The same friend who gave me the book reading list recommended packing my landcruiser with the following items while exploring Africa:
-Ordre de mission for all potentially traversable countries
-Vehicle Log (distance traveled, vehicle problems, fuel consumed)
-Recovery clothing / overalls
-Iridium Satellite Phone or HF Radio
-Adventure Medical Kits’ “Comprehensive™ Medical Kit” (www.campmor.com; $150)
-High-lift jack with adapter and off-road baseplate
-Sand Ladders (“tôles”), (purchased locally, $40; online $120)
-Wirthco emergency engine belt ($25; www.jcwhitney.com)
-Socket set; wrench set; Toyota BII (jack, screwdriver, wrenches, warning triangle)
-Spare Tire, full-size, x 2
-Machete, kept near driver
-Cargo Net (BEDNET, http://www.cargogear.com/Bednet-cargo-nets/Bednet.htm; $40)
-Zipties x 100
-100mph tape, full roll.
-550 cord, 50ft.
-food (3 days supply)
-water (3 days supply)
-Power Inverter if needed
-Cassette tapes / CDs and necessary adapters
-Candles x 2
-Cell phone charger (12v)
Should I add an air compressor or tire pump?
Would a Thuraya have the same or better coverage? Which is cheaper- a Thuraya or Iridium?