PPE Vehicles

We have never believed in doing anything just because everyone else does it. Traditional thinking is to load overland trucks up with gear, gadgets and accessories, all encased in an often air-conditioned glass and steel bubble. We go a different route. Our vehicles are all soft top Land Rovers that can be stripped down quickly for open top travel. But we have had Jeeps and older model Land Cruisers as well...as long as we can get the top off we are happy.

Why Open Top?

James spent much of his military career in reconnaissance units and developed a love for, and appreciation of, travelling and living out of open top 4x4s. The experience is much more raw than a typical vehicle and the sights, sounds and smells of the world around you are not cut off by the enclosed design of modern 4x4s. Our trucks are much like a motorcycle, except we don't have to wear helmets or bulky, sweaty safety clothing. Our vehicles can also reach places motorcycles can rarely go as bikes are limited by the amount of fuel and water they can carry. We can also carry more gear and supplies to make life in the wild much more comfortable. We do have soft tops on all our trucks that we can put up when the weather turns nasty...another advantage over our motorcycle brethren. 

Tembo, Shimi & Pumba

Tembo is an ex-military Land Rover 110, upgraded with a 200 Tdi engine. The traditional 'Series III' front end was added to reduce it's military appearance and because we love the more classic look. Tembo carries a few battle scars and has undertaken trips in North America, Europe and North Africa.

Tembo is an ex-military Land Rover 110, upgraded with a 200 Tdi engine. The traditional 'Series III' front end was added to reduce it's military appearance and because we love the more classic look. Tembo carries a few battle scars and has undertaken trips in North America, Europe and North Africa.

Pumba is a 1990 Defender 90 with a 200 Tdi engine. It made its first trip with us to Morocco in October 2018.

Pumba is a 1990 Defender 90 with a 200 Tdi engine. It made its first trip with us to Morocco in October 2018.

‘Shimi’ is a 1982 Dutch Army Land Rover Lightweight and our latest addition. Tunisia 2019 will be its first desert trip.

‘Shimi’ is a 1982 Dutch Army Land Rover Lightweight and our latest addition. Tunisia 2019 will be its first desert trip.

What We carry

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Typical Load out...

CB Radio, Delorme InReach, analogue compass, Lifesaver jerry can water filter, dual batteries, 240v transfomer, Hi-Lift jack, tools, spare parts, large tent, air mattresses, cook set, Coleman 2-burner unleaded stove, folding table, folding chairs, 2x20l water jerry cans and 2x20l diesel jerry cans, oils and fluids, 2x spare tyres, tyre tubes, tyre bars, food for 3-5 days, 4x aluminium sand channels, tow rope/shackles, air compressor, shovel, soft top/door tops, first aid kit, 1x kit bag and 1x backpack per person for gear.