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post #136 of 188 Old 11-18-2016, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Jeepers,

I have finally written up an article on the Recovery Gear, Tools and Spares I am carrying for two years around Africa.

Find the article at JPFREEK.COM here: http://jpfreek.com/2016/11/01/recove...ars-in-africa/

What would you bring that I don't have?
What would you leave behind?



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post #137 of 188 Old 11-20-2016, 10:03 PM
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Hey Jeepers,

I have finally written up an article on the Recovery Gear, Tools and Spares I am carrying for two years around Africa.

Find the article at JPFREEK.COM here: http://jpfreek.com/2016/11/01/recove...ars-in-africa/

What would you bring that I don't have?
What would you leave behind?



-Dan

I would not in a million years run a factor 55 product.

they ripped off the original safety thimble and made it suck.

the flatlink and the prolink are idiotic.

they ignored any sort of logical argument as to why they shouldn't have designed their product the way they did.
then they had the audacity to release a product that was a direct copy of the safety thimble.



I would carry a handful of soft-shackles and a handful of standard crosby shackles as well as a few 10-12' lengths of extra winchline with thimbles spliced on the ends to use for anchor points on trees, etc.
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post #138 of 188 Old 11-21-2016, 12:03 PM
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No mention of a trunk money or bottle jack. IMO those high lift jacks are sketchy at best for anything tire related (short of breaking a bead) on a flat surface yet alone on a trail. Get a telescoping bottle jack and a block of wood. 10x safer and takes up less space


My ding-a-ling friend above already mentioned tree straps and much of anything else I'd carry. Snatch blocks are real handy too. I carry one and have used it on occasion, mostly just to move trees around the yard though. But very handy to say the least. Highly advise carrying one

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he is carrying a snatch block.
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I missed that. Outstanding!

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post #141 of 188 Old 12-16-2016, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I have driven into Guinea, African country number 6 !

I'm excited to see mountains right off the bat. This is going to be great!



Read more: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-guinea

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Hey All,

I'm exploring the North of Guinea and absolutely loving it.

Small jungle tracks that lead to massive waterfalls are becoming my favorite thing!



Read more here: http://theroadchoseme.com/northern-guinea

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Cool updates, Dan!

I can't remember if I asked you before, is your Jeep powered by a diesel engine or is it a gas engine, I think I heard references to both so I was never sure what is it.

Rock on and have fun, be safe!
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Yes, very cool updates! Have a blessed Merry Christmas and safe new year!

Sounds as if the Jeep has been treating you well with no worries!

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Cool updates, Dan!

I can't remember if I asked you before, is your Jeep powered by a diesel engine or is it a gas engine, I think I heard references to both so I was never sure what is it.

Rock on and have fun, be safe!
I built a Jeep with a diesel engine, but it blew up and almost derailed the whole thing.

So the one I have now is a completely stock 2011 Rubicon drivetrain - 3.8L gas engine, 6 speed, 4.10 gears, lockers.

It's been running great!

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Yes, very cool updates! Have a blessed Merry Christmas and safe new year!

Sounds as if the Jeep has been treating you well with no worries!
Thanks man, I hope you have an awesome one too !

I've done lots of little things to the Jeep over the last weeks, and have a few more things on the TODO list.
I'll be writing about it all with tons of photos in the coming weeks, lots of "Jeep Stuff" posts coming on my website!

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Merry Christmas all!

I made my way to Maliville in the far North of Guinea on the worst roads yet!



Read the full story here:
http://theroadchoseme.com/maliville

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Hi All,

Happy New Year!

I am roaming around the mountains and waterfalls of Central Guinea.

Read why I avoid driving in the dark while on Expedition: http://theroadchoseme.com/around-central-guinea



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Just caught up reading on your adventures. Best wishes and safe travels. Can't wait to read more.

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Hi All,

I've stumbled across the the best hiking in West Africa!
Happily hiking is my favorite thing ever.

Read More here: http://theroadchoseme.com/hiking-in-...outa-djallon-1



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