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PostSubject: Found this today and thought i'd share   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:57 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:32 pm

Blimey, more than 800,000km (500,000 miles) on the clock - the equivalent of 20 times around the planet and has never had a serious breakdown in his Merc? Fair play, can't argue with that.

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:12 pm

yea,,,thats pretty cool,,,,,,what a way of life,,,,, thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:48 pm

Absolutely amazing - "hats off to them". Hope you don't mind but I posted that on aother forum.

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:33 pm

amazing trip! Sad about his wife though and you can really tell from the photos how he's aged. Bet he's got a few tales to tell. I wonder how they financed this? did they sell a house or something?
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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:42 pm

Along similar lines this couple have been going for over 27 years! Makes you wonder........
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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:42 am

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amazing trip! Sad about his wife though and you can really tell from the photos how he's aged. Bet he's got a few tales to tell. I wonder how they financed this? did they sell a house or something?

Have to be a damn big house

OK lets try and do the maths

What do you need per month - 1000USD ? - 1500 USD ? remember no hotels, no restaurants and probabily minimal beers / wine

Shipping - every time say 5000 usd ?

carnet costs and deposits ?

emergency fund ?

insurance costs every year (medical etc)?

I've conveniently ignored the fact that both vehicles were probabily quite new if not new at the start of the trips

Now if you had property to rent out then thats probabily a better business model a trip like this

So if you could raise a UK income of say 20k a year it might be do-able. Travel slowly and that helps the costs (less borders, less shipping)

Any more thoughts ?






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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:06 am

funny ,,,me and management were talking about this not so long ago,,,,, idea

we reckon if you werent doing a lot of miles per day-week-month and could manage on say a tank of fuel a month then a basket of food a week at about 40euros thats all we spend each week,,,,,,,then all your other little bits and pieces,,,,we reckoned about 500 euros a month. thumbsup

try it then compensate,,,,,, scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:51 am

That I guess assumes you could wild camp all the time

so say 80 litres of fuel (assuming a stanard tank rather than my oil tanker) - whats a good general fuel usage for a big loaded 4x4 - 12-14 litres per 100km

So that may give you 600-800km of range

So pottering along at 200km a week

May work.

So if you can raise 500 Euros from renting out your house.......


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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:53 am

yea,,,it would be a try it and see thing,,,,,,my mate spent a whole year travling spain and morocco and he camped free in terrifa for 4 months he had solar panels and a water supply,,,just cost him some food money.... thumbsup .

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:02 pm

Ah that sounds good to me (where exactly in tarrifa ? Wink )

Just in the process of pre-inherriting a house so will have rental income from that soon and the GF's house will be rented out soon too (although that will really just pay for itself).

So if we could then get someone to house sit for my place we will be set

So see you on the road living cheaply eating





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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:29 am

just to the west of terrifa its called the goat field,,,or thats what we call it nice beach and all the kite surfers go there.. sunny


this is the place and thats steves unimog,,and my delica,,,, thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:07 am

Just been talking to a friend of mine, long term overlander - he says it costs them about £800 a month (50 USD a day)

Thats covering good distances but not eating out. Food bought from markets , supermarkets but good quality and they eat what they want.

This doesn't include shipping etc but does cover other incidentals (ferrys, minor vehicle repairs and servicing)


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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:29 am

yea it can be done its just what level you want to survive at,,,,,and in morocco you can get as much fruit,veg,figs, olives, at the side of the road for nothing,,,,,, thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:01 am

tuggy wrote:
yea it can be done its just what level you want to survive at,,,,,and in morocco you can get as much fruit,veg,figs, olives, at the side of the road for nothing,,,,,, thumbsup
With all that available for free, reckon it'll cost you more in ...




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PostSubject: Re: Found this today and thought i'd share   Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:07 am

dirty boy,,,,,, doh

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