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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the market for this job, 11 April 2002
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Mr. S. J. Watson "Sam Watson" (York or Cairo) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide: 1st Edition (Hardcover)
There are several books that cover this topic. None so thorough. Yes, this is published in part by Land Rover. No, that does not affect the content. Tom Sheppard has been there and done it, whether in 4x4 or on motorbike. This is *indispensable*. It covers everything from team selection through to after-expedition reports, including exhaustive details of vehicle and equipment choice and modifications. Unbiased, dry and factual, with a smattering of humour from an RAF officer turned expeditions expert. Very, very good.
Partly includes stuff from the Royal Geographical Society 'Desert Expeditions' book, updated, but also other stuff. Together with an area-specific guide for the GPS locations (eg Chris Scott's Sahara guide, also on Amazon, though some of Scott's conclusions on equipment and vehicles are questionable) this is all you need for exploration of an area.
This is *the* all-time classic manual for exploration of arduous terrain by vehicle. By-the-by its also a hell of a travel book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expedition? Buy this book before you buy ANYTHING else!, 18 April 2001
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This review is from: Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide: 1st Edition (Hardcover)
Excellent book covering all aspects of a vehicle based expedition/overland trip. Essential reading in the early stages of project planning and definately read it before making any major purchases such as a 4x4 vehicle. An ecxellent book for someone new to this field of endeavour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE, 5 Mar. 1999
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This review is from: Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide: 1st Edition (Hardcover)
Regardless of whether you are an arm-chair adventurer or a veteran of the wilderness you will learn a great deal from this book. Very litle of its content is based on hear say, the bulk is derived from well researched fact; combined with the wisdom of many years experience. Use Amazon's satisfaction guarantee and take a look, if your making a trip its as essential as your first aid kit!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for every adventure traveller, 4 April 2000
This review is from: Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide: 1st Edition (Hardcover)
The amount of background information is really massive. The book is most helpful to understand how to make things work according to plan. A good read if you need facts, not fiction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best book for overlanding, 9 Mar. 2009
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simply the best book for anyone who wants to travel to the last frontiers
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is to Land Rover fans what the Bible is to Christians, 4 Feb. 2000
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This review is from: Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide: 1st Edition (Hardcover)
Probably the best guide to not just owning or driving a Land Rover, but also planning and executing short as well as extended expeditions. The book was compiled in the shadow of Land Rover themselves, which guarantees the quality we all have come to expect over the years.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlander?Forwheeler fan?...the only reference guide!, 29 Aug. 2010
No more to add, just buy it, and f0rget ALL other 4 wheeldrive manual! Tom is THE guru of 4X4 with a deep knowledge of each part of this thema. It like a phisics book as is so profesional and serious. A MUST to have. Look also as the other journey book of TOM publihed at the same editor and to be complete take a subscription to overland journal where his a regular collaborator, you will have the complete circle. Great respect to Mr Sheppard!
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