Category: Overland

My ARB Air Compressor means flat tires are not a problem (I had 16 Alaska->Argentina!). From $516.95 on Amazon
Ivory Coast - African country number eight 10

Into Ivory Coast

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Mali, and it is with reluctance that I finally pack up the Jeep and wave goodbye to The Sleeping Camel in Bamako. I have made some great...

All clear - for now 10

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...

Visa Paperwork 3

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...

At The Sleeping Camel 7

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...

Manantali Market 0

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...

My remote campsite behind Sibi 4

Sibi, Mali

I am a little uncertain of the safety situation in Mali, though all my research and recent discussions say I should be perfectly fine as long as I stay in the South of the...

My Pelican 1070 Hard Case is the perfect size for a 13 inch laptop. From $79.99 on Amazon
I have a Torque Wrench on board to make sure my suspension bolts are in spec. From $50.99 on Amazon