The Reading List

We have quite the library at home and we are firm believers in read it and pass it on, but there are a few that we keep behind!

We can wholeheartedly recommend the following books for your Van or Truck build and Vanlife inspiration!

Build your own overland Camper

This is a great all rounder if you’re thinking of building a van or truck. Practical ideas and solutions, well documented and with great images throughout – you can’t go wrong with this one in your library!

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Don’t Go There. It’s Not Safe. You’ll Die.

Planning on travelling to Mexico and Central America? This book offers practical planning and on the road advice written by overlanders, for overlanders.

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We Will Be Free

Join the Bell family as they set off in their Land Rover on an African adventure which would ultimately afflict them with the overlanding addiction!

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Overlanding the Americas: La Lucha

The sequel to We Will be Free, Overlanding the Americas is the story of one family’s determination to travel the world as professional interational overlanders. Picking up in Equador, the family continues with their drive up to Alaska and across the Americas, from tip to tip, coast to coast.

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Europe Overland: Seeking the Unique 

The third instalment in Craeme Bell’s series – taking their Land Rover defender through Europe, this family of four giving everything we have to give to achieve their goal of living the explorers lifestyle.

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Overlanders’ Handbook, A Route & Planning Guide: Asia, Africa, Latin America

Chris Scott and his band of globetrotting contributors and specialists have put together the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Overlanders’ Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris’s other books are known – it doesn’t assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap.

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Morocco Overland Route Guide – Southern Morocco from the Atlas to the Sahara

For the independently-mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Now in full colour throughout, this new edition covers over 10,000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border. Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4WDs, motorcycles, campervans and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle.

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