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Finding Fossils (Part One)

Dale Morris travels to South Africa’s best known fossil sites on a journey of discovery that takes him back in time to many eras when bears, dinosaurs and lizard-like leopards ruled the earth.

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Luangwa Valley

Geologically, the Luangwa Valley is part of Africa’s southern spurs. It is nearly 500 kilometres long and on average 120 kilometres wide. The Luangwa River meanders down its length. Fed by many tributaries that rush out of the hills in the rainy season, it winds through flat alluvial country where it changes its course often and leaves behind a random …

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LIUWA PLAINS WESTERN ZAMBIA

INTRODUCTION Appeal rating 5/5 A safari to Liuwa Plains in Western Zambia is probably one of the more adventurous safaris that Explore Africa Adventures have on offer. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in Barotseland on the Upper Zambezi Flood Plains, Western Province, Zambia. Co-Ords 40°10’ & 14°48’South and 27°07’& 23°00’ East. The Park covers an area of 3660 sq …

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Finding Fossils (Part One)

Dale Morris travels to South Africa’s best known fossil sites on a journey of discovery that takes him back in time to many eras when bears, dinosaurs and lizard-like leopards ruled the earth.

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Luangwa Valley

Geologically, the Luangwa Valley is part of Africa’s southern spurs. It is nearly 500 kilometres long and on average 120 kilometres wide. The Luangwa River meanders down its length. Fed by many tributaries that rush out of the hills in the rainy season, it winds through flat alluvial country where it changes its course often and leaves behind a random …

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LIUWA PLAINS WESTERN ZAMBIA

INTRODUCTION Appeal rating 5/5 A safari to Liuwa Plains in Western Zambia is probably one of the more adventurous safaris that Explore Africa Adventures have on offer. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in Barotseland on the Upper Zambezi Flood Plains, Western Province, Zambia. Co-Ords 40°10’ & 14°48’South and 27°07’& 23°00’ East. The Park covers an area of 3660 sq …

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Kinetic Advice

If you drive off-road chances are you will get stuck! If you get properly stuck you may need to use a kinetic strap to extricate yourself.

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How to Use Recovery Shackles

Shackles are used every day in a various applications such as securing loads, rigging and vehicle recovery. However as with all safety critical items of equipment there are a few points that should be considered and adhered to. Attach multiple sling eyes to the bow, not the pin. Attaching leyes to the pin can damage or weaken the sling. When …

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Finding Fossils (Part One)

Dale Morris travels to South Africa’s best known fossil sites on a journey of discovery that takes him back in time to many eras when bears, dinosaurs and lizard-like leopards ruled the earth.

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What’s in the Box?

Over the last few years I have travelled less and only done day trails and short trips, as a consequence my kit got a bit mixed up and really needed some straightening out, in my car I keep a fire extinguisher and basic tool roll as well as a tow strap (legal version) but not much else, regular trips to …

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Preventing the Bug

Well you are off to the coast but are you adequately prepared? Have you made sure that you have your medical aid card, you will need it in the case of an emergency and believe you me many people forget theirs at home. Then your first aid kit needs to be checked, ask your chemist to dispose of any meds …

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Finding Fossils (Part One)

Dale Morris travels to South Africa’s best known fossil sites on a journey of discovery that takes him back in time to many eras when bears, dinosaurs and lizard-like leopards ruled the earth.

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Luangwa Valley

Geologically, the Luangwa Valley is part of Africa’s southern spurs. It is nearly 500 kilometres long and on average 120 kilometres wide. The Luangwa River meanders down its length. Fed by many tributaries that rush out of the hills in the rainy season, it winds through flat alluvial country where it changes its course often and leaves behind a random …

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LIUWA PLAINS WESTERN ZAMBIA

INTRODUCTION Appeal rating 5/5 A safari to Liuwa Plains in Western Zambia is probably one of the more adventurous safaris that Explore Africa Adventures have on offer. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in Barotseland on the Upper Zambezi Flood Plains, Western Province, Zambia. Co-Ords 40°10’ & 14°48’South and 27°07’& 23°00’ East. The Park covers an area of 3660 sq …

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Gardens of the Golden City

All to often we look for something unusual to do over a weekend and end up at a mall or coffee shop. Well a less usual activity loomed on the horizon when I acquired a leaflet from an organisation known as “Gardens of the Golden City “ www.gardensof thegoldencity.co.za  . They have a programme of large gardens spread throughout Johannesburg …

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Kinetic Advice

If you drive off-road chances are you will get stuck! If you get properly stuck you may need to use a kinetic strap to extricate yourself.

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How to Use Recovery Shackles

Shackles are used every day in a various applications such as securing loads, rigging and vehicle recovery. However as with all safety critical items of equipment there are a few points that should be considered and adhered to. Attach multiple sling eyes to the bow, not the pin. Attaching leyes to the pin can damage or weaken the sling. When …

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Preventing the Bug

Well you are off to the coast but are you adequately prepared? Have you made sure that you have your medical aid card, you will need it in the case of an emergency and believe you me many people forget theirs at home. Then your first aid kit needs to be checked, ask your chemist to dispose of any meds …

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What to do in an emergency!

So we have been involved in a few recoveries recently where the vehicles that were stuck did not have recovery points either on front or to the rear, fortunately I was able to use a drag chain and rig a suitable attachment point but it did pose the question, is there something out there designed to assist in such a …

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After Recovery

After a recovery Even if it is a simple recovery using a pull strap to recover a vehicle the chances are that your strap or bag may have got dirty either from sand or mud and water, should the recovery have been more difficult then more equipment may have been used. You invested a good deal of money in your …

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Four Tips for Camping with Children

Camping trips are a great way to get away from the city and spend some quality time with family and friends. However, when children are involved, it is essential to be prepared and ease them into this new activity. Here are some tips to help make the process easier: Dress rehearsal. Before you set off on your first camping trip, …

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Drive Safer During Wet Weather

South Africa’s summer rainfall areas are due to experience thunderstorms and increased rain fairly soon. The onset of the rainy season often catches out drivers who’ve grown used to the traction and visibility of the winter dry season. This is according to the Automobile Association which said drivers needed to ensure they were ready for wet weather. “A wet road …

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Safe Recovery Tips

Safe Recovery Well we have heard of a few accidents (non fatal) and the net is full of You Tube video clips of recoveries going wrong so we got together with our friends at SecureTech to develop some guidelines for safe recovery. Obviously we also looked at areas of individual responsibility when doing this. What we have here is a …

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