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Project II: Install a Roof Top Tent (RTT)

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Roof rack… check. Roof top tent… check. …that’s everything, time to put them together! We had seen CVT’s (Cascadia Vehicle Tents ) tent display previously at the Overland Expo in Arizona and had decided on this brand for a couple…

Project III: Install a power inverter

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At this stage, the number appliances requiring charging in our technological arsenal has become somewhat of an issue. So rather than visiting coffee shops and public libraries carrying arm loads of laptops, phones and camera chargers—we decided a power inverter…

Overland Expo 2014

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The main reason we stopped for 10 days in Arizona was so that we could drive up to Flagstaff to attend Overland Expo 2014. For those who haven’t heard of Overland Expo (we hadn’t until we started planning this trip).…

Introducing our new ride

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Brodie is back in the UK. We are in the UAE. So what is happening with Kapp2Cape now? We continue exploring, of course! All good explorers must have a trusted vehicle to take them where they would like to go…

Voukefalas Tool Kit

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I have always had in mind that a tool kit is useful to carry.Most important though in our case is to carry tools that you actually know how to use them. In my case my kit is minimal and is…

Voukefalas

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Voukefalas is a Honda HRV, a 2004 make vehicle that have been tested and proven itself to me as a trusted travel partner through Africa and the Middle East . Voukefalas or Bucephalas  was the horse of Alexander the Great, and one of…

Travel Info

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In any overland trip the Expenses of the Vehicle is almost 60% of your Budget . An accurate monitor of this cost can save you from running out of money or finishing your trip earlier than expected.I have below a…

How To: Getting Water in Mexico Part 2

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I wanted to quickly update my original post on getting water in Mexico.  Although water purification centers seemed to be everywhere in Baja, we’ve had a bit more difficulty finding them on the main land.  It’s not that they don’t…

Solar Panel Mounting and Bed Platform Build

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Two of the major projects that we need to complete before our trip involve significant modifications to Sweetcakes. The first of these is mountin the solar panel and wiring it through to the second battery, and the other is building…

Robson Brothers 4wd Service and Repair

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Last time on the hoist, A massive thanks to Rob for the unfettered access to his state of the art facilities. Makes the job of preparing the vehicle a breeze. Although we always keep our vehicle servicing well ahead of…

The XPCamper Build

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We’ve been living full time in our XPCamper now for 6 months!  This isn’t just stationary, plugged-in, on the grid camping — we’ve put over 15,000 miles on the rig as we explored Canada, Alaska, and Mexico.  My point is…

Piece from the Middle East!

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It’s been a long week, but it’s been fruitful here in the Middle East. WE HAVE A VEHICLE!!! A beautiful golden Land Rover Discovery 1999! We decided a Discovery would be the best option for a bunch of reasons, availability…

Solar Setup

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Did any of you watch the first season of the Walking Dead? You know that bit when they’re in the CDC and Noah Emmerich’s character bemoans that they never thought to make the CDC run on solar? So then everything…

International Driving Permits

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Today me and my right-hand man, Michael, drove on up to the local CAA store in Sarnia and got ourselves some International Driving Permits – which we’ll be needing to drive our vehicle in many of the countries on the…

Welcome to the Nomadizens Travel Blog!

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Good Morning and welcome to the nomadizens travel blog. I’m your fearless leader Ike and I’ll be your pilot throughout this initial expedition. If you’re here for pictures of awesome scenery and expansive vistas….you’ll have to wait. The trip is…

Disaster Strikes in Iran, The Nightmare before Xmas (in Zahedan) & The 6 Disciples of Boris

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I’m finally in Iran (just over the border from Pakistan, Iran) I received a friendly welcome from the Iranian border guards and was directed towards immigration and customs. They took my paperwork and told me to sit and wait. 2…

A Brief Update – Africa

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So as of right now we’re just trying to decide on what kind of vehicle we want to purchase for the trip, and where we’re going to buy it. We’re leaning towards a Land Rover Discovery (1994-1999), before they changed…

How To: Getting Water in Mexico

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The XPCamper is quite amazing in that it holds a massive 70 gallons of fresh water.  Before we crossed the border into Mexico, we filled it up to the top.  How long does 70 gallons of water last you in Mexico?…

An Outback in the Outback

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If you’ve been a fan of Central Overland for a while, then you know I can be a bit cynical about over-baked trucks and SUVs. Having every possible widget on the finest possible platform is simply not imperative to overland…

EVENT: Vermont Overland Trophy 2013

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For the FULL event details and best pictures check out my article on Motus: VOT 2013: That Mud Tastes Like Maple Syrup! This was the inaugural Vermont Overland Trophy and I was asked by Alex of Columbia Overland to join…

Securing the Rig – Part 2

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As mentioned in my earlier post, Securing the Rig (where I talked about window security film), we did a couple other things to help improve the security of our vehicle. Reading other travel blogs, we found that a common way to gain…

Our new home

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We’ve been living in the XPCamper for two months now, and we’ve put over 7,000 miles on our truck.  So, how’s everything working out so far? Diesel Powered Stove & Heater The stove, heater, and water heater in the XPCamper…

Securing the Rig

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After reading dozens of blogs and reading about vehicle break-ins, we decided we really needed to beef up the security of our rig.  There are several common weak points that thieves exploit, but the most common were the door locks…