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if you're not doing any serious off-roading and are staying away from deep
sand and mud then i wouldn't bother with sand or bridging ladders. make sure
you have rated bow shackles not d shackles and maybe add a proper spade (not
a garden spade but like this:
http://www.--.co.uk/expeditions/great_trek_malawi_files/image008
.jpg ).
what jacking points do you have on your truck? i recommend welding a few on
if not already there.
rgds
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haven=92t been north of isiolo in kenya so can=92t spk about those ferries. the
ferry in dar was ok though. i=92ve used them for bridging before and they bent
horribly (3mm alu) had to be driven over quite a few times to get them back
on their mounting hooks. you may find the collapsible army shovel does
exactly that...may be good as a poo-spade but i still think the other is
better/easier to use.

as to the shackles strops etc =96 they sound right although i am unsure of the
x7 factor. i have a black rat snatch strap and tree trunk protectors and a
long coil of nylon rope! from the black rat site in au:

to save our trees from ringbarking, use our polyester 3 metre x 75mm wide
tree trunk protector. this tree trunk protector comes with leather
reinforced eyes at each end and is fully tested with a minimum breaking
strain of 10,000kgs.

this heavy-duty nylon strap is 9 metres long x 50mm wide with reinforced
leather eyes. it has 20%-30% stretch factor for ease of vehicle recovery
with a breaking strain of 8,000kgs. these straps come with safety overload
indicators that are sewn into the straps weave and are all individually
tested.

drag chains are also handy:

this is one of the products most used with 4wd vehicles. to give you the
full range of uses, black rat supplies three fittings - lug link, grab hook
and slip hook complete with chain in a handy bucket. the chain kit is 5
metres long, manufactured from grade 70 high tensile steel. it has a
breaking strain of 8,000kgs.

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thanks

most are standard us/uk keyboards with roman alphabets although sometimes
you=92ll get a korean one thrown in for fun.

the cyc is valid in: ang; bot; bur; drc; dji; egt; eri; eth; ken; les; mal;
moz; nam; rsa; rwa; som; sud; swa; tan; uga; zam; zim.

so i suppose it is available in egypt.

i bought either buy mine at jupiter insurance in bulawayo zimbabwe or
through the aa in kenya.

my only contact for information though is in kenya: ring mary githinji at
the aa in nairobi - give her all your car details - tell her how long you
want it to last and when you want it to start, no. of people travelling etc,
and she'll be able to advise you...she is an honest broker, so please pay
her my regards.

mary m. githinji
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if it is on the outside of your locked vehicle: chain it down! i=92ve actually
got a mul-t-lok gear lock that locks my low /high lever in neutral. i=92ve
also drilled my swing out carrier to fit a mul-t-lok padlock and my
underchassis spare wheel is also mul-t-lok=92d. can=92t lock down the rtt but i
thread stell cables through everything else: jerricans spare wheels etc and
again use mul-t-lok padlocks. expensive but miles better than the chinese
crap you usually get in africa.

i=92ve been living in africa since 1991 =96 like 99% of people who live and
travel in africa i don=92t have any travel insurance...i mean, if you live in
the uk and want to drive up to scotland =96 do you get travel insurance?
medical insurance is another thing check the web for flying doctors &
emergency casevac.

ciao,

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Hi Harvey,
The bridging waffles you are likely to carry may be too short for
getting on or off a ferry. Look at this picture to see if bridging
waffles would really help: /public/transbaobab06-2
A tree trunk protector is only useful if you have a winch.
In Frech speaking countries you will find AZERTY keyboards - a real
pain if you're in a hurry!
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Tree truck protectors can be useful as a bridle when towing or being towed by a local rust bucket, particularly if using a snatch strap.
Regards
Julian
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Harvey
All the ferries have ladders and other means to get the vehicle on board.
The Wadi Haifa ferry - i'm told will not be a necessary evil in 2
weeks time - Alternative route coming available via Abu Simbal
(spelling??) temple - then short ferry to Wadi Haifa.
The road from Wadi Haifa is a piece of cake. Road from Wadi Haifa to
Dongala will be all tarmac in 2 years.
If your going into Libya - Accus Mountains - make sure you have Radial
Tyres - the sand there is like superglue - "fes fes" they call it
Jury is out on my Mitchelin XZL's as they were terrible in the sand.
Think they'll be more suited further south.....
By the way - tyres are half the price in Libya than in Europe - they
have good selection - if I was going again i'd put old radial on for
the sand - then buy new boots for onward trip...
Army shovels are only good for digging a shit pit (excuse the language
Mr Administrator) - get a proper shovel and secure it to the roof rack
- make sure its lockable but easily removed when required.
Niall
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Harvey
Get a good compressor - via Air?? - cigarette lighter ones are useless
- get it wired into the vehicle electrics - nr 1 piece of kit so far
for me.
Frogs are a rip off at 75 for a bottle holder - bestdown load a
picture and get your local metal shop to weld one up - then bolt it to
the rack - think also how alkward it will be to run a gas line from
the roof rack to your cooker every time you want a brew... - make sure
you dont have to climb up on the rack to connect every time.
Good luck for now
Niall
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Martyn
I got the info from some other travellers on the ferry just a few weeks back
Best place to check up on the accuracy would be Horizons Unlimited.
Give it a few weeks and as soon as someone else has done it there will
surely be a posting....
If the info is correct you'll still have to take a ferry across Lake
Nassir - just a shorter one.
If I hear anything more - will be sure and let you know.
BTW - met a SA couple in Sudan who'd just travelled up in a Rolls
Royce - they were accompanied by a guy on a scooter - they had 2
support vehicles but if they can do it surely a cruiser can!
Also - met 3 couples in morris minors in Gondor, Ethiopia enroute from
SA - no support. Don't know how they did the Marsbit to Moyale section
As for the german on a 30 year old 125 yamaha - hes had a nightmare
and stuck in Khartoum for 10 days when I met him, - not a nice place
to be stuck.
Anyway there seems to be a new wave of travellers in Africa travelling
in all kinds of whacky motors and by all manner and means..... good
fun !
Thanks
Niall
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