Vehicle-dependent Expedition Guide
An expedition can be a half day exploring a hill track near home, two weeks off-road in Turkey or the Pyrenees, a major journey in Africa, or a development, aid or research project in a remote area. The demands are similar.
Work or pure adventure, every expedition needs planning, selection, training and reliability as its ethos. To forty years’ expeditioning experience has been added a cumulative five years’ concentrated research to produce and later revise this book – shipping, equipment, clothing, fuels, oil, communications, vehicles, driver training and navigation are dealt with, distilled and summarised.
The 2013 third edition of VDEG was a major update and sold out in 11 months. The fourth edition, further updated and considerably expanded, is enhanced by contributions from Jonathan Hanson - widely experienced traveller, establishing editor of the US Overland Journal, host to the respected overland-tech-travel website and ever-expanding Overland Expo event in two major US locations. Added to the book also is a detailed study of the genesis of a sensible, exemplar world-travel expedition vehicle – an invaluable contribution, beamed in from Africa (and South America) from tech guru (and gureuse!) Marcus and Julie Tuck.
The current 5th edition released in late 2021.
But the book is still only a guide; a snapshot of the ever-changing, ascending technology and spiral of ideas that ignite overland travel. The final arbiter for your expedition plans will be you.