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    Long road to nowhere.

    Heading west along the Fraser River, towards the Big Bar ferry
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    Just purchased a LR4 w/ 60K miles, now what?

    @MrWiggles, tires if you are in the Rockies or the Pacific Northwest as noted by @mpinco there can be a lot of sharp rock. You want some sidewall height and a good solid tire. I run Cooper St Maxx load range E on my Discovery currently, and on an R50 Pathfinder previously. I have not holed a...
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Sorry I was off bouncing around, another part of BC. Those images were taken on Stave Lake road East just North of Mission BC.
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    On top of China head Mtn BC, about 6670 feet with the Roverlanders of BC
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Out for a short run this week end - 20 minutes of pavement a couple of hours of gravel
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    That and avoiding campsites that have problem bears, it is pretty easy to determine. Get out of your vehicle and take a walk around look for bears sign and garbage. If you find either move on or accept you may have a variety of late night visitors.
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    Up here in BC they are delightfully vague on the topic. The problem is in many places there is no hard and fast rules and poachers have made things way worse for us at least in BC. So if in doubt off to court you go in many cases. But is worth the effort to call.
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    Looking for advice from seasoned adventurers

    I will just add beyond your truck, have a good reliable contact who know your route and set some check in times. My rule of thumb is always call my wife when I fuel up, she can generally track me via APRS but that is not 100% in Pacific Northwest so that is why I call. If I miss a call on a...
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    All those below you are pretty much out of luck in BC, the critical issue in British Columbia is risk to life rather than property. However that is pretty unlikely in my experience assuming you are generally acting in, "bear aware and safe manner". I travel solo and even with bear sign in...
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    Laws Regarding Aggressive Animals

    Here British Columbia, it is a tough call, you will interviewed and possibly charged. Note if you are in a Provincial Park you will be charged with the discharge of a firearm in a park, so bear spray is your only option there. If you have to take a bear down you are required to report it to...
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    Garmin Overlander

    Interesting concept, but I am curious how well it will support non US locations, I find most app coverage is pretty inconsistent outside the US lower 48
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    LR3 4.4 What octane?

    Just to added to the confusion octane ratings are different in Europe than North America. So take your best guess, but the owners manual says : Premium unleaded gasoline with a CLC or AKI octane rating of 91 or higher. See TYPE OF FUEL, 168 Note: Mid or regular grade gasoline with a CLC or...
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    Hand Winch worth it or no?

    Given your description of your current travels, a hand winch would get the job done. I have gone around on an electric winch for 8 years still do not have one. But I travel solo mostly so it is prey easy for me to say the road ends here to day, or get out and walk the road for 15 minutes...
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    Discovery 2

    Just to add the V8 cooling problems are pretty typical for aluminum engines, this is compounded by the idiot gauge on the dash it moves up once things are really bad not before. The simplest fix is buy a cheap Bluetooth ODB reader and pair it with a cell phone, it is handy when looking a trucks...
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    What are you using for a coffee maker and coffee brand when camping/overlanding?

    I travel alone for the most part the pour over has worked great. The filters are just paper, I keep an old plastic Folgers container to toss them into when I am done and either burn them or compost at home. I grind coffee at home for ease of use, although I have considered getting a hand...
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