Category: Mali

All my gear is stored inside durable Pelican Cases. From $52.98 on Amazon
I have a Torque Wrench on board to make sure my suspension bolts are in spec. From $56.50 on Amazon
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Malaria

On a trip like mine through Africa, Malaria presents a problem. Conventional wisdom says to take an “anti-malarial” pill in the hopes of preventing infection, though for a number of reasons that’s not really...

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West African Visas

Most people assume West African countries would be happy to give out a visa to a Westerner like me. That would be nice, but unfortunately not the case at all. The embassies of virtually...

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The Sleeping Camel, Bamako, Mali

The capital of Mali, Bamako, is virtually a required stop for those looking to traverse the West Coast of Africa. There are numerous embassies here for countries to the South, so it’s a great...

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Manantali & Casper’s Cool Camp

On the advice of many Overlanders I make my way across to the tiny town of Manantali, to meet up with Casper and checkout his “Cool Camp” where he has setup a rustic campground...

A Votronic water tank display lets me keep an eye on my drinking water level. From $0.00 on Amazon
I run a 10A Renogy ViewStar Charge Controller to ensure my batteries are charged properly. From $79.99 on Amazon