This and That

Prep Books

Preparing Ourselves

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.

Digging Out

Preparing Livingstone

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.


off to great places.

Travel Quotes

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore." André Gide
"Sometimes living safe is like not living at all." Lisa Mondello
"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." Jim Rohn
"I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman
"...the interruptions were the journey." Ted Simon
"Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever!" Unknown
1st River Crossing

First River Crossing

No mud, no crocodiles, shallow water. A gentle introduction to crossing rivers.

May all our future lessons be gentle ones!

"I know, but if you're being too careful there's probably no point in doing it at all." Ted Simon in 'Dreaming of Jupiter'