Ben Gott – #Petrolheads

The man behind the Race2Recovery Dakar Rally team and owner of overland 101, Ben Gott.

“Overland 101” typically refers to an introductory course or guide aimed at individuals interested in overlanding. Overlanding is a form of self-reliant travel that involves exploring remote and often rugged areas, typically by vehicle, such as 4×4 trucks, SUVs, or motorcycles. It often includes camping and self-sufficiency during the journey.

An “Overland 101” course or guide would cover the basics of overlanding, including:

  1. Vehicle Preparation: Information on selecting an appropriate vehicle, outfitting it for off-road and long-distance travel, and maintenance tips.
  2. Route Planning: How to plan an overland journey, including choosing destinations, mapping routes, and considering factors like road conditions, permits, and border crossings.
  3. Equipment and Gear: What gear and equipment are essential for overlanding, including camping gear, cooking equipment, communication tools, and recovery gear.
  4. Navigation: Guidance on using maps, GPS devices, and navigation apps to stay on course and find your way in remote areas.
  5. Safety and Survival: Tips for staying safe during overland trips, including first aid, wildlife encounters, and emergency situations.
  6. Camping and Cooking: Information on setting up camp, cooking in the wilderness, and Leave No Trace principles for responsible camping.
  7. Resources: Recommendations for useful resources, such as guidebooks, online communities, and forums for overlanders.

“Overland 101” courses or guides can be helpful for newcomers to the world of overlanding, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to embark on their own adventures in remote and challenging environments.

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