Packing

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What to bring to the party, always a hot topic. Bring too little and your car will break down on that tiny item you didn’t pack. Bring too much and there’s no space left to sit in the car. Our rule of thumb is not to bring more than what will fit in the built-in boxes, in order to have a smooth, level floor in the back: not too interesting for burglars, not too slidy on heavy terrain, not adding too much weight to the car.

Our packlist:
Tools

  • Workplace manuals (Toyota, Haynes, Médicins sans Frontières)
  • A toolbox, containing:
    • Screw drivers
    • Rattle socket wrench kit (Hazet, 3/8″, 6-24mm)
    • Ring spanners (8-24mm)
    • Fork wrenches (8-27mm)
    • Momentum wrench
    • 54mm axle wrench bolt
    • Adjustable joint pliers
    • Pliers
    • Stanley knife
    • Scissors
    • Telescopic mirror
    • Telescopic magnet
    • Magnetic dish/cup
    • Electricity tape
    • Valve-tool
  • Multimeter (voltmeter)
  • Greasepump
  • Funnels (for fuel, for water) and water hose

Lubricants and disposables

  • 5 litre cannister of oil (10w40)
  • 1 litre cannister of gearbox oil (75W90)
  • Break fluid (DOT 3)
  • Cooling fluid
  • Window washing fluid
  • Air filter, 2 oil filters, wheel bearing
  • Inner tyre tube and spare valves
  • Bearing grease
  • Glue
  • WD40
  • Break cleaner
  • Tiewraps, duct tape, isolation tape, self-galvanising tape, aluminium tape, liquid gasket

Terrain gear

  • Spare wheel+tyre
  • Spare tyre (fitted to the roof, with cover, closed off to hold less-used spareparts)
  • Jack and wooden bar (mini crank-up hand jack, a.k.a. potjack)
  • Tyre plug set, wheel wrench and tyre lever
  • Starting cables (24V)
  • 4 Aluminium sandplates, fitted to the side of the car
  • 9 metre kinetic tow-rope (26 tons), tree line and 2 harp shackles
  • Fold-up saw and small axe
  • Fold-up army shovel
  • Tree lines

Camping stuff

  • 2 Crespo camping chairs and 1 Dukdalf table
  • Canvas canopy
  • Tarpaulin
  • Tefal camping pan-set
  • Mepal plates & cups
  • Food-crate; one plastic crate for food storage
  • Mini fold-up grill and cannister of charcoal briquettes
  • Maglite and head lights
  • 2 thermo bottles and 2 thermo cups
  • Perculator
  • Foldable washing basin (Ortlieb)
  • Washing line, cloth pegs and detergent
  • 12V LED string
  • Primus burner and glas light
  • Electrical wire reel (4 outlets)
  • Camping electric connectors

Safety equipment & medication

  • Fire extinguisher spray + fire blanket
  • Medical kit, tick-pliers, mosquito repellant & treatment
  • 2 Safety jackets (orange) and 2 safety triangles
  • Light sticks
  • Emergency blankets
  • Pepperspray
  • Medication
    • Paracetamol,Loperamide,
    • Anti histaminica,
    • ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts),
    • Vitamins (broad spectrum),
    • Malerone, 1 treatment (12 pills),
    • Antibiotics, 1 treatment (broad spectrum)
    • Water treatment tablets
    • Clean needles and syringes

Clothing

  • 2 Duffel bags (North Face)
  • Clothes
  • Ski jackets and inner fleeces
  • Shoes (mountain boots, regular shoes, flipflops)
  • Buffs, gloves, scarfs
  • Working gloves, boots, dust caps (mouth)

Personal items

  • Passports, medical passports, medical declaration (for medicins)
  • Insurance papers
  • Car papers and Carnet de Passage
  • Laminated colour copies of all of the above
  • Euros (and possibly local cash), stashed in small amounts throughout car
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Phones & chargers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • iPod
  • Asus TF300 tablet
  • Photography:
    • Canon 70d,
    • 18-250mm Sigma Lens,
    • 100-400mm Canon L-series Lens,
    • 10-22mm Canon Lens,
    • Canon 430 ex Flash,
    • Manfrotto tripod
  • External hard drive (1TB SSD)
  • Books and games
    • Reading books,
    • Travel guidebooks,
    • Language guidebooks,
    • Flora and Fauna guidebooks,
    • Survival SAS guide,
    • Deck of cards and some small games
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower hose (can be fixed to outer tap)
  • Screw-top cannister for washing/fluids

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