Our equipment list has been honed during many years of adventures from Russia to The Sahara and is the definitive list for most vehicles that take part on one of our adventures. During our training weekends we look closely at any specific additions that you may need for your car.
In England and Wales we have many contacts who will be able to help you with parts or repair, in Russia we have a partner who will even get your car off the wildest of tracks, whilst in Morocco we have Said and his brother Aziz from Garage Iriki in Zagora who will travel the length and bredth of Morocco to effect a repair or recover a vehicle.
Alternator, two wheel bearings and seals, water pump, hoses, diagnostic tool, relays and or sensors, grease gun, windscreen cleaner,rags /blue roll, cable ties, assorted nuts and bolts and strong tape.
Air pump tyre inflator, tyre pressure guage, one spare tyre, puncture repair for your specific tyres, tyre levers.
Gearbox, axle and front engine cover.
Ignition (petrol vehicles)
Plugs, leads, distributor, coil(s), ECU, sensors.
Wheel spanner, hi-lift jack or bottle jack ( make sure that you have jacking points fitted if using an hi-lift), stand for jack for soft ground,
Pliers (long and normal), selection of screwdrivers, selection of spanners, socket set with extensions, copper hammer, long and short chisels,
Oil can be easily bought in all countries that we visit. Just make sure that you have a couple of litres of what you need.
A 2m rope, two 2m sand ladders and a shovel.
One of the most important and easiest ways to look after your car is to use the specific maintenance schedule below. This schedule has been put together in the light of over thirty years of off road adventure experience.
Check for oil leaks, engine oil level, hand check wheel nuts, clean windows, check drive belts.
Points to remember
1. If wheel has been changed, hand check nuts after two hours driving.
2. Remember you know your car – if in doubt check.
3. Your car will need a service upon your return.
GPS . Contact us to discuss options.
CB radio. You are not allowed to take a 2m radio unless permission given from the customs and excise for the country that we are visiting.
Compass. Magnetic, electronis or even sun.
It is also important to have a selection of pens and pencils for marking your maps as well as for notes in the Impala Roadbook.
Ground or roof tent, sand and normal tent pegs, 4 season sleeping bag (-15°C), sleeping mats or camp beds and a dustpan and brush.
Stove ( gas or petrol/diesel), gas canaster(s), kettle, 2 saucepans, 2 plates/bowls and mugs, 2 sets of knives, forks and spoons, tin opener, scissors, sharp knives, wooden spoon, small chopping board and washing up bowl with clothes and soap.
Contact us to discuss the requiremnts for the adventure that you are joining.
First Aid Kit
A typical medical kit should include: painkillers, plasters, sun block, insect repellent, tweezers, thermometer, tissues ( pre-moisturised are best) , eye wash, moisturising cream, lip salve, lacto calamine cream, metholated balm for aching muscles, general antibiotics and scissors.
Optional Equipment, ( highly recommended )
Fridge/freezer, water purifer, chairs, table and lights