I have been bitten by a new website bug..Expedition Portal .com and Oh My God...there is such a vast amount of cool stuff to read in there. One of the 'things' then is reading about 'how to get un-stuck' from situations. Mud, snow...that kind of thing. And once I started reading those threads I became aware of how woefully ill-prepared I really was. Notice I said was..as in past tense...I have increased my equipment list exponentially. I was cruising about on Amazon.ca and saw an item that I had wanted, but it was like stupid money, was 50% AND free shipping. Oh yeah....lets get THAT.
A snatch block for $37.00 CDN. from Rugged Ridge...http://www.ruggedridge.com/ listed at $77.00 USD plus shipping
Then...some mats to put under a tire should I get hung up in snow or mud. From MAXSA http://www.maxsainnovations.com/
And then..what 4x4 whiz kid is not going to have a Hi-Lift
Another great thing about the website is reading about travelers and their adventures all over the world. I read one that I just could not help myself from grabbing some of the pix and sharing them here. Have you ever been into a state or federal park and seen those yurts that are available to rent?
They are used in Mongolia, right? I mean...you know that, right? But..I hadn't thought about the how part...
The start of the process...need to strip an clean the wooden rafters.
and a home built table saw
and this warp
the next two are the felt pounder-outer...
Ryan Hornung is the photographer and his website is http://ihn.kg. The master craftsman who builds the yurts is named Sapar and is in the village of Kyzyl Tuu on the south shore of Issyk Kul.