Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Today was my last proper day of class and the lucky beans are back on the sidewalks. There is one more assignment to be handed in – a whale-esque 5,000 word nonfiction piece – but barring some intervention from the gods of unanticipated disasters, I can get to call myself a journalist in a couple   Read More …

One week. Seven days and I am off. Adventure waits, pouncing every night in my dreams and growing ever more pervasive as the remaining days fade one after another. But I am not without progress. With forex obtained and visas (except for you Sudan, yes you. I’m looking at you), the last major item that   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Cape to Cairo, Gear, Travel

38 days remaining.  No clever mathematical symbolism in that number (that I can work out), I’m afraid. As the clock counts down, real life is beginning to behave oddly at the edges, like the period just before the end of a dream, when you feel what you thought to be real coming to an end   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Cape to Cairo, Gear, Travel

For an extended overland trip in Africa, particularly one made without the (relative) luxury of a 4×4, there is the inevitable question of what gear to take. While there remain a fair swarm of decisions still to be made about everything from a tent to a first aid kit, I have largely made my mind   Read More …

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