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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Re: Please help with car set up for a longer trip


Best not to use a K&N filter, or any wet-type filter in very dusty environments as they clog quickly and not so easy to clean. The paper filters can just be tapped out.

I would also recommend going on a couple of forum trips on both bush tracks and the beach to experience your car in a group before venturing off on your own, even if you think you will only be "probably not drive on heavy 4wd territory, just unsealed roads plus on whatever will be necessary to get to nice places" as you say.

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Date Registered: 12-2011
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA
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Have a few trial camp outs between now and your trip to get a feel of your set up. I've got an ideal spot for my fridge and power pack after a few camp outs. Also figured out how to pack the car better.

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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quote:

Revhead Kev wrote:

Best not to use a K&N filter, or any wet-type filter in very dusty environments as they clog quickly and not so easy to clean. The paper filters can just be tapped out.

I would also recommend going on a couple of forum trips on both bush tracks and the beach to experience your car in a group before venturing off on your own, even if you think you will only be "probably not drive on heavy 4wd territory, just unsealed roads plus on whatever will be necessary to get to nice places" as you say.



good advice by kev. go on a forum event first and learn the exy limits. you don't want to learn the hard way and break something in the middle of nowhere or get stuck in the middle of nowhere and not know how to get yourself out emoticon

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Date Registered: 08-2013
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Thank you all with very helpful advice, regards Danny

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Date Registered: 02-2011
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
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Have a look at http://www.suramericacontraelreloj.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-09-27T14:17:00-07:00&max-results=7 for some general thoughts on stuff.

More detail - this was for a long trip:

Tools & Spares:
On trunk floor - Mats (traction)

In trunk locations Locking wheel nuts

In trunk locations Vehicle-supplied Jack, Wrench
In trunk locations Towing eye-bolt, shackles

In trunk Machete
In trunk Small shovel
In trunk Fire extinguisher (2)
In rear tray Tyre air pressure gauge (2 manometers)
In rear tray Tape measure (7.5m)
In rear tray Drive belt
In rear tray Hose clamps 2in x 4
In rear tray Epoxy kit
In rear tray Emery paper (for fliter replacement)
In rear tray Anti-corrosion gaskets for battery posts (pair)
In rear tray Battery post cleaner
In rear tray Toothbrushes for cleaning stuff (2)
In rear tray Bulbs
In rear tray copper gaskets for oil filter (5)
In rear tray Fuses
In rear tray Wheel chocks (2)
In rear tray Carabiner & short sling
In rear tray Oil filter
In rear tray Wiper blades - front & rear.

In rear tray Poncho - plastic
In rear tray Flashlight and batteries.

In rear tray Duct tape
In rear tray Cloth gloves (1 pair).

In rear tray X-wheel brace
In rear tray Leather gloves (2 pairs).

In rear tray Socket set: 7mm-17mm, extensions (medium & short), adaptors (1/4in x 3/8in x 1/2in), ratchet (3/8in)
In rear tray Pliers
In rear tray Vice grips
In rear tray Wire cutters
In rear tray Adjustable spanner
In rear tray Set of allen keys
In rear tray Screwdriver set - multiple drivers
In rear tray Large screwdriver
In rear tray 1/2in drive (long bar)
In rear tray Combination spanner set 8mm-17mm
In rear tray Emergency triangles (2)
In rear tray Jewellers' screwdriver set
In rear tray Reflective waistcoats (2)
In rear tray Tie-wraps
In rear tray Tire repair kit.

In rear tray Tyre air pressure gauge (standard)
In rear tray Brush
In rear tray Electric air compressor

In rear tray Bags for emergency gasoline (2)

In Nissan case 20W-50 motor oil
In Nissan case Brake fluid
In Nissan case Coolant
In Nissan case Battery water

Leather duffel Jack base pad.

Leather duffel 10m climbing rope 15.5 Kn
Leather duffel Jumper cables
Leather duffel Tow strap 11 T (shackles in side pocket in trunk)
Leather duffel Hydraulic bottle jack
Leather duffel Bungee kit
Leather duffel Sleeping bags (2)
Leather duffel Mountain boots (Alan)
Leather duffel Mosquito net

Other notes For fluids funnel - use cut down plastic water bottles

Documents:
Emergency Contact list (friends/family)
Passports
Drivers' licences, international driving permits
Inoculation certificates
Visas
Passport photos
Medical Insurance
Insurance certificates
Travel insurance documents
Vehicle registration papers
Carnet (libreta)
Copies of passports
Copies of titles, insurance, etc.
Equipment list (customs)
Travel checklists

Personal Stuff:
Cash
Credit cards etc
Journal, Pens
Day pack
Mochilas
Knife
Small flashlight/led
Beach towel

Clothes:
Shirts/tops
T-shirts
Golf shirts
Sweaters - wool
Sweaters - other
Jeans
Long pants
Fast-dry light pants
Jacket - rain
Jacket - cold
Vest with pockets
Socks
Underpants
Thermals
Shorts
Swimsuit
Ball cap
Shoes for driving/day-to-day
Tennis/Merrells
Boots (Marce)
Overalls

Toiletries:
Dental floss
Electric toothbrush (battery)
Foot file
Hand cream
Insect repellent
Mouthwash
Nail clippers
Razor
Shampoo/conditioner
Sunblock
Toothpaste
Tampons
Beard trimmer

General:
Cameras & Lenses
Binoculars
Tripod
iPods
Altec Lansing speakers & power cable
Cellphones
Satellite phone
Power inverter for cigarette lighter in car
Battery charger for camera
Laptops & Power cables
Back up hard disc(s) + USB storage
iPad
GPS
Pens, paper, highlighters
Maps & Guides
Field Guides to South American birds
Novels
CASIO EX-word translator
Climbing sling & Carabiner
Garbage bags
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Matches
Containers - sealable
Cutting board
Ziploc bags
Playing cards
Insecticide
Sewing kit
Umbrella
Compass
Tape measure
Mirror
Mosquito net, dipped
Sleeping bags
Spare vehicle keys

Food:
Drinking water
Biscuits
Bread
Butter/margarine
Cheese
Cold drinks
Tea, coffee
Ham, Salami
Nuts
Snacks
Sauces
Spreads
Sugar
Sweets
Pepper
(for longer periods away from places to eat obviously more food, beer, wine, whatever)

Medical kit (in Spanish):

Antisépticos Cantidades
ISODINE 1 frasco
CLORHEXIDINA 1 frasco
ALCOHOL AL 70% 1 frasco
Solucion salina normal, bolsa por 500cc
Gel antibacterial 1 frasco
Material de Curación
Gasitas - gasas de diferentes tamaños 20
Compresas 4
Apósitos 6
Venda de gasa 4" 1
Venda de gasa 6" 1
Vendajes Elásticos 2" 2
Vendajes Elásticos 3" 2
Vendajes Elásticos 4" 2
Aplicadores 1 paquete
Esparadrapo hospitalario de 4 pulgadas 1
Jeringas 10cc 3
Jeringas 5 cc 3
Micropore de 1 o dos pulgadas 1
Bajalenguas 1 paquete
Apósitos oculares 1 caja
Apósitos para quemaduras o crema paraquemaduras (sulfaplata u otro) 1
Algodón 1 paquete
Steri -strip 2 paquetes
Curitas diferentes tamaños 1 paquete
Instrumental y Otros Elementos Adicionales
Tapabocas hospitalarios para procedimientos 2
Guantes Desechables, pares 2
Tijeras 1
Termometro Oral 1
Ganchos de Nodriza 6
Caja de fósforos o encendedor 1
Lista de Télefonos de Emergencia 1
Gotero 1
Pañuelos desechables 6
Toallitas húmedas por paquete 1
Manta térmica 1
Bolsas quimicas de frio/calor 2
Inmovilizador sam Splint 1
Tensiómetro 1
Inventario de Botiquín 1
Medicamentos
Acetaminofen 1 caja
Ibuprofeno 400mg 1 frasco
Suero Oral sobres 20
Loratadina 1 caja
Lagrimas naturales 2 frasco
Panotil beta gotas para el dolor de oido 1 caja
Mareol tabletas 1 caja
Mebucaina o noraverd tabletas 1 caja
Inmodium tabletas (diarrea) 1 caja
Tavegyl tab (alergia) 1 caja
Antibiotico respiratorio 2 Ttos
Finigax 1 caja
Alka seltzer 1 caja
Cuadriderm crema 1 caja
Colipan ampolla 2
Debridat tabletas, caja por 30 1 caja
Oradexon ampolla 2
Naproxen tableta, caja por 10 1 caja
Voltaren ampolla 2
Protectores auditivos, caja 1
Terramicina Ungüento, tubo 1
Piralvex 1
Garasone 1
Garamicina 1
Metronidasol 1 caja

This was for a long trip.



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Date Registered: 07-2009
Location: Central Queensland
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A excellent list there Alan and Marce.

Pretty much all the bits and a whole bunch I forgot to write down. With a few extras that I would never have thought of or discounted but I see the reason for them now (mostly first aid kit contents and a some of the car spares).


You had/have a few more stringent requirements to list your contents due to the locations and places you can stop for repairs.

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Date Registered: 02-2011
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
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What we took worked out well - we dropped a few things off our original list later (for example we originally took a scanner, to be able to scan things like entry permits, however never used it, and now with iPhone apps which do this with a camera it's no longer useful).

One thing which we chose not to take was a machete: we thought it might be difficult to explain away in a police check in the middle of Sao Paulo or equivalent. When we had to chop up a tree across the "road" in a relatively remote part of northern Argentina we decided that we really needed one (the Leatherman did a great job but took rather longer than would have been the case with a machete). So at the next village we bought one. We now also carry one of these wire saws.

So this is now the current list. We carry the "emergency kit" with us all the time, along with a selection of the other stuff depending on the type of trip we make. For the next "big trip" we will take the lot.

If you're crossing borders it also helps to have the full list available to show customs inspectors. We also prepared a book with photos of the contents of the tool tray and rear drawer (we now have the left hand drawer so this has replaced the home-made tool tray), along with the three kit bags, to illustrate what we have. Usually when the people doing a routine check opened the boot and were faced with what we had they gave up, closed it, and said "OK - on your way". The only place where they wanted to check everything was at a police checkpoint in southern Venezuela, and when we started hauling everything out and they realised that we were not at all bothered, they too gave up.

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