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Memories

I am a bit of a dinosaur, and although I have a compact digital camera most of the photos I take are still taken with my two old Nikon analogue cameras.

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The Wild Coast

Andre van Vuuren, our Wild Coast specialist, recently explored the stretch of the Wild Coast between Mazeppa Bay and Morgan Bay and this is what he has to share.

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The Urban Way

I am often amazed to hear folk say that there is not much to do in Johannesburg and how they wish they rather lived at the coast.

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Wanderlust

The dictionary defines wanderlust as the strong desire to travel, in other words one can be consumed by wanderlust. Yet so many of us put it off, I receive numerous queries from people who want to do a trip, yet they become so obsessed with the detail that they never actually get out there to do it- my advice is …

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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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Memories

I am a bit of a dinosaur, and although I have a compact digital camera most of the photos I take are still taken with my two old Nikon analogue cameras.

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Chilled in the Bush

So you are off to the bush with your new fridge/freezer in tow but you need to survive for a period without being able to stock up.

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Keeping the Toddlers Entertained

We all know the moment,15 minutes out of Johannesburg and the head pops up , “ Are we there yet?” , followed by “ When are we going to be there?” Grimly we carry on wishing the kilometres away. When my brother and I were small trips were meticulously planned and we left after midnight allowing us to sleep a …

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Firestarter

It’s alright getting to a local braai in the suburbs to find out that no one has matches or a lighter , one simply pops across to a convenience store at one of the service stations and buys the necessary.

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The Wild Coast

Andre van Vuuren, our Wild Coast specialist, recently explored the stretch of the Wild Coast between Mazeppa Bay and Morgan Bay and this is what he has to share.

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The Urban Way

I am often amazed to hear folk say that there is not much to do in Johannesburg and how they wish they rather lived at the coast.

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Wanderlust

The dictionary defines wanderlust as the strong desire to travel, in other words one can be consumed by wanderlust. Yet so many of us put it off, I receive numerous queries from people who want to do a trip, yet they become so obsessed with the detail that they never actually get out there to do it- my advice is …

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Firestarter

It’s alright getting to a local braai in the suburbs to find out that no one has matches or a lighter , one simply pops across to a convenience store at one of the service stations and buys the necessary.

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Joining the Club

Tinus Buitendag of the McCarthy 4×4 club invited us to attend their open day at the Rhino Park facility just east of Pretoria ,we gratefully accepted the generous offer and with a group from SecureTech headed out to the clubhouse. On arrival we started setting up as Cross Country was to do a talk on insurance and SecureTech a demonstration …

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Minimalist or Comfortable?

Well I have a few friends who love camping, they eat baked beans out of the tin most of the time to save on washing and literally sleep under their cars or in the back canopy area. They braai on bricks with a grid and generally live like wild men from the outback. The only thing that disturbs the bliss …

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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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