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Jack & Jemma Overland Australia

Overland Australia with Ace the dog in a Troopcarrier

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.


Overland Podcast Show Notes

Jack and Jem with Cyaround

Instagram: cyaround_oz

Facebook: 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.


Favorite Recipes

  1. Cannelloni pasta dish - pasta tubes stuffed with spinach, ricotta, onion, garlic, tomato, herbs and spices. Optional adds: beans, pumpkin broccoli. 
  2. Pizza - with roasted vegetables, chicken and bacon. 

Favorite Places:

Great Ocean Road coast land

High Country in Victoria - Australian Alps


Navigation

Wikicamps Australia mobile app

Paper maps as a backup


Communication 

Cell phone with Telstra

UHF Radio - CH 40


Best Tip

Have a plan, set a date for leaving, save money, do the research and stick to the plan. 

Overlanding Australia Episode 1

Part one of our two part interview with Jack and Jem with Cyaround_oz in South Australia. Take a listen as they overland Australia in their Troopcarrier with their overlanding travel dog Ace.


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Overlanding Australia Episode 2