I enjoyed watching this segment tonight. At the end, it was mentioned that the Landcruiser was driven around on the continent a bit - obviously so it could be said that it was on all seven continents. One comment befuddled me - it said it was driven near the South Pole. Was it flown down to the South Pole and driven a short distance or? I don't think you guys covered all that distance *again* to the South Pole in it?
Fantastic thread Scott! Right Grahamfitter. I'm only to #704 and had to post. This is acceptable and should be comfortable with a proper bag. Moisture on clothing is the enemy in extreme cold. Per my Army training playing in the snow 8+ feet deep in -52 degree weather with the 10th Mountain Division. Bad idea to wear all your day clothes to bed, you can freeze from the damp clothing even with a coat/parka, the next day, that could be 28-30 hours in the same clothes the next morning and they will be damp even if you don't feel it the night before. Temp and humidity both play a role. It also depends on how much you sweat in your bag too, if you're too warm and forcing yourself (psychologically) to stay covered up, you'll sweat. Clean and dry thermal cotton long johns are good to hit the sack in, if you wake up damp, change in you bag, then get dressed. Keeping clothes in the bag but not against your body, don't breath on them, that keeps clothes warm enough. How can you tell? Sit up in your bag and expose your upper body, if you start chilling on you back, chest and arms in a few seconds, you're damp.I've found its worthwhile changing into dry thermals for sleeping in. Anything I've been wearing during the day will have accumulated some dampness which isn't noticeable but definitely chills down at night.
It can be a bit chaotic but each vehicle has it's own neat storage solutions that really shine in different ways. I'll make a point of snapping some pics of the different setups when I'm back with the rigs next. I do have a fair amount of pictures and detail on Sherpa I & II as I've spent a fair bit of time in them. The Sherpa rigs were born out of Greg and Scott's realization that the trip was growing. While it was initially going to be 2 trucks and 4-6 bodies, it's been as many as 13 people on an individual leg, obviously not workable with just 2 or even 3 rigs. Add the additional gear (particularly food and water), fuel needs for the Canning Stock Route and Namib Desert crossing and of course personal gear and you can see how the Sherpa gets its name. Its primary function in many aspects is hauling the camera gear. I've had the opportunity to spend time with 3 different cameramen along the journey and each has their own way of storing and accessing gear though in most cases the bigger gear goes in the canopy (slider, tripods, etc) and the smaller stuff (pelican cases, actual cameras, lenses, etc) goes in the back seat. Hope that answer is a start to your question?Would love to see some footage/coverage of everyday life in the vehicles. It always seems to be a battle to keep the chaos in order when travelling. Not so much the rear drawer systems but how do you manage to store all the stuff like cameras, food etc while driving
Following the completion of the expedition, they will be on display at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum in Tooele, Utah. The museum is already well worth the trip if your a Cruiserhead however with the Expeditions7 vehicles in the collection, it shall not be missed.Thanks for those details and for the future updates
So what happens to the cruisers after it's all said and done?