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The Off-Roader's Manual Optimised

The Off-Roader's Manual Optimised

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The Off Roader's Manual
The Off Roader's Manual

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Published by: Pranay on Aug 26, 2010
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Contents
Preface
4
1
About yourvehicle
5
Off-road
driving
21
Whatto do when you
get
stuck
36
4
Equipment
for
when you
get
stuck
52
When yourvehicle
lets
you down
59
Talk
abouttyres
66
Aplace
for everything
.•
7
0
Navigation
73
Lookingafter
yourself
(Dr Chari Laubscher)
82
Appendix
93
Conversion
tables
Route-planning information
Gearratios
of
the 4WD
Acknowledgements
96
 
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Preface
ff -roaddriving meansdifferentrhingstodifferentpeople.
Forthe intrepidexplore
r,
it
is an
adventure.
Forthe
curious,
it
istoexperience
a
newenvironment.For the novice,
it
isatestofnerveandc
haracter.
For
the e
xpert,
it
isachance
to
matchskills and knowledgeagainsttheforces of nature.Yet;
for the moreardent environmentalist,
it
is an activity
to
be
bannedin theinterestsof protecting
natural
habitats.
Off-r
ead
ing
can beas dangerousas
it
isexciting, though,
shouldyou ignore some of the basic safetyand environmental
carerulesstiltedin this manual. Americanoff -roaderslive
by
a
creed 'Tread Lightly'by driving withcare and respect at all times and by keeping mainly
to
long-esrablishedtracks inthe
wilderness
to
minimisethenegativeaspects
to
ecostructures.
Thismanual
seesour
tohelp both novicesand experts in the
enjoyablepursuitof theirhobby.Itis anattempt
to
consolidate
alot
of useful information in a handy-sizedbook 
that
can becarried in thevehicle's glove box and referred
to
as
and
whenrequired.The suggestions,ideas andadviceandequipmenr
mentioned
come
from many years opersonalexperience, and
from thewealthof standardknowledge
rhar
exists in
of
-r
eadin
g
circles.
I
don
't inrend
reinventing
the wheel!Techniques and equipmentdescribed havebeen provenin the courseomanyjourneys:in the
desem
of the Sahara,Sahel andthe UAE; the
tundr
as of the Yuk onand Iceland;thejungles of Thailand,theorests of BritishColumbia,Scotlandand
Wales;the savannahsof Kenya,Tanzania,Senegal, Namibia and Botswana;the mountainsof 
Morocco,
Yemen
and Oman,
andfinally,
Dar
tmoor, in my home countyof Devon, England.
 jum
All
KhanDubai, 1999

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