Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide, fourth edition

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Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide, fourth edition


Exploring Overland is the North American distributor for the eagerly anticipated fourth edition of the overlanding bible, Tom Sheppard's Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide. This updated and expanded edition is co-authored by Jonathan Hanson, and includes more information relevant to North American travelers. See full description below.

AUTHORS: Tom Sheppard (UK) and Jonathan Hanson (US)

ISBN 978-0-9575385-2-8

9" X 7" X1.5" / 608 PAGES

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Description from Desert Winds Publishing:

An expedition can be a half day exploring a hill track near home, two weeks off-road in Turkey or the Pyrenees, a major journey in Africa, or a development, aid or research project in a remote area. The demands are similar.

Work or pure adventure, every expedition needs planning, selection, training and reliability as its ethos. To forty years’ expeditioning experience has been added a cumulative five years’ concentrated research to produce and later revise this book – shipping, equipment, clothing, fuels, oil, communications, vehicles, driver training and navigation are dealt with, distilled and summarised.

The 2013 third edition of VDEG was a major update and sold out in 11 months. This fourth edition, further updated and considerably expanded, is enhanced by contributions from Jonathan Hanson - widely experienced traveller, establishing editor of the US Overland Journal, host to the respected overland-tech-travel website and ever-expanding Overland Expo event in two major US locations. Added to the book also is a detailed study of the genesis of a sensible, exemplar world-travel expedition vehicle – an invaluable contribution, beamed in from Africa (and South America) from tech guru (and gureuse!) Marcus and Julie Tuck.

But the book is still only a guide; an early-2015 snapshot of the ever-changing, ascending technology and spiral of ideas that ignite overland travel. The final arbiter for your expedition plans will be you.