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A good guide

The motor industry 30 years ago saw “bakkies” as commercial vehicles used by industry. There were a few station wagon derivatives around and Botswana and Namibia ( then South West…

4X4 – A South African way of life

This week’s column is a little different – we’re publishing a feature which appeared in the March edition of COVER magazine.  “We are talking all things motor with Ian Georgeson, Cross…

Boy scout or absolute survivalist?

We refer to them as lip balms and in the USA they are known as chapsticks as they do just that, soothe chapped and dry lips. I was with a…

Fitting all-terrain tyres

The other day a friend chatted to me about the fitment of all-terrain tyres and queried why they were not fitted to new vehicles as opposed to the highway terrain…

Guidelines for a first-time buyer

A friend recently called me, his son had graduated and was to spend a year in the Antarctic at the South African weather station. His query was regarding a suitable…

Where are we today?

The 4x4 training industry started around 30 years ago as the segment moved from a commercial base to include leisure users. Wanderlust had set in. A strong desire to travel.…

Less is more

Minimalism is a powerful art form that emerged post World War 2 and gained popularity in the 1960s. The principle of “less is more” involves the stripping down of composition…

A useful addition

A growing trend worldwide is that of everyday carry or EDC. People photograph the useful items that they consistently carry against backgrounds and then upload them to social media. The…

Jump starting a vehicle correctly

I recently observed two people jump-starting a vehicle with a flat battery and noticed a few mistakes. When I offered to help they noted that they had it under control…

Problem-solving

Experience comes from mistakes made and lessons learnt. I would like to share some of the lessons I have learned in the hope that they may make your camping experiences…

Putting your best foot forward

I did a few walking races before lockdown to assist the local branch of Run/Walk for life. They get points for the number of entrants and compete against other branches.…

When to replace your outdoor kit

One could replace an item when it no longer serves its intended purpose but many factors come into play. My first tent was a canvas tent with heavy steel poles…

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