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Here is a list of links which we have found very useful for planning and research and also some of the equipment we are using:
 
Travel Utopia; A good friend of ours who happened to be a manager of a travel agent helped us out with booking our flights and arranging our travel insurance. He definitely knows his stuff and got us some very good deals. Feel free to give him a shout, his name is Ryan Dowling - http://www.travelutopia.com.au/
 
THE Motorcycle Travel website for everything you need to go travelling.

Go to Horizons Unlimited, the website that's all about motorcycle travel. Travellers Community, Bike Travel information on the Bulletin Board, free Monthly Motorcycle Travel E-zine, Travellers' Stories, and plenty of tips and info!

St John's; We booked our remote first aid course with them. The course is 3 days long anddefinitely worth it- http://www.stjohnnsw.com.au/tc_rafa.html

Hi-Tech 4x4 Specialist; You can contact Ben or Chris Murphy. Great guys with good service. They are located in Penrith, New South Wales. Email address - hitechvehicle@optusnet.com.au

Nans-Tarps; These guys made our custom canvas tent/awning for the back of our Troopy. He can make anything you want. Again, good service and fairly reasonable.You can contact Barry Barlow. - www.nanstarps.com.au
 
General Cargo Forwarders; General Cargo was recommended by the NRMA (the NRMA issue theCarnets on behalf of the Australian Automobile Association)here in NSW. Our shipping requirements was for a 20ft container from Australia to South Korea. The agent I dealt with, Diana Du, did a superb job here in Australia. Lets hope their South Korean agents are just as good. - http://www.generalcargo.com.au/default.asp

Australian Automobile Association; Issuing authority of Carnets in Australia - http://www.aaa.asn.au/touring/overseas.htm
 
Landcruiser Club South Africa - http://www.landcruiserclub.co.za/

4WD Action Forum - Good place to get some tips on driving techniques and technical issues with all sorts of fourbies - http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum/
 
Dentist in a Box;Good kit for emergency dental repairs- http://www.dentistinabox.com/

EPIRB; Emergency Distress Beacon - http://www.gme.net.au/epirb/mt410.php

Royal Purple Synthetic Oil; I decided to use some synthetic oil in the gearbox and rear diff. Will see how we go with this. It's suppose to be the 'duck's nuts'... - http://www.rpmoil.com/
 
Stantours; We had excellent service from David Berghof at Stantours. They arranged for our Russian 'Letter of Invitation' for our business visa and will also arrange for our LOI for our Uzbekistan visa - http://www.stantours.com/
 
Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Very good source of information forUK consulates in different countries and the also send regular updates oncountries where there might be potential political issues.If you are a British citizen, you can register on there site and complete a proposed itinerary. This can be useful in the event natural disasters etc. - http://www.fco.gov.uk/en
 
Mickey Thompson Tyres; We are putting our faith in these tyres to get us where we want to be and hopefully get us out of trouble as well. - http://www.mickeythompsontires.com.au/tyres/baja_mtz_radial.htm
 
Steripen water purifier;  We use the Steripen Classic on our trip and it is absolutely brilliant.  It treats 1 liter of water in about 60 seconds. We use rechargeable batteries and it we can use it about 100 times before we need to recharge it.  We never had to buy any water onwhile on the road.  It a brilliant piece of kit.
 
Katie Davis - graphic designer, design & supply of - Katie very kindly designed our website logo.  She really did an excellent job, we can highly recommend her for any graphic design work.
 
print - business cards; posters; flyers; brochures; logos & other stationary 
signage- interior/exterior; wide format digital printing; safety signs; vinyl stickers, decals, car & boat names
m: 0432 521 945 e: kdavisdesign@bigpond.com p: PO Box 2291 South Hedland, Western Australia, 6722 - Australia
 

 
Below are a few links to people we've met on the road who also have websites/blogs.
 
Eric and Christine; cyclists - www.balladavelo.net
Ernst and Margareta; 4wd - www.reisevirus.com
Phil and Dot; campervan - http://www.wrinkliesontherun.com/
Ollie and Jenny; 4wd - http://www.jollyfollies.com/ 
Andrew and Anne; 4wd - http://www.overlandwithkids.com/
Nick and Vicki; 4wd - http://www.langebaan-sunset.com/
Patrick and Annemarie; Unimog - http://www.hondjeafrika.nl/
Jon and Linda Reed; campervan -  http://www.lindaandjon.net 


  
 
Below are contact details for a few people we've met on the road who might be able to help you with certain services.
 
Croc Valley Camp - South Luangwa, Zambia - This is an excellent camp spot on the Luangwa river.  The people here (Shaun and Millie) are really nice and make your stay very enjoyableWe were going to stay for 3 nights originally, but ended up staying for almost 5 weeks!!!
Email:  crocvalleycamp@iwayafrica.com
Tel:  +260 624 6074
Mobile:  +260 977 175 172
 
Jackalberry Safaris - South Luangwa, Zambia - We had some really good night drives with Gavin Opie (owner) of Jackalberry Safaris.  Check out his site for details of what he offers.
Email:  Gavin@jackalberry.net 

 
 
Ayan Kanatbekov - Olympia Motors - Ayan will be able to sort you out with an used car if you need one in the States
4275 Rte. 286
Highway West
Indiana, Pa. 15701
 
Lee So Young - So Young's Happiness Guest House - Very friendly and helpful South Korean lady (good home made kim-chi).
House #5, 53 Aiteke Bi Street
Almaty, Kazakhstan