Overlanders' Handbook

Overlanders' Handbook : A Route & Planning Guide: Asia, Africa, Latin America - Car, 4WD, Van, Truck

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Chris Scott and his band of globetrotting contributors and specialists have put together the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Overlanders' Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris's other books are known - it doesn't assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap. This second edition has been re-researched and updated into a more compact book published as a paperback, rather than a hardback as before. Includes: 1. Planning - When to go; typical costs; documentation; sponsorship; early overland journeys. 2. Vehicle choice and preparation - The Overlanders' Handbook is the most comprehensive account in print, covering everything from adapting a cheap car to equipping a campervan or 4x4 for months on the road, or even building and outfitting your own accommodation module to mount on an all-terrain truck chassis. 3. Life on the road - How to handle dodgy borders, haggle over a purchase, treat a dodgy stomach and cope with crazy driving conditions.Guidance on wild camping; navigation and mapping strategies; onward shipping; advice for solo women overlanders; travelling with children or with pets; vehicle repairs and troubleshooting; and off-road driving techniques.
4. Continental route outlines - Guidelines on both popular and obscure overland routes through Asia, Africa and Latin America. Includes fuel prices, easiest borders and best seasons, visa strategies, danger zones and regional highlights. 5. Overlanders' Tales - Half a dozen accounts of global adventures lasting months or even years in vans, 4x4s and all-terrain trucks - from contributors aged from 9 to 69. 6. Supported by the online resource: www.overlanders-handbook.com.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 32 colour pages, 308 black & white photos, 10 black & white illustrations, 16 maps, 10 charts
  • 1905864876
  • 9781905864874
  • 28,834

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'Whether your next adventure will be in Afghanistan or Alabama, these two reference guides (Overlanders' Handbook, Adventure Motorcycling Handbook) are a great place to start.' - Overland Journal, 2018 (USA); 'Chris Scott's popular book is ... packed with updated info, tips, trip reports and loads more.' - Land Rover Owner, September 2017. Reviews for the first edition: 'mandatory reading' - Overland Journal. 'I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is the first word, the last word, and if there is such a thing, the middle word, on overlanding.'- SA 4X4 magazine. 'Essential reading... refreshingly jargon-free'- 4x4 Mart. 'A must for any budding overlander'- Land Rover Monthly. 'Buy this book ... and turn your overland dream into a reality'- Land Rover World
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About Chris Scott

Chris Scott is the author of Trailblazer's Sahara Overland, the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook and Morocco Overland. He s made films of his rides in the Yukon (Call of the Wild), Desert Riders in the central Sahara (featured on National Geographic Channel) and Gorge Riders in north-western Australia (2005). He occasionally runs overlanding tours in Europe and North Africa.
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