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CAMPING GUIDE

There’s so much more to camping than merely having a tent. You also need sleeping bags, camping beds, ground sheets… the list goes on. However, as we all know it’s the little things in life that make all the difference and while the aforementioned ‘big’ items are important, ANTON WILLEMSE SNR examines a few smaller items that can make or break a camping trip.

TECHNICAL-Batteries

There are often posts on 4×4 groups where people inquire about purchasing a battery. Sometimes the advice given makes no sense at all, which motivated DIRK VAN REENEN to consolidate the key elements around how a battery, charger and charge controller work.

Do you speak 4×4?

I have recently bought my first 4×4 and have to say that I am feeling overwhelmed with all the terms and technology. Please explain some of the common terms in layman’s terms. – Sunette Truter

Our writer and digital content creator, Anton Willemse Jnr, has undergone a number of 4×4 training courses and continuously learns “on the job”. He explains some of the most common terms:

Let there be light

It happens far too often that I walk into a store, pick up a hand-held spotlight and look at the specs
– only to find that one says lumens, another says lux and the last reads something about candle power or candela. What are the key differences and what should I look out for when shopping for suitable lighting solutions for my set-up? – JOHAN BRUWER.

Raising the roof(rack)

I recently bought a 4×4 for camping and overlanding. Do I need a roof rack? – MIKE OOSTHUIZEN.

We chatted to Kurt Brunner, owner of Ultimate Bush Adventurer. Here’s what he had to say:
If ever there was a can of worms to be opened, this is it. Roof rack companies will swear that this is an absolute necessity, but is it really?

Rooftop or Ground tent?

In recent weeks, we have been inundated with queries around the best option between ground tents and rooftop tents. Given the high cost involved with a rooftop tent specifically, we turned to our online audience for their opinions. What was clear is that personal preference and your camping set-up plays a large role here. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons for both:

The importance of proper tyre pressure

During the past weeks, the issue of tyre pressure and specifically underinflation have been coming up on Facebook groups quite regularly and some tyre OEM’s even mention underinflation in their warranties. But what is underinflation and why all the fuss?

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