Preparing means lots of reading and classes: Int'l Travel Medicine Wilderness First Responder cert. course, Ham radio technician licensing course, and attending Overland Expo--an invaluable resource providing classes designed specifically for the needs of crazy people who drive off the beaten track.
June 2014: trip to the mountains of Baja, Mexico to “test our limits and break that which was going to break. We are no longer tempted to drive on steep winding mountain roads or deep sand to see if we can make it. Breakage due to rough roads: table base, frig mounting brackets, screws holding bed together, tire dings. Breakage due to inattention: truck step, water purifier, air suspension.
First River Crossing
No mud, no crocodiles, shallow water. A gentle introduction to crossing rivers.