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Offline Daryl J.

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Overlanding
« on: February 10, 2012, 02:57:50 PM »
Forget the tracks, reactive armor, and bullets, take the wife camping for  6 weeks and forget the stresses of life.   :))

Dodge WC-54 all terrain motor home.
Steyer 1500 Bachelor Pad.

A/C optional, solar heated showers not.     Matching trailers with a full kitchen
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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 03:29:53 AM »
Bah!  Who needs all that extra stuff?  Just a sleeping bag and a nice patch of ice in.... ANTARCTICA!



Me about 12yrs ago preparing for a night on the ice on the southern continent.  The then girlfriend (now wife) took the photo.

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 03:41:21 AM »
Of course if you are camping out, this has to be one of the best ways to get there:





...I wonder what a Catalina would look like as a replacement for  ‘Osa's Ark’?
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 07:40:01 AM »
Some day, Greg, I want to go to Antarctica.    I'll just need to figure out how.    :)

Nice Sikorsky.  Restored or new build?      Wouldn't that have been/be a hoot!?
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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 07:42:17 AM »
Some day, Greg, I want to go to Antarctica.    I'll just need to figure out how.    :)

Nice Sikorsky.  Restored or new build?      Wouldn't that have been/be a hoot!?

Sikorsky is restored I believe.

Re Antartica, I can give you some advice if you are interested.

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 07:54:30 AM »
Couldn't leave without posting this one:

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 03:30:49 PM »
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
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actually is than they ever are about
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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 12:21:36 PM »



wait a few days & I'll add several more whacky homes-on-wheels :-\

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 12:36:11 PM »
Someone put a lot of effort into wood work and looks like great job for what it was meant to be.  More power to them.

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 02:16:19 PM »
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...I wonder what a Catalina would look like as a replacement for  ‘Osa's Ark’?


Yeah! :) I suppose a Cat would be spacious enough to trick it out nicely into a luxurious place.

CamperMoging:
http://www.xor.org.uk/unimog/campermog.htm


When we lived in Kenya in the late 1990s, friends of ours visited us in their Unimog Camper. They got a surplus Bundeswehr Unimog with a radio cab and rebuilt it into a camper vehicle. They then drove the thing around Africa. Literally. Germany - Italy - ferry to Libya, then down Africa's western coast all the way down to South Africa, then up the eastern coast and back to Germany again.
How the nutters made it back alive is still beyond me. Because instead of painting it in some nice, vivid, distinctly civilian colours, they chose to paint the whole shebang in a light sand tone, with tan splotches all over it. When they rolled onto our compound, we were sure they'd get slotted by some trigger-happy rebel with an RPG somewhere along the way. Short of painting some giant cross-hairs on the sides, they couldn't have made the thing look more "military" had they tried.
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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 08:38:32 PM »
I've always wanted one of these so bad it hurts:



And it looks like they might finally be going into production after years of messing about!

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 09:55:22 PM »
Oh yeah, I've wanted one for years, too.  I love that.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 05:35:24 AM »



just in case we come across a creek ...


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Re: Overlanding
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 01:54:18 PM »
And it looks like they might finally be going into production after years of messing about!

Well, maybe as it seems it's happening in slow motion, because evidently the city council of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
only voted this past September to approve the permit for the environmental study regarding
the proposal for infrastructure improvements at the airport that would enable construction of
the Dornier facility.  Doesn't look like they'll make that 2012 date for first flight of a production
prototype.
 ;)
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actually is than they ever are about
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