Field repairs can be a nerve racking experience. The only thing to compound the aggravation of a field repair is not having the right tools, or having them and not being able to access them easily. Tool rolls have been around as long as tools themselves but many leave much to be desired. The Shop Roll from Adventure Tool Company however, is the most robust and well designed tool roll we have seen in years.
Constructed of heavy waxed canvas with MIL-SPEC components and sewn using high-tensile nylon thread with reinforced binding tape, the Shop Roll is––burly. The 21 individual pockets swallow even the largest assortment of tools, leaving them visible for optimal organization. The large fold-over flap features a cavernous zippered pocket ideal for rags, manuals, or other essentials. One large zippered pouch at the edge of the roll is ideal for electrical tools and supplies, and a sturdy strap keeps everything tightly bound for secure transport.
In Cambodia’s west-central jungles lie the ruins of an ancient Khmer kingdom, at the center of which sits the impressive site of Angkor Wat. There are innumerable ruins of palaces, temples, and royal buildings immediately surrounding Angkor Wat, but it was an outpost an hour off to the northeast that initially caught our attention. We had heard stories of ruins still covered by dense overgrowth; a look into what the ruins would have looked like before their uncovering by archaeologists; a place to be discovered by the rays of sunlight seeping through dense vines that hang from centuries old strangler fig trees.
Brad and Sheena are currently driving around the world in their VW Van, "Nacho." To read about their extensive journey, visit Drive Nacho Drive.
Expedition Portal’s own Christian Pelletier has a sixth sense––the ability to find the coolest vans and campers available for sale anywhere in the world. His most recent find is one of his best. This 1987 Toyota Turbo 4x4 Sunrader has less than 100,000 miles and has been carefully restored and upgraded. Sitting on dualies, the Sunrader camper appears to be in great nick and the owner seems to have gone to great lengths to maintain the core mechanics of the truck. And, as we prefer, it’s on the far left coast. Fly, buy, and head east!
This feature first appeared in the March 2012 Sojournal. We liked it so much, we wanted to share it again.
Expedition Mundo Maya Part II
Now that Team Equipt had arrived in Antigua, Guatemala in our Toyota Land Cruisers and joined up with our amigos, James and Angela Brown of No Limit Expeditions, it was time to get dirty! I had been talking about this portion of our expedition for some time, ever since James had asked me if I wanted to re-run the Rainforest & Ruins trip during the wet season. Really, is that a question? We had done the trip last year during a dry period and it was awesome, but to do it in the wet season would be killer!
Not everyone inclined to overland has the appropriate vehicle, or the time to plan and execute a good trip. Overlanding tours have been around since the first days of recreational travel and once again have seen renewed popularity. They offer the comfort of pre-planned travel, guided by experts who know the land, the people, and the experiences no traveler should miss. Overlanding West Africa is one of a handful of premium tour companies offering the overlanding experience to the everyday adventurer.