wilderness. I kinda thought you need to protect yourself and your campsite from nocturnal predators, tsetse flies, malaria and such. Clearly, you guys were not worried about this, and I was wondering if you could give your perspective on the risks of wilderness camping in Africa (I know, I'm such a n00b).

(wouldn't mind having a bottle or two of Black Label; used to be available here in Canada. Cheers!)
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:48 PM   #218
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Damn, that is inspiring!
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:11 PM   #219
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I kinda thought you need to protect yourself and your campsite from nocturnal predators, tsetse flies, malaria and such. Clearly, you guys were not worried about this, and I was wondering if you could give your perspective on the risks of wilderness camping in Africa (I know, I'm such a n00b).

We worry, but you can also worry about cancer and a stroke etc. if you so want to. We take precautions to some extent.

There is a wide range of dangerous animals in Africa. The ones that matter are hyena, lion, elephant, hippo, crocodile and leopard. More or less in that following order. And of course a whole range of snakes. One deals with each one in a different manner.

As for elephant and hippo, your location is the best prevention. Stay out of their pathways and don't try to piss them off.

Crocodile will not bug you in camp unless you are camped right next to the water on a sandbank. Next to the water is not good place to be in any event as it places you in conflict with most animals.

For lion, leopard and hyena, a tent is more often than not sufficient protection. There are exceptions where habitual man-eaters are found, but the local knowledge will pre warn you. If you sleep in the open however, hyena are a big risk, lion normally will keep their distance while you have a fire going. If you pick up real problems with either, sleeping up a tree until they wander off will see you right.

Basically, common sense will keep you safe, read the sign and don't be stupid.

Malaria on the other hand you need to be well aware of and vigilant. Keep in mind thousands of people live their lives in malaria areas; so it's not certain death, only when you ignore it, it is.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:07 PM   #220
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Absolutely mind-blowing. How you did not pass out from heat stroke, did not break a limb, or get eaten alive is totally beyond me!
Thank you for your breath-taking and stunning ride report.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:30 AM   #221
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I am new to this web sight so I try to go through things as fast as possible to keep up and while wandering at my office I came accross to this thread. I was about to leave for home so I mailed the link to my inbox just because that I can go on with my reading with no time lost.
Very delicious report!!
And about the bash plate : I see that GS works all ways
Maybe new models will have parts that we can cool drinks
Congrats and thanks
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:50 PM   #222
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Africa Rocks

Second read of the RR made me decide to start planning again this week - Hell I miss Namibia and the people.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:02 AM   #223
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That was incredible Thanks
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:20 AM   #224
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I've got to say.....................

OUT FUCKING STANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything about your RR is much appreciated.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:31 PM   #225
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if you're ever in western canada I'm buying the beers if you'll tell the stories.
you should do this for a living. on tv maybe. i'm reading all your ride reports.
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