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Overlanding London to Singapore


Overlander Ray Hyland

Imagine finding a 1954 Land Rover, left as an antique in someones field, having not run in 20 years, then buying it for $300 and telling your wife and children you just found the perfect overland rig. Followed by; let’s drive it from London to Singapore as a 16,000 mile, 12 country family road trip. 

Have you ever met Ray Hyland? We met Ray at the NW Overland Rally as he stopped to welcome us to the rally with a warm smile and several amazing stories. Ray runs several overland rallies, one being the NW Overland Rally, along with BC Overland Rally and a new rally coming to Colorado! 

Ray has been overlanding from what we concluded, his entire life. He’s been taking his family along for the adventure since about 2004. In 2015 he and his wife Marianne, along with their 3 children climbed into their patched up 1954 Land Rover Series 1 Station Wagon; Shipped it to London and drove it to Singapore to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first London to Singapore overland journey. Words escape us for the sense of adventure Ray has, and probably why he has so many amazing and entertaining stories that leave you with that deer in the headlights look.

Listen to this two part overland podcast with Ray Hyland as he tells a few of those stories as he gives priceless insights on so many great overlanding tips, from border crossings and that perfect tool every overlander should have. 

Overland Podcast - Show Notes

Website: http://www.nwoverlandrally.com / http://www.bcoverlandrally.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondontoSingapore/

Vehicle: 1954 Land Rover Series 1 86” Station Wagon

Fuel Capacity: 45 liters (11.88 gallons) 10 hrs of driving 

Spare Fuel: Two 20 liter Jerry cans (5.28 gallon) added 4.4 hrs of driving

Water Capacity: 20 liters 

Shower: Solar Shower and a Simple Shower

Solar: 120 watt OverlandSolar panel 

Refrigerator: 65 liter Dometic

Favorite Overlanding Recipes: Changed daily, eating local foods

Top Pieces of Gear: Pulaski tool (axe)

Favorite Places (in no particular order)

  1. Darjeeling Region in the foothills of the Himalayas
  2. Iran 
  3. American Southwest Region
  4. High Arctic - Brooks Range

Volunteering: The Muskoka Foundation -  Do Good as You Go

Additional Gear List

Helio™ Pressure Shower

snow peak ALUMINUM CALDERO cooking pot

MSR DragonFly Stove

ExOfficio GIVE-N-GO underwear 

Pick-Pocket Proof Shirts and Pants


Platypus hydration pack

MSR Filtration tablets

Antimicrobial towels 

Rescue Tape Self-Fusing Silicone Tape

Overlanding Podcast w/ Ray Hyland

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