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    Try Water for People...

    Try Water for People.

    WFP has a growing number of projects in South America - you should check them out. I am involved in their local chapter in Vancouver (we raise money for them).

    The good...
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    Keep the Boys at Home

    We are still in Colombia. Two nights ago we stayed in the tiny town of Chalan, 20 km off the beaten track (we had to 4-wheel in and the mud was goooooooey - they have mostly motorcycles and horses)....
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    Al, nice to hear from you - I remember you well. ...

    Al, nice to hear from you - I remember you well. In fact, that chance meeting with the bunch of you is one of our better stories around the dinner table. Both Raenelle and I had a great time.
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    Recovery at Playa Blanca, Colombia

    We helped a fellow Land Cruiser out yesterday. Raenelle did a great job filming, and the movie was fun to produce. Click here to read the story and to watch the movie (link takes you to our blog).
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    Yes, any decent 12V accessory plug will work...

    Yes, any decent 12V accessory plug will work fine, wired up with 24V power supply. I suggest keeping the 24V power supply for the fridge though, it will be more efficient than the 12V system.

    I...
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    Giving Pictures, Number 1

    Douglas and Stephanie Hackney started a really great program they've called Giving Pictures - you can read about it here. And we think it such a great idea that we're doing on our trip as well.
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    Fuel Filler Pipe Repair

    Some of you may not know: I built the New Cruiser. This was 6 years ago. And I'm not talking about a cool custom bumper, or a leaf spring install, or a bolt-on turbo kit, or an interior...
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    Some Statistics

    Here are some stats for our trip to date:

    Distance travelled: 9201 km (5689 miles)
    Total Fuel Burned: 1414 L (363 USgal)
    Avg Fuel Economy: 15.5 L/100 km (15.7 mpg)
    Total Cost of Fuel to Date:...
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    In Panama City

    So, finally we've finished the first part of the trip. We're in Panama City right now, and have just spent the day completing the paperwork to put our truck on a ship this coming Friday for...
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    We've written quite a lot about buying canoes -...

    We've written quite a lot about buying canoes - try

    http://overlandresource.com/category/over-water

    Hope this helps,
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    South America, 2008 - The New Cruiser

    Ok, finally we're on the road, about 3 weeks behind schedule. We'll be in Mexico tomorrow, laying back on some beach relaxing before heading in earnest to Panama, shipping the truck, and continuing...
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    I see no convenience to adding a plate to the...

    I see no convenience to adding a plate to the outside of a frame, compared to adding it to the inside of a frame.

    And yes, the member would be significantly more stiff if a box section were...
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    Your pricing sounds about right, for a new,...

    Your pricing sounds about right, for a new, installed diesel complete. I think your market is the people dropping $50K+ into a completely rebuilt 60 etc series.

    On the other hand, the average...
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    I spent quite a few years with our SAR group...

    I spent quite a few years with our SAR group before moving to the city. Like you say, it was all volunteer, but really well organized. I did a lot of training - rope rescue, avalanche safety and...
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    Payload is the GVW minus the curb weight (weight...

    Payload is the GVW minus the curb weight (weight of vehicle, no passengers, including fuel, oil, coolant, and accessories). In your case 11,500 - 7773 = 3727 lbs. The base curb weight probably...
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    I don't have any web links for this and I know...

    I don't have any web links for this and I know little about it. However, check out the yachting forums. I've a few friends who sail the pacific and have the ability to receive and send emails...
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    This is a link...

    This is a link to the local (Vancouver) buysell.com with a search done on Toyota Land Cruiser, 1989-1994, diesel.

    Almost all of the results will be Japanese spec imports, most of which are on...
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    We're going through the "Oh my god I don't have...

    We're going through the "Oh my god I don't have enough time to get everything done" issues before our trip to South America this summer.

    Thanks for keeping the perspective! Raenelle has dubbed...
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    Those are Harris's Hawks - super rare find. They...

    Those are Harris's Hawks - super rare find. They hunt in packs in the desert. Sometimes you can watch them corralling their prey until it tires and one of them catches it.

    Anyhow, great photos...
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    My wife and I each have a rubbermaid - really, $5...

    My wife and I each have a rubbermaid - really, $5 each. We like them because they pack in the truck well, they are stackable, the lids come of so you have easy access to all the contents. For the...
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    If you get a Technitop, you'll want a higher...

    If you get a Technitop, you'll want a higher density mattress than the stock one. We've lived with the stock one for quite a while now, and it's been ok up until recently. I don't think the...
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    I bought one in November - still waiting for it...

    I bought one in November - still waiting for it to come!
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    Is it an electronic solenoid driven vacuum...

    Is it an electronic solenoid driven vacuum actuated 4x4 by Toyota? If so, check your vacuum lines, both the rubber and steel sections. You can test it by pulling the vacuum line off and engaging 4...
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    I knew better, but I clicked on it anyways. ...

    I knew better, but I clicked on it anyways.

    Stupid me, I didn't need to see that.

    I guess I'll go upstairs and have a beer now.
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    Carl, Water takes a lot of energy to heat. ...

    Carl,

    Water takes a lot of energy to heat. There is an electric solution out there, I think Scott had one in the back of his Tacoma. But that aside, you're going to need a good reserve of...
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