After a year of serious planning and savings, Jack, Jemma and Ace left as planned for a one year overlanding adventure around Australia. Both from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Jack and Jem are absolute perfect examples of making a plan and taking action. They both love camping and the outdoors and have outfitted their Troopcarrier for overlanding. We caught up with Jack and Jem after they clocked 3,000 kms (1,864 miles). They share with us their contagious youth and energy for overlanding, all their lessons learned, tips, gear selection and stories of travel.
Jack and Jem with Cyaround
Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier - diesel
Water Capacity: 80 Liters / 21.13 Gallons
Fuel Capacity: 180 Liters / 47.5 Gallons
Distance: 1,000 kms / 621.37 miles
Solar: 160 Watt
Batteries: Dual Batteries with a Red-arc system
Clothes Washing: Laundromats or hand washing at rivers and lakes.
Hygiene: 12 volt shower, lakes and river or campground / caravan park showers.
Fridge: 60 litre Engel
BBQ / Oven: Weber Q
Top Pieces of Gear
Refrigerator - 60 litre Engel
Gear Removed (not needed)
Extra clothing (within one week) providing more room for food.
Kayak - saving weight, space and a lot of saved time at night for setting up.
Great Ocean Road coast land
Wikicamps Australia mobile app
Paper maps as a backup
Cell phone with Telstra
UHF Radio - CH 40
Have a plan, set a date for leaving, save money, do the research and stick to the plan.